This shows how the character’s love for certain other characters, and their ambition to pursue said love, can lead to the destruction of previous relationships and lead them to make dangerous decisions. Another example of the characters making illogical decisions because of their ambition is in the beginning of the play when Egeus takes Hermia, Lysander, and Demetrius to Theseus and asks him to force his daughter to marry Demetrius lest she becomes a nun or faces death. While Egeus uses the possible death sentence as simply a threat and does not mean to actually execute his daughter, his ambition does blind him from seeing his daughter’s feelings and
You clearly fail to realize that in this respect, your strictures should be aimed, not at me, but at Fortune, who frequently raises the unworthy to positions of eminence and leaves the worthless in low estate." (pg 338) Ghismonda starts a powerful argument that terminates that pushes a notion further about how easily people construe the meaning of honor. Tancredi condemned Guiscardo because of his social rank and nothing much more. He would rather be right in his misjudgement than accept his morals have been coerced by a situation out of his control- this being Ghismonda in love with the
Iago does not even know for sure whether or not Othello did sleep with his wife but Iago is going to act as if it is. Not only that, his revenge is clearly going to be very malicious, and for Iago to go through with this revenge with one of his reasons not even confirmed to him, too. That is just a sign of a very jealous man.
You too, Ismene, Snake in my ordered house, sucking my blood Stealthily…(2.124-126) Creon’s misguided assumption that the sister duo aims for his throne was driven by his greed for power and need to keep that power absolute. When Creon’s power is threatened by Antigone defiance of the law, his first reaction is to question her motives and assume that she wants to take hold of his power. Without any power Creon cannot properly function because he needs to fuel the greed that consumes him. Additionally, Creon’s headstrong nature makes him unable to listen to others warnings. Tiresias attempts to warn Creon about the punishment he saw, but Creon
The third comparison if how both travellers have corrupt desires. The Pardoner wants money and uses his profession as a pardoner to rob people of their money; in relation to how the Wife of Bath uses her sexual abilities to trick men and bribe them to give her things and do whatever she says.[TS3-Comparison]. The Wife of Bath talks about virginity and chastity and how it is a great perfection, like Christ, but she explains that she is not this type and will use her abilities in marriage in her favor. [CE5]. “But Christ, the fountain of perfection, did not instruct every person to go sell all that he had and give to the poor, and in such a fashion follow him and his footsteps.
As one digs deeper into the intentions of Joy, they shall find that Joy was trying to lure Manley into having sex with her so she can prove his religion to be wrong. Having sex before marriage is a sin. By breaking this man of his religious views, she would corrupt him into
Candide's carelessness can also come from his love for Cunegonde, his lover. The reader may assume that Candide’s love for Cunegonde blinds his judgement and results irresponsible and inattentive behavior. “When a man is in love, is jealous, and has been flogged by the Inquisition, he becomes lost to all reflection” (Voltaire pg 22). What Voltaire was trying to say was that a man is not himself when he is in love or is jealous. All Candide wants is to return to his lover so he would do anything to see her again.
The major question that is still argued about to this day, regarding Hamlet, is “is hamlet insane?”. Throughout the entire play Hamlet himself puts on a sort of “charade” to hide his evil intentions and buy himself some time to commit his uncle for his crimes. He acts out so he won’t be seen as a threat and sent away before he can make his move. Although many people are aware of the deceiving plots that they are conceiving, Hamlet isn’t fully aware that he is deceiving himself. He doesn’t realize what he is doing wrong
Shakespeare’s The Tempest is often considered fiction and finds content in expressing characteristics of both the main character, Prospero and differences in the power dynamics affecting his characters. Shakespeare often uses groups of characters to emphasize the complexity of their surroundings and effects on their behavior. The overall repetition of complications faced or caused in relation to Prospero and play an enormous role in the plot, helping to develop both the his feelings and the emotional ties of others regarding him. Shakespeare also varies the diction to place emphasis on the power dynamic and relationships observed between thespians. In comparison, the inconsistency between diction depicts the power dynamics observed in the play.
But, Othello did not seem to think so. This caused Iago to feel like he wasn 't appreciated and he vowed to get revenge on Othello. He got his revenge by working Othello 's mind to believe that Desdemona was cheating on him with Cassio. After Iago got Cassio drunk one night, Cassio lost his place as lieutenant. Iago suggested that he go plead to Desdemona to show her he is a good man, and then she would convince Othello.
I can tell that his feeling are eating him up and that he is trying so hard to hide his evident feelings for me. Elizabeth is brainwashing him into thinking that he is in love with her. I must save him from this devil of a woman. Elizabeth will not change for him. However, I can become anyone for
The Friar new it was a bad idea because he said, “But come, young waverer, come, go with me, In one respect I’ll thy assistant be…” This means that the friar will help Romeo with his secret wedding. Therefore the Friar Knew it was a bad idea, due to the fact that he called it a “secret” wedding. The Friar may have thought that he was just helping two young innocent lovers unite with each other in marriage, but what the only thing he did was make their lives more complicated. Just think about it, if the friar had never married Romeo and Juliet, it would have given