In Romeo and Juliet, there are many complex characters that make this play more dramatic and interesting. Romeo is clearly one example of a complex character, where his romanticism blurs his sense of reality. An example of where this is seen during the play is when he falls for Juliet even though he declares that there is no one better than the woman he previously loved, Rosaline. Another example is when Romeo realizes that because of how he has lost his sense of reality, he has let his friend Mercutio die to one of their enemies: Tybalt. These two instances show how complex a character Romeo is and this shows how people in the real world can be similar to him by being complex and difficult to understand.
With the tool of language and irony, Shakespeare highlights a set amount of characters who contributed to making this play come to a tragic halt. From the several guilty characters in Shakespeare’s tragic work, Romeo, the Friar, and Fate are most culpable. The likelihood of a successful marriage was certainly ambiguous considering Romeo’s impetuous behavior. It is evident that Romeo’s engulfment in love overtakes his ability to act in accord to logic. Let alone his passion for Juliet, this young man involves himself in a fight resulting with blood on his guilty hands.
Pearl Harbor and Romeo and Juliet are both very big tragedies based on anger, pitty, and fear. The characters in these two timelines resemble one another. In both stories there was someone looking for trouble. In Romeo and Juliet the Capulets were the ones that thought they were better than everyone else. In Pearl Harbor the Japanese were the ones that were mad and asking for trouble.
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.
Tybalt and Mercutio quickly start insulting each other when Tybalt starts the fight. Tybalt eventually provokes Romeo by saying that “Romeo, the love I bear thee can afford, No better term than this: thou art a villain” (Act 3.1.61-62). This quote suggests that Tybalt is telling Romeo
The function of jealousy and how it consumes other characters develops the majority of the plot within the play. It primarily serves as a way to incite the character 's psyche and lead them to being reckless and negligent. Specifically, the way jealousy affects the minds of Othello and Roderigo through the manipulation tactics of Iago. Specifically, during many of Othello and Iago’s conversations. Iago slowly makes Othello believe in false proof of Desdemona 's affair, thus Othello begins to psychologically change by gradually turning to murder through justification of Iago’s statements on Desdemona: “One is too poor, too weak for my revenge.
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
In William Shakespeare’s Othello, Iago is a very vindictive and manipulative person and is able to manipulate everyone in a successful ploy to ruin Othello’s life. He verbalizes that his motivation for getting revenge on Othello is because Othello gives Cassio, rather than Iago, the position Iago thinks he deserved, but it goes much deeper than that. Iago is driven by jealousy to seek revenge because Othello has more power, a better marriage, and Othello has more achievements and gets more recognition for them. After Iago becomes Othello’s lieutenant, he chooses not to end his revenge at this point, even though he could have, because of his envy of Othello. Iago is very envious of the power Othello has.
Heathcliff’s love towards Catherine is supernatural, as well his intense desire for revenge is hysterical and transcends logical limits, and finally these two obsessions leads him to madness. So, firstly, the portrayal of the romantic affair between Heathcliff and Catherine completely demonstrates Emily’s gothic transgression. Fred Botting’s
As stated before, the tone that Iago expresses repeatedly throughout Shakespeare’s Othello is malicious revenge. However, aside from his hatred, there is a slight emotion of obsession that he expresses in his soliloquy. For instance, Iago is persistent on ruining Othello’s life every hour of every day, so that he would feel the pain that Iago feels. He wants to “put the Moor / At least into a jealousy so strong / That judgement cannot cure.” (2.1.298-300) In the Oxford English Dictionary, the term ‘jealousy’ can be expressed in a variety of meanings. One of the meanings is that ‘jealousy’ is a ‘state of mind that arises from suspicion, or the knowledge of rivalry.’ This definition pertains to Iago because he strongly believes that Othello is sleeping with his wife, hence why he wants to treat Othello as an enemy.
However, these traits ultimately lead to Romeo’s death, as they are merely twisted forms of his fatal flaw: impulsivity. Romeo’s personality takes sharp turns throughout the play as rash decisions are made and their consequences start to take form. Shakespeare portrays Romeo’s impulsivity through his attitudes toward Rosaline and Juliet, as well as his change in tone and humour throughout the play. Shakespeare sets the stage with an atmosphere full of unbalance and tension to drive Romeo to make impulsive decisions, leading the plot to spiral out of control and Romeo to bring his own demise. In the play, Romeo seeks the attention