He’s useless tricks display vanity and indicate his wastefulness to the audience. The Tempest is a problem play; Prospero is presented with the opportunity for spiteful revenge but realises the importance of forgiveness. Doctor Faustus is a morality play; he never realises the importance of repentance and banishes any opportunity to save himself, which results in his eternal damnation in hell. In the first act of the play, the audience is confronted with a magic fuelled spectacle. We see Prospero with the help or Ariel conjures the tempest.
The Motivation of Iago William Shakespeare’s Othello is a story based on betrayal, jealousy, hate and revenge. The villain in the play, Iago, is said to be one of Shakespeare’s most evil characters. On a search for power, nothing is going to stand in his way. His actions throughout the play are a direct result of his trying to attain what he believes is rightfully his. Iago’s mean and insensitive manipulation is geared towards the innocent and ends up causing the destruction of Roderigo, Cassio, Desdemona, Emilia, and Othello.
He has become an unstoppable killing machine who believes he is invincible once the three witches reveal their prophecies and their apparitions to Macbeth. These are all qualities of a criminal, Macbeth knows what he is doing but he continues to do it without regard for any other person at all, this is a classic demonstration of a psychotic criminal. Being the criminal that he is and performing the unlawful actions that he performed were undeniably the cause for the downfall and eventual death of this Shakespearean Tragic
Seeing Titus flirt around both sanity and insanity was common. Towards the end of the play, Titus’s extreme actions without any thought prove his true insanity. As for Hamlet, having the idea to first fake insanity demonstrates that he still has sane intellect. Being such similar characters to each other in each of their plays, they differentiate when it comes to Titus’s honest insanity and Hamlets feigned insanity. Titus the returning Roman General comes back from a victorious war with the Goths.
“I am not what I am”(1.1.68). Shakespeare incorporates this quote so early in his play, Othello, to show that Iago is a purely malicious and selfish character who will do whatever it takes to get what he wants. While Iago appears to be merely just a dishonest person at first, he proves himself to be one of the most horrible villains in literature that takes absolute pleasure in crumbling the lives of others with no sense of empathy whatsoever. Shakespeare is able to develop Iago's maliciousness and complete lack of emotion throughout the play by using direct and indirect characterization as well as other literary devices. Shakespeare at first characterizes Iago as jealous and devious.
William Shakespeare’s Macbeth gives insight into how the desire for power can corrupt an individual’s personality, morals and actions. Macbeth, the tragic hero of the play, strives to gain power after he hears the prophecies of three witches. The witches’ predictions give Macbeth ambition and overconfidence, eventually evolving him into a ruthless tyrant. Shakespeare conveys the idea that ambition in excess makes individuals incapable of distinguishing between right and wrong. Throughout Macbeth, ambition is the main driving force for the heinous crimes committed during the play.
Macbeth, by William Shakespeare is a play with a series of tragic events. Throughout the play we see those who are led by astray of their own weaknesses. Macbeth in this play shows the darkest side of human nature, and showing how greed, temptation and power can make one betray their own king for royalty. The events in Macbeth are tragic and dreadful. Shakespeare’s play Macbeth is a play revolving around greed and ambition.
No character is spared from this deception, and therefore, it stands as a key theme in the play, “Hamlet”. Behind everything else in this play, there is a constant awareness of the murderous nature of the king. He breached his brotherly trust by killing his brother, and deceived his country by lying about the “rank” deed. “The serpent that did sting thy father’s life now wears his crown”. The murder was driven by lust for the queen and also a desire for power, two factors which remain with the king until the final moments in the play.
Lady Macbeth, unlike Macbeth is cunning, does not show any remorse and knows exactly where she wants to be. Lady Macbeth takes advantage of this situation and convinces Macbeth to take part in the beginning of these murderous acts. Questioning his manhood and convincing Macbeth that it is the right thing to do, although he knows it is morally incorrect, we, as the audience are placed to feel sympathetic towards him as she is using him for her own selfish reasons. “Look not like th’ innocent flower, / But be the serpent under it” is the beginning of his facade that Lady Macbeth creates, yet is dramatic irony and how appearances are deceptive. Before the vicious acts and insanity jumps in, Macbeth expresses his moral dilemma and how he is extremely confused.
Macbeth Rough Draft In the play Macbeth by Williams Shakespeare Macbeth transitions from being an honorable man into a dark villain quick to dispatch his enemies and murder women and children in his quest for power. He stops at nothing to achieve power he foolishly thought was rightfully his. Shakespeare uses dark imagery to show Macbeth’s change in character and his eventual consumption by darkness at the end of the novel. Throughout the book darkness is a reoccurring element that predicts, describes, and reflects what is taking place. Darkness represents evil and corruptness; light, its counterpart, represents pureness and the minds which are uncontaminated by evil.