In Act IV, Desdemona portrays both loyal characteristics and qualities of innocence. In Act I she tells her father “You are the lord of duty, I am hitherto your daughter. But here’s my husband…” (1.3.184-185). As Othello’s perspective and motive changes throughout the play, Desdemona’s characteristics alter minimally. Desdemona’s innocent, loyal, and honorable traits contribute to the theme that things are not always as they seem due to Othello’s failure to recognize them in his moments of jealous accusation.
Eddie Carbone and his wife Beatrice have brought up Eddie’ s niece Catherine like their own daughter. Eddie is a kind but strict guardian. He loves his niece but wants to be in control. In the first scene, he tells her that her new clothes are too sexy, then that she can’t take the job she wants. He tells her that she is acting in a way he doesn't approve of, he says that she is ‘walkin’ wavy’ and that this is making men notice her and ‘their heads are turning like windmills’.
By the end of this play, we see how Nora’s secret changes the relationship between the couple, as she violates the stereotypical role-play as a wife and mother in her era, which generates her inspirational growth. Nora, the main character, was first introduced as a very sheltered, immature, and optimistic woman. Helmer we see as proud of his male role in society and in the household, father-like towards his wife, and greatly cares for his appearance in others eyes. When speaking to each other, Helmer communicates to Nora as if she was his child instead of his wife. He does this by things such as calling her nicknames with negative characteristics, such as his little lark, spendthrift and featherhead.
Othello says to her “It gives me wonder great as my content to see you here before me. O my soul’s joy!” (2.1.199-200). These beautiful and loving words are soon changed to hostility and rage with the thought of Desdemona’s betrayal. Both Desdemona and Hero are accused of being unfaithful through presented “ocular proof”, they are both disgraced by the leading male role, and they are young and inexperienced in the ways of love and both women are extremely forgiving after they have been mistreated by their suitors. Much Ado about Nothing was written by William Shakespeare as a comedy, but it could have very well been turned into a tragedy comparable to Othello.
Be sure to label your examples. Verbal- "I know you're a good man!" - Grandmother Siuational when the Misfit finally allows grandmother to see herself as a sinner Dramatic- the grand mother sees herself as a nice ldy but the audience knows other wise. She lies and uses rasict language. 3.
She was innocent, happy, and so opposed to marriage that she "shunned / The wealthy curled darlings of our nation" (1.2.68). Brabantio is a little scornful of the "darlings," but to him it seems natural that Desdemona would be attracted to them. (After all, this is an age in which men wore lace and used curling irons on their long hair, so everyone thought an attractive man had the sort of juvenile sweetness that inspires American 13-year old girls to say "really, really, cute!") But it's unnatural, says Brabantio to Othello, for Desdemona to run from her home "to the sooty bosom / Of such a thing as thou -- to fear, not to delight" (1.2.70-71). [Scene Summary] ________________________________________ In the Senate chamber, after Brabantio has charged Othello with using drugs and magic on Desdemona, First Senator has a crucial question for Othello: "Did you by indirect and forced courses / Subdue and poison this young maid's affections?
Ophelia is the representation of absolute innocence and her downfall inspires our earnest goodwill, that is, we feel deeply sorry for her. A mere pawn in the machinations of her father Polonius, Ophelia's ultimate fate is a devastating one. She is rejected by Hamlet, and then loses her father at the hands of her lover. Ophelia's residence at the castle was dependent on her father's
Desdemona is Othello’s wife who he is madly in love with and Iago preys upon Othello’s jealous personality and trusting nature to convince Othello of his wife’s infidelity resulting in the ultimate downfall of Othello – death. Othello’s downfall is caused by his own weakness due to his trusting nature and willingness to believe anything he is told. Early in the play, it becomes evident that Othello is blind to Iago’s evil when Iago says “I am not what I am” (I.i,65). This statement foreshadows Othello’s downfall as it is his trust in Iago, which causes it. Othello believes Iago’s lies and always listens to his advice throughout the play.
Ophelia Character Analysis Ophelia is a beautiful young noblewoman in the court of Elsinore. She is the daughter of the King's adviser, Polonius, and is the sister of Laertes. Her main role in the play is as Hamlet's love interest and as a foil to his misguided ideas about women. In Hamlet's warped point of view, Ophelia is a terrible person who is filled with lust and corruption. However, to everyone else, Ophelia represents purity and goodness.
Cordelia takes on this role by unconditionally loving her father and furthermore forgiving Lear for banishing her, which is seen when she says “No cause, no cause.” (4.7). Edgar takes on a similar role by forgiving his father for going against him when he was tricked by Edmund and taking care of Gloucester in his blindness at the end of the play. The other characters, however, give into temptation and sin more frequently. Pride, for example, is a prominent sin that affects many characters, Lear being a prime example. Lear's pride keeps him from listening to the advice of Kent, the king's most loyal follower, after he banishes Cordelia and admitting he may have been wrong.