“With all my love I do commend me to you” Throughout the play in The Tragedy of Hamlet, by William Shakespeare Hamlet’s love for Ophelia appears to be questionable. Does Hamlet really love Ophelia? Although, there are enough evidence in the play that shows Hamlet has no real love for Ophelia and he’s just playing with her emotions I feel like they provide enough evidence that shows he really does love her. He is this way towards her since he found out further details about his father’s death and has to act crazy in order for him to keep plotting and trying to reveal Claudius true intentions. I believe this causes the readers to doubt the love he feels for Ophelia.
During the play Iago seems to transform from slightly conniving to very sinister. This alone contributes to the interest factor of the play. It is later disclosed that Iago does not simply desire revenge for Othello making Cassio lieutenant, but because he believes Othello slept with his wife, Emilia. “For that I do suspect the lusty Moor hath leaped into my sea…” These assumptions lead to a buildup of jealousy and an explosion of revenge, which adds drama to the theme of betrayal by giving the original problem something more to feed off of. Iago also betrays Desdemona when he decides to break apart her loving relationship because of his own emotional distress.
Iago is a unique and complicated character. He is intelligent in that he is able to manipulate people and events in his favour, which he thrives on throughout the play, classifying him as the antagonist of the play. Driven by jealousy and hatred, Iago plots against Othello to destroy his character and reputation. Knowing that if he foolishly attacked such a respected man directly, he would be sentenced to death. As a result, he devises to use other people to obtain what he desires by influencing the characters in the play to suit his plan.
Thus credulous fools are // Caught”(). Iago uses words as his device to manipulate Desdemona’s reputation, to a point that her loyal husband no longer wants to look at her. Previously Iago hints his actions will alter the appearance of reality. He says “our//wills are gardeners” (3.3.440), and then tells
Much Ado About Nothing is one of William Shakespeare’s famous comedies. Even though it is a comedy, it plays with many ideas that would not connect to a modern day comedy like manipulation, abandonment at the altar, and deception. This play is known to be one of Shakespeare’s experiments on writing his manipulative characters such as Iago in Othello, one of his tragedies. He played with the concept of deceptive characters in many characters throughout this play. Deception and lies reveal many things about the characters in Much Ado About Nothing, they can be shown through tricking Benedick into falling in love and Don John tricking Claudio into thinking Don Pedro won Hero for himself and into thinking Hero cheated.
Deception is an essential element in any tragedy. Its' affects on the lives of the characters could be destructive or benign. In William Shakespeare's The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark deceit proves to be the very foundation of the play. Shakespeare builds on this idea of deceit between the characters, from the very beginning. The deceit that is practiced is imposed on others as well as self inflicted ultimately leading to a tragic ending.
Do people often get accused of doing the right thing? Or is it always being accused of the wrong? In the play Othello by Shakespeare Desdemona is being accused of cheating on her newly wedded husband Othello. When she has been nothing but loyal to him, even loyal to him over her own father.Iago feed’s Othello these lies at times of vulnerability, and drops all these hints slowly. Making a puzzle in Othello’s mind,and convinces him everything Iago says is true.
During her moment of truth, Emilia accepts punishment for her naivete towards her husband 's evil plot and redeems her damaged character. Distraught from Desdemona 's death, Emilia asks Iago if he really has done what she fears, she declares “Disprove this villain if thou be’st a man” On the surface, Emilia is telling Iago that he is to tell Othello what he did if he “man” enough to publicly acknowledge his true evil, as much of his treachery is sneaky and underhanded. Additionally, asking Iago if he “be’st a man” also insinuates that Iago is not a man, but rather a malicious demon that is not human. Later in the scene, Iago tells Emilia to go home and she replies with “T’is proper I obey him, but not now Perchance, Iago, I will never go home” To be “proper” is to be suitable or appropriate. Emilia is expected to follow all of her husband 's commands yet when Emilia says that she will never go home she means that she will never take orders from her husband again now that she knows the atrocities he committed.
His plans to interfere in the relationship between Claudio and Hero led to devastating results and of course the embarrassing weeding ceremony. Another point turning deception is Hero’s death. If it was not for this deception her virtue would not be restored and wouldn’t be reunited with Claudio. Also we might question the necessity of some of the deception in the play like the conversation between Don Pedro and Beatrice at the ball. In my opinion deception in this play creates mixed messages and it is up to the characters as well the audience what to consider of those mixed and sometimes confusing messages.
The male characters that use her in their schemes have no regard for her wellbeing. Ophelia is merely a convenient tool to be exploited and manipulated (Chen 2). Polonius uses Ophelia to gain favor; Laertes, to belittle Hamlet; Claudius, to spy on Hamlet; Hamlet, to express rage at Gertrude and Hamlet again, to express his feigned madness with her as decoy. All the manipulation that Ophelia experiences have a major impact on her physiological state of mind, all the male characters that use her for personal gain are physiologically abusing her. Claudius and Polonius use Ophelia in their plan to spy on Hamlet, this is shown when Claudius