Hamlet uses Ophelia for his own personal gain, he toys with her emotions by making to seem as though she is the cause of his madness. Hamlet emotionally abuses Ophelia with no regard for her psychological well-being. Hamler abuses Ophelia’s emotions on more than one occasion, he abuses her emotions again when he says, “Get the (to) a nunnery. Why wouldst thou be / a breeder of sinners?” Hamlet (III.i.131-132). This is another example of Hamlet abusing Ophelia to solidify his antic disposition.
Othello was not a naturally jealous man. Jealousy was simply not in Othello’s nature until Othello started exhibiting blind trust in Iago. Othello’s initial sentiment when Iago started to point out that there was a possibility that Desdemona may have been having an affair with Cassio was that “she had eyes and chose [him]”(Shakespeare III.iii.220). Initially Othello did not act jealous as it simply was not part of his nature. It can be said that “Othello is one not easily jealous, but being wrought, perplexed in the extreme” (Shakespeare V.ii.405-406).
Even though Desdemona is always loyal, Othello's view of her is corrupted by the rumors Iago spreads. Othello’s perception of his wife becomes so twisted that he kills her. Othello responds to Iago’s theory announcing “[Desdemona’s] name, that was as fresh //As Dian’s visage, is now begrimed and black//As mine own face” (). Because he said this, Iago knows he has convinced Othello of his lies and says “Work on,// My medicine, work! Thus credulous fools are // Caught”().
Once more, Hamlet makes the wrong choice, believing that this is not the right time to kill Claudius. To further elaborate, Hamlet, explains, “Why, this is hire and salary, not revenge” (Hamlet 3.3.79). Hamlet believes that he will not be doing his father justice if he kills Claudius after he is forgiven of his sins. Hamlet continues, “To take him in the purging of his soul / When he is fit and season 'd for his passage?... / Up, sword, and know thou a more horrid hent” (Ham.3.3.85–88).
Concluding, Romeo wasn’t sure about what the right decision was so he just did whatever the first thing that came to mind, thus proving how he was impulsive. In the play, Romeo says, “You’re this poor and wretched and still afraid to die? Your cheeks are thin because of hunger. I can see in your eyes that you’re starving. Anyone can see that you’re a beggar” (Shakespeare) As Romeo was insulting this man it can be seen how he was acting out and truly not thinking on what he was actually about to do.
Moreover, Claudio's quickness on believing that Broachio, who claims to be Hero’s supposed lover, comes to show that he is unworthy of her. On their wedding he publicly shamed her by stating, “Give not this rotten orange to your friend…Behold how like a maid she blushes here” (4.1.32-34). This then causes Leonato to fake Hero’s “death” so that Claudio can grieve her memory and admit that he was wrong on publicly bashing her. Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing revolves around the manipulation and deceptions. Benedict and Beatrice are deceived for their own good.
When Ariel questions Prospero’s humanity, due to his ego, Prospero only pretends to change his views because he wants to feel superior. By this point in the play, Prospero has every character in his hand. He can exploit them anyway that he wants, but once Ariel tells he would feel bad for them, Prospero becomes a whole different person: “Hast thou, which art but air, a touch, a feeling/Of their afflictions, and shall not myself,/One of their kind, that relish all as
Othello’s jealousy causes him to jump to conclusions and not doing his due diligence in investigating Desdemona’s possible infidelity himself. Once it is proved to Othello that Desdemona was innocent and the affair was fabricated by Iago, Othello despairingly stabs and kills himself. Shakespeare uses Othello to warn against jealousy by providing an example of the possibly fatal consequences to those who harbor such envy. Yet again cruelty comes as a result of the provocation of the character's fatal flaw, and in the case of Othello it was his
However, he deserves punishment because he became so proud that he does not shy from attempting to rebel against his fate. This excessive hubris and denial of actions that Sophocles has included as an element of characterization creates the basis for his self-destruction towards the end of the play. Not only has Oedipus’ pride making him recognizable as a murderer, but it pushes away those who look out for him and attempt to prevent his downfall. Jocasta tries to beg Oedipus to ignore the Shepherd who knows the truth, but his pride forces her to give up when he explains himself as “a child of Luck” who “cannot be dishonored.”(58) His tragic flaw of pride results in him being blind
During the play Iago seems to transform from slightly conniving to very sinister. This alone contributes to the interest factor of the play. It is later disclosed that Iago does not simply desire revenge for Othello making Cassio lieutenant, but because he believes Othello slept with his wife, Emilia. “For that I do suspect the lusty Moor hath leaped into my sea…” These assumptions lead to a buildup of jealousy and an explosion of revenge, which adds drama to the theme of betrayal by giving the original problem something more to feed off of. Iago also betrays Desdemona when he decides to break apart her loving relationship because of his own emotional distress.