Maria, Sir Toby, Sir Andrew, and Fabian trick Malvolio into thinking Lady Olivia has fallen in love with him. Feste makes Malvolio think he is talking to a man named Sir Topas in the dark chamber with him. These are all crucial examples of how deception varies the mindset and views of the characters. The first example of deception in the play is Viola disguising herself as a man. To gain employment under Duke Orsino she masquerades herself as Cesario, and tricks everyone she comes in contact with.
Some may think that it is Friar´s fault, for making the plan to get Romeo and Juliet married. And it can also be said that it is Benvolio 's who helped Romeo meet Juliet by taking him to the party. However, this is not true because it is Romeo who follows through these plans or advises to make these plans due to his unwise decisions. Afterall, he asked Friar to marry them ¨I’ll tell thee as we pass, but this I pray: That thou consent to marry us today¨ (Shakespeare 2.3.63-64). He requests Friar to get them married while Friar is not happy with him falling in love with another person all of a sudden.
In the Shakespearean play Romeo and Juliet, the play is mainly ran by the bad choices Romeo and Juliet make. These many hasty decisions eventually led to the death of the two star crossed lovers. Some of the decisions that will be mentioned here will be: Romeo getting involved in Mercutio and Tybalt’s “duel”, the Friar agreeing to marry Romeo and Juliet, and the two lovers rushing into marriage. To begin, one of the impetuous decisions Romeo makes: Getting involved in Mercutio and Tybalt.“Hold Tybalt! Good Mercutio!” Romeo should have just stayed out of these two “dueling”(although it wasn’t really fighting) because had he stayed out Mercutio wouldn’t have been killed and the law would have caught up with Tybalt for dueling
In Shakespeare’s, “Romeo and Juliet” Friar Laurence is to blame for Romeo and Juliet’s deaths because he is devious and has a poor planning ability. 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 the play A Midsummer’s Night Dream by William Shakespeare, many of the characters relentlessly pursue their goals in the face of illogical decisions, and, while fictional items such as the “love-in-idleness” flower are used to explain the character’s sudden love for each other, the play does illustrate how love and ambition can lead to unforeseen consequences. For example, when Puck accidently anointed Lysander’s eyes with the “love-in-idleness” juice, he started a chain of events leading to Lysander and Demetrius fighting over Helena while Hermia is treated as though she is worthless. Moreover, at one point, Lysander and Demetrius even threatened to duel each other when Lysander awoke after being anointed with the flower 's juice and said, "Where is Demetrius? O, how fit a word is that vile name to perish on my sword" (61). This shows how the character’s love for certain other characters, and their ambition to pursue said love, can lead to the destruction of previous relationships and lead them to make dangerous decisions.
When Romeo seeks for Friar Lawrence’s help, in terms of the marriage with Juliet, Friar Lawrence warns Romeo that he is moving too fast and claims, “A young men’s love then lies/Not truly in their hearts, but in their eyes” (II.iii.71-72). Romeo bases his love based on the appearance of a person, instead of one’s inner characteristics. Also, he falls in and out of love easily. When Romeo receives a message about Juliet’s death, he immediately buys poison to kill himself. In addition, he doesn’t ponder the reason for Juliet’s death, but acts emotionally by drinking the poison, which leads to the tragedy.
Mercutio taunts him, saying “that dreamers often lie,” and rants about the fictional Queen Mab (Shakespeare I.iv.50-115). Romeo adamancy ultimately succumbs after calming Mercutio, and after a final hesitation, goes to the masque.
Jealousy is a common flaw in both men and women and it can cause them to do things that they normally would not. In literature, stories often have a protagonist with tragic flaw which lead to a tragic downfall. Othello’s is a tragic hero and this means he has a tragic flaw which is jealousy. Because Othello is a jealous man it is easy for him to believe that his wife Desdemona would cheat on him with his second in command Cassio without solid or visual evidence, but he believes Iago’s words and lies. Othello’s jealousy causes him to do things that in the beginning of the play he could never imagine.
In the play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream written by William Shakespeare, Oberon is the root of all the problems, and causes mischief. His meddlesome and narcissistic characteristics causes several issues. Although he tries to find the solution to problems, Oberon often makes the situation worse, such as the example when he tries to make the lovers fall in love with each other. Instead of succeeding, he makes the four lovers fight. Other examples are, when he makes Titania fall in love with Bottom, and when he tries to fix the problem Puck made.
Shakespeare uses disguise in the play to show several confusions and internal conflicts between the characters, proving how malleable and deluded some human attractions can be. Shakespeare uses Viola (Cesario) as an example of a mechanism that can throw internal conflicts into temporary chaos. Viola willingly faces whatever comes in her way. Her love for Duke Orsino seems too constant and true, unlike the other characters in the play. The temporary chaos of the play is when Viola falls in love with Orsino, who falls in love with Olivia, who on the other hand falls in love with Viola’s disguise, Cesario.