At the beginning of the play Iago reveals that he hates the Moor because Othello has chosen Cassio as his second in command, preferring him above Iago. His character is established immediately through language; when conversing with Roderigo by using blunt prose "I follow him to serve my turn upon him.”. He is under Othello's command and wishes revenge on ‘the devil’ for the promotion, this seems to be the top motive for his cruelty. Iago begins to move into play the pieces of a conspiracy with a ‘peculiar end’ because he exclaims to Roderigo “I am not what I am”, this oxymoron is an appropriate feature in Iagos’ language given that he is the white devil. Despite the fact most praise him as ‘Honest Iago’ it is only the audience to whom he reveals his true self.
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.
we see him trying with a great effort the first time he talks to Roxane without cyrano. The poor man is bad with words, but he does love her dearly. The other love triangle we see is Roxane with De Guiche/valvert. Although its not the same type of love triangle since this love is not returned from roxane to anyone, it is still an example. De guiche loves roxane, but since he is married, is having Valvert marry her instead, so he can then turn around and keep her close.
King Lear’s Edmund and Othello’s Iago are undoubtedly Shakespeare’s most evil characters. Even when put up against each other, the two villains prove to be similar in several aspects. It is their differences, however, that point to the real villain of the two, and the one that is truly evil. The similarities in the means by which Edmund and Iago perform their intrigues point to their position as villains, but it is the reasons for their actions and the eventual unwinding of their plots that sets Iago miles ahead of Edmund in terms of evil nature. Iago and Edmund both utilize trust and love as instruments of destruction while at the same time exacerbating inherent tensions within the relationships of their victims.
This use of dramatic irony creates humour for the audience as Benedick is unable to defend himself without giving away his identity. The audience also can’t help but wonder if Beatrice does truly know its Benedick that she is talking to. While this is obviously a very comical and light-hearted scene, it contrasts greatly against the character of Don John and the scenes he’s involved in. Don John is the ‘villain’ behind the breakup of Claudio and Hero’s love, by falsely accusing the ‘pure’ Hero of being unfaithful. This shows the darker side of this Shakespeare comedy as Don John is a ‘plain dealing villain’ who ‘cannot hide who he is’.
Even though Romeo is very in love with Juliet, and one may believe that these lovers will live happily every after, it is Romeo’s impulsiveness that leads to the demise of himself and of his beloved Juliet. Impulse #1: Romeo is quite brash in his decision to slay Tybalt. If Romeo considered the consequences of murdering his enemy, he could have prevented his banishment from Verona. Romeo fails to consider that there is no need to slay Tybalt because Tybalt is already headed for assassination due to the fact that he murdered Mecrutio. Unfortunately, his impulsiveness overpowers him and Romeo fights Tybalt.
Shakespeare). In this excerpt from the letter, Hamlet tells Ophelia that she can doubt many things including truth itself, but that she should not doubt his love for her. This shows that he loves her because his words act as a declaration saying that no matter what, he will love her. Hamlet was sure that Ophelia would be the only recipient to the letter and so thought he could express his true and honest feelings. Hamlet’s words to Ophelia clearly illustrate that he loved her.
Iago; The sliest villain in "Othello" A villain is defined as a character in a story or play who opposes the hero according to Webster’s Dictionary. In "Othello," Iago fits this definition perfectly though Othello does not recognize that Iago is his enemy until the end of the story. Iago is the backstabbing, evil-minded, manipulative character in this theatrical story. He demonstrates this treachery all throughout the story beginning with being angry with Othello for not appointing him as lieutenant, his revenge on Cassio for taking his place as lieutenant, and setting up Desdemona to look like she is cheating on Othello. His maneuvers are so effective because they flow smoothly.
How does Shakespeare present the theme of jealousy in Othello? Firstly, jealousy is the main theme in the play. It basically takes over the character's lives causing them to do stupid things. For example, at the beginning of the play, Roderigo is already jealous of Othello as Othello has Desdemona and he does not. Another example of jealousy is at the end of the play where Othello thinks that Desdemona has been unfaithful towards him with Casio.
Romeo is praising Juliet directly while persona in Sonnet 18is praising his love to his lover. From this to bring the message of how much love towards his lover. For me, as a teenage girl, the direct praise will make me feel like a fish out of water, also the worst enemy of beauty is time, especially for girls. Therefor, persona of Sonnet 18 expressions of love touches me more as beauty may fade but the perfect beautiful sides can still live on through a persona’s memory or words of poem. This love is not only for himself, but the eyes of