counterfeiting, or concealing one's true feelings, is part of this motif. everyone seems to lie; good characters as well as evil ones engage in deceit as they attempt to conceal their feelings: beatrice and benedick mask their feelings for one another with bitter insults; don john spies on claudio and hero; don pedro and his 'crew' deceive benedick and beatrice. who hides and what is hidden? how does deceit function in the world of the play, and how does it help the play comment on life in general? a central motif in the play is trickery or deceit, whether for good or evil purposes.
The idea that she consciously recognises the need for “murdering ministers” to provide her with the support to assist Macbeth in regicide certainly falls in favour of arguing that she willingly has the desire for help from the darker realms, making her more evil for actually wanting to be tainted by the poisonous associations of “darkness” in the play. In addition, concealment is a significant device employed into the plot of Macbeth. In Act 3 scene 2, Macbeth hides his dark plans away from Lady Macbeth. Through concealment, Shakespeare allows readers to gain an insight to the ever-changing relationship between the couple. Macbeth tells his wife to “be
This could mean murdering people, stealing from people, hurting people, etc. It would be a very scary world that people would create on the premise that they have the right to do whatever makes them happy, regardless of the consequences. In Lewis’ essay “We Have No Right to Happiness” he brings up this idea. He gives an example of two people, divorcing their spouses to be with each other, because they had the right to be happy. Lewis explains that this happiness is only “sexual happiness”.
Loneliness puts The Monster in a mentally unstable position. He believes that he is a monster for the reason being he was created by one. In comparison, Othello’s betrayal is demonstrated throughout the play, but especially through Iago when he confesses to the audience his plan to manipulate and destroy Othello’s love life with Desdemona. Although Othello trusts Iago with anything, Iago hates the “Moor” and is willing to do anything to destroy him. Iago feels that the best way to do so is by manipulating Othello telling him that his wife is cheating on him with Cassio, who Iago coincidently hates as well.
As the play goes on Macbeth becomes greedy after the mysterious visit of the three witches telling him he will become king. Macbeth becomes the bad guy in this situation when bad thoughts of murder came to mind and started to overcome the good in him. Murder was his intention and for that he killed fellow men who once where in close relation to him and his wife. “I have done the deed.” (Macbeth 2.2) The reason for Macbeth to even believe in himself that he could get away with this is because he was so trustworthy in the beginning by being the good guy and helping out the townspeople rather than being the one to make them need help. Good may be evil hidden so well that there would be no determination if they were actually really good.
John Proctor is an immoral coward at the beginning of the play. He could be seen as a selfish or self-centered person. John only cares about his own reputation while he does not care about others’. As a married man, he is coward because he sleeping around on his wife. He is totally selfish because only him feel pleasure about having affair with Abigail.
Tom Walker is specifically an American antihero as he is selfish and only wants money, unfaithful in his marriage and deals, and is trying to fight back when he realizes consequences of his deal. * Page 2 * In colonial times, when this story takes place, the British use the colonies in America to get natural resources. These resources are used to make money, but the colonies do not benefit from the deals with the British. This relates to the story as Irving describes Tom as a selfish person throughout the story. When the devil offers Tom a deal he would have accepted “However Tom might have felt disposed to sell himself to the
(3.3 29+32) The fatal flaw of the third conspirator, Cassius is that he is scared of what will happen to him after he murdered Caesar. Cassius and Brutus though that Anthony will turn Rome against them and realize what they did was wrong and their traitors. Cassius’s famous quote is “” Men at times are masters of their fates; the fault; dear Brutus, is not in our stars. But in ourselves””. (1.2 139-142) In conclusion, these conspirators lead to their own downfall by not listening to each other.
The root of Creon’s immoral behavior, towards Antigone, is not an inability to distinguish between what is wrong and what is right, but rather a fear of what would happen if he were to choose the morally right way to function. In the play, Creon says that he is very afraid to stray from the established laws in anyway, until the very day he dies (Sophocles 1495). Creon is a power-hungry leader. He is developing into a tyrant. Creon is compared to “a politician without the capacity to be a statesman, because he cannot resist the temptations of power” (Winnington-Ingram).
He lies, manipulates, deceives, steals, and connives. He is out for himself and only himself not caring who he hurts along the way A clear example of how good vs. evil. There is nothing good to his nature. The misfit and the grandmother both could fall into good vs evil. in "A Good Man is Hard to Find" the grandmother is out for herself she is far more sinister than she tries to lead other people to believe.