Duality is an instance of opposition or contrast between two concepts or two aspects of something. The author, Charles Dickens, uses duality throughout the fictional novel, A Tale of Two Cities, to bring characters who would be thought of as polar opposites together. Dickens begins the novel by says, "it was the best of times, it was the worst of times"(3). The author begins the book with the quote to show the duality straight away because best and worst are opposite of eachother. Such as when the discovery of the main characters in England and France are all somehow tied together.
By getting Cassio intoxicated and stabbing him in addition to using Roderigo as a personal bank and killing him, Iago highlights his foul and twisted persona. Had it not been for Iago’s malice, there would never have been so much innocent bloodshed and death. With an evil such as Iago, no one is safe from being manipulated into their own demise. With no concrete defense against individuals like this, it is important for individuals to be wary of their weaknesses as they may be used against them without their
Claudius possesses all the qualities of a villain: ambition, greed, jealousy, selfishness,dishonesty,tyranny. He does not hesitate before he kills his brother being driven by jealousy and power thirst. Claudius is an example of the monstrous-like people of the society becauseClaudius commits the biggest of dishonesty: towards his own blood. The problem with Claudius is that between honesty and betrayal he chooses betrayal, between love and selfishness he would go for selfishness. All that selfishness causes his life to lack love and that is what leads him to destruction.
Similar to Iago in Othello, Iago brilliantly deceives everyone around him with his confidential plan to take revenge on Othello even if that meant multiple casualties: “So I will turn her virtue into a pitch / And out of her own goodness make that net / That shall enmesh them all” (2.3.340-343). Through a metaphor comparing Iago’s plan to a net, Iago explains the utilization Desdemona’s innocence and ignorance to ensnare everyone in one trap of deception for his own benefit. Like Buxton, when Roderigo almost found out about his plan, Iago did not stop his plotting and eventually fooled everyone until the end. Because of this trickery, the villainous nature of Shakespeare’s Iago provides insight on how easily one’s credulous nature can become deceived; consequently, opening the mind to possible theories of deception and afflicting society with distrust, similar to the surviving men and descendants who remained reluctant to trust public healthcare ever
“No trait is more justified than revenge in the right time and place.” – Meir Kahane. People often seek retribution so closely that this act becomes a part of them and ruins their own lives. In “The Cask of Amontillado,” Montresor devises a clever way to attain justice without allowing revenge to destroy his well-being. In this short story, Montresor’s whole plan for killing Fortunato begins with what Fortunato has done to receive Montresor’s wrath. Montresor claims that Fortunato has caused him a “thousand injuries” (Poe) and that he would have his revenge.
The monsters revenge on Frankenstein, drives him too to be full of hatred and need for vengeance because he destroyed everything good in his life. He feels as the death of his loved ones is his fault because he is the one that created the horrid creature in the first place (Brackett). “As time passed away I became more calm; misery had her dwelling in my heart, but I no longer talked in the same incoherent manner of my own crimes; sufficient for me was the consciousness of them” (Shelley 158). The monster wanted Victor to feel the same thing as him, lonely and sadness. The monsters revenge works, Victor becomes rejected by people and has nobody but himself.
39). Iago constantly uses his “innocence” to make Othello jealous and start to assume that it is true. These actions eventually lead to a tragic event. Iago’s manipulation has driven Othello insane, leading to Iago’s plans on his last night. Othello tells Iago to go get some poison to kill Desdemona, but Iago refuses and just tells him to strangle her in her bed (IV.
Oppression has always been prevalent throughout history, and as a response to this, the exploited often revolt, in turn, causing inciteful change. However, when the revolution only seeks revenge, it fosters more violence and creates a more oppressed society. The French Revolution while successful in the sense that it overthrew the government, has one dangerous aspect in common with oppression: violence. This revolution is depicted in A Tale of Two Cities by Dickens, where the persecuted peasants of France start a rebellion to try and achieve revenge government. However, by using violence as the primary method to abolish the government and boasting about the dominance of the revolution through the Carmagnole, the revolutionaries discredit themselves.
Through Beatrice, Adichie can show that abuse and the misuse of power can have a maniacal hold on a victim. Because of Eugene’s abuse of the power the patriarchy has vested in him, Beatrice is completely trapped without any prospects of getting out and regaining agency of her own. Ultimately, however, she reaches a breaking point when she kills Eugene, but even then it does not result in the reinstatement of her own person (Adichie, 2013). Adichie therefore effectively shows that the patriarchy is a dangerous institution that traps and psychologically breaks its victims, as is the case with
Dares the slave / Come hither, covered with an antic face, / To fleer and scorn at our solemnity? / Now, by the stock and honor of my kin, / To strike him dead I hold it not a sin,” (Act I, scene v, lines 55-59). Tybalt is extremely angry and wants to kill Romeo because of his presence. He obviously shows no mercy at all in this instance, as well as many others. His mercilessness can also be seen when he murders Mercutio, even though he wasn’t even targeting him.