He loves Ophelia however he still insults her and pushes their relationship further apart, with no regard for anyone but himself. Ophelia loves Hamlet and she know thinks that their relationship is over, this puts a lot of strain of her emotion state possible too much. Hamlet emotionally abuses Ophelia for his own personal gain, Ophelia ultimately blames herself and she descends into
Based off of the text, Richard III is a corrupt (or even evil) and manipulative type of character. One can consider him corrupt due to the fact that he is "determinèd to prove a villain". Since he decides to be a villain if he cannot get a lover (or in general, love), one is led to believe that once he is a villain, he will be loved and respected by others. Yet those actions will most likely be out of fear and hatred. Without a doubt, Richard III as much manipulative as he is the Duke of Gloucester.
His greatest flaw is his ambition which blinds his common sense, the prospect of being able to marry Olivia and gain social rank, utterly depleted his sense of reality. For example, “Why, everything adhere together, that no dram of a scruple, no scruple of a scruple, no obstacle, no incredulous or unsafe circumstance- what can be said?”(III.IV.84-87). Malvolio is caught is a sort of fantasy land. The reason he is declared mad is because he is a lower class man trying to climb the social ladder. Ironically enough, they declare this to be madness, yet the people, who declare him to be mad are seemingly just as mad.
Why does he hate Othello so much? He first believes that Othello passed him over for a higher position as lieutenant and gave the promotion to Cassio. Second, he thinks that Othello may have slept with his wife. He cannot prove the latter but has such a deep hatred for Othello that he does anything to cause destruction to Othello as well as the rest of the characters.
speak of horrors, he comes before me” (2.1.87-94). Sexual rejection not only keeps Hamlet in a state of madness but also Ophelia. Since both are “honest” they are suppressing the primal instinct that would help keep them socially and mentally functional. The maid qualities affect Hamlet much greater then it affects Ophelia and leaves him “castrated of power”; both of the revenge he has to face in Denmark’s hierarchy and his personal intimacy with Ophelia (Hunt). Overwhelmed by his madness Hamlet finally severs all relationship ties to Ophelia through an overly dramatic breakup monolog “I did love you once. .
Mercutio’s sudden death suddenly enraged Romeo, and led him to commit a fierce act of violence that was Tybalt’s murder. In another instance to showcase the problems caused when the perfect traits are not exhibited, Lord Capulet had a bad reaction to Juliet’s refusal to marry Paris. At the start of Paris’ courtship, Lord Capulet has a particularly
In Othello, by William Shakespeare, deception and betrayal drive the story. From the start of this literary work, Othello’s friend, Iago, is piled high with jealousy and resentment. This is a risky mixture that signifies Iago’s betrayal to many other characters throughout this play. This scandalous deception is what instigates most of the drama and action in the play and causes the deception of many of the characters. The play begins with Iago spouting to Roderigo about not getting the job he wanted, and that it was given to a less qualified man, Othello.
Through his actions towards others we learn that Demetrius is insensitive to others feelings and he is focused on his own conquest even though he might not truly love Hermia. Demetrius just wants to take her away from Lysander. When Helena is talking to him about how much she loves him, he reacts brutally saying "For I am sick when I do look on thee. (2-1-219)" which shows how cruel Lysander can be towards Helena. However, Helena loves him dearly and would do anything for him and Lysander is impolite to her and rude.
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.