As Iago ends Act 1 with his soliloquy, we become sure that dishonesty is one of his most revered qualities. People may be good or bad or right or wrong, but we’re all just individuals made up of different parts. Some parts unique, but some are evidence of our inherent idiosyncrasy, proof that we’re all citizens of the world. Being maniacally brilliant, Iago lies to and manipulates the characters in Othello with hardly a second thought. He’s remarkably cunning at how he gets where he wants to go.
Iago is often classified as the embodiment of pure evil to the farthest extent capable of being reached by human. Both Claudius and Iago plot against, torture, and cause the downfall of other characters in their respective stories to create and upkeep a boastful reputation. Both characters know that what they are doing is considerably wrong, but only Claudius feels any remorse for his crimes. They both recognize in soliloquy what they are doing and even discuss with themselves further planning. Iago manipulates all the crucial components of his plot with ease, while Claudius on the other hand is discontent and unhappy with the events taking place.
“Friar Lawrence, less ambitious and more desperate than his fellow manipulators, does not hope that Juliet’s death will dissolve the families’ hatreds but only that it will give Romeo and chance to come and carry her off” (Snyder). At this point Romeo and Juliet’s relationship could not solve the problems between the families and the Friar was only uniting them. This is what made the Friar so repulsive. Even now after deaths and family issues, He treated the situation like a game. “Hold, daughter, I do spy a kind of hope, / Which craves as desperate an execution / As that is desperate which we would prevent (4.1.69-71).
On 15 July 1099 the crusaders entered the city. Second Crusade 1147–1149 : A mamluk general, Imad-ed-din Zangi, had managed to unite enough Turks and Arabs in his army to attack the Christian kingdoms. Zangi did not take Jerusalem, but he did take the Syrian city of Edessa nearby. In Europe, people were very upset to learn that the Turks had taken Edessa. The Pope ordered Bernard of Clairvaux (in France) to preach a second crusade to take it back and defeat Zangi.
However, Shakespeare makes it clear that in fact others’ narrow-mindedness is key to Richard’s success. In addition, the women in King Richard III are able to see through Richard’s duplicity but have no influence with which to expose him. Shakespeare explores the inherent sexism of Yorkist society and how it leaves the women with no control. Richard’s eventual downfall comes as a result of insatiable greed and paranoia, and his fear of losing power clouds his sight, preventing him from comprehending those around him and ultimately leading to his death. However, even once Richard realises he can do nothing to prevent his defeat, he asserts that he would rather fulfil his hellish role with pride than retreat in cowardice.
“The tragedy of Othello” only happens because Iago wanted revenge for not being promoted to Lieutenant. I quote him saying “I hate the Moor” Instead it was Cassio who did. Cassio who has no practical knowledge of battle. Iago has a good reputation (which is why no one suspects that he is the cause for all the problems), but no true honour. However, Iago doesn't care about his honour.
Laertes tries to caution his sister to “ … Keep within the rear of your affection…” He tells her if she gives into her desire, she will only get hurt in the end. Polonius’ advice is different from Laertes, as where Laertes is looking out for his sister because he loves, when Polonius is only looking out for himself. Polonius calls Ophelia naïve, he says that Ophelia does not understand pediment that she have gotten her self-involved in. Polonius tells Ophelia that she should not believe the promises Hamlet has made for her, that he is deceiving her by swearing his love, his vows “ …they are brokers, Not of that dye which their investments shows...” they are not as wholesome as they appear. Polonius forbids Ophelia to see Hamlet
When actions are to be taken into consideration by him it seen that he situation is horrible, which Hamlet feels he has no control over. He allows his anger towards Claudius to let him fall into a madness. The depression Hamlet is encountering is due to the actions that King Hamlet is demanding of him. He cannot complete the task asked of him of his procrastination, which causes him to nearly take his own life. “To be or not to be, that is the question; whether’ tis nobler in the mind to suffer...” (Shakespeare Act 3, Scene 1).
Iago is arguable one of Shakespeare’s most complex villains. On first reading his character seems to be one of unadulterated evil and malice. We soon see that he is not just immoral, but amoral; he does not seem to have a conscience at all. He lies, steals and murders to get his way. This is especially highlighted in the final scene where he shows no remorse for his actions.
The Conversation’s absence of sound in many shots represents the ambiguity and absence of the reality in the line “He’d kill us if he had the chance” and the lack of love and emotion in Harry Caul’s life. Sound and speech is incredibly subjective and is very dependent on perspective. For example, screams can often be interpreted in two ways; one being out of fear, and the other being out of excitement. This sort of misconception is extremely similar to that of which occurs in The Conversation. The misinterpretation of the line “He’d kill us if he had the chance” causes an extreme amount of confusion and drama.