They are corrupt because they have social status but then they abused this power. Furthermore, the villains in both The Duchess of Malfi and Measure for Measure have the characteristics of Machiavellian villains. Per contra, Angelo is not like the villains in The Duchess of Malfi because he does not have an assistant to help him and does not have a personal vendetta against another in the play. He just wants to eliminate crime but, eventually, contradicts his own laws he is enforcing by asking Isabella to give her body to him sexually to save her brother: ‘You must lay down the treasures of your body To this supposed, or else to let him suffer: What would you do?’ (Act 2 Scene iv) This quotation tells us that; females of that day and age would have done exactly what they were told to do, on command if told to. We can see this by looking at the language of this quotation.
When Huck fakes his own murder, Pap seems to have feelings of regret but ultimately does not care as much as a father should. Because Pap does not take care of Huck like he should, karma affects him and he ends up dead inside a floating house. The King and the Duke portray villains because they always play mean tricks on people. The even have counterfeit names. The ‘Duke’, purely to receive preferential treatment from Huck and Jim,
Odysseus also a firm believer in hospitality; Which explains why he was in such distress after learning of the suitors attempt to take everything he’s ever worked for. Guile is a clever form of deceit. Odysseus was full of it; the perfect example was when he introduced himself to Polyphemus. “My name is Nobody; Mother, father, friends/everyone calls me Nobody.” (IX) Odysseus knew that they would they would try to kill Polyphemus, so He gave him this alias because he was aware that Polyphemus would call for help to the other Cyclopes, and when he did he would sound like an idiot. He also used his guile on Calypso.
Iago who many people perceived to be an honest man when it couldn't be further from the truth and in Othello's cased it proved to be a deadly mistake for trusting him. It is very interesting in the way Iago was able to live such a drastic double life which I will explain in the way he did it by the way he presented himself, what made him so effective at manipulating people, why was his hatred for Othello so strong, and what do characters, besides Othello think of Iago. Iago was able to make create such an elaborate lie and execute his plan because of his pure hatred for Othello, this hatred was so great because there were multiple factors that were causing his ill will towards the Moor. Othello's appointing of Cassio as his lieutenant is what initially triggered these feelings towards him. There were several reasons Cassio's appointment enraged Iago to the point of madness, first Cassio was a Florentine and Iago found it despicable that a Florentine could and would be named lieutenant to the general of Venice.
Below the many secrets and or lies are explained and revealed, as are the reasons the characters were fated to know the secrets kept amongst them. The secrets and lies told in the novel all revolved around the name Earnest and his life. Jack Worthing told a simple lie concealing his true identity, which he didn’t even know to begin with. Both Algernon and Jack pretended to have a horrible brother, who nonchalantly walked about society. Jack and Algernon had made their brothers up to give themselves an escape route to be someone completely different.
As well he allows rumors to be spread regarding his occupation and his wealth and does not correct or allow much to be known about him. Daisy Buchanan is a character that often lies to others as well as herself through statements that she makes concerning her child, her marriage and her love affair with Jay Gatsby. The deception and dishonesty that the characters in the novel demonstrate ultimately reveals the truth about each character’s disposition. Jay Gatsby is quite an illusive character in this novel, Fitzgerald allows the reader to speculate and to make assumptions about Gatsby only revealing the truth towards the end of the novel. Prior to even being introduced to the great Jay Gatsby it is suggested to the reader about Gatsby that, “…He’s a nephew of Kaiser Wilhelm’s.
This gives it a completely different twist, and makes sure that in this case we will think positive things of the inferior person. The boy is eight years old, and is a loving and carrying boy. He lives in a house with his mother and her new man, Jim. Even though Jim is awfully nice to the boy, the boy cant really go beyond his limits and bond with Jim, because he isn’t the boy’s biological father. This indicates that he lacks the love from his real father.
He has been traveling back and forth from France to England and is thought to be a spy. The people in the crowd believe he is guilty and therefore will have to endure the punishment of death. Lucie and Jarvis Lorry are called to the court to testify against him. It is ironic how these two individuals are providing evidence that could doom Darnay when they were the ones who recalled Dr. Manette back to life. The irony grows as Charles Darnay falls in love with Lucie as she offers proof against him.
Beginning with David's wig, his vain attempt to pass as a member of a higher society that has already dropped the wig from fashionable dress, and ending with Faulkland's last attempt to trick Julia into admitting base motives for loving him, no one willingly presents things as they really are. In fact, many of the characters lie outright. Fag lies to Sir Anthony for Jack about the son's reasons for being in Bath, and Lucy lies to Sir Lucius about who is writing love letters to him. Other characters simply misrepresent themselves. Jack masquerades as Ensign Beverley in order to win Lydia's love, while Mrs. Malaprop tries to appear more sophisticated by peppering her speech with fancy vocabulary that she neither means nor understands.
The quote means that when a person tells a lie they would fear they would get caught. When one lies, fear fully takes over because they are unsure of what the outcome will be. They will be filled with fear and anxiety waiting to see how their action of being untruthful affects them. In 1984, by George Orwell, Winston lied to the Party and feared he would get caught. In “The Tell-Take Heart”, by Edgar Allan Poe, the narrator lies to the police and fears he would get caught.