First of all, the character Othello’s love for his wife Desdemona is soiled by Iago putting false images into Othello’s head that his wife is being unfaithful to him which ultimately leads him to kill his own wife because of his vulnerability and insecurity towards the pure love he had for her. Othello starts to feel things that he has never felt before towards his wife, “I had rather be a toad/And live upon the vapor of a dungeon /Than keep a corner in the thing I love/ For others' uses. Yet 'tis the plague of great ones” (3.3.311-14).
The play “Othello” by Shakespeare is about a man who eloped with the senator’s daughter. Then became deeply in love. The play also includes a man named Iago who hates the general Othello because he gave the lieutenant position in favor for Cassio. As a result, Iago decided to play devil and manipulate Othello’s mind by telling him that his wife Desdemona committed adultery with Cassio. Which lead Iago asking his wife Emilia to steal Desdemona’s handkerchief so he can place it in Cassio’s bedroom.
Here, Iago has completely warped Othello’s mind into thinking that he should kill his wife, the love of his life. The manipulation stops at nothing, even when it starts to consist of the death of innocent people. Iago’s power is extremely destructive because he is culpable for innocent Desdemona’s death, which ultimately leads to Othello’s death as well. Iago’s form of manipulation is commonplace in today’s society.
Later on in the play, Dr. Carrasco’s pessimistic personality comes into play yet again. He is disguised as the “Knight of Mirrors,” the great enchanter. Knight of Mirrors: “Thy lady... is an alley cat!” (69). The Knight of Mirrors uses that quote to describe Aldonza.
When the Friar married Romeo and Juliet it wasn't for the sake of love. The Friar's alterier motive was in hopes to stop the feud between the Montagues and Capulets. As stated by the Prince in Act 1, "By thee, old Capulet, and Montague, Have thrice disturb’d the quiet of our streets,
Go, get thee hence, for I will not away. [Exit Friar Laurence] (5.3.155-160) Friar Laurence is the most to blame as he secretly marries the lovers, he hides Romeo, and he provides Juliet with the sleeping potion; moreover, he leaves the emotionally vulnerable Juliet when he could have forced her out of the tomb with him. His failure to speak with the parents and seek to ameliorate their hatred and his other actions go completely against his religious vows as well as being unconscionable. When Juliet 's father insisted that Juliet marry Paris, she could have been honest and told him why she could not marry Paris; instead, she beats around the bush and asks to delay the marriage instead.
In Act IV, Scene I, the harsh events that followed Hero`s humiliation were all because of Claudio`s unintelligent choice to believe Don John, the obvious villain. In Claudio`s defense, he might have been drunk while Don John was deceiving him. However, this is no excuse for his false accusation of
Lady Macbeth persuades and manipulates Macbeth by pointing out his insecurities successfully and pressuring him into murdering the king. Along with this, Lady Macbeth also questions Macbeth’s manhood and masculinity when he does not want to carry out the plan when she says “When you durst do it, then you were a man;//And to be more than what you were, you would//Be so much more the man” (Shakespeare 1.7.49-51). By saying these things, Lady Macbeth persuades her husband to believe that murdering the king will be his redemption from being a
In the beginning, he is depressed for the death of his father and the fact that his mother remarried so quickly. Stating that his “flesh” would “melt”, meaning he wanted to die. The difference of the madness between Hamlet and Martha is that Hamlet went mad on purpose. Although it can be seen that Martha did as well to escape the fact that she did not actually have children and she went mad to make up her own son to fill the void. Hamlet tells Horatio that he is going to “feign madness.”
Friar Laurence is to blame because of his devious and secretive nature. First, Friar Laurence agrees to perform a forbidden marriage without Romeo and Juliet’s family’s approval. Friar Laurence states, “In one respect, I’ll thy assistant to be; For this alliance may so happy prove to turn your household’s rancor to pure love” (Shakespeare 1031). This quote displays Friar Laurence’s devious nature because he had agreed to marry Romeo and Juliet, thinking that it would solve the rivalry between the two families even though it was against who he was, his morals, and his religion. In addition to him simply agreeing to marry the two, Friar Laurence
Instead he told him to follow Othello and watch him because he knows Othello will kill Desdemona that night. Othello is filled with so much jealousy that he can’t see reason. Iago has brainwashed him so much he is to the point of no return. Emilia has tried to tell Othello that Desdemona has been a faithful good wife to him and the moment she leaves, he starts talking trash because he can’t believe it. I find it funny that she was kinda trash talking the person who told Othello wrong about his wife because in fact it was her own husband.
By planting the idea into Othello 's mind that his wife, Desdemona, is having an affair with his lieutenant, Iago transforms the once rational Othello into a creature. Through this, the audience learns that it is not Iago 's actions, but rather his words that enabled the monster that is jealousy to be unleashed within Othello. Through his subtle suggestions of “Desdemona should not be trusted”, since she has 'deceived her father ', Iago encourages the on-start of jealousy within Othello. The dangers of the spoken word is further shown through Iago 's manipulation of Othello. Throughout the play, Iago doesn 't show much action but instead he is a character known
Iago has a desire to destroy the lives of Othello and Desdemona because he thinks that Othello slept with his wife. This makes Iago villainous because he is planning destruction. Iago’s goal is to devastate Othello’s life to seek revenge. Iago possess pernicious traits because he destroys his life and marriage, as well as the marriage between Othello and Desdemona.
Desdemona 's father, Brabantio, is jealous during the beginning of the tragedy. He is upset that his daughter had not trusted him enough to tell him that she was going to marry Othello. When he is awoken in the middle of the night he blames Othello for drugging her and forcing her to marry him. After their conversation with the Duke about the marriage Brabantio says to Othello, "Look to her, Moor, if thou hast eyes to see: She has deceived her father, and may thee" (1.3.291). Iago reminds Othello about Brabantio’s comment and it causes some feeling towards the end of the tragedy and helps Iago convince Othello into thinking that Desdemona has been unfaithful because of how her father says if she betrays me why wouldn’t she betray him.
The understanding of someone’s nature allows the perpetrator to target their victim mentally by manipulation as well as their perspective during different situations. In the play “Othello by Shakespeare, Iago is able to manipulate others and use others perspective on situations to demolish others. Iago uses his manipulative skills and his understanding of others perspectives to destroy others as well as fulfill his evil intentions. Iago’s knowledge on human nature allows him to easily understand other’s perspectives and manipulate his victim Othello. Iago is able to destroy Othello’s trust with Desdemona due to his understanding Othello’s perception on situations regarding Desdemona and Cassio.