Thou wouldst be great; Art not without ambition, but without the illness should attend it” (I.v.15-20) With this, she realizes that Macbeth is to laid back or nonchalant when he is not on the battle field. She calls him out on being a coward and not being able to satisfy her sexual needs as man or husband. Furthermore, because of her lack of faith in Macbeth due to his lack of ambition, I believe, “That with hath made them drunk hath made me bold: what hath quench’d them hath given me fire”(II.i.1-2), this statement proclaimed by Lady Macbeth that it was the desire for power and greed behind Lady Macbeth, not Macbeth, that caused the assassination of King Duncan. It was Lady Macbeth with the direct motive because she was blinded by the potential of riches and the ironic purity of such a social status. Both Macbeth and Lady Macbeth each came to a focal point on how to respond to the forces of fate.
Nurse Ratched manipulates the patients into thinking that the group therapy and such is what is best for them, however she uses techniques such as making the patients belittle each other to “make them better”. “It was better than she dreamed. They were all shouting out to out do one another going further and further no way of stopping, telling things that wouldn't ever let them look one another in the eyes again. The Nurse nodding at each confession and saying Yes, yes, yes”(p.51). By the nurse saying yes, and by her encouraging the patients to out do each other it is showing that she is gaining enjoyment from their pain even though she is telling them that it is for the betterment of them.
Similarly in The Duchess of Malfi, when the Duchess’ attempt to deceive her brothers and conceal her marriage leads to her death. However self-deception is also a recurrent theme in both of the plays, in Othello, it can be argued that Othello’s self- deception proves just as destructive as Iago’s, as by deceiving himself of his true nature and labelling himself as “one not easily jealous,” he continually supresses his feelings of inner turmoil until he breaks under the influence of Iago. F R Leavis agreed with this stating, “The mind that undoes [Othello] is not Iago’s but his own.” The role of deception would be nowhere near as essential to the play without the influence of Iago; described by AC Bradley as the “artist of evil” his ruthless manipulation of the other characters in the play ensures not only the destruction of Othello, but his own. Self- deception plays a crucial role within Othello and The Duchess of Malfi; it allows the audience to see further into the characters personality and gain a deeper understanding of them as a character. Othello himself is the most palpable example of self- deception within the plays as from when the audience is first introduced to him in Act One Scene Two, he believes
Greek philosopher Aristotle suggests that a tragic hero must evoke pity or fear in the audience’s eyes. Blanche can evoke pity in the audience’s eyes, with her constant lies and insecurities and inability to cope “the loss” of Belle Reve. The loss of Belle Reve is probably the most significant contributor to Blanches mental state she “stayed and fought for it, bled for it, almost died for it” it is clear to see that this has taken a psychological toll on her. She also strikes the audience as lost and confused, this can be seen as she arrives to elysian fields in an “uncertain manner” she also shakes frequently during the play. Her highlighted vulnerability suggests alienation, which further evokes the audience’s sense of pity making her a tragic hero.
Religion and Spirituality in Oedipus Definition: Religion – Belief in a divine or superhuman power. Spirituality – Pertaining to the soul or higher nature of humans. The gods influenced religion in the play: Religion is greatly influenced the play and how the plot unfolds. In the end of the play, the people of Thebes realize that when they anger the gods, pain and suffering is put upon them. Character Flaw: Even though Oedipus is praised by his people for being a responsible and honest king, he possesses a major character flaw in his attitude towards the gods which causes the tragic torture he faces in the end.
(1.3.71)” Banquo also doubts the intension of the witches, he believes that evil always tells one part of the truth in order to earn one’s trust and lead him to destruction. Banquo warns Macbeth, ”But ‘tis strange./And oftentimes, to win us to our harm,/ the instruments of darkness tell us truths,/win us with honest trifles, to betray’s/In deepest consequence. (1.3.124-128)” On the other hand, Macbeth ignored his friends warning and believes in what the witches say. He is over whelmed by his ambition to be king, he said to himself,”Glamis, and the thane of Cawfor!/The greatest is behind. (1.3.118-119).””Two truths are told/,as happy prologues to the swelling act/of the imperial theme.
Jealousy in Othello results in the tragic ending like in the beginning of the play, Iago was jealoused of Cassio because he wanted to get Cassio’s position as a lieutenant, Rogerigo was jealoused of Othello because Desdemona loves Othello and not him and Othello was jealoused of Cassio because he thought that Cassio loves Desdemona more than him. Roderigo was jealoused of Othello because Desdemona loves Othello and not him. He was willing to do anything to win her love. It is the jealousy which moves him to do many evil things in the play. He gave a large amount of money to Iago to get Desdemona but he failed.
“To be or not to be, that is the question; whether’ tis nobler in the mind to suffer...” (Shakespeare Act 3, Scene 1). This quotation proves Hamlet becomes inferior to others and the environment through his madness, causing him to express himself explicitly towards others. Hamlet’s madness not only causes his loved ones lives but it allows his “end” to come because he accepts every challenge from his opponent. Hamlet’s madness not only affects him but Ophelia, who is mentally torn apart by Hamlet. Ophelia was once flawless, but since her encounter with Hamlet she has fallen into the same madness and wants to kill herself.
The final line “Who could not say, ‘Tis pity she’s a whore?” can be seen as directed towards her and so she is blamed for everything that has occurred. Throughout the play she is seen as quite powerful and headstrong by refusing many marriage proposals and being quite stubborn in doing so. However, she is reduced to a weak being however upon dying which is a culmination of her passions. It is perceived that women are a danger to men and to society as a whole and so Giovanni’s actions are to be blamed not on himself, but on Annabella because of the beauty she possesses. Giovanni states that Annabella’s “lips would tempt a saint” thus showing the corruption her presence inflicts upon even the supposed innocent of men.
Mary Magdalene is a controversial character even without the movie because it suggests that Jesus gave into temptation and may have had a relationship with this woman. I personally feel that the makers of this movie took this idea and expanded on it and made it even more controversial than what it is. Another instance where we see Jesus being overwhelmed is the scene with the Lepers. Here we see that he cannot handle the pressure of being the healer for all humankind. He even says “There is too little of me”.