It makes him so angry and hateful that he plots for revenge. Desdemona and Othello are madly in love in the beginning and in the end Othello’s feelings for Desdemona do not change but they are fogged by jealousy and lies. Jealousy begins to control Othello and because Othello allows his jealousy to get the best of him and drive him mad it leads to his downfall. Iago continually tells Othello lies about his wife Desdemona cheating on him with Cassio and Othello is easily convinced “Why did I marry?
He trusts him and believes the lies that he tells about Desdemona. In one scene, Iago tries to protect Othello from Brabantio, even though he is the one who told him that Desdemona and Othello married in the first place. He exclaims: He prated, And spoke such scurvy and provoking terms Against your honour That, with the little godliness I have, I did full hard forbear him. But, I pray you, sir, Are you fast married?
Her main target to incriminate was Goody Proctor, but she had to delicately choose people before Goody Proctor. “I saw Goody Booth with the devil” (Act 1) She’s starting to build up her lies to increase her credibility with the court and the village. Each victim she blames strengthens her position of being innocent. To have her fiction be more convincing she threatens the girls tangled in this to lie with her.
Many of the traits that have Shakespeare gives the characters have negative connotations that show the flaw in human beings like greed,jealousy, and anger which then motivates the villains, and even our main heros, to try and “change destiny” by manipulating situations to change the outcome. This can be seen in Othello where it is mentioned several times the possible reasons as to why Iago is doing what he is. While we are “Hunting about for [his] motives,” (Rosenberg 150) we as readers can’t help but wonder if his real reason is not even mentioned or if he doesn’t have justification for any of it, but is going off of what he believes to be true, not that actual truth. Because there is no justification, it is clear that “Iago was really the
While unique characters are very valuable in various forms of literature, authors can successfully utilize stereotyped characters to achieve author’s purpose. The character of Mariane in Tartuffe by Molière is a stereotypical “damsel in distress”, as the other characters must help her while they combat the hypocrisy of Tartuffe. When Orgon, blinded by his reverence for Tartuffe, announces that Mariane is to marry Tartuffe, it causes conflict between characters. Mariane has to express her opinion and defy her father, so that she will not marry a hypocrite and liar, despite being a generally submissive person. In Molière’s Tartuffe, the author successfully employs a conventional character through Mariane, to demonstrate the strife that fanaticism and
Oberon belittles Titania with words and actions in an attempt to gain not only the upper hand, but the Indian boy. It presents his capability to set aside emotion in order to get his way. When Titania refuses to hand over the Indian boy, Oberon becomes furious and plots his revenge by putting love potion on her eye (2.1.179-183). Oberon’s motive proves his willingness to perform any action for his benefit, even if it takes away from his wife. His reaction further emphasizes his feelings for his wife and the diversification to Theseus’s.
Even if they had nothing to gain, they would feel pressure of custom to behave as good daughters in front of the whole community.” emphasising how Lear has such an immense influence over the girls and the aftermath of treating them as though they are his subjects is his punishment. This love contest forces the girls into a corner, and in accordance with the Elizabethan patriarchal system they are obligated to comply with their father’s wishes. This act causes the girl’s to retaliate against Lear as he has publicly embarrassed them with a foolish contest of love. Paul Cantor’s critic further stresses the point that Lear is the instigator - the
Iago in Othello can be compared to the speaker of “To His Coy Mistress” due to their similar thought processes, characteristics, and motives. Iago used manipulation of facts and mind-altering tactics in order to get to Othello. Iago also used the tactics of appealing to reason and appealing to emotion, as did the speaker. Iago kept providing facts, that were not all of the truth, to Othello in order to make Othello believe him. By putting ideas of Desdemona cheating on Othello with Cassio inside of Othello’s head, Othello started imagining situations and having hallucinations.
She wanted to persuade him to think if he killed King Duncan, then he would be so much more of a man. Of course Macbeth “proceeds, partly out of vaulting ambition, and partly out of fear of his wife’s mockery of his manhood” because he wants to be a man for his wife (283). Her ambition and greed for power turned her husband into a monster and ultimately was the cause of both of their downfall. Another way she appeared to be evil is the way she reacted after Macbeth killed King Duncan. Both characters seemed to be frantic at this time, however,
Larets claims if Ophelia was “sane and could urge [Laertes] to take revenge” her madness is persuading him more. Laertes makes another connection to Ophelia 's madness. Conflict within the characters
Lady Macbeth in the beginning of the play is manipulative, most of the times she manipulates her husband into doing either what she wants or what she thinks he should do. For example, when Macbeth does not want to kill Duncan anymore, Lady Macbeth convinces him by saying “from this time such I account thy love. Art thou afeared to be the same in thine own act and valor as thou art in desire? (I.vii line 38-41). Besides, the audience see Lady Macbeths is influencing her husband’s feelings by she is using her love as a weapon because she is saying do it
By planting the idea into Othello 's mind that his wife, Desdemona, is having an affair with his lieutenant, Iago transforms the once rational Othello into a creature. Through this, the audience learns that it is not Iago 's actions, but rather his words that enabled the monster that is jealousy to be unleashed within Othello. Through his subtle suggestions of “Desdemona should not be trusted”, since she has 'deceived her father ', Iago encourages the on-start of jealousy within Othello. The dangers of the spoken word is further shown through Iago 's manipulation of Othello. Throughout the play, Iago doesn 't show much action but instead he is a character known
The understanding of someone’s nature allows the perpetrator to target their victim mentally by manipulation as well as their perspective during different situations. In the play “Othello by Shakespeare, Iago is able to manipulate others and use others perspective on situations to demolish others. Iago uses his manipulative skills and his understanding of others perspectives to destroy others as well as fulfill his evil intentions. Iago’s knowledge on human nature allows him to easily understand other’s perspectives and manipulate his victim Othello. Iago is able to destroy Othello’s trust with Desdemona due to his understanding Othello’s perception on situations regarding Desdemona and Cassio.
Iago's Deception Although one's lies and deceit may be justified of good reasons for themselves, it can cause catastrophe with others in the end. With each lie, comes a truth to it. As multiple layers of lies pile on each other, it misleads others into trouble. In Shakespeare's Othello, Shakespeare creates the character, Iago, to be an intricate and cunning person who's motives are fueled by revenge.
In William Shakespeare’s Othello, jealousy is a major, plot-advancing mechanism, as well as one of the most prominent themes. As planted by Iago in Act III, Othello’s own doubts and jealous tendencies cause his demise. Shakespeare utilizes ambiguity, adoring tones, and the power of suggestion to develop the young hero’s unfortunate hamartia. In doing so, it is proven that sometimes naivety and too much faith in an unvalidated source of information can cause deadly miscommunication. Act III Scene III of Othello is dripping with ambiguity, specifically in the answers and suggestions of Iago as he discusses the faithfulness of Desdemona with Othello.