Power can change people in a way that is incomprehensible. Power can make one so greedy that he/she will do anything for it and won’t let anyone, or thing stand in his/her way. The play Macbeth portrays this well, and clearly and therefore will be used throughout this essay by taking various quotes and examples to show the impact and consequences that the greed for power has on some people. This essay will also compare the character of some that get pulled in by this greed for power, and one that doesn’t get taken in by this greed for power. In Macbeth, the main character, Macbeth gets corrupted by the avarice for power.
He is manipulative and tells Othello to “observe her [Desdemona] well with Cassio” (Shakespeare, 3.3:197). Iago feeds Othello with countless lies and makes him miserable with something that is not factual. He is determined to get revenge and he does not realize Iago stands insincere. Furthermore, Iago is selfish when he tells Othello, “I am yours for ever” (3.3:479). He betrays Othello yet still let’s him depend on him for his own
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.
Deception and suspicion are powerful tools that can use trust and mistrust as weapons. Many think that the most powerful weapon is trust and honesty in a relationship but unfortunately suspense and deception over power it in most cases. This can be seen in the play Othello by William Shakespeare, when Othello gets tricked by Iago into thinking his wife is cheating on him and many more cases. In the article How Iago Explains the World, by Lee Siegel it highlights the fact that Iago’s deception and lies work out for him and that he in fact sees the world the right way. Deception overrules honesty in many occasions especially in Shakespeare’s tragedies.
This comes to show that manipulation can reveal the true feelings and thoughts about one another. In the beginning of Much Ado About Nothing Benedick and Beatrice are strong-willed people who fear falling in love will lead to heartbreak. This cause them to deny their affections towards each other. This then causes the other characters to interfere in their love life. Another, example of manipulation is when Hero and Claudio's love for each other is torn apart by the deviousness of Don John's actions For Instance, Claudio, Don Pedro, and Leonato plan to trick
Ophelia suspecting the cause of Hamlet’s madness to be his love for her is a clear example of dramatic irony as it shows her not grasping what is the real reason for him acting in that way. The conversation between Ophelia with Laertes and later on Polonius in Act 2 scene 1, leaves the audience with tension as Polonius says “This is the very ecstasy of love, / Whose violent property fordoes itself / And leads the will to desperate undertakings / As oft as any passion under heaven / That does afflict our natures.” (2.1. 102-106) The audience knows that the real reason of his madness is to distract attention from his investigation of the murder by leaving everyone concerned about his mental state. Shakespeare’s use of dramatic irony in this case
He has been told by the three witches, what going to happen, but not how, so he has become jaded about certain events that will transpire. The theme that constantly runs through the play is Greed. His lack of empathy shows he is way past the point of caring. Another theme is Betrayal,
By putting ideas of Desdemona cheating on Othello with Cassio inside of Othello’s head, Othello started imagining situations and having hallucinations. The speaker used pathos, an appeal to emotion, more predominantly than he did an appeal to reason. Whether the speaker’s convincing techniques only be ones of sexual desires or ones of love, the lovers will lose at death both her “Beauty” and his “ecchoing song”, which is a male impulse embodying the mistress in preservable form (Halli 61). The speaker will never be able to get her back after death, and that scares him; Othello also felt the same fear when he thought he was losing Desdemona to Cassius. Othello’s naiveness and numerous doubts are comparable to the mistress because both are torn between what they believe and whom they love.
Despite the fact that he at first does not have any vindictive considerations and thoughts, he in the long run becomes a murderer due to emotionally untrustworthy and jealousy. As you read the play it isn't basic to connect Othello with such spellbinding words as vain, however he is in each feeling of the word. Othello loses his tempers effortlessly as a kid does when disappointed and Iago knew how to play with his unsteady personality that produced because of the idea of his wife is heating on him. Also, obviously that is of course a lie. All
iii. 164-169). With his current position of power, he relies on his reputation too much and misuses his power to satisfy his lust by taking advantage of a woman in such a desperate state. Meanwhile, contrary to his claims that he has departed for a foreign land, the Duke has disguised as a friar, eavesdropping and spying on others to see the real face of Angelo and coming up with his own plans to clear the mess he is now creating. Pretending to be a friar, he listens to others’ secret confessions that he has no right to have an access to, he then lets him down saying that there will be no salvation for him, and drags Isabella further into despair by hiding her
Besides, the audience see Lady Macbeths is influencing her husband’s feelings by she is using her love as a weapon because she is saying do it or I will not love you. This is manipulative because she is cornering her husband, so he will have no option but to carry on with Duncan’s murder. Another example is when Lady Macbeth pulls
If there are obstacles in the way, Hamlet experiences anger, lack of reality, and dilutional behavior. He is extremely disorganized and loses touch with reality such as what is important and what is not. Hamlet puts relationships aside due to his obsession towards revenge. He is not only occupied by it, but he became mad from it. Hamlet loved Ophelia but his disorder got in the way.