‘Iago is such a disturbing villain because he seems to have no real motives for his evil.’ How far and in what ways do you agree with this view? Iago is nothing more than a devious mastermind and Machiavellian of the Shakespearean tragedy, Othello. Whilst Iago does try to communicate multiple reasons for his motives in wanting to destroy Cassio and Othello these are mere rationalisations and excuses to provide justification for his evil actions and can only be accepted when analysing Othello on a surface level. Looking into Othello further we can see that Iago is a power thirsty character that dwells in his corruption and evil which makes him such a disturbing villain. Iago gives a sheer numbers of excuses to try and prove his ulterior motives, conveniently adding new reasons for his hate every time he needs to encourage Roderigo to do something for him.
Abigail’s villainy consists of lying, plotting revenge, and murder. She is a great villain because whenever someone accuses her of lying, she can think of an excuse really quickly. All of the immediate comebacks keep the reader on their toes. “DANFORTH: turning worriedly to Abigail: … ‘Is it
You can tell that Abigale is very lustful early into the story because of her obsession of John Proctor. After John respected her, She makes up lies in court in order to get attention to herself and get people in trouble. Abigale was completely and utterly obsessed with John Proctor. Abigale tries to get John’s wife in trouble with the court by saying that she is a witch so she will be killed. She does this so John will be forced to leave his wife and increase her chance of being able to be with John.
In Cain’s book, Phyllis is so much more than a young, cunning seductress and the cold-blooded black widow spider hanging in her web. She is pathological; but yet, she is more than just a little crazy. Leaving the reader somehow feeling sympathy for the characters like the bond between them and allows for an emotional connection to occur, which is James wants to do in this
He is smiling at the thought of what is going to happen to Fortunato. This is a clear sign of how unstable he is because perfectly fine and happy with having this man die in his catacombs over being insulted. Research says “Immune to Fortunato's terrified screams, he even matches those wails himself at one point and brandishes his sword; such bizarre behavior evidences his mental instability” (Howes no page). He mocks Fortunato after Fortunato starts panicking when he realizes what happening to him. He even calls out to Fortunato when he finishes putting up the wall almost mocking him knowing the Fortunato won’t answer
Through the ruthless Mrs. Maloney, she shows her true inner capabilities by clobbering her husband right in the back of the head, so hard that the blow unfortunately takes his life. Maloney is sly and will do everything in her power to stay under the radar and try to portray the loving and caring wife that we all know she’s not. "Personally, I think the weapon is somewhere near the house...It's probably right under our
Additionally, the illusion is simpler in The Illusion and Scoop with motives of politics/love and murder, respectively. The Prestige offers a darker illusion. Angier and Borden transformed magic into a sophisticated and bloody game through violent sabotages. Also, while their rivalry drove their innovations, Angier’s ambition changed him into a vengeful, power-hungry (literally and figuratively) immoral man. If only he forgave Borden for his indirect participation in his wife’s death, then they would have had a peaceful life and Borden’s twin would have still been alive.
Although Hamlet plans to kill the king the entire play, he ultimately does so in an impulsive manner, acting purely on emotion rather than acting out a planned course of action. In this moment, Hamlet displays his feminine characteristics because women are characterized by impulsive behavior in the play and the inclination to act on emotion. In killing Polonius, Hamlet exemplifies his impulsiveness perfectly, as his murder was not premeditated, rather abrupt and based on emotion. Hamlet does not rationally think through killing Polonius, as the ideal Shakespearian man would, he simply acts out of his rage and does what first comes to mind—killing the intruder. Hamlet’s inclination towards acting out of emotion and without thought in all of these instances of impulsive action characterizes him as feminine, as women are traditionally considered creatures “of feeling” rather than “thinking” (Guo 91).
Amy’s cunningness is demonstrated by her unmistakable imagination, sneakiness and exceptional brilliance; as Sarah Ellis writes in the short story “Gore”. Amy is observed as cunning, by her hugely creative imagination. Being imaginative gives her the idea to be cunning because she uses her creativity to come up with clever schemes, wanting to mislead Lucas, her
The narrator 's’ fluency is meticulous and often opulent. It usually implies a revelation as a defense of sanity. In the tales of criminal insanity, the first-person narrators are the protagonists, focusing on their conflicts with hysteria and the law. In The Tell-tale Heart, Edgar Allan Poe uses many symbols such as, the Evil Eye, the watch, the narrator