Jean- Baptiste Molière uses irony many times throughout the play, but more specifically when Tartuffe describes himself as a sinner. For example in act three scene six, “Tartuffe: Yes, my brother, I’m wicked through and through. The most miserable of sinners, I. Filled with iniquity, I should die.”(Moliere 175). Moliere portrays Tartuffe blameful by agreeing to his love for Elmire.
On line twenty two he uses Lucifer as an allusion. He refers to him to as a deceptive evil person. He feels like he is an evil person and there is no hope in going back again. He feels like this with him getting dismissed from his job just made his life fell like nothing. He feels like Lucifer.
As Cassio leaves and Othello enters, Othello asks Iago if it was Cassio who had just left the company of Desdemona; Cassio responds: “Cassio, my lord? No, sure, I cannot think it that he would steal away so guiltylike [sic], seeing your coming”(III.III.41-43). (4.) In this display of intelligence, Iago is cleverly using reverse psychology to plant a very small, but still present, thought that maybe Cassio is having an affair with Desdemona. This is especially important as it kick-starts the rest of the plan of revenge.
In Moliere’s Tartuffe, Orgon is the patriarch head of household who is blinded by the hypocrite Tartuffe. Through out the play, Orgon rejects reason and is not able to see through Tartuffe’s evil plans against him. Orgon’s entire family tries to warn him about the fraud Tartuffe is but he does not listen. There is one point in the play where Orgon finally comes to his senses. This is a scene that I enjoyed reading, as it is humorous and full of mockery.
The illusion of light reveals Blanche’s identity behind her perplexing mask. Aggressiveness and pleasure are unpredictable in regards to her sadistic ambitions for humiliating others, such as Stella and Mitch. Blanche symbolizes a pitiful shadow cloak in darkness that can cause men pain and suffering. Her sins will drown in a hollow shell of regret and doubt. In Act V, Williams characterizes Blanche’s desire for a man to adore her: “Because of hard knocks my vanity’s been given.
In William Shakespeare's tragedy, Othello, Shakespeare uses the adjective “honest” several times throughout the tragedy to create a sense of irony using the antagonist, Iago, who is constantly dishonest and deceitful to everyone despite claiming he is of honest reputation. Iago is perceived as a very honest man whom Othello, the protagonist, trusts. However, it can be repeatedly seen by the audience that Iago is not honest or trustworthy at all. He lies to create issues for Othello out of jealousy and revenge, yet continues to conceal his true nature through boasting that he is honest and playing victim. An example of how Shakespeare uses the word “honest” with irony is when Othello referred to Iago as “Honest Iago”(1.3.290) or when Othello claims “Iago is most honest”(2.3.17).
In this play, Desdemona is loyal to her trusty companion, Othello. However, Iago has a devilish scheme to paint the image of cheat in Othello’s mind. Iago was disgruntled that he was passed over for a promotion and Cassio, “As masterly as he: mere prattle, without practice” (1.1.27) was given a more substantial rank. He wanted Cassio dead and he thought that the way to do this was to have Othello kill him. During this time, when Othello spots Desdemona with Cassio, Othello takes it out on her, thinking that she didn’t really love him.
Parenting in William Shakespeare’s Hamlet Parenting requires selflessness, trust, and humility. These are qualities that Polonius, the father of Laertes and Ophelia, lacks. He uses his children for his own selfish reasons knowing the detrimental effects it will have on them. Furthermore, he is hypocritical because he gives them advice that he does not follow himself. Worst of all, Polonius does not trust his children, but his suspicions never have solid grounds for the actions he takes.
She’ll not die with me just standing there. And as for you— your eyes will never see my face again. So let your rage charge on among your friends who want to stand by you in this.” (Lines 871-875) Haemon is torn between loyalty to his father and his love for Antigone, but in the end decides to follow his heart and turn on his father in order to make an attempt to save Antigone. In summation, Haemon and Creon have contrasting motivations that result in Creon developing into a tragic hero. The conflicting motivations of Creon and Haemon’s characters advance the plot and themes of loyalty and love in order for Creon to realize his ego and selfishness would lead to his
The Queen Gertrude thought of his action to be rash and bloody. When Hamlet heard this he strikes back at his mother with a rude comment saying that it was almost as rash and bloody as murdering a king and marrying his brother (3. 4. 26-28). Hamlet shows some signs of insanity in these few examples.