In Othello, by William Shakespeare, deception and betrayal drive the story. From the start of this literary work, Othello’s friend, Iago, is piled high with jealousy and resentment. This is a risky mixture that signifies Iago’s betrayal to many other characters throughout this play. This scandalous deception is what instigates most of the drama and action in the play and causes the deception of many of the characters. The play begins with Iago spouting to Roderigo about not getting the job he wanted, and that it was given to a less qualified man, Othello.
His mother was manipulated to marry Claudius. This manipulation causes Hamlet to be unhappy and hurts him a lot. Hamlet does not like the people that engage in deception and manipulation because those deception and manipulation always hide really important things, like his father’s death. Due to deception and manipulation,
He states, “the demi-devil Iago has ensnar’d my soul and body” Othello feels bad that Iago betrayed him into believing the worst of his wife. Betrayal can be harmful, it can not only cause emotional pain but physical as well. We witness the death of characters and broken bonds. Betrayal can destroy one’s life and have an immense impact on others. If Othello would have been a rationalized man he would have discussed his concerns and fears directly with his wife, rather than speculating
When the characters subscribe to this hate and jealousy, it begins to hurt their operation, and tear them apart as friends. Many of these characters are terribly bitter, and gain no personal happiness out of their actions. The idea that women are objects and possessions is another clearly voiced opinion, specifically coming from Iago. Although the men may want Desdemona for her looks, they don’t care about her otherwise, and thus a relationship would bring them short term gratification. The men are honestly fairly fickle and immature, taking little enjoyment out of their lives.
He has been doing this evil stunt for years. Dimmesdale thought he was truly trying to help him, but in reality he was really trying to make him feel extremely guilty for his decisions and actions. It seems wrong to mentally hurt a minister, but then again, he did do something illegal, according to Chillingworth. He is so obsessed with hurting the minister, he can’t back away from the hobby; “The unfortunate physician, while uttering these words, lifted his hands with a look of horror, as if he had beheld some frightful shape…it was one of those moments – which sometimes occurs only at the interval of years – when a man’s moral aspect is faithfully revealed to his mind’s eye. Not improbably, he had never before viewed himself as he did now” (118).
If it weren’t for his arrogance and selfishness Mercutio and Tybalt wouldn’t have gotten in a fight, causing Romeo’s banishment. If Mercutio wouldn’t have gotten involved in this sensitive situation He, Romeo, Juliet, Paris, Lady Montague and Tybalt wouldn’t have died. Romeo was heartbroken by a girl named Rosaline and if it weren’t for Mercutio they probably would have ended up together. Mercutio being one of Romeo’s best friends was able to convince Romeo that Rosaline wasn’t worth the pain and sorrow that he was going through. In
However, as passion brings Romeo and Juliet together, fate breaks them apart. It is fate that they are from feuding families, and passion to be together that leads them to the tragic outcome of death alongside each other. The feud between Romeo and Juliet’s families is another factor leading to their deaths that is beyond the control of the two young lovers. As a result of the feud, enmity is created.
Even though Desdemona is always loyal, Othello's view of her is corrupted by the rumors Iago spreads. Othello’s perception of his wife becomes so twisted that he kills her. Othello responds to Iago’s theory announcing “[Desdemona’s] name, that was as fresh //As Dian’s visage, is now begrimed and black//As mine own face” (). Because he said this, Iago knows he has convinced Othello of his lies and says “Work on,//
Mercutio’s sudden death suddenly enraged Romeo, and led him to commit a fierce act of violence that was Tybalt’s murder. In another instance to showcase the problems caused when the perfect traits are not exhibited, Lord Capulet had a bad reaction to Juliet’s refusal to marry Paris. At the start of Paris’ courtship, Lord Capulet has a particularly
Aylmer’s views on perfection led to the demise of Georgiana. He skewed Georgiana’s views by making it seem that if she wasn’t perfect then he could not love her. Throughout the process Georgiana was scared of her husband’s actions but she was made to believe that what he was doing was normal so she went along with it.