Don Pedro’s loyalty towards his friend Claudio has portrayed him as an insensitive character regarding his comments about Hero. Don Pedro is so quick to believe that he has been “dishonour’d” by Hero that he clearly overlooks the fact that his villainous brother Don John, who has in fact lied before, is simply tricking him again. Some may regard Don Pedro as being loyal and trying to give what is best for his friend, but most think that Don Pedro’s actions portray him as an insensitive character who jumps to conclusions rather quickly. So once again, Don Pedro’s intention of trying to help do what is best for his friend, is
Are we going to throw it all away? I know this will never happen again, will it, Mr. Van Daan?" (Goodrich and Hacket 942). Although it is arguable that Mr. Frank should have considered being more aggressive, his peaceful manner was the best method to solving problems. Mr. Frank was a mesmerizing speaker, and everyone listened and appreciated every word he said.
Gwendolyn in particular is fond and proud of her education yet in the end she easily forgives Jack for lying to her throughout the play underlying a sense of stupidity. This easy acceptance of liars by the characters highlights Wilde’s disregard for the flaws of both the characters and society therefore
He masterfully manipulates our response into having a grudging admiration for his skilful use of language. Richard disguises himself throughout the play from a devoted brother to a pious convert. He has a constant burning desire for personal power and satisfies his aims, regardless of who he murders. “And therefore, since I cannot prove a lover, To entertain these fair well-spoken days, I am determined to prove a villain, And hate the idle pleasures of these days.” (I.1.28-31) When he finally becomes King of England,
In Othello Iago, Othello’s most trusted friend and ally, deceives and manipulates everyone in the play to bring about Othello’s downfall. In the dictionary, evil is defined by a conscious and deliberate wrongdoing, humiliation of people designed to diminish their psychological well being and acts of unnecessary violence with unjustified motives with selfish reasons. Iago embodies all the traits of evil that were just listed. The main characteristic of a villain that Iago shows is one of deception and lies. He uses and controls others to diminish the psychological wellbeing of Othello.
What do other characters, besides Othello think of him? Othello was one of William Shakespeare's greatest plays ever written, and arguably one of the greatest stories ever told. While having many parallels to Romeo and Juliet, another of Shakespeare's great writings, they couldn't be further apart in terms of characters. One character in particular , Iago who is the antagonist of the story plays a very important , sinister role in the lives of Othello and Desdemona. Iago who many people perceived to be an honest man when it couldn't be further from the truth and in Othello's cased it proved to be a deadly mistake for trusting him.
“Macbeth’s fall from power was inevitable” Discuss. Macbeth, written by William Shakespeare, is sad tale of Macbeth, a righteous man, corrupted by power and greed. “With great power comes great responsibility”, a quote that has been repeated over the ages and said to every person who is in power. Shakespeare in his play reveals to us a message about power, its implications and consequences on human beings. It is in human nature that the more power one desires the more corrupt one’s actions must become to achieve it.
"The moor is of a free and open nature that thinks men honest that but seem to think so..." He shows us that Othello is of a very open nature and will believe whatever he is told. Iago takes advantage of this and his actions show us he is evil and sly. Secondly, Iago tries to make Brabantio more furious about this
It is the combination of these key ingredients and mysteries that make Macbeth so compelling. Indeed, one of the most compelling things in the play is Macbeth himself. As the plays titular character, one would expect him to play a large part but the ways in which he compels the plot and reader go above and beyond expectation. Throughout the course of the play, we see Macbeth’s journey from a highly regarded battle hero to a despised tyrant, from a level headed army captain to a cold impulsive King. We witness this through the comments of the other characters in the play.