The deception comes in the form of fake madness. There is aim, there is purpose. Deception appears like a tool and is part of the overall strategy of the deceiver. Furthermore, deception can be found in the staging of The Murder of Gonzago which is Hamlet’s attempt to catch out Claudius in his guilt. What is curious for this particular play is that in
Much Ado is a play based around the theme of deliberate deception- sometimes this deception is malevolent and sometimes benevolent but much of the play hinges around them and their effect on the characters. An example of malevolent deception would be Don John trying to ruin Hero and Claudio’s marriage whereas an example of benevolent deception would be the gulling’s of Beatrice and Benedick in an attempt to get them to admit their true feelings for one another to get them to wed. The gulling scenes both rely on Beatrice and Benedick being persuaded into believing that they are in love with one another, this is dependent on them ‘accidentally overhearing’ the other characters talking about them whilst being within earshot but so as not to be seen. The majority of the subplot is dependent on these gulling scenes being successful as if they hadn’t worked or if Beatrice and Benedick hadn’t been so susceptible to this benevolent deception than there wouldn’t be much of a story. These gulling scenes provide comic relief in contrast to Don John’s malevolent deception and make Much Ado lean towards being a comedy rather than a tragedy as they use dramatic irony for humour.
Don John deceived many people throughout the play, but he had bad intentions so things were eventually righted. Don Pedro, Leonato, and Claudio decided to deceive Benedick by chatting about Beatrice’s love for him where he could overhear them. Also, Hero employs the same process as Don Pedro and Claudio. Hero portrays what’s really going on. They are all deceiving Beatrice and
\How does Wilde make the play ¨Importance of being Earnest¨ entertaining for an audience? The importance of being Earnest is a satirical comedy. Satire means to criticize something evil or foolish by the use of humor sarcasm and irony. This makes a point and raises awareness. This particular plot satirizes the higher members of society, their customs and the way they wish to behave selfishly, irresponsibly, being dishonest, vain and just plain superficial.
Iago not only attempts to seek out his own personal revenge, but he manipulates several other characters in order to help him reach his own goal. He plays on the other characters’ weaknesses and personal tragedies to help him reach his own ultimate revenge. As is proven by the end of the play, Shakespeare is clearly stating his personal belief that revenge is improper. This can be seen through the ultimate downfall of Iago and all those involved. In his play Othello, Shakespeare uses the plot, characters, and ultimate destructive ending to all to show the reader his opinion that all revenge is improper.
The novel is a story of sordid deception, adultery and murder, how far do you agree? I agree the novel is full of deception; the glamorous life of the east masks the corruption underneath just like many characters hide behind disguises. The main example is Gatsby himself, he is one big illusion who covers his true identity for starters by changing his name, and they say every name has a meaning so he is already hiding his true self away as if he wants to be someone else. Gatsby creates an appearance of wealth and status, which hides his poor past and criminal deeds which contrast the respected and clever person he appears to be. This is all in order to grasp what he really wants, daisy, she is being lied to which is ironic when she should be the one he is most loyal to if he wants to pursue a relationship with her.
Iago’s final deceptive actions, “I’ll turn her virtue into pitch” Act 2 Scene 3 express an artificial darkness being forced upon an innocent cause and his toying with Othello’s psychological thoughts. The shared contextual ideas at the Renaissance time era reflect the attitude and concepts of the characters. Iago’s false accusations against
In Shakespeare’s vengeful Hamlet, Prince Hamlet’s irrational behavior can be viewed as strategic and cunning preparation for his ultimate revenge on Claudius. Shakespeare uses dramatic irony to expose the profound significance behind Prince Hamlet’s behavior which can be portrayed by Emily Dickinson’s quote, “Much madness is divinest Sense- To a discerning Eye-.” Prince Hamlet’s seemingly idiotic and crazed behavior can be deemed witty and seen as the ultimate façade of a shrewd and greater plan for revenge by this “discerning Eye.” Hamlet’s strategy to feign madness to conceal his real intentions actually drives him very close to losing control of the strong force of darkness that he is toying with. Hamlet’s behaves seemingly unreasonable towards Ophelia when he denounces her and urges her to get to a Brothel instead of becoming a “Breeder of Sinners.” Hamlet then storms out after his tirade and Ophelia grieves over his “noble mind” that has now ascended into madness. Hamlet’s obsessive detail over the actors in the play The Murder of Gonzago shows hints of obsession and a fixation on revenge. Hamlet’s slaying of Polonius only leads Hamlet to believe that it was a heaven-sent tool of vengeance to punish Polonius’s sins and to stain his own soul with blood.
This act shows that Malvolio is a fool, but not only a fool and desperate fool, whose persona changes when it comes to the love of Lady Olivia. Malvolio is not the average Shakespearean comic fool who is played by an actor for laughs. Shakespeare’s creation of Malvolio is perhaps for more of a sinister agenda? A cruel mockery of a stereotypical uptight puritan with a joke taken too far, for example the letter in act 2 scene 5. A puritan is: somebody who lives by a strict moral or religious code, especially somebody who is suspicious of pleasure.
Is Othello's Fall Deserved? In William Shakespeare's play the main character Othello's fall is not deserved. He was tricked by Iago, there were misunderstandings and miscommunications between Othello and Desdemona. Emilia could have helped Othello to expose Iago's tricks. People do not deserve to fall because of people around them and their tricks .