Is shylock a villain or a victim In this essay I am going to talk about whether shylock is a villain or a victim. I am going to talk about what sort of things he has done for us to think he is a victim or villain. Shylock is seen to be very selfish in this play as he wants the best for himself and as readers we think that he doesn’t really care about his daughter that much and just cares about his money. We understand this by the terms and things he says in the play. Firstly, shylock is seen to be a racist person in this play who is being racist towards Christian people like Antonio.
Hamlet even goes to say “But I am very sorry…that to Laertes I forgot myself; for by the image of my cause I seethe portraiture of his” (5.2.75). At first glance they seem very much in contrast, mainly in personality. Hamlet is a thinker, and Laertes is more a man of action. Yet both are close in age, attend college abroad, emotionally attached to Ophelia, and see themselves bound either by family or morality to revenge the deaths of their fathers. “The similarities seem drawn, however, mainly to highlight the eventual differences between the two male heirs’ responses” (Drewry 26).
Look here it is.”(III.iii.) Iago’s manipulative ways have earned him what he needs to succeed in the demise of his counterparts. By being loyal to her husband, Emilia has caused a great deal of harm to the woman she cares so deeply for. Another conversation of Desdemona is brought up between the Ancient and his general and this time Iago explains to Othello that he had seen Cassio with his ladies handkerchief. Othello later questions Desdemona about the handkerchief and she cannot answer where it is.
Compared to their husbands, Job’s wife and Jocasta lose just as much and suffer equally, yet choose to escape their suffering. The wives question their husbands asking “why don’t [they] curse God and die” (Job 2:9). They ask why their husbands choose to be miserable when they can escape their suffering. Suffering, to their husbands, is their last strand of dignity though. Unlike their wives, Oedipus and Job need to assert themselves as stoic men in an attempt to reconcile their loses.
There are many characters who undergo the process of sin and redemption. Baba’s sin amassed immense guilt in that he was meant to be a man of great honour and respect yet he was drawn into an affair with a Hazara woman. Rahim Khan wrote to Amir “Real good, was born out of your father’s remorse.” Baba saw redemption in feeding the poor, building the orphanage and giving money to friends in need. His search for redemption caused him to grow in character and ultimately become a better person. Sohrab asked ”Will god put me in hell for what I did to that man?” Sohrab sought forgiveness from both god and his father who he highly respected.
Nick said: “As my father snobbishly suggested and I snobbishly repeat, a sense of the fundamental decencies is parceled out unequally at birth” (6). Nick said this and it gave the readers the immediate thought that class was an important role in the story. Nick tried to be humble about his wealth and in the first page of the story said, “’Whenever you feel like criticizing anyone,” he told me, “just remember that all people in this world haven’t had the advantages you’ve had”’ (1). Tom Buchanan is a man in the story who demonstrates a strong hate for the less wealthy. He uses his mistress, Myrtle, for sex.
That why he is a betrayer in my opinion, he lies to people and he always wants to be a two-faced person. One this Brutus did and seemed fake and not caring for others was being best friends with J.C and after wards talking horrible about him and how he thought J.C was too ambitious. Brutus will always talk about anyone behind their backs no matter who they were and I find that very inconsiderate and cruel. Even though Brutus knew that Ceasar was going to die he was planning on to helping to kill him. Meanwhile, When Brutus kills himself he shouts out words of peace to Caesars spirit “Caesar, you can rest now.
O heavy burden!”. His hypocrisy and corrupt nature is demonstrated when he speaks to Laertes, through irony, “There’s such divinity doth hedge a king”, as God did not protect old Hamlet from being murdered by Claudius. Despite this Claudius is not utterly evil; he does love Gertrude and recognises that his “offense is rank ... smells to the heavens”. Claudius unlike Hamlet manages to manipulate fortune and take what he wants (the throne, and Gertrude), the end result justifying his means. Polonius effectively demonstrates notions of corruption throughout the play.
For example, Mayella tries to hide her father’s drinking problem, and only reveals it when Atticus coaxes it out of her. Another example is shown when the novel states, “”I positively did”, Mayella echoed her father.”” The way the novel describes her “echoing her father” implies that she is matching her story with Bob Ewell’s lies. Secondly, Bob Ewell’s influence on Mayella consists of more than just fear. He also influences her in her morality; Even with his irresponsibility for his children, he still affects them. Bob Ewell instills racism and immorality in Mayella Ewell, and this influence shows itself in the way she is willing to lie and kill a man for her own benefit.
Vladek shows his love for Anja by providing, protecting and preserving everything to help her survive the Holocaust. Whereas, constant frugality leads Mala to believe Vladek cannot love at all. This continuous cycle eventually leads Mala to abandon Vladek for a time, causing him to have more resentment for his wife. Although Vladek is a successful, frugal businessman, and loving husband to Anja, Vladek is less than loving, more often, degrading and demeaning to his second son Artie and second wife Mala, causing a malicious series of events founded on resentment and criticism between father/son and husband/wife. First, in Maus, Spiegelman