Together, Iago and Roderigo plotted to destroy Cassio’s image and reputation as well as Desdemona’s marriage. As Iago began setting Cassio up, he began to develop feelings of his own for Desdemona. Iago and Roderigo’s actions resulted in numerous deaths throughout the play. First Iago stabs and kills Roderigo. Then, Othello’s jealousy leads him to smother Desdemona because she was “false with Cassio” (Shakespeare 767).
It also leads to a downfall of almost every character in the play. This act of murder causes Hamlet to die, and everyone else around him, including his mother and uncle. The entire play, readers continuously a theme of revenge due to this one action. Hamlet seeks revenge on his uncle for killing his father. In Act 5, the tension rests when Hamlet and Claudius are both eliminated.
Infected minds/To their deaf pillows will discharge their secrets./More needs she the divine than the physician./God, God forgive us all. Look after her./Remove from her the means of all annoyance/And still keep eyes upon her. So, good night” (5.1.75-81). The “foul whisperings” are the words Lady Macbeth utters as she sleepwalks and they are also the rumors of Duncan’s nighttime murder. The murder was “unnatural” thus causing Lady Macbeth to experience “unnatural” sleepwalking.
At this point in the book the inherent violence that has been building up through the whole story because of anger and fear takes over and they kill Simon. This shows how humans are inherently violent and without rules in place violence creates a society so defective that it drives people to kill their friends. Another example of violence creating a dysfunctional society in Lord of the Flies is when Jack and the hunters let the fire out to go kill their first pig. “I cut the pig’s throat,” said Jack, proudly, and yet twitched as he said it. “Can I borrow yours, Ralph, to make a nick in the hilt?” The boys chattered and danced.
In Macbeth by Shakespeare, Lady Macbeth’s evil nature allows her to consume Macbeth’s soul. Lady Macbeth has a devious mind, and wants to do dark things, but does not have the ambition to do them. She finds herself needing a vessel to do the things she could never do, and her husband Macbeth would be a perfect fit. Lady Macbeth committed a lot of mind trickery, like questioning his manhood, to consume Macbeth’s soul. During Macbeth’s soliloquy it becomes apparent because “Nature seems dead, and wicked dreams abuse/The curtained sleep.
In Hamlet, by William Shakespeare the famous play contains madness throughout the plot and through the characters which is an important trait throughout the play. As the madness begins it spreads and affects the actions of all the characters. Madness affected Ophelia most, because all the men who were the only reason she lived had been taken from her life in some sort of way, this led her to the decision to take her own life. The madness spread so easily for example, Hamlet and his father, the queen and her need for affection. Vengeance and death is an encompassing theme shown when Hamlet tried to kill Claudius, acting on his impulsive instincts he killed Polonius instead and his vengeful action resulted in the eventual death of Ophelia.
His passion drives him to jealousy and jealousy drives him to death. (“Othello.” The Greenwood Companion 772). After realizing how horrible he has become, Othello kills himself. His jealousy blinds him to all reality. Othello’s emotions are uncontrollable and they destroy every aspect of his life (“Othello” Shakespeare for Students: Book One 448).
This quotation illuminates Gertrude’s act of incest which can be classified as an aspect of adultery. Hamlet’s views of marriage are potentially destroyed because of Gertrude’s remarriage and women in general as he states to Ophelia: “Of if thou wilt needs marry, marry a fool; for wise men know well enough what monsters you make of them” (3.1.138-140). Although Gertrude is to blame for Hamlet’s negative outlook on marriage, his misogynistic attitude comes to light as he classifies all women (including Ophelia) as cheaters and liars. Moreover, Hamlet confronts Gertrude for her incestuous and adulterous crimes and speaks: “Nay, but to live / In the rank sweat of an enseamèd bed, / Stewed in corruption, honeying and making love” (3.4.91-94). Hamlet is speaking his dagger-like words to Gertrude which confirms of her adulterous acts and Gertrude responds: “O Hamlet, speak no more.
/ Would he were here! To all, and him, we thirst, / And all to all” (3.4.90-93) when then Macbeth seeing his ghost, becomes uncomfortable and then talks to the ghost. This shows that Macbeth is beginning to mental break down and starts the falling action that leads to his killing. In act 4, Macbeth is conversing with the witches, wondering if “Tell me, if your art / Can tell so much: shall Banquo’s issue ever / Reign in this kingdom?” (4.1.101-103), and after their response, he is showt Kings and Banquo is last, as his prophecy still holds true. Macbeth and his wife are still concerned about Banquo even though they killed him two acts ago, which shows Banquo’s
He even had hallucination of the Dragger. Lady Macbeth was behind him for all those crimes. Macbeth easily tempted into murder to fulfill his ambitions to the throne, and once he commits his first crime and is crowned king of Scotland, he had to kill other people to keep his secret safe and to secure his throne and the moment of awful guilt when Banquo’s ghost appears and also his lady’s death seems to give away the misery. These reflect the tragic tension to Macbeth. Macbeth cannot maintain his power because his increasingly brutal actions make him hated as a