man. This conflict is an external problem. The main issue is that Chillingworth tortures Dimmesdale because he suspects that Dimmesdale was the one that committed the sin along side of Hester. When the people think that Dimmesdale is sick it’s because he is just so righteous but it’s mainly because of the fact that his secret is being tortured and pulled out of him, by Roger Chillingworth. Also another problem of man vs. Man is Pearl and Hester.
For example, when Roderigo shouts, “an old black ram is tupping your white ewe!” Shouting racial slurs about Othello, blatantly calling him black and constantly referring him to an animal says that Roderigo is jealous that Othello has managed to win Desdemona’s love. Insulting Othello is cruel and is a malicious act on Roderigo’s behalf, but his motivation for being so vengeful is that he is extremely jealous of Othello. Another example of how Shakespeare conveys that jealousy is the motivation behind committing malicious acts is when Iago states he will ruin Othello, “I hate the Moor, and it is thought abroad, that ‘twixt my sheets. Has done my office. I know not if’t be true, but I, for mere suspicion in that kind, will do as if for surety.” Iago hears rumors of Othello possibly sleeping with his wife.
Manipulation of the African Race in Othello In William Shakespeare’s Othello, racism is a principal theme that drives the plot of the entire play. An outlier in Venice, Othello the moor or African, is targeted by his ensign Iago because Cassio who seems to be unqualified, was promoted to a lieutenant before he was. Iago is driven by envy and jealousy and creates a confusing and elaborate plan to deprive Cassio of his position. Iago also shares these envious motives with Roderigo, a man lusting over Othello’s wife. These two villains slander Othello to the point of eradicating any pity the audience could have developed towards Othello.
In William Shakespeare’s Othello, Iago is a very vindictive and manipulative person and is able to manipulate everyone in a successful ploy to ruin Othello’s life. He verbalizes that his motivation for getting revenge on Othello is because Othello gives Cassio, rather than Iago, the position Iago thinks he deserved, but it goes much deeper than that. Iago is driven by jealousy to seek revenge because Othello has more power, a better marriage, and Othello has more achievements and gets more recognition for them. After Iago becomes Othello’s lieutenant, he chooses not to end his revenge at this point, even though he could have, because of his envy of Othello. Iago is very envious of the power Othello has.
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
In the thought provoking play, Much Ado About Nothing, a character named Don John displayed very unchristian like thoughts and actions. Throughout the play, Don John became a very jealous individual, this led him to lie multiple times, and demonstrate a dastard attitude. Don John claims himself as a trouble maker, and he doesn`t fail to disappoint. Many main characters such as Hero, Claudio, and Don Pedro were greatly affected by Don John’s deceptive plots. By making no efforts to change his displeasing habits, Don John creates unnecessary jealously, deceitfulness and a finally a fleeing coward.
One form of power is discrimination power, Iago expresses this to Othello, announcing that he is a worthless animal “an old black ram” (1:1), racial slues are used as Iago’s emotions towards Othello are jealousy, envy and the desire for his power this is to show the hatred Iago has for Othello. As we know Iago is an impolite and manipulative character throughout the play he admits that he is dishonest “I will wear my heart upon his sleeve” (1:1). This is a metaphor as Iago will never be his true self and show his true emotions. Political power is used a lot in Othello in many different contexts. After a drunk night out with Roderigo, Cassio finds himself regretting his last night decisions “Oh, I have lost my reputation!” (2:3) tone is used
Jealousy is a major theme in Othello and this is illustrated through characterisation and the use of imagery. From the beginning of othello, the audience is aware iago is driven by jealousy and uses it as a tool to bring about the downfall of othello. His machiavellian nature was immediately shown when he stated “I follow him to serve my turn upon him.” The characterisation of Othello from the quiet and contemplated military pioneer to the visually impaired, infuriated 'darker demon ' that responders witness at last stresses, the powerful toxic substance that is jealousy. The remote chance of Desdemona 's unfaithfulness and the subject of her devotion are terrible for "valiant" Othello, he would rather "the general camp, Pioneers and all, had tasted her sweet body" than to have questions coasting in
It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing” (V, V, 24-28). Life is nothing more than an illusion, being said MacBeth has been misguided into thinking he was the greatest alive until losing things with meaning. Guided through the play, MacBeth conveys great ambition and solitude. MacBeth makes the fatal mistake of letting his ambition take control creating an effect of hamartia. MacBeth’s hamartia is him putting ambition first which causes him to be violent and brutal.
‘Iago is such a disturbing villain because he seems to have no real motives for his evil.’ How far and in what ways do you agree with this view? Iago is nothing more than a devious mastermind and Machiavellian of the Shakespearean tragedy, Othello. Whilst Iago does try to communicate multiple reasons for his motives in wanting to destroy Cassio and Othello these are mere rationalisations and excuses to provide justification for his evil actions and can only be accepted when analysing Othello on a surface level. Looking into Othello further we can see that Iago is a power thirsty character that dwells in his corruption and evil which makes him such a disturbing villain. Iago gives a sheer numbers of excuses to try and prove his ulterior motives, conveniently adding new reasons for his hate every time he needs to encourage Roderigo to do something for him.