Next Pap Finn teaches the evils of alcohol, this drunkard of a father abuses Huck and is only interested in him when money’s involved, for buying more booze of course. “Human beings can be awful cruel to one another” (254) sagaciously comments the surprisingly forgiving Huck about a pair of rapscallions is the next and most prominent moral, one you don’t have to dig for as much but is still a treasure all the same. The King and Duke lie and cheat others, whites enslave, mistreat, and dehumanize blacks, Tom Sawyer exploits others for his own amusement, Colonel Sherburn (although with fair warning) kills a
The key part of this however is that Iago is tempting Cassio, very like the devil himself tries to tempt us. Iago tempts Cassio in this way but he remains very proper and remarks only that ‘She’s a most of exquisite lady’. His initial remarks are soon followed by 'And I’ll warrant her full of game’. an inappropriate statement in reference to his captains wife designed to manipulate Cassio into making lecherous comments about Desdemona. We can see various factors of the language
Othello, addressing the Duke and council members about Desdemona traveling with him, states “Vouch with me heaven; I therefore beg it not to please the palate of my appetite…In my defunct and proper satisfaction.” (Line 261-264). He is stating that he is much too old to be taking her along for his sexual satisfaction especially since his sexual urges are dead. Later on in both text and film, Iago, on more than one occasion, fills Othello with lies about Cassio, Othello’s second in command, and Desdemona. He claims that they have had sex. Iago is playing on Othello’s insecurities.
He does this because he feels threatened by the fat man and feels insecurity. He feels his girlfriend has interest in another man. The fact he is being threatened by a fat man shows the weakness of their relation because any man, even with health problems, can break their relationship. The fat man interferes in the story by making the young waitress rethink her love to Rudy. She starts by describing the man’s fingers “long, thick, creamy fingers” but without showing any disgust; in the contrary she somehow adds a sexual aspect.
With suspicions and jealousy rising in Iago, he burns with thought that Othello could have gone to bed with his wife, Emilia. Iago's thoughts are far fetched but he flares with jealousy thinking of possibilities. Iago won't be satisfied till Othello feels the same envy, for his own wife Desdemona. (2.1.299-302). Iago uses lies and tricks to plant into Othello's head that his innocent wife has committed adultery.
The second life Iago ravages is the naïve Desdemona, as he twists her virtues and purity leading to her death by her misguided husband. The third life Iago ruins is his prime target, Othello, as he takes advantage of his poor judgment, professing concern for his General, resulting in his deterioration. Iago is a destructive human being, with a thirst of power. One significant way Iago uses his manipulation on Roderigo is by jealousy, revealing Iago’s consistent abuse of his gullible friend. In the beginning of the play a conversation is heard between Roderigo and Iago.
Stanley is guilty of this throughout the whole play by always trying to outsmart Blanche. This is Stanley’s main hamartia in the play. In scene three, Stanley is even willing to hit his wife, who is pregnant with his child, to gain back the respect and power he felt he was losing by having Blanche there. Stanley sees nothing wrong with what he is doing, until it is too late and is incapable of understanding his wrongful fight to gain back his sense of dignity. Modern Tragedy is also described as being the ‘consequence of a man’s total consumption to evaluate himself’.
Iago is a manipulative and sly character, and through revealing his plans against Othello in the first two acts, the audience pity Othello. Additional characters that the audience sympathizes with are Desdemona, Iago and Cassio. Othello chose Cassio to be his lieutenant instead of Iago, and because of this, Iago plans to manipulate Othello into thinking that his wife, Desdemona, is in fact cheating on him with Cassio. The first time Iago mentions his plan, he says, “I follow him to serve my turn upon him” (I.i.44). With this, he means that he plans to serve Othello to the point where he is able to take advantage of him.
Shakespeare exposes Othello’s hamartia which is his self-control of jealousy. Othello’s character is completely transformed as jealousy changes him into a monster whom tragically kills his faithful wife. His assertion of himself “not being so easily jealous” when Iago begins to manipulate Othello’s state of mind is negligible as the responder views his transformation of character due to jealousy. Through Iago’s cunning manipulation, Othello is convinced of Desdemona’s infidelity as he exclaims “blood…Iago..blood” which shows his utmost intention of killing her. Hence it is evident to see how jealousy has consumed Othello and how it is described as the “green eyed monster”.
/ Wear your eyes thus, not jealous nor secure.” Iago could have come out and said that Desdemona was acting tricky with Cassio but it would have lead for an ineffective persuasion where Othello laughed in Iago’s face and losing his footing that he worked oh-so-hard to create in Othello’s mind. Then in 2.3 Iago is given the chance to fully disclose what he think happened during the night after Cassio and Montano fought and “Honest Iago” has the chance to run off of his past honest work that allowed himself to be so close to Othello. “I had rather have this tongue cut from my mouth / Than it should do offence to Michael Cassio. / Yet I persuade myself to speak the truth / Shall nothing wrong him.” From this quote we see that Iago is playing innocent trying to leave everyone feeling that Iago was being humble in his recount of the fight but is also giving himself room to talk through his whole story without seeming to hang Cassio out to dry, giving Othello an honest appearance of himself. Then to top everything off, Iago references a time of a war relationship that made Othello close to Iago in 1.1 after he felt betrayed by Othello when he promoted Cassio to lieutenant.