The whole play of Hamlet by William Shakespeare is filled with relationships that either shape or influence Hamlets quest for vengeance and ultimately ends in tragedy. The romantic relationships in the play have a major impact and eventually leads to the death of all the central characters in them. The patriarchal power struggle at Elsinore leads to the death of the women and eventually Claudius ' and Hamlet 's as well. Hamlet is cunning, calculated and intelligent. His continuous puns, insinuations and theatrical behaviour could suggest that he is indeed acting mad in order to achieve vengeance for his father.
Claudius possesses all the qualities of a villain: ambition, greed, jealousy, selfishness,dishonesty,tyranny. He does not hesitate before he kills his brother being driven by jealousy and power thirst. Claudius is an example of the monstrous-like people of the society becauseClaudius commits the biggest of dishonesty: towards his own blood. The problem with Claudius is that between honesty and betrayal he chooses betrayal, between love and selfishness he would go for selfishness. All that selfishness causes his life to lack love and that is what leads him to destruction.
That’s a thoughtless move. If you think that’s foolish, then would you kill you own brother for someone that doesn’t love you back, and then kill your own kids just to get revenge on them? now that’s a monster. Euripides portrays Medea as a ruthless person by showing that Medea did not hesitate to kill her own children in order to get her revenge on Jason. It is showing that women can be driven into monstrous act when they are abused.
William Shakespeare is a well renowned author who is known for showing all human aspects. In the tale of Othello, Shakespeare displays the two most destructive human emotions: vengeance and hatred. In the tale, the two characters, Iago and Othello provide the basis for unfolding tales of lies, deception, intrigue, hate and envy. Iago’s character uses manipulation of multiple people to enact his vengeance against Othello who he believes committed adultery with Iago’s wife Emilia. To plot his revenge, Iago spins his own web of lies from planting the idea in Othello’s head that his wife is sleeping with his lieutenant, Cassio.
How Claire controls the characters around her is best examined in the manner in which she carries out justice. Koby and Loby 's punishment are cruel and unconventional however they match their crime perfectly "Butler: What did you swear, Walter Perch and Jakob Duckling, before the court in Güllen? / The Pair: That we slept with Clara, that we slept with Clara." (33). The witnesses ' failure to testify truthfully equated to the punishment of blindness and castration for lying about what they saw and performed sexually.
As a result of Miss Havisham’s method in raising Estella, she grows up to be a cold hearted, irresponsible person. All in all, Miss Havisham manipulates Estella as redemption for her own life and a tool to take revenge. Thus, developing a great consequence on the main character of Great Expectations, Pip. Pip, who becomes smitten by Estella and her beauty, is driven to become a gentleman and alter himself to attract Estella. Subsequently, his ambition to charm Estella leads him to be beguiled and subjugated by her.
Medea was a priestess which made her familiar with the concept of sacrifice. At the point of time when she killed her children, she was not a mother but solely a priestess. This portrays Euripedes’ belief that victims who are betrayed turn against their tormentor and everything related to their tormentor. Even though Medea wins over Jason by filling it with pain and sorrow, she does lose a lot. The phrase “Medea why lie down with death?” shows Medea’s desire to exchange her marriage bed with a death bed due to the intense pain she went through.
The second tragedy consists of Orestes killing Aegisthus and his mother in order to take revenge. Orestes is then attacked by Furies, symbolizing the wrath and vengeance by tormenting Orestes for the rest of his life. The final play consists of Orestes pleading to Athena for help, in order to release the Furies whom have taken it upon themselves to take revenge for Clytemnestra. Athena holds a trial at Athens, to determine if Orestes was correct for enacting his revenge, and comes to the conclusion that he is. Thus, the Furies are to be kept at Athens and become goddesses called the Eumenides and will help good people and yet torture bad people.
In the eye of the audience Iago is a manipulative, deceptive and jealous character whose only plan is to retaliate against Othello. Iago is believed throughout the play to be a valiant confidante, but in fact he is the villain in the play, eventually resulting in the death of everyone surrounding Othello. His carefully planned actions ensures this scheme which is driven by his jealousy of Othello’s position. His deep rooted strategy reveals the true complexity of his character. He is depicted as a malicious villain who uses deception, and manipulation to account for his jealousy in order to create the demise of those who oppose his ideas.
Much like these individuals, Iago, from William Shakespeare’s, Othello, is truly diabolical. Throughout the play, he commits atrocious acts towards Cassio and Roderigo. Withal, by getting Cassio drunk and stabbing him as well as using Roderigo as a purse and murdering him, Iago exemplifies his contemptible nature and his twisted character. Furthermore, Iago is also truly immoral because of his acts towards Cassio. Iago commits atrocious acts to Cassio in order to attain revenge for not being named lieutenant instead of Cassio.