Manipulation: the skillful handling, controlling or using of something or someone. Throughout John Lewin's adaptation of Aeschylus' three-part Oresteia, the characters utilize the art of manipulation in order to achieve their own ends. This form of persuasion is first seen in the words of Queen Clytemnestra in her initial aim to take revenge upon the murderer of her child; then to condemn the son that slew her. Mortals are not alone in these acts of manipulation. Both the ancient and young deities attempt employing the power of language; the Furies to retain their ancient privilege of punishment, and the Olympian gods to spread a new form of justice.
Evidently Antonio’s wish was to have Prospero and his daughter killed however they were saved by Gonzalo a trustful councilor who set them up for a prosperous life on the island. It becomes clear that the violence in this play caused by Prospero was brought upon him and is therefore influenced by his brother’s treatment towards him, again we see that the need for power overpowers the love between the two brothers and later leads to a series of psychological torture for other
Macbeth by Shakespeare. Macbeth is a dark story that shows the destructive power of greed and the dangerous of allowing power to be in the hands of the wrong person. Throughout this story we witness the rise of main character Macbeth and we watch as his ambition causes him to become a person who's willing to harm even those closest to him, in order to get what he wants so he can quickly rise to the top.
Ophelia's and Hamlet Relationship In "No Fear Shakespeare, Hamlet" Ophelia is just an innocent victim that acts on what people tell her to do and don’t respond to what she want. Hamlet and Ophelia's love was real and not yearn, but she let people manipulate her thoughts. When you love somebody they will do whatever it takes to protect and support their loved one while Ophelia plays the victim of loving Hamlet. In the beginning of "Hamlet" Ophelia was convinced by Polonius and Laertes that Hamlet does not love you he is just using you, and that you need to distance yourself and not give all your attention to Hamlet.
To try to prove his masculinity to Katherina, he berates and abuses his servants as to make him look manly. He wants to bend Katharina to his will and is willing to be cruel to her, to prove he is able to tame his wife and be virile. This, in turn, causes Curtis to state “By this reckoning he is more shrew than she” (act four, scene one), but Curtis has known Petruchio before this event and has not seen this shrewish side to him before. This suggests Petruchio is only putting on an act and is only presenting himself like that to Katherina, and his true nature is not so shrewish. Petruchio is also described as a shrew on his wedding
She wants a revenge against her father, and her husband. According to the Electra complex based on the Freudian psychology, she identifies and compares her husband to her father. The complex of Electra represents the love towards the father and hostility towards the mother. However, the speaker reflects that she wants her father to die because she cannot forget the damage that he caused
Hamlet: a Feminist Perspective Hamlet by William Shakespeare is considered to be the apogee of canonical texts. Hamlet who is seen to be the hero, seeks revenge of his uncle for killing his beloved father and marrying his mother. In the finale, all characters find an unfortunate end and leave the kingdom of Denmark to prince Fortinbras who coincidentally passes through to invade Poland. The play Hamlet has received great stricture from feminist critics due to the actions and behaviors of many of the characters in the play. Feminism is “the advocacy of woman 's rights on the grounds of political, social, and economic equality to men” (Dictionary.com).
That is, virile! In the Theogony, Zeus is said to have seduced and made children with countless woman. An example from Clash of the Titans is that, when King Acrisius of Argos dared to rebel against the Gods of Olympus, Zeus revenged himself and the Gods upon Acrisius by impersonating as Acrisius and impregnating Acrisius’ wife. What this suggests is that Zeus was a force of masculine creative power to authors of both the past and the present.
The will of my most seeming-virtuous queen” (I.V. 45-46). He used sexual behaviors to seduce the queen for the sake of the pleasure of the crown and a wife, actions driven by his id. Looking at Claudius’s id allows one to understand why he was able to commit such terrible sins, as the instinctual, unconscious desire for immediate pleasure gave him the reason to ignore societal values and
When heros that are tied to destiny feature in literature, they often show signs of arrogance. In Oedipus the King, Sophocles shows how Oedipus’s quest for avoiding his destiny drives him to fulfill without being fully aware of it. When running away he finds himself married to his mother and becoming the king of thebes. In contrast, in Shakespeare’s Hamlet the main character is visited by the former king and informs him of the new kings doings. As a result the main character is convinced and must seek vengeance for the former king.
When Ophelia approaches Hamlet about the letters he gave her he denies even writing her any letters “no, no, not I never gave you aught” (III.i 90). Hamlet later admits to Ophelia “I did love you once” (III.i 110) but then contradicts himself by saying “I loved you not” (III.i 120). This scene raises questions about if Hamlet really loves Ophelia or if he 's just using her. Later in the scene it is made clear that Hamlet knew that Polonius and Claudius were watching him in order for them to see if Hamlet loved Ophelia or not so he just was acting like he did not love her so they would think they were wrong.
Whether because of the constraints of her society or because she is not fearless enough to kill, Lady Macbeth relies on deception and manipulation rather than violence to achieve her ends. Ultimately, the play does put forth a revised and less destructive definition of manhood. In the scene where Macduff learns of the murders of his wife and child, Malcolm consoles him by encouraging him to take the news in “manly” fashion, by seeking revenge upon Macbeth. Macduff shows the young heir apparent that he has a mistaken understanding of masculinity. To Malcolm’s suggestion, “Dispute it like a man,” Macduff replies, “I shall do so.
By planting the idea into Othello 's mind that his wife, Desdemona, is having an affair with his lieutenant, Iago transforms the once rational Othello into a creature. Through this, the audience learns that it is not Iago 's actions, but rather his words that enabled the monster that is jealousy to be unleashed within Othello. Through his subtle suggestions of “Desdemona should not be trusted”, since she has 'deceived her father ', Iago encourages the on-start of jealousy within Othello. The dangers of the spoken word is further shown through Iago 's manipulation of Othello. Throughout the play, Iago doesn 't show much action but instead he is a character known
After the death of her father and departure of Hamlet, Ophelia arrives at the castle and pays an unsolicited visit to the royal majesties. She sings, “Young men will do’t, if they come to’t./ By Cock, they are to blame” (4.5.60-61). This passage is often interpreted as Ophelia airing the grievances that Hamlet has committed toward her--namely, he used her solely for sexual pleasure and discarded her when he lost interest. In summary, Ophelia exposes the double standard prevalent in her society: to a man, a woman’s value lies only in her virginity. She blames “Cock”, which represents the patriarchy at large, for society’s willingness to excuse male lust and irresponsibility.