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
Othello’s actions are motivated in the belief that Desdemona has been dishonest, however; Iago has blinded Othello with his dishonesty. Othello’s quest for honesty allows him to be manipulated by the fear of dishonesty and therefore he becomes oblivious to falsehood. Through Othello, Shakespeare raises the idea of honest reputation, and how quickly it can be ruined by dishonesty in the shape of
His feigned madness is maintained because it allows him to continue with his plans. This madness is not, however, sustained when guard is unnecessary. Maybe Hamlet thought too much, but he thought as a sane man would. He commits no actions without reason, and he is far too astute and organized to be proclaimed mentally unstable. Hamlet’s portrayal of a madman is also very complex because it allows not only his points to be made, but in a believably insane way, which contrasts greatly with the expected ramblings of a truly insane
Claudius, Gertrude, Rosencrantz, Guildenstern are guilty of this. Claudius shows his hypocrisy by lying to everyone about his crime against Hamlet’s father and expressing his guilt over it. One of the most disappointing acts of hypocrisy occur when Rosencrantz and Guildenstern betray Hamlet. They were supposed to be his confidants and the people who were looking out for Hamlet’s best interest but, they failed.
Another instance of how jealousy could blind one from distinguishing the truth would be how Othello cannot see past Iago’s deceiving lies. After just being manipulated to doubt his own wife, Desdemona, Othello speaks to himself, “this fellow’s of exceeding honesty and knows all quantities, with a learned spirit, of all humans, if I do prove her haggard.” Othello is constantly insecure of himself, though he never would imagine Desdemona cheating on him, Iago managed to “plant a seed” into Othello’s mind. Manipulating him that Desdemona is having an affair and he should keep a close eye on her. Now that Iago has managed to make Othello jealous, Othello would never see where and and when Iago is deceiving
In the intensity of his wrath, Lear feels that what he is doing is right though in actuality, he fails to see that his ignorance has brought him to powerless position. These actions display Lear's foolishness as he places power into the hands of individuals who express charm and false love through meaningless words. The blind act Lear commits causes the tragic chain of events that follow throughout the play. Essentially, it takes Lear to fall to the utter depths of despair in order to recognize his misjudgements. He plummets during the great storm and exclaims the
Like many things, Hamlet is intelligent and honorable, but his indecisiveness is the cause of his tragic downfall. In the play Hamlet, William Shakespeare portrays that Hamlet is very incapable of finishing the task at hand. Throughout the drama Hamlet faces many trials and tribulations due to his late father Hamlet, who was murderously killed by Claudius. His inability to kill Claudius and himself is one grand flaw of an epic hero. After King Hamlets passing, Hamlet entered an unknown state of mind that not only feared others for his wellbeing, but also feared himself.
Why does Othello not investigate Iago's accusations? Why does Othello not seek his own proof of Desdemona's betrayal? Othello has several reasons for not investigating the claims against Desdemona’s infidelity. First othello trust Iago, you know this for the fact that othello calls iago “honest iago” throughout the play.
His madness is guided by what his memory and lack of memory dictates. But it could be argued that Hamlet did possessed a certain means of control over his memory. During the excerpt, Hamlet stated, “I’ll wipe away all trivial fond records” (1.5.99). This quote raises the question of which memories did Hamlet not find trivial and foolish, and worth maintaining. One notable set of memories he retained were those of Horatio.
His illusions about the world, knowing that ' 'the time came out of joint”, are dispelled, since he recognizes that the world is full of lies, deceit, and wrongdoing, and that - in relation to all of this - he is powerless to do anything and revert it to the previous state (Shakespeare 1.5.943). He becomes hesitant about the revenge and the purpose of retaliation on the pretext of needing new evidence. In order to find them, Hamlet, very prudent and a good actor, takes on the role of a madman. Lost in the role, he radically changes his looks, movement, facial expression, dress code, and language. The language and words he uses are no longer an expression of wisdom and knowledge, but a means to designed madness.
Deception always has many perspectives; the truth, the fabrication, and how it is interpreted. An individual’s ability to deceive defines their effectiveness as a perpetrator. Within Julia Alvarez’s In the Time of the Butterflies and William Shakespeare’s Othello, the antagonists of each convey themselves as divine, therefore attempting to distract from their misconduct and represent themselves sincerely.