He is manipulative and tells Othello to “observe her [Desdemona] well with Cassio” (Shakespeare, 3.3:197). Iago feeds Othello with countless lies and makes him miserable with something that is not factual. He is determined to get revenge and he does not realize Iago stands insincere. Furthermore, Iago is selfish when he tells Othello, “I am yours for ever” (3.3:479). He betrays Othello yet still let’s him depend on him for his own
Romeo gets caught in a bad situation with Tybalt because of the lies, and can’t seem to find a way out of it. Romeo should’ve told the truth because now he can’t fight Tybalt. Also because of the lies Juliet must stay true to Romeo and decline Paris’ marriage proposal. Romeo and Juliet happen to be loyal to each other because of their lies, not love. Each lie causes more problems.
In Much Ado About Nothing betrayal is shown through the characters dialogue. Betrayal in this play is sabotage and even the lack of listening to a loved one. Shakespeare uses dialogue to show the nature of betrayal affects others. He does this through characters language because it is easy to see a certain character's plan or to know what the character has done In this play Don John betrays Claudio because he acts like he’s seen Hero cheating on Claudio.
If Hamlet was truly mad and if it was a hallucination, the ghost would not have told him to not harm his mother. He most likely would have said the opposite. A.B Shaw explains that Hamlet was acting out like this to relieve his tension (95). All of the symptoms Peckham listed can be easily dismissed by the fact that every time Hamlet showed the symptoms, he had a reason to. They weren’t just out of nowhere like a true mad
Romeo decided that he was in love with Juliet upon sight without knowing who she was (Shakespeare 924). This was a terrible choice Romeo had literally no idea who she was and this could have stopped the whole conflict of the play. Romeo then ignored his dreams which he believed told his destiny (Shakespeare 921-1009). While if Romeo listened to these dreams which he believed told the future he would have been much more cautious because he would know that he was going to die prematurely. Also, by him listening to his dreams he would have made either little or no poor choices later in the play which results in his death.
It just happen to be that his plan did not work and the lovers took suicidal action on their own will. Yes, the Friar seems to be more of the culprit, but the cause of making this relationship undergo complication is because of the Capulets and Montagues. Both of them let their anger get ahead of themselves and
Romeo makes a lot of stupid decisions that gets Juliet killed but I only need two to get my point across. Romeo shows his impulsiveness in his relationships with women, he seems to be unable to control his emotions when it comes to love. In the beginning of the play Romeo claims that he loves Rosaline and is depressed because Rosaline doesn’t love him back. Mercutio gets Romeo to go to the Capulet Ball so that he can cheer him up by finding a new girl that can peak his interests and the moment he sees Juliet he falls into deep and
Beatrice and Benedick In the play “Much Ado About Nothing” by William Shakespeare, deception plays a role in bring them together because they deceived themselves into believing that they didn’t have any feeling for each other, they would also insult each other which is a sign of affinity for someone and then their are both tricked that one another is enamoured with them. It’s ok that their courtship is built on a lie because Beatrice and Benedick are right for each other, even if they won’t admit it. Deceiving Beatrice and Benedick was necessary because if everybody didn’t get involved to deceive them they have never ended up together and having a happy ending. While Benedick was sitting the orchard, Don Pedro, Leonato, and Claudio go
Ophelia suspecting the cause of Hamlet’s madness to be his love for her is a clear example of dramatic irony as it shows her not grasping what is the real reason for him acting in that way. The conversation between Ophelia with Laertes and later on Polonius in Act 2 scene 1, leaves the audience with tension as Polonius says “This is the very ecstasy of love, / Whose violent property fordoes itself / And leads the will to desperate undertakings / As oft as any passion under heaven / That does afflict our natures.” (2.1. 102-106) The audience knows that the real reason of his madness is to distract attention from his investigation of the murder by leaving everyone concerned about his mental state.
According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, the definition of err is: “to make a mistake.” Within Shakespeare’s Othello there are plentiful amounts of mistakes being made; the main of which being Othello’s doubts in his wife, Desdemona. Although it may seem that Othello’s err of murdering Desdemona is simply due to the fact Iago is giving Othello false clues of his wife’s ‘affair’ with one of his lieutenants, Cassio; it is actually caused by Othello’s tragic flaw: his lack of self-confidence. Othello states, once he begins doubting Desdemona’s honesty, “Haply, for I am black and have not those soft parts of conversation that chamberers have, or for I am declined into the vale of years […]”
If we were to remove Friar Lawrence there would be a happy ending, because Romeo would have got cheated on and then he’d move on to a different girl. The tragedies that happened in Romeo and Juliet are truly dark and depressing. Friar Lawrence is to blame for these events. He tried to change the feelings of people even though he was no professional who knew how the brain worked.
In William Shakespeare 's play "The Tragedy of Hamlet" there are quite a few moments that raise questions as to whether Hamlet truly does love Ophelia or if he is just using her. At the start of the play, Hamlet is sending out mixed signals, one second he loves Ophelia then the next second he makes it seem as if he is just using her being rude to her and denying ever loving her. However, throughout the play it is proven that Hamlet is indeed truly in love with Ophelia after all. Hamlet 's love for Ophelia is shown in many ways throughout the play such as when they are alone together and greatly when Ophelia dies.
Macbeth suffers greatly as a result of his choices. His inability to resist the temptations or chose to maintain a moral code, and staying true to his conscience are the major culprits to his final outcome. This is evident beginning in Act 1 when the Weird Sisters give his and Banquo 's prophecies regarding their future status, he remains rational and doubtful about the level of truth in their words. However, in the end, he is responsible for betraying his moral code and letting Lady Macbeth influence him into committing regicide in order to fulfill the Witches’ last prediction of his kingship. He acknowledges the wrongs and due to this regretful act that he has done, he was troubled with sleepless nights while being mentally exhausted as
In great works of literature throughout history and time, there has always been a general understanding of what a happy ending is. Happy endings - as perceived by scholars of times past and by society today - are joyful sessions where a heroine or hero saves a damsel in distress, true love is found through the toughest of circumstances, or a moral lesson is learned through acts of kindness, loyalty, or bravery. However; in Shakespeare's tragedy Hamlet, the protagonist of the play is facing death and has, finally, after a protracted and tedious journey, avenged his father’s death and has sated himself to realize and accept his own personal peace. Even as Hamlet is dying, his true love and what is left of his family dead, his kingdom being invaded
Camree Rogers Has your heart ever been torn between the loss of a loved one, and anger against the who had caused it? Hamlet has felt both of those strong emotions, because, between him mourning his father's death, and how he was murdered by his new uncle/father, Claudius. After he had figured out who killed his father, Hamlet decides he can’t trust anyone, until his death has had justice. Furthermore, Hamlet learns that his mother, Gertrude, had been having an affair with Claudius then begins his plan to take revenge for his father. Shakespeare uses mood, tone, and irony to develop the themes of anger and betrayal.