Wrath is defined as a strong vengeful anger or indignation (Merriam-Webster Dictionary). Iago displays most of the wrath in this dram against Othello. Iago’s plan for revenge against Othello doesn’t seem justified, in fact, he’s reasoning for this revenge seems very petty. Iago’s anger begins with Cassio’s promotion to Lieutenant for which he sees as a slap in the face. Iago states, “That never set a squadron in the field, Nor the division of a battle knows” (Shakespeare 959), he feels that he has the most experience and should have received the title of Lieutenant.
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. He also found it unfair that a man such as Cassio who was not a soldier or warrior but an arithmetician, was considered to be a better suitor for lieutenant than himself who had been through battles
Jack is telling the boys that Ralph is a coward and doesn’t deserve being leader. Jack is trying to manipulate the boys into thinking that Ralph isn’t the proper leader and Jack is trying to overthrow Ralph because wants power. This expresses that the darkness of humanity will destroy society for power and will do anything to get it. These quotes show that the darkness of humanity can destroy societies proven by Golding in the Lord of the
Iago explains that Othello’s choice to promote Cassio an inexperienced soldier “That never set a squadron in the field”, over himself has resulted in Iago to “follow him to serve my turn upon him”; appearing loyal to Othello to gain revenge. This report of Othello’s poor military choices makes the audience question Othellos ability as a general, casting Othello in a corrupt, negative light. In Act one Scene one, Brabantio’s is told of the apparent elopement between his daughter, Desdemona, and Othello. To disturb and provoke Brabantio, Iago portrays Othello incredibly negatively, using racist phases and animistic, violent images. Othello is described as “the devil” and an “old black ram” referring to his age and race, compared to Desdemona, a “white ewe”.
In Antigone, by Sophocles, The characterization Creon proves the quote to be true through his irrational decisions and edicts. His abuse of power is shown through Creon by forbidding anyone to give Polyneices an honorable burial and not listening to the prophet Teiresias. When Oedipus, King of Thebes, dies, his throne is left for his two sons Eteocles and Polyneices. When Eteocles refuses to share the throne, the two brothers go to war. Both are killed in the struggle for power.
This led to Russia being in the control of the German Alexandria, who was hated by the Russian people because of her inability to speak Russian, her reliance on Grigory Rasputin, a mystic who claimed to heal her son, her antisocial, depressed attitude and a general political incompetence to rival Nicholas’s. This was a terrible mistake because it broke the faith of the people, and setting them against their leaders, which would result in them conspiring to bring down the tsardom. This last mistake of Nicholas II turned the people against him, his dynasty, and his tsardom, and the people reacted by causing the downfall of the Romanov
But due to Brutus being mislead and easily manipulated by Cassius, Brutus would be a more suitable leader to lead Post-Caesar Rome than Cassius, but not to convincingly lead the conspiracy against Caesar. But neither are able to lead the conspiracy and Rome as a whole. Both Cassius and Brutus are friends of Caesar, Brutus respects and loves Caesar but he believes that he would bring chaos to the state of Rome, in comparison to Cassius whom he despises out of jealously and resents the fact that Caesar shows him no favour and is clearly envious of Caesar's growing power and popularity. In the first Act of the play, Cassius was clearly trying to persuade Brutus into removing Caesar from power, but Brutus is uncertain to do so, as he loves Caesar out of respect. " I would not Cassius, yet I love him well..Set honour in one eye and death I'th' other And I will look on both indifferently.." This shows that Brutus is indecisive of Caesar and is unfazed by Cassius's attempt to manipulate him to conspire against Caesar.
Othello “I am not what I am” 1. In the first quote Iago is ranting on how he wants the position of lieutenant but did not obtain it due to the fact Othello choose Cassio which he also states how he is more fit to have Cassio’s position because of his inexperience. This angers him because he sees no reason why he wasn’t chosen even though he had plenty of recommendations .In the next quote it is to be believed that Iago is almost revealing that fact that he is a dishonest and betraying character with lines like “We cannot all be masters, nor all masters cannot be truly follow’d.” which shows that he doesn’t plan to follow Othello as his leader or master while acknowledging that some aren’t fit to be in a masters place and ”I am not what I am ”. that line expressing how he is more than meets the eye and what you see is not always what you will get when it comes to his character. In the third quote Iago is expressing how although he may hate the moor for now he shall show a sign of peace and love because it is a necessity at the moment as he even says ”though I do hate him as I do hell-pains yet, for necessity of present life I must show a flag and sign of love” it’s almost as if he is swallowing his pride for the time being to not jeopardize his plans in the
Was the League of Nations a failure? The League of Nations is thought to be a failure by many, because of hard irony and limitation on military might. The League accomplished very little in stopping wars and conflicts while having very little power. Often they just shook fists at ruthless, evil dictators such as Germany’s Adolf Hitler and his conquests, without intervening. Another Major flaw was that “the country, whose president, Woodrow Wilson, had dreamt up the idea of the League - America -, refused to join it.” The league’s most powerful militaries Britain and France not only suffered casualties, but also economically as they were greatly in debt to the United States.
Character | Description | Othello | The play’s protagonist and hero. Othello is the highly respected general of the armies of Venice, although he is not a native of Venice but rather a Moor, or North African. He is an eloquent and powerful figure, respected by all those around him. Because of his insecurities about his age, life as a soldier, and his self-consciousness about being a racial and cultural outsider make him prey to Iago who is seeking revenge. | Desdemona | The daughter of the Venetian senator Brabantio.