Playing off of this ethos is the first persuasive appeal Brutus uses. When first addressing the commoners of Rome, they are unaware of the reasoning behind killing Caesar. Keeping this in mind, Brutus knew he had to seem like a credible source so that the people would believe him and any sort of outbreak would be avoided. By simply intimidating the audience by telling them to quiet down and listen to his reasoned words, they are more susceptible to Brutus’ persuasive efforts. The audience is initially memorized by the Brutus they love, and are grateful for the ‘honorable acts’ he committed.
He would do anything to keep his name. However, at the end, he finally realized his happiness was less important than the truth. He realizes that he had made a mistake cheating on his wife. Proctor tries to act like a good man, but “he is not as good as Rebecca, his waivers before commuting himself to a course of action” (Hill, Phillip). Pride is powerful.
These texts show that satire can be used to portray places and events; satire can be used to portray people, and satire can be used to portray ideas Satire can be used to portray places and events. In Animal Farm the Russian Revolution is satirised through old Major, who starts a rebellion with the animals against Mr Jones. This is seen in the lines, “All men are enemies. All animals are comrades”. The use of juxtaposition between the animals and the humans highlights the extent of the rebellion and the harsh mentality that the revolutionist animals possessed against the humans.
Trinculo takes a closer look, and observes that he is ‘legged like a man’ with ‘fins like arms’, so ha concludes that he must be ‘an islander that hath lately suffered by a thunderbolt’. This suggests that he looks deformed, and ill. Staphano also thinks that caliban is a diseased monster because is ‘a monster of this isle who hath, is i take it, got an ague’. Caliban behaves negatively, but also positively. In the negative aspect of his behaviour, when he’s angry he curses Prospero using aspects of nature which means that he must be a spirit of the earth such as ‘toads, bats, beetles, light on you’ and also ‘blister you all over’ and ‘the red plague rid you’. He is not only violent in his speech, but in his actions.
Francis Bacon stated that “Arrogant people are scorned by the wise, admired by the foolish and slaves of their own vaunts.” People in today’s society often sively exaggerate their importance. They try to make themselves feel like they are above the rest. In arrogance, natural confidence goes sadly skewed rather than self assurance born of knowing his or her own strengths and limitations. Where as arrogance admits no limits. Grant though that he was superior to the people around him just like his old teacher Matthew Antoine who thought he was better because of his lighter skin tone.
In Othello, Iago is a man of evil and Don John from Much Ado About Nothing, by Shakespeare is of the same mind set. Iago and Don John are both villains trying to achieve a sense of honor to feed their reputation, even if the stakes are losing everything and becoming a mockery. Both of them are very unstable, driving them to seek a stable reputation. Iago and Don John both see the world like reputation is everything. Shakespeare shows this through both Iago and Don John’s instability, by having both of them throw everything out on a limb just to boost their reputation.
How does Shakespeare present conflict within Romeo in the opening half of Romeo and Juliet? The first half of the play sees Romeo swinging from hopeless love with one woman to another in the space of a day - which seems like the sign of a fairly confused/confusing character. Shakespeare uses vast amounts of techniques to create very dramatic conflicts. With immense amounts of contrast in Romeo this leads to the readers/ viewers to have a spilt opinions of Romeo. Romeo has a lot of conflict, which he approaches with different, changing attitudes, which we know as contrast.
But what I SAW was someone with power how used mostly for good. Since the good was so overpowering - I didn't spend much time being critical or even accepting the other." Such a moving statement allows us to empathise and understand why this man, who is seen as a villain today, was so widely respected and immortalised. He provided them with so much which ultimately led to unimaginable loyalty and trust to this man. These people were betrayed by the actions of their hero, their role model but they cannot be blamed for entrusting such faith in him, as he misled them to believe him to be a demigod, perfect in so many ways and what he said.
Manipulation The power to use another person and to manipulate them requires great skill. Manipulation in the Shakespearean play Othello is made to look easy by Iago, who uses Othello’s weaknesses to manipulate with great ease. Iago uses Othello’s emotions against him, in order to spark a reaction out of the ordinary. Tragedy is defined as a drama or literary work in which the main character is bought to ruin or suffers extreme sorrow, especially as a consequence of a tragic flaw, moral weakness, or inability to cope with unfavorable circumstances, according to http://www.thefreedictionary.com/tragedy. William Shakespeare's "Othello" presents all of the elements of a great tragedy as stated above.