Essay Question; Who is the most interesting character in Shakespeare's Othello? Shakespeare's Othello is a play that displays a range of themes, a contrast of personalities, and many interesting characters. However, one character stands out as by far the most interesting, and sophisticated of them all. Iago is one of the most notorious and mysterious villains of all time. Throughout the play, he is manipulative, deceptive controversial, and often without a clear motive.
Lord Asriel may be strong,and Iorek may be too,but none can compare to how brave and strong Lyra was in this heartwarming tale. The intelligence in this story in the two father figures is quite frequent. They have very prominent talents in the tale of it. The ways of these brains are demonstrated in different ways. One way is that Iorek has many great battle strategies and is smart in the way that he can outsmart people lower and higher than him.
IAGO Honest Iago, is perhaps the most interesting and exotic character in the tragic play Othello, by William Shakespeare. Iago is not your ordinary villain. The role he plays is rather unique and complex, far from what one might expect. Iago is very smart. He is manipulative and cunning.
In Greek theatre Creon would be the protagonist (first competitor.) In the play, Creon’s excessive power turns the him into a bad leader and this could have been perceived by fifth-century spectators as a warning against democratic rulers who abuse their position of authority. I would demonstrate Creon, at first sight, to be the true hero of the play as he is presented, like the aristotelian tragic hero, as a man of authority who comes crashing down from his position of greatness. But he lacks the heroic temperament. I would present a man who displays every symptom of heroic stubbornness but who in the end is swayed by advice, makes major concession until his final collapse.
Part of the appeal of Shakespeare's plays is the complexity of his characters; unlike fairytales that often show people as wholly good or wholly bad, Shakespeare's characters are far more realistic because the characters often embody traits that are both good and bad. Shakespeare shows that even people who are traditionally considered good are also bound to have flaws, and that even people who are generally seen as bad may have some redeeming qualities about them. This ambiguity is particularly prominent in Shakespeare's play Julius Caesar, which presents its main characters Caesar, Brutus, and Mark Antony in such a mixed blend of virtuous and less-than-noble qualities that it makes it unclear which of the three is the true hero of the play. While most Western textbooks have cemented Julius Caesar's image as a heroic figure, Shakespeare adds in his presentation of Caesar qualities of excessive narcissism and physical weakness; thus, though the play is named after him, his image as the "hero" of the play has been compromised. Furthermore, the traditional image of Brutus as a cruel traitor to his close friend has also been reworked in Shakespeare's play.
Whether it’s Superman, Batman, or Spiderman, almost every child has a fantasy of becoming a super hero. They want to leap tall buildings in a single bound, fly around the world, or miraculously escape death. However, these kinds of heroes are just modern heroes bought up by the imagination of the artist. They do not exist in the real world and are therefore just an idea. Although the comic book heroes are much more popular than classic American heroes, the comic book hero is rooted from these same literary works which once amazed people in the past.
For example the comic book hero Super-Man has super strength that allows him to move heavy stuff. Now example from mythological creatures, Hermes the messenger of the goods, was so fast that he could deliver messages to gods in minutes. To conclude, I think that there is a big difference between Comic hero’s and mythological creatures. Comic book hero’s are fake. But mythological creatures could be real.
According to Aristotle’s criteria of a tragic hero, King Lear shows characteristics of a tragic hero by having pre-eminence, tragic flaw and gaining of interest. Pre-eminence is superior to or notable above all others; outstanding. According to Aristotle people with high power are people that are exceptional beings and that “the hero, with Shakespeare, is a person of high degree or of public importance, and his actions or sufferings are of an unusual kind.” (Bradley, 687) This can also relate to “King Lear” because Lear is the King of Britain, therefore he has pre-eminence. Lear has been used to enjoying all his power and making sure everyone knows he has it. This
In Shakespeare’s play, ‘King Lear’, we are shown an array of characters that are multi-dimensional and extremely complex. Shakespeare has the ability to reveal a human character with an exceptional use of language. The three characters that I believe have large roles and functions within the play are, understandably, King Lear himself, The Fool, and Kent. The Fool acts as Lear's conscience and trusted guide, yet he is also a critic of Lear, a truth teller. In effect this makes a true friend, however some believe it was the Fool's constant remarks that drove Lear to madness.
They are on a constant search for a better title. People know that better the titles, greater the benefits. In Shakespeare’s work, the use of the clothing imagery emphasizes the motives, the changes, and the results on getting titles that are more superior. Shakespeare uses these imageries to emphasize how Macbeth comes to break the chain of being. Ambition encourages Macbeth on the destruction of natural balance by fantasizing about the rewards that he will receive once he reaches his prophesized goal.