Tourneur’s play The Revenger’s Tragedy follows a pursuit of revenge taken by a wronged protagonist. Here, we see that this play conforms to the conventions of Revenge Tragedy. The play includes many genre features such as a wronged protagonist seeking revenge against a corrupt society. This pursuit of revenge creates violence and bloodshed. As the play progresses Tourneur explores the avenger’s obsessive passion and madness, before we, the audience, experience a catharsis, and the avenger realises the extent of their wrong doings.
There is one main theme in Shakespeare’s play Othello, and that is revenge. In this play, Shakespeare shows that he believes all revenge is improper, and he displays this through his character Iago. Throughout the play, Iago completes copious events to seek personal revenge. It is very clear to see throughout the plot that Shakespeare implores the reader to acknowledge Iago as a character who completely embodies improper revenge. Iago not only attempts to seek out his own personal revenge, but he manipulates several other characters in order to help him reach his own goal.
Guilt is constantly seen throughout the play Macbeth driving the characters to question their morals. To the responder it appears that Lady Macbeth is the driving force behind the initial killing of King Duncan influencing her husband Macbeth to commit the evil deeds by threatening him with his man hood by saying “when you do it, then you are a man”. Her tone portrays her dominant nature and her hunger for authority and demonstrates to the responder her strength as a character. However her over confident traits and clear and concise thinking is diminished once the guilt of the crime poisons her conscience. This is demonstrated by her imagining her hands stained by blood and her constantly trying to clean the “damned spot” away and rid her sole of the guilt.
Laura Niemi Dr. Tait ENG 450 21 October, 2012 Othello The analysis of this play doesn’t begin with Othello, but it does start with the fact that Iago is the evil person portrayed here. He plays on Othello’s thoughts and emotions which makes Othello absolutely insane. He uses the passion that Roderigo has for Desdemona as a dagger to play on his unending nerves. He also uses Cassio’s character of love as well as drink against the lieutenant, along with Desdemona’s chastity against her. His plan of action was almost complete if he was able to murder Cassio.
His school was names Metaphysico-theologo-cosmolo-nigology, and it prods at Pangloss’s verbal feats and suggests how stupid Voltaire belives such idle thinkers to be. 2. The army is full of menacing and cruel men, who causes pain and suffering. Very influential members of the nobility start wars, but common soldiers reap the consequences. No side of the conflict is better than the other, and they both engage in rape, murder, and destruction to each other.
Throughout Vachss’ essay, there is a theme of attempting to demonize and dehumanize the criminals who commit sex crimes. Vachss uses extreme cases of monsters to confront the reader with the sheer brutality of these crimes in some instances, but then manipulates this fear to lead the reader to his conclusion, all the while brushing aside the fact that these crimes deal with a mental disease. Vachss even admits that “child abuse is the most dominant cause” in the forming of sex predators. He also states that sex predators are “narcissistic and that “they laugh behind their masks at our attempts to understand and rehabilitate them.” A condition brought on by childhood trauma and characterized by a skewed since of self in relation to society leads one to think of a mental illness, surely not one most would like to imagine, but a mental illness nonetheless. Vachss continues by citing statistics that, at first glance, cause the reader to imagine that sex predators cannot be cured of whatever illness they may possess.
Typically the Gothic is made up of elements such as corruption, confusion, immorality, transgression which ultimately lead to a disordered world. The plays main concerns are murder, revenge, infidelity, disguise, love, conflict and death. These themes clearly allow for a play of disorder to unfold. Thus creating a drama filled with chaos corruption and disorder through the use of various Gothic components. In Act 1 we learn that Lodovico has been ‘banished’ for committing ‘murders here in Rome, bloody and full of horror’ he complains that his sentence is unjust, ‘fortune is a whore’ and highlights the corruption within the justice system ‘Your wolf no longer seems to be a wolf than when she is hungry’.
Shakespeare’s play “Othello” is controlled by jealousy and hatred and he uses the soliloquy most significantly through the deceitful character Iago to portray this to the audience. In Othello, the use of the soliloquy allows the audience to understand the plot and themes as well as revealing something of the audacity of Iago’s evil mind. In the play, Iago becomes deadly jealous when Othello promotes Michael Cassio to the position of his personal lieutenant. This is when Iago begins to plot his evil and malicious revenge on the two men. Iago’s plan follows through as he systematically dismantles Othello leading him to killing his innocent wife, Desdemona.
Throughout the story, Montresor tries to convince the reader that Fortunato is a cruel drunk, and his own plans for murder are just. The tale begins with Montresor saying, "The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could; but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge…” (157). Montresor is basically plotting his revenge and already trying to convince the reader of the gravity of Fotrunato’s many wrong doings, through a blatant exaggeration. The reader can assume that Montresor’s
What began as anger mounts to insanity as the plot thickens and one person’s madness spreads abroad to several tragedies within this tragic play. Hamlet kills Claudius. Laertes with the help of Claudius conspires to kill Hamlet after he is driven to madness. In act 4, scene 7, lines 141-149, Laertes tells Claudius of his plan. The madness of Laertes leads to a further plot of murder by poison designed by Claudius and the end result is the death of