In the play Othello by William Shakespeare, we encounter a man named Lago who feels that he has been wronged in several ways and seeks his revenge on two men, Cassio and Othello. Lago proves to be a very jealous man, though he has the mental capacity to set aside his emotions and act according to reason and careful planning. Lago is a man who loves to see his success in the manipulative work that he does, with no care for the life of another lost due to his (Lago’s) actions. This very jealous man Lago, has the mental capacity to restrain himself from rash action and plan revenge carefully enough that others are entirely unaware of Lago’s manipulation of them. In Act 2 Scene 1, Lago expresses great jealousy for Cassio, along with hatred for both Cassio and Othello while under the impression that they both have seduced his wife.
But when used wickedly, it is the beginning of a magician’s karmic calamity”. I believe this was one of the great tragedies of Othello. Iago’s manipulative skills were incredible and could have been used for good, yet he decided to use his talents to torment others. The destruction and sorrow caused by Iago should serve as a lesson to never take advantage of others through manipulation. Instead, use manipulation in a positive way to help, encourage, and bring joy to
So Iago tells Roderigo that he would help him to win the heart of Desdemona. Iago tricks Roderigo, which is apart of his plan to get Roderigo on board to help him. And Roderigo foolishness is what allows Iago to get embarrassed of him. After hearing Roderigo's plead for help he say's that " I hate the Moor and it is thought abroad that ' twixt my sheets has done my office./ I know if't be true,/ But I, for mere suspicion in that kind will do as if surety he holds me well". (1.3.424.55) Meaning that Iago knows that he's able to use Roderigo unwillingly and get him to do his dirty work for him.
In William Golding’s “The Lord of the Flies” the creation of evil and fear is demonstrated through the actions of young boys who care more about fun and power then they do about logic and humanity. In conclusion Jack used fear to control the other boys and used evil to have fun and keep the control. William Golding used Machiavelli’s beliefs to showcase Jack's love for power and his unwillingness to give it up. Even Ralph chose evil and fun over Simon’s life, which shows that evil is in
Thesis: Iago, from Shakespeare's Othello, is one of the most memorable villains in all of literature. Iago deceives, steals, and kills to get everything that he wants. The play is centered on Iago's dislike for Othello, however, it is not that Iago pushes aside his conscience to commit these acts, but that he lacks a conscience to begin with. Iago's amorality can be seen throughout the play and is demonstrated by his actions against not only Othello, but Desmona and Emilia. Iago is able to manipulate the other characters of the play because he is a villain who doesn't understand the morals of society.
But that he was actually gleaming and he was boosting his crime to somebody because he felt proud of the crime that he committed. The argument that Baraban is making is that Montresor is not actually confessing his wrong deed, but that he is simply insane and crazy because as she stated, “Instead, Montresor maliciously subverts his role as a repentant sinner when he says…” (Baraban 57). Her argument is that Montresor is crazy, that his actions are coming from a mental person and not someone who is sane. The argument that I am pointing out is the fact that Montresor was mainly on his death bed when confessing his deed. No matter what, no matter what was the cause for his revenge, or what caused him to commit this act of revenge, he did end up murdering someone, and to ensure that he does complete the requirements to be considered as revenge.
Brutus is without a doubt the most noble character in this play. Nonetheless, his impeccable sense of morality also blindfolds him to other people’s sordid motives and makes him easy to be manipulated. Indeed, Brutus is easily manipulated by Cassius in Act 1, Scene 2. In hope to convince Brutus to join the conspirators, Cassius says “Men at some time are masters of their fates: The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves, that we are underlings” (1.2.150-152). As a result, Brutus starts to believes that it is his job to murder Caesar, as he says in Act 2, Scene 1: “It must be by his death: and for my part, I know no personal cause to spurn at him, but for the general” (2.1.14-16).
In many stories, there are villains who seem to control how the characters act by manipulation. These kinds of villains use multiple techniques to get what they want and to execute their plans. The techniques are used to affect the characters in a negative way in favor of the villain. In Othello, the antagonist Iago, plays that role. Iago affects the characters’ lives in a negative way by his honest reputation, his ability to “read” people, and how he “proves” to be Loyal.
All the best people are.” The Mad Hatter is alluding to the fact that insanity is defined by a society as acting and thinking different than everyone else. Everyone is a little crazy in their own way, but that doesn’t make them mentally ill. Just as Alice was considered mad to those in Wonderland, Prince
In Othello, Shakespeare intentionally made emotion a major flaw because it causes the characters to be easily manipulated and may cause the character to lose rational. Shakespeare did this to show strong of an emotion jealously is. Because of jealousy Iago is able to manipulate every character he talks to, whether they were minor like Brabantio, the father of Desdemona, or a major character like Othello, the Moor, the General, and supposedly Hero. If it weren’t for the jealously then the ending of Othello wouldn’t be so tragic. Othello’s jealously overcame Othello’s love, which made him blind to the truth.
Satire is unforgiving; realism is all-forgiving; and David Williamson has always attempted to merge the two, portraying people as wicked but pardonable. The more you get to know the baseness of the motives of each character, the more empathy you are intended to feel for them, as you come to realise that all people, even ourselves, despite all actions, generally mean well. As far as it goes, the good guys aren’t very good and the bad guys always fall short of the true evilness which they, in theory, are capable of. Many of Williamson’s plays start out as toughly satirical but end up merging into roughly sentimental, with even his basest, most deviant characters always having a comfortable, revealing scene; Even his nicest characters will admit to unworthy thoughts and ignoble desires. This play is a classic comedy of manners, with an almost humanist reference point.
Finally, the personal take of Nabokov on the subject of tyranny has allowed him to produce a masterpiece such as Lolita in which the protagonist is a deranged man manipulating his audience into thinking that being a despot is not something to be ashamed of, but rather to embrace while it lasts. The novelist uses Humbert to demonstrate how powerfully persuasive tyrants can be while subtly leading his readership into not being seduced by the man (Schiller). Controversy was nonetheless bound to happen, but despite its repercussions, the gains are many as they allowed for an audience that is socially aware and critical of its interpretation of readings. All in all, Azar Nafisi was not wrong when he said that “the biggest crime in Nabokov 's 'Lolita
One of the traits of a psychopath is manipulation, which Montresor displayed frequently throughout the story. Montresor used glib and self charm to manipulate Fortunato, both characteristics of psychotic behavior. Not to mention Montresor acted kindly towards Fortunato, though Montresor really only wanted Fortunado to endure the consequences of his actions and suffer though utmost misery. Montresor also exhibited pathological lying, for he was deceptive and extremely dishonest. Montresor found Fortunato 's weakness and used it to his own advantage.
William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is widely known as a horrible tragedy about two teen lovers whose death bring their feuding families together. While there may be a dramatic ending to the play, it starts off as a funny and delightful comedy. To divert the audience’s attention from the cruel reality of the play, Shakespeare focuses on the parts that make it entertaining for the audience. If humor was not added, Romeo and Juliet would have been a very tiresome romance about love and death. Many of the puns in the play are put in frequently for humor, with one main goal of making the audience laugh.