(Act-1, Scene-3, 362-365). Iago is also a very racist character. As Peterson says, “He doesn’t like Othello’s skin color.” He relates Othello to an animal, or sub-human being. He tells Brabantio that his daughter is sleeping with a beast/animal, and that he needs to keep a closer eye on her. He proves his racist nature when he says to Brabantio, “Even now, now, very now, an old black ram is tupping your white ewe.” (Act-1, Scene-1, 90-91) He also says that, “… your daughter and the Moore are now making the beast with two backs.” (Act-1 Scene-1, 117-118) Othello in Ashland didn’t do as good of a job portraying how Othello is in Shakespeare’s original play.
The imagery which is used in this poem is also used to show the tone and theme. The imagery used can make one sick from the harsh description of this battlefield. Such as, in lines 21-23 “If you could hear, at every jolt, the blood/ Come gargling from the froth-corrupted lungs/
Tragedy is used to vehicle the reader’s moral justifications, sympathy and ambiguities. This is caused by the character’s experiences, as they largely aggravate human discomfort and “question traditions and expectations when they seem too immutable.” (Azar Nafisi). The greatest of human discomforts is the conflict of moral pluralism, which evokes ethical ambiguities and sympathy for those who have transgressed. In the novel, Notes on a Scandal, the character Bathsheba Hart takes on an explicit and exploitive affair with one of her students, a boy at the tender age of thirteen. Q3 (122).
To convey Othello’s disdain for Desdemona’s supposed infidelity, Shakespeare uses an animal motif which is present throughout most of the play. Ironically, the motif is usually used to describe Othello who uses it describe Desdemona’s animalistic desires, when in reality the many comparisons of Othello to a beast dehumanize him and label him as stupid which proves that one should never be too trusting of others as Othello trusted Iago. The symbolism of Othello’s handkerchief also reflects Desdemona’s demise because of its evolution as a symbol throughout the play; initially, the handkerchief is a symbol of Othello’s love for Desdemona, but once manipulated by Iago, it becomes seen as a symbol of faithfulness in marriage or rather the lack of it. Shakespeare employs dramatic irony when Iago tells Othello that he has discovered the handkerchief in Cassio’s chambers though the audience knows that to be false which enrages Othello and ultimately drives him to kill his own wife, which
He tells Iago, “That thou, Iago, who hast had my purse,” to get Desdemona for himself. (I, I, 2) He pays Iago to get Desdemona, not knowing that he really is not in love with her. This portrays lust on Roderigo’s part. Othello, on the other hand, is in love with Desdemona and doesn’t have sex with her until they are married, and because of his respect for her. He had “rather be a toad and live upon the vapor of a dungeon than keep a corner in the thing I love for other’s uses.”(III, iii, 287) Othello evidently portrays love in this play.
This song has a lot of meaning to me and is the best way to describe how there really is a thin line between love and hate. My interpretation of what is communicated through this song is that both lovers feel trapped in this abusive relationship because they are blinded by love. They know it should end, but both refuse to walk away on their hope that things will get better. The love they feel is just as strong as the rage inside them leading to the many physical altercations. It becomes a cycle of fighting, breaking up, making up, and then fighting again over and over.
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.
When Romeo complains about his love towards Rosaline, Mercutio tells him to stop moaning about it “If love be rough with you, be rough with love; Prick love for pricking, and you beat love down” (Romeo and Juliet Act: 1 Scene: 4). Mercutio is also hostile towards female sexuality in general for example when he is fooling around with the nurse or when he describes Rosaline’s body. Mercutio´s dislike towards the female genre could be said to be signs of being misogynist (women hater). His sexual jokes are all were the play. Mercutio is essential to the play he is the Prince´s kinsman, but above all he is Romeo´s best friend and his intimate.
In Jacobean times women were seen as inferior and even in the Victoria era, thus she required external forces to crush her conscience to allow her to fulfil her ambition. Yet she is afraid her feminine qualities will prevent her from achieving the murder of King Duncan. Which would gradually lead to her mental breakdown. Regicide was considered a mortal sin in Jacobean times, one God couldn't forgive. Whereas Browning’s protagonist in The Laboratory sustains her feminine qualities this is reflected in the line “The colours too grim” in which she is referring to her dislike of the colour of poison and that it needs to be 'brightened' up in order to convince her victim to drink it.
Lear, assaulted womanhood and his attitude towards women was revealed in the depth of the curse and what omens he wished upon Goneril. This may be Shakespeare using Lear as a tool to express his own dislike towards women or conversely, show how devastating it is for a parent to have an ungrateful child that turns her sadness into joy. Furthermore, through statement from “Never afflict/That scope” spoken by Goneril may be an indirect reference to the elderly and how they may rave on about senile matters that are of no concern to the younger generation as this is what Goneril thinks of Lear when he is this angry ranting on about cursing Goneril. The bulk of this text is very emotional as it focuses on Lear degenerating Goneril as a female. The mood is very dark and gloomy.