Like a puppet master, Iago uses deception in the play Othello, by William Shakespeare, as a duplicitous being with perfidious views on the demise of others for personal revenge against Othello. Consequently, he is able to manipulate the characters in an adroit manner with ease as if fraudulency becomes second nature. Yet, Iago has not become this iconic villain without just (used loosely) cause. Before Iago’s notorious connotation, this dauntless soldier-people considering the precedent for just acts, and pious intentions- is discounted for a promotion by word of Othello, leading the inexorable “green-eyed monster” to peek its grotesque head out from underneath its lair. Agitated and undoubtedly cunning, Iago seeks his revenge against Othello with a ferocity unmatched, using every arsenal disposable to him; deception being his greatest.
As the first two acts progress, it is clear from his words and actions that cracks have begun to appear in his psyche. By examining Macbeth’s dilemma with the Weird Sisters’ prophecies, his own moral struggle, and the delusional words these things create, it is easy to draw the conclusion that the new king is slowly being driven into insanity. Macbeth itself is inherently quite sinister, especially throughout the exposition. The prediction made by the Weird Sisters, in which they tell Macbeth of his future kingship sets up the rest of the play, while having significant effects on the characters themselves. While seeming fictitious at first, their mysterious words are seemingly confirmed when Macbeth is made Thane of Cawdor.
Shakespeare’s drama ‘Othello’ is one of moral changes, conflicts and dilemmas. Shakespeare focuses these conflicts on the protagonist Othello and his actions, which are results of complex moral changes and dilemmas. The transformation of the noble and romantic protagonist Othello, whose jealousy over his beloved Desdemona, destroys him. And Iago, who happens to be the antagonist, plants the distrust and jealousy in Othello. In Act V, Scene 2 Othello’s moral change has already begun and he is to show its lethal consequences.
Although humans are influenced by the close people around us, we are ultimately judged by our individual actions. In other words, it was Macbeth’s own actions that are responsible for his downfall. In the short play Macbeth, Shakespeare exemplifies that Macbeth’s mental condition is to blame for his downfall. He delinates his argument through various examples such as his relationships with the three witches, Duncan, and Banquo. By employing different characters to emphasize Macbeth’s mental vulnerability, Shakespeare begins with an interaction of three witches and their prophecies, which begin to stir up the inner thoughts of the noble war hero, Macbeth.
Envy and deceit are catalysts for revenge. William Shakespeare idolized Geoffrey Chaucer and allowed him to influence his plays and poems. All of his works were written in a poetic language. In the tragedy, Othello, Shakespeare uses characterization and external conflict to create Iago’s deceptive, vengeful, and envious motives. Using the characters’ relationships against them, the play reveals the power of deception and misinformation to destroy trust and loyalty.
William Shakespeare’s play introduces Macbeth as a brave warrior, whose fame on battle wins him great honor and pride from the king, Macbeth eventually becomes vulnerable and naive as his lady begins questioning his manhood. He is pushed to an extent that he feels he must commit murder to prove his manhood. He is often emasculated by his wife. He is an ambitious man whom is greedy and rash and would do anything for power. This essay will briefly discuss the character traits of Macbeth and how he was a victim of his own demise; his traits include bravery, vulnerability and ambition.
His complexity means that he is a round character given that he is not a stereotype. The play portrays him as a romantic person through his thoughts and affection for Hero throughout the story. However, one might argue that his romantic ideals are imaginary since, which refers to his “love” to Hero. Claudio is also very naïve due to the fact, that he is fooled multiple times during the play. The main example of this is when he thinks Hero cheats on him and afterwards he shows that he is rather vindictive and impulsive given that his anger leads to the humiliation of Hero.
Being Fair but Doing Foul The play “Macbeth” is one of William Shakespeare’s most timeless pieces. The plotline of the play follows the actions of Macbeth, a Scottish royal who takes action to ascend in the royal ranks after interacting with supernatural forces. The piece discusses Macbeth’s transformation using themes of human flaws such as ambition, greed or power-lust. Although it might seem that he is driven to evil by outside forces, the person to blame for the killing in the play is Macbeth. Throughout the major plot-points of the play, the “protagonist” proves the old adage correct: actions do speak louder than words.
James Riley Harcrow Mrs. Dean British Literature 11 January 2018 MacBeth Paper Macbeth is a poor soul fed on by that which seeks to destroy all men. You could call this evil but like all evil it has to be influenced by something. Even if it's not in your nature you can only take so much before you lose it. He is only a victim of the circumstances and what he did was only influenced by those around him. It is in human nature to be consumed by greed and power and this is exactly what happened to Macbeth.
Hamlet One of Shakespeare’s famous play such as Hamlet is a tragedy involving several different themes which we still deal with daily. Many themes that occur throughout the play is revenge, madness, mortality and deceitful people. In the beginning of the play, the first theme that takes place is revenge. Hamlet encounters his father’s spirit whom tells him that his father was murdered unusually and that only revenge will set it free. For example, Hamlet states, “Haste me to know't, that I, with wings as swift /As meditation or the thoughts of love, /May sweep to my revenge”(1.5.