Melony Galicia Ms. Zongker AP English lll February 20, 2017 Driven by Jealousy In Othello, Shakespeare illustrates the dangers of jealousy through the belligerent actions of the characters. Jealousy can be incited by circumstantial proof, that can ruin lives. Shakespeare uses dramatic techniques to aid him in conveying his message. Being fearful and insecure causes one to become jealous of the evils that follow jealousy. For example , when Iago acknowledges that the lieutenant promotion was passed onto cassio instead of him, he became infuriated and envious, even referring to Cassio as a bookworm .
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. Shakespeare’s use of dramatic irony in this case
Lastly, Iago’s biggest take down is Othello. He acknowledges that Othello's weakness is Desdemona and uses it to his advantage. Jealousy is what drives Othello to do crazy things towards Cassio and Desdemona. Although Othello is a great leader, he lets Iago alter his perception through words and suffers. Iago convinces Othello of Desdemona’s infidelity when he“visually” explains how he has caught Cassio and Desdemona together.
Though the intriguing themes and concepts of violence and power we see the debacle of vital characters. Due to the violence we see that protrudes throughout the play we see the casualty Macbeth, Lady Macbeth, the king Duncan and many other characters. The violence in the play changes the characters and allows us to see them for who they really are. Due to the delusion for power the character of Macbeth we see the lack of control and the desire and compassion to do anything for power. Though Macbeth we can see that power in the wrong hands and violence being used can cause the disruption of natural order and the greed due to power destroys lives.
It is obvious, and reasonable, that these occurrences would drive Hamlet to insanity. This madness can be further supported by Hamlet’s actions throughout the play. He is known to have “contradictory moods and warring passions (Poison, Play, and Duel).” His soliloquies constantly challenge each other. For example, in his famous soliloquy “To Be Or Not To Be,” Hamlet
Although, lying is a huge crack in the trust of those people in the relationship; relationship that contains violence is even more critical on if the relationship will still stay strong (Boyes). An emotionally and psychologically abusive relationship is one of the critical taming that destroys other person’s self-worth, leads to depression and anxiety, and makes the person feel helpless. Understanding that violence is a habit that weakens and destructs the bond between two partners; Shakespeare takes the idea of violence and turns it upside-down by stating that violence is important technique with a rich outcomes. In the comedy, The Taming of The Shrew, Shakespeare introduces the idea of taming as a progressive disclosure that at the end would
In the distinguished play Antigone, there is argument over who the tragic hero is, Antigone, or King Creon. A tragic hero must meet certain specifications, which include having a great influence, being essentially good with good intentions, having a weakness in them that leads to their fall, they must commit great sin which leads to conflict, that their story begins in relative happiness and ends in utter disaster, and that the hero commits their actions of their own free will. In this play, I believe that Creon is the real tragic hero and that Antigone sparks the reaction to his downfall. Creon’s position as king gives him great influence over the people of Thebes, allowing him to create laws to restrain, abstain, and assist the citizens.
Unit 3 (Othello) What seems to be the motivation for Iago's treachery? Lago is the really mean villain in the play Othello. He is manipulative and dishonest. He seems to encourage bad behavior to get what he wants. Lago is a very jealous man, and this is what motivates his treachery.
It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing” (V, V, 24-28). Life is nothing more than an illusion, being said MacBeth has been misguided into thinking he was the greatest alive until losing things with meaning. Guided through the play, MacBeth conveys great ambition and solitude. MacBeth makes the fatal mistake of letting his ambition take control creating an effect of hamartia. MacBeth’s hamartia is him putting ambition first which causes him to be violent and brutal.
As human beings, there are occasions where we choose between right or wrong. Certainly, It can materialize into effect on how other people judge you based on their glimpse of moral senses. In the play Macbeth, William Shakespeare displayed a dark and erroneous side of humankind. The three preeminent characters accordingly demonstrate identical attributes of greediness. For instance, Banquo who appears to be noble fails to resist his desires, and in relation to Lady Macbeth, she overrules herself with greed to a fate of anguish, and thus, Macbeth becomes engulfed with greed that leads to horrendous deeds.