Prospero using a tempest to shipwreck is previous offenders and plotting to sabotage them, and Medea plotting to kill Jason’s new female interest and her kids to avenge her husband’s mistreatment, are both using unjust acts to retaliate their offenders. Their actions, though enacted through anger, are a clear violation of basic moral reasoning, and are a driving theme between both works. In Shakespeare’s The Tempest and Euripides’ Medea the dearth of morality manifested in both main characters, is a prevalent theme similarly expressed through the author’s use of a sympathetic figure and the characters illusion of justice they strive for, yet is differentiated greatly by Medea and Prospero’s concluding acts upon their schemes for vengeance. Medea’s foremost introduction is the details of her husband, Jason’s, betrayal, “but now their love is all turned to hate …For Jason hath betrayed his own children and my mistress dear for the love of a royal bride” (17). A moral breach in marriage is the perfect beginning to a sympathetic figure, as Medea, “lies fasting, yielding her body to her grief, wasting away in tears” (17), Euripides keenly draws upon her devastation and grief towards
However, karma gets the best of everyone and all three characters suffered the consequences. Therefore, Edmund, Regan and Goneril are all sources of moral evil in King Lear. Edmund, son of Gloucester, was known as the ‘bastard’ son in the play. He was known as the illegitimate son and his older brother Edgar was known as the legitimate son. He began to betray his father right from the start.
This rapid change in language, portraying Desdemona as his ‘sweet’ Desdemona at the start of the play then later going on to call her an ‘excellent wretch’. The contrasting of Othello’s language at the start of scene and the end of the scene laments the loss of his sanity, rationality and his loss of interest in his life with
Loneliness puts The Monster in a mentally unstable position. He believes that he is a monster for the reason being he was created by one. In comparison, Othello’s betrayal is demonstrated throughout the play, but especially through Iago when he confesses to the audience his plan to manipulate and destroy Othello’s love life with Desdemona. Although Othello trusts Iago with anything, Iago hates the “Moor” and is willing to do anything to destroy him. Iago feels that the best way to do so is by manipulating Othello telling him that his wife is cheating on him with Cassio, who Iago coincidently hates as well.
It is clear that at the beginning of this excellent comedy Oliver and Orlando are not the best of friends, in spite of their sibling relationship. Note the way that in Act I scene 1 they fight, and Orlando, having his brother trapped in some kind of wrestling hold, tells us that his brother has committed the following crimes against him: My father charged you in his will to give me good education. You have trained me like a peasant, obscuring and hiding from me all gentleman-like qualities. The spirit of my father grows strong in me, and I will no longer endure it! Clearly the hatred that they feel for one another is expressed through their behaviour and the words they use for each other, such as when Oliver insultingly calls his brother a "boy" and he tells the Duke that he hates Orlando just as much as he does, knowing that this will be bad for his brother.
He also tells the murderers that Banquo is blameworthy for their tragic, unhappy lives. After angering the murderers, Macbeth switches to a more sarcastic tone and manipulates the murderers so they will feel like they need to prove themselves men, worthy of Macbeth’s presence. By asking questions, Macbeth leaves a gap between him and the murderers and waits for them to fill it. He asks “Are you so gospeled/ To pray for this good man and for his issue/ Whose heavy hand hath bowed you to the grave/ And beggared yours forever? (3.1.98-101).
The readers introduction to Hamlet and King Claudius occurs in Act I Scene ii where the King explains that he has married his sister in law with mixed feelings but he believes Hamlet’s mourning should seize, to which his nephew replies with disdain and offense. This sets the mood for the relationship between the two characters as well as set Hamlet up for his first soliloquy, seen in Act I Scene ii line 133 O, that is too too solid flesh would melt Thaw and resolve into dew! Or that the everlasting had not fix’d His canon ‘gainst self-slaughter! Oh God! God!
Shakespeare presents the concept that deceptive decisions lead to tragic events. Romeo’s rapidly changing character makes irrational and unwise decisions which link up to a strong and prominent theme in the play; deception. Through Romeo’s character Shakespeare juxtaposes true love against infatuation, he does this by showing his melancholy state over his loss of his infatuation Rosaline, then shows how he has found “true love” with his “bright angel” Juliet through his poetic dialogue, although they are from feuding family’s they decide “what’s in a name”, and she implores him to “doth thy name” and “swear by the god of [her] idolatry”. Shakespeare shows the changing of Romeo’s moral compass throughout the play, he goes from an elated state of mind as life was perfect with “thee”, and then, as the “plague on both (their) houses” is begun by the death of Mercutio, Romeo’s unchecked emotions cause him to commit the disloyal act of murdering his wife’s cousin, Tybalt. Despite of his blundering, Juliet see’s this only as dreadful because of his “banished”.
If this was but a cruel illusion created by the tortured spirits of the damned to like them damn myself in a full blown assault on mine mothers husbands brother.. I most find out if this is spirit speaks the truth, an to do this I most see the true greed of my uncle. Act 2 scene 2 1822 December 8th In the theatre I well add a few lines which well show the true purpose of my fathers sudden death and my uncles fast
In this play, Hamlet struggles against the truth, and struggles against that horror to fulfil his task, and the realization of the truth. Hamlet’s reaction to the struggles he face dramatizes the conflicts between his sensitive self and the calloused, seamy world and the outcome of the story provides a resolution of the conflicts. Hamlet finds the horror of the truth, and is incapacitated to do anything to the truth. He struggles against the truth and dramatizes the situation by pretending to be mad. Firstly, Hamlet feels sad about the remarriage of his mother and his uncle escalated to pretend to be mad.