Often in works of literature, a character deceives or tricks other people. In the play “Taming of the Shrew” by William Shakespeare, Petruchio does just that, he tricks and deceives his wife Katherine. To deceive someone is to cause (someone) to believe something that is not true, typically in order to gain some personal advantage. He deceives Katherine after they get married, he uses it as a part of his taming plan. Petruchio deceives Katherine by denying her food and sleep through intimidation and power control to tame her and give the play its title.
“Iago is an extreme instance of diseased intellectual activity, with the most perfect indifference to moral good or evil, or rather with a decided preference of the latter” -William Hazlitt. In Shakespeare’s Othello, Iago is the main antagonist who drives most of the plot and creates great conflict for Othello and other characters. Iago hates Othello because Cassio was promoted to Lieutenant over Iago, causing Iago to craft a destructive revenge plan to convince Othello that his wife, Desdemona, is having an affair with Cassio and actually trying to sleep with her himself. This plan will ruin the lives of Othello, Cassio, and anyone else in Iago’s path. Because of the pure jealousy that fuels his revenge, the genius complexity in his destructive plans, and all the while manipulating everyone around him without their knowledge, Shakespeare presents Iago as one of the most compelling villains in all of literature.
Both King Lear and Sunset Boulevard scrutinize the idea of the progressive madness taken on by main characters, King Lear and Norma Desmond. Their insanity is taken on through different, self-imposed reasons. For King Lear, the King, himself, is at fault as he idly watches, in a credulous role, as his daughters steal his power. Likewise, Norma Desmond plummets to the ground, along with her acting career, as she is quickly overlooked with the introduction of voice into the film industry. Through ignorance and egocentrism, both characters are at fault for their own deterioration, and eventual madness.
He chastises her for eating sweet treats, for leaving him on his own while she worked and for dancing too wildly during her rehearsal of the tarantella. Nora flatters him and lies to him when trying to persuade him to employ Kristina and demeans herself in the hope that he’ll show mercy to Krogstad, “your squirrel will scamper about and do all her tricks, if youll be nice and do what she asks.” Torvald labels her “irresponsible” and refuses to be made a “laughing stock” by listening to his wife. He spitefully sacks Krogstad because Nora wounds his pride by calling him “petty” and then decides to “forgive” her. The final door slam in the final scene is
How much can you compromise for love? Would you risk as much as Romeo and Juliet? The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, written by William Shakespeare, is a play about a girl and a boy that were forbidden to love each other because they came from rivaling families. The play begins with Romeo lovesick for another girl, Rosaline, but his friends bribe him to go to the Capulet feast and there he saw Juliet. He forgot about Rosaline and falls in love with Juliet.
In Othello, Shakespeare uses manipulation to show how it has the power to change your perspective of the people you trust the most. Manipulation can ruin your perspective of someone, even who you are closest to. In the play, Iago feeds Othello lies about his wife Desdemona. Iago’s false words enraged Othello and Othello begins to think poorly of his innocent wife. Othello angrily turns to Iago and yells “ O, devil, devil!” (IIII.i.273) in frustration with his loyal bride.
In this scene, the demonic imagery Brabantio uses serves as a harsh contrast between his impression of Othello as “Damn’d” and Othello’s actual calm and noble nature. By structuring the encounter in such a manner, Shakespeare utilizes the shocking nature of the demonic imagery to highlight how Brabantio’s impressions have deceived him into falsely believing Othello must have enchanted his daughter, when in reality this was not the case. Thus further developing the theme of how people’s impressions of others can be deceptive. This use of demonic imagery occurs again in Act I scene ii, when Brabantio pleads his case to the Duke of Venice. Brabantio states “It is a judgment maim'd and
His transformation in character is visible when he lets himself be embarrassed in his own home as a beggar. When Odysseus asks to see if he can attempt to string the bow the suitors act immaturely, “Modest words that sent them all into hot, indignant rage, fearing that he just might string the polished bow. So Antinous rounded on him, dressed him down: ’Not a shred of sense in your head, you filthy drifter! Not content to feast at your ease with us, the island’s pride?” and are furious with Odysseus (Homer 346). The suitors all get furious with Odysseus, and Antinous personally humiliates Odysseus with the phrase “filthy drifter”.
he had Puck drug them for his enjoyment and to help out Helena who he takes pity on. He takes pity on her because no one loves her, and because he feels bad about Demetrius brushing her off. Lysander, Demetrius, Helena, and Hermia have a crazy and complicated love square that gets even more complicated throughout the play. Being crazy in love is a major theme of A Midsummer Night’s dream by Shakespeare. This is shown by many characters throughout the play.
The transformation is funny because Bottom's name is synonymous with "ass" and also because Bottom's personality is stubborn and pushy. Oberon orders Puck to put the potion on Titania, Queen of the fairies because he wanted revenge due to the little indian boy she has so he orders his servant, Puck, to fetch a magical flower. The juice of the flower placed upon a person's eyes makes them fall in love with the next person or creature they see, which is Bottom with a donkey
The gore-crow’s action really frightened Kay because he thought that the crow was a witch. Wart, on the other hand, was furious because he was mesmerized with the arrow’s perfect movement and the crow interrupted it. It seems as though Kay and Wart have switched personalities because it is now apparent that Wart is the leader and Kay has just developed common sense; Wart wants to go after the bird, whereas Kay wants to go home. 9. At the tilting and the joust that Merlyn set up, King Pellinore and Sir Grummore were acting childish and not at all like the noblemen they were supposed to be.