Pride, greed, and lust drove Iago to poisoning Desdemona 's father and eventually ruining the marriage between Desdemona and Othello. In his play, he approach the problems the world faces in a comedic manner. People let greed and lust persuade them to do crazy things. Othello and Iago are foil characters in Othello. Iago let his vengeful ways and deceitful motives alter his decisions while Othello appears in the opening acts as the very personification of self control”(Harbage).
Satirical literature has repeatedly proven the importance of examining and deriding aspects of society that the author feels must change. Satirists express their criticism of mankind 's foolishness and vices through the use of irony and exaggeration, while still maintaining a playful undertone. A satirical literature is considered successful when the lighthearted mockery complements the authors insightful message. Both Pride and Prejudice and 1984 are successful satires. However, 1984 more effectively satirizes the impact of constraints on individual freedom, the difficulties due to class structures, and mankind’s lack of natural sympathy.
He states that “The younger rises when the old doth fall” (3.4.25). Edmund’s character showed how his greed, disguised as loyal service, can lead to the manipulation, betrayal and demise of the characters around him. In the beginning of the play, Edmund delivers a soliloquy about the injustice of how he is treated as a bastard son. This can be seen in the
Wilde utilizes the play as a criticism for the upper class, which demonstrates their ignorance towards ideas and situations that actually matter to the rest of British society. Further explaining Wilde’s aesthetic writing style, Ellmann focuses on how the characters’ foolish behavior portrays an honest interpretation of the upper class. However, this aspect of the play is often overlooked by the audience due to the embellished dialogue. According to Ellmann, the analysis of the language in the play suggests, “Jack really is Ernest. The liars were telling the truth.
It is only used as a means to pass the time. Absurd dramatists write in a language that is ditched from content and represents the stagnancy of life. Khaled Besbes in his work ‘The Semiotics of Beckett 's Theatre’ says, “There is a link between language and reality which undermines the very logic of representation. This is shown by most of the characters in Beckett 's plays when they play with words to spend time while this logic tends to be the futility of life. The characters are ironically playful in the use of language in order to be able to cope with their existential failure.” In Waiting for Godot the conversations between the characters seem to be meaningless.
Miller attacks the false values of American society by using Willy Loman’s collapse. The play Death of a Salesman ultimately captures the audience’s attention not only because of its attack on social injustice but also because of its powerful portrayal of a timeless human dilemma. Miller’s play tells the story of a man who committed suicide and wants to justify his action. When he tries to fit the jagged pieces of his broken life, Willy Loman discovers that to relieve his guilt, he must face the consequences of past choices and question the values inherent in the life he has constructed for himself and his family. Willy’s struggle is finally what grips the play’s audiences around the world.
Ionesco put his focus on the tragedy of language. In fact he bothers the audience with the disintegration of language, which is one of his main targets of this play. All over The Bald Soprano can be analyzed as a parody where the author mocks about the universal bourgeoisie which, to reveal a dehumanized mankind which became spiritually seen empty. Therefore Ionesco used the language as an important implement to highlight this dehumanization. In concrete the language of the Smiths and Martins is indeed old fashioned and dry adding slogans and a lot of simple expressions.
Edward Albee is often termed as a controversial playwright, and rightly so since his plays intend to wake the readers from their slumber to the world running amuck around them. Albee strives to peel the layers of illusion in his work and in doing so; he uncovers a picture tainted to an extent that it serves as a mirror to the contemporary society. One such play that speaks volume is Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? – A play that throws light at relationships, that shining on the outside but rotten to the core. Primarily attributed to debunking the illusion-reality of the couples in the play, Albee also portrays the truth of such relationships in the contemporary society.
Eventually, Iago “thoroughly unsettles Othello by making him believe that Desdemona has betrayed” him (Keyishian 3). The affect of Iago’s plot is so extreme that the consequences of it eventually cause Othello to take his own life. Surprisingly, Othello quickly submits “himself to Iago’s tutelage, turns his love into hate, and destroys Desdemona, then himself” (Eastman 1). All of this tragedy stems from Iago’s need for vengeance. The author uses Othello’s death to show all of the events that have led to this dramatic disaster.
However, in his ability to do so, he creates for himself an eternal loneliness. Shakespeare’s use of disguise throughout, masks a multitude of underlying problems, some of which remain unresolved even at the play’s end. Cross dressing was a favoured plot device used by Shakespeare within his comedies, as it successfully creates humour for the audience, due to the confusion and uncertainty the interwoven plots create. It features in The Merchant of Venice( Portia and Jessica) and As You Like It (Rosalind), along with Twelfth Night. However, Shakespeare has explored the true complications of disguise, despite the fact that at its surface it acts as a standard comedic tone.