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.
I know not if 't be true, but I, for mere suspicion in that kind, will do as if for surety. (Act 1, Scene 3) By reading Iago’s words you can feel his distaste and hatred for Othello. With this innate hatred for Othello, Iago’s manipulative and foxy behaviour was ignited in a blaze of emotion. Next, Iago intentionally got Cassio drunk so as to get him to fight. This meant Cassio would be disciplined by Othello and hopefully lose his title as lieutenant.
The 1800s was a time where the wealthy thrived in Europe, and the celebration of the carnival season was accompanied by the common hobby of collecting wine. Set in this time period, the story tells of a man Montresor who seeks revenge on his friend Fortunato by luring him into the family catacombs with the promise of good wine and leaving him there in shackles to die. by In “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe, the influential nature of the hidden catacombs creates a sinister mood, adds suspense, and reveals information about the characters. As the story progresses, the setting creates an eerie, dark mood for the reader. As the two main characters take their first steps descending down the staircase to the catacombs, Montresor tells Fortunato to observe “the white web-work”(72) that covered the walls.
When he comes across Fortunato, the victim of this murderous plan, Montresor announces having bought a cask of amontillado during the carnival, capturing Fortunato’s attentiveness. Subsequently, he asked Fortunato, since he is deeply interested and has a grand and round knowledge on wine, to make sure he has not been deluded. Once Fortunato is determined to go check out the elegant wine, Montresor escorts him through his catacomb. As they trudged along underground, Fortunato’s cough got aggravated with the thick layer of niter on the walls, and as a remedy, Montresor gave him wine, resulting him to be even more intoxicated. As Fortunato’s excitement grew at the thought of amontillado, they entered a less spacious area, where Montresor promises it to be where the exquisite wine was placed.
The Cask of Amontillado is written by Edgar Allan Poe, which is about Montresor’s long-lived revenge towards his friend Fortunato. Montresor could not handle his friend’s wounds and insults anymore so he planned to decoy Fortunato into the tomb where a supposed pipe of a type of wine, Amontillado, was there. Montresor needed Fortunato’s proficiency in wine, which was also his weak point. Fortunato, ever so pleased to flaunt his wine wisdom, agreed to consort Montresor into the catacombs to check the wine, hoping to expose Montresor as a fool. Montresor 's plan was to succeed that Fortunato will become extremely drunk and Montresor will have his successful revenge due to master of reverse psychology and irony.
(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. Iago States to himself. Castle is a good man but he still wants to deceive him so that he may become lieutenant. Iago convinces Roderigo that Desdemona is in love with Cassio and that Roderigo should help him Cassio removed from his job as lieutenant and the two come up with a plan to get Cassio drunk and make him fight so that Othello will remove Cassio as lieutenant. Being that Roderigo is blinded by his love for Desdemona and the lies of Iago, Roderigo willingly helps, not realizing that Iago only wants to help himself and he'll do anything to do so, even if he has to manipulate the minds of innocent people around him.
Your response must be a minimum of 7 sentences. The old soldier: The old soldier is curious about where the princesses go at night and he would like to be king. The old soldier is very determined to find out where the princesses go. The old soldier is conniving. He pretends to drink the wine and fall asleep.
He also had built a newer wall to seal Fortunato in. This happened after Montresor had lead Fortunato, which was drunk through a numerous set of chambers beneath his palazzo. Fortunato thought he was following Montresor so that they could taste some wine that Montresor has just bought. Montresor was out to seek revenge for this grudge that he has had against Fortunato (Kirszner & Mandel, 2012).
The range by which the term “power” is defined is vast, although any person or object possessing the ability to control one’s mind can be defined as powerful, including alcohol. In The Cask of Amontillado, Fortunato’s love for wine becomes the reason for his demise. Although wine is usually an inanimate object, in this story by Edgar Allan Poe, Amontillado (wine) possess the power to tempt poor Fortunato time and time again, blinding him from a downward spiral that he is walking into, thereby making it “animate” as it controls Fortunato rather than him controlling the wine. Montresor says, “He had a weak point --this Fortunato…He prided himself on his
Following the theme of duality, Mr. Utterson shares many similarities with Dr. Jekyll. Both characters have been tempted by their passions and desires. For instance, Mr. Utterson would “[drink] gin when he was alone, to mortify a taste for vintages” and avoid the theatre “though he enjoyed [it]” (Stevenson 1677). However, unlike Dr. Jekyll, Mr. Utterson manages be “austere with himself” and not succumb to these temptations (Stevenson 1677). Through this, it is evident that corruptive influences and desires exist in every individual.