Odysseus also a firm believer in hospitality; Which explains why he was in such distress after learning of the suitors attempt to take everything he’s ever worked for. Guile is a clever form of deceit. Odysseus was full of it; the perfect example was when he introduced himself to Polyphemus. “My name is Nobody; Mother, father, friends/everyone calls me Nobody.” (IX) Odysseus knew that they would they would try to kill Polyphemus, so He gave him this alias because he was aware that Polyphemus would call for help to the other Cyclopes, and when he did he would sound like an idiot. He also used his guile on Calypso.
The struggle to act upon his father’s murder is a key factor in Hamlet’s disillusionment with the world. The Elizabethan period was a time that demanded revenge and this is even true in our present time to some extent. An eye for an eye approach was considered socially correct which Hamlet initially suggests ‘May sweep to my revenge’. Since Claudius has become the new king, he is considered a false king and imposter to the throne by Hamlet and this leads to the collapse of the natural hierachy that was in place. He states ‘tis an unweeded garden’ alluding to the fact that a false king leads to corruption which finally leads to the collapse of the hierarchy.
Benvolio, the peacemaker amongst the crowd, dislikes the thought of people being hurt or sad; therefore, he often attempts to help them. Sup the fair Rosaline whom thou so loves; With all the admired beauties of Verona. Go thither, and with unattained eye Compare her face with some that I shall show, And I will make thee think thy swan a crow. (1.3.83-87) Benvolio wants to help Romeo through his depression because Romeo is not only his cousin, but also a dear friend. Benvolio displays his acts of friendship by helping Romeo get Rosaline off his mind and finding a new girl.
Misfortune in Othello Often people come to harm due to victimization, while others are the agents of their own destruction. In Shakespeare’s famous play Othello, all characters associated with the protagonist suffer a tragic end. Othello is a prime example of depicting various characters and how each comes to demise due to a personal critical weakness. The three most unfortunate characters: Roderigo, Desdemona and Othello have qualities that best demonstrate how they bring their individual misfortune upon themselves. Roderigo opens up the play in Othello with lines that already develop his character.
He blames Charlie as the one who caused him to lose his boxing career and he also blames himself for his lack of bravery to act according to his own will. Despite all these, with the support and guidance of Father Barry and Edie, and finally the death of Charlie, Terry is awakened and is confident enough to fight like a contender in accordance to his conscience. His actions no longer depend on others and he finally wins the respect of the other longshoremen. Kazan clearly shows that Terry has his brother Charlie to blame for making him a bum. In the cabin, while Charlie is meant to bribe Terry with a job so that he would keep quiet about the deeds of the union, Terry expressed his disappointment in Charlie.
THE DOWNFALL OF OTHELLO AS CAUSED BY IAGO Iago is one of Shakespeare s most intriguing and credible villains. Iago can be perceived as either evil or brilliant in his plans to be deemed lieutenant. As the villain in Othello , Iago has two main actions: to plot and to deceive. Iago is mad that Cassio was chosen to be lieutenant instead of himself. From this anger comes the main conflict of the play.
He manipulates him into a state of jealous rage. Consider later in the play when he is talking to his wife. “ Heaven truly knows that thou art false as hell.” (1. CARTER 2 IV; ii 634). He almost seems like a completely different person than that of the start of the play.
“To be or not to be, that is the question; whether’ tis nobler in the mind to suffer...” (Shakespeare Act 3, Scene 1). This quotation proves Hamlet becomes inferior to others and the environment through his madness, causing him to express himself explicitly towards others. Hamlet’s madness not only causes his loved ones lives but it allows his “end” to come because he accepts every challenge from his opponent. Hamlet’s madness not only affects him but Ophelia, who is mentally torn apart by Hamlet. Ophelia was once flawless, but since her encounter with Hamlet she has fallen into the same madness and wants to kill herself.
“Watch its bloody course”. He makes the audience realise that the play is a tragedy and Eddie cannot escape his destiny. He also introduces the main comments to the audience, “settle for half”, “The law is not a friendly idea “ which means he is saying make sure you do anything for your family, which relates to what Beatrice talks about when he is telling the story of Vinny Bolzano. He explains that Vinny had an uncle, who was staying with him. However his uncle was an illegal immigrant.
This quotation shows how blinded by hate Tybalt is, and yet at the same time it is love which blinds him and causes him to do impulsive acts, such as killing Mercutio. It is both families’ love of honour which perpetuates the violence between the two households. Shakespeare teaches society through the key theme of family love, to not let your love for your family consume you so much that is causes deep hatred and in this case, death. Tybalt could be considered obsessed with his hatred towards the Montagues and obsession is another key theme which Shakespeare explores to teach readers about love. In Romeo and Juliet, an excess of passion is frowned upon.