“Let it alone/Come, I’ll go in with you” demonstrates that Othello demanded Desdemona to leave the handkerchief on the floor (Oth. 3.3.289). Fate is clearly in control because Othello dropping the handkerchief set in motion all the bad consequences that came after like Emilia picking it up and giving it to Iago. Iago then plants it into Cassio’s possession, which Iago then uses to further convince Othello of the affair. Furthermore, Othello’s gullibility facilitates Iago’s plan, and Othello makes his death and the death of Desdemona inevitable.
Macbeth is a play that consists of a very interesting tragic hero, Macbeth. He is a tragic hero from his ambition, greed, and guilt, which are known as Macbeth’s tragic flaws. Macbeth’s mistakes and errors combines listening to the witches prophecies, and killing both Duncan and Banquo, are also very supportive of how is a tragic hero. His downfall, of course, is where the Shakespearean term tragic hero struck the most, from Macbeth killing Macduff’s family, his epiphany, to when he suffered death. So, want to know the real secret of Shakespeare’s tragedies?
Often it is the dark side of human nature that brings a story to life, and there is no sounder proof of this than William Shakespeare’s masterpiece Othello. The tragedy of the Moor of Venice is inflicted by the cruelty of Iago, perhaps one of the most intriguing antagonists in literary history. Iago’s cruelty is a defining element of the play, in that it pushes the plot forward as the trigger for all of the major actions throughout the story, serves as the cause of the cruelty of others around him, and reveals the character of each person in the play through their responses to his cruelty. The action of the entire play is centered around Iago’s various acts of cruelty.
(ACT 3. SC. 4) She is appalled and terrified at Hamlet's behavior, and the fact that Hamlet shows no remorse or guilt is what truly proves Hamlet is insane. His actions were completely irrational, and he acted on an impulse with no concern for an outcome. Acting this way proves how demented Hamlet actually is.
He cannot see through this veil of darkness Iago has placed before him, and starts to believe that women are actually just as deceptive as the other men had thought. In Shakespeare's plays, he often writes about tragedy, and political unrest. During this time period women had little capability, and they were often seen as barely human. Emilia, in the play Othello, is a wonderful example of how women were seen as deceptive.
To provide evidence for this accusation, Iago plants a handkerchief of Desdemona's in Cassio's house. Othello's anger and insecurity allow him to be persuaded very easily by this flimsy evidence that he believes proves Desdemona's guilt. In order for this plan to work out, Iago had to kill his wife, Cassio, and Roderigo. Much like Roderigo and Othello, Iago's'jealousy catches up with him and he is tortured to death for the murder of his
Iago manipulates Othello through the entire play by always putting on a fake face and acting as a loyal and honest friend to Othello. Throughout the whole play Iago refers to himself as “an honest man”(2.3.285.) Iago is so determined to ruin Othello that he deceives his own wife, Emilia. In order for Iago to have ‘proof’ of Desdemona cheating on Othello he needed Desdemona’s handkerchief that Othello gave to Desdemona as a symbol of their everlasting love for one another. Iago manipulated Emilia to have her take the handkerchief from Desdemona without her knowing.
In this play, Desdemona is loyal to her trusty companion, Othello. However, Iago has a devilish scheme to paint the image of cheat in Othello’s mind. Iago was disgruntled that he was passed over for a promotion and Cassio, “As masterly as he: mere prattle, without practice” (1.1.27) was given a more substantial rank. He wanted Cassio dead and he thought that the way to do this was to have Othello kill him. During this time, when Othello spots Desdemona with Cassio, Othello takes it out on her, thinking that she didn’t really love him.
There is a sensitive and there is an insane Hamlet in the play. In the play Hamlet’s father is murdered, when he hears this news he acts furious and speaks in a crazed manner. Hamlet goes to talk about Polonius, “Thou wretched, rash, intruding fool, farewell! / I took thee
He’s done my office. I know not if’t be true/ Yet I, for mere suspicion in that kind,/ Will do as if for surely” (1.3.376-381). Prejudicially, Iago expresses his jealousy as he accuses Othello of sleeping with his wife.
When setting a goal, one often strategizes and uses various tactics to ultimately achieve one’s desired objective. In William Shakespeare’s Othello, the character of Iago does exactly that. Iago’s sinister intent is to ruin Othello’s life by gaining his trust and then backstabbing him. In order to ensure the success of his plot to “poison his delight” (Shakespeare 1.1. 68), Iago exploits the people around him with different methods. One of the most prominent strategies that Iago utilizes is racism - but this does not necessarily imply that he is a genuine racist.
The Power of Manipulation Michael Ende once stated, “When it comes to comes to controlling human beings there is no better instrument than lies. Because, you see, humans live by beliefs. And beliefs can be manipulated. The power to manipulate beliefs is the only thing that counts.”
In William Shakespeare’s Othello, jealousy is a major, plot-advancing mechanism, as well as one of the most prominent themes. As planted by Iago in Act III, Othello’s own doubts and jealous tendencies cause his demise. Shakespeare utilizes ambiguity, adoring tones, and the power of suggestion to develop the young hero’s unfortunate hamartia. In doing so, it is proven that sometimes naivety and too much faith in an unvalidated source of information can cause deadly miscommunication. Act III Scene III of Othello is dripping with ambiguity, specifically in the answers and suggestions of Iago as he discusses the faithfulness of Desdemona with Othello.
Lady Macbeth and Iago Portrait Rationale What major theme from “Macbeth” does your portrait represent, creatively and academically, in relation to characterization and archetypes? CI- Power is seductive and ambitions for sovereignty force individuals into formulating deceptive transgressions and sinister decisions, which precipitates downfall, despair, guilt and insanity. In the Shakespearean play, “Macbeth”, Lady Macbeth is portrayed as a deceptive and corruptible entity, who is ambitious and repudiates to conform to stringently patriarchal society.
The understanding of someone’s nature allows the perpetrator to target their victim mentally by manipulation as well as their perspective during different situations. In the play “Othello by Shakespeare, Iago is able to manipulate others and use others perspective on situations to demolish others. Iago uses his manipulative skills and his understanding of others perspectives to destroy others as well as fulfill his evil intentions. Iago’s knowledge on human nature allows him to easily understand other’s perspectives and manipulate his victim Othello. Iago is able to destroy Othello’s trust with Desdemona due to his understanding Othello’s perception on situations regarding Desdemona and Cassio.