When Othello named his new lieutenant to be Cassio, Iago got angry and immediately plans to avenge himself by destroying Othello and Cassio together. He makes Othello believe that he likes him and that he is his most trustworthy friend, however we the audience know that Iago hates Othello. This is clearly shown in act one scene three when Iago says, "I hate the moor… I follow him to serve my turn upon him”. At first Iago plans to wreck Cassio’s life so that Othello feels frustrated and ashamed with him. Iago first plans to get Cassio drunk while he was on guard duty, so that he starts a fight with Rodrigo while he is drunk and that would get him in trouble with Othello.
Shakespeare demonstrates the effects of revenge on human personality in his play Othello. The impact of revenge has very tragic consequences on the characters resulting in the deaths of Othello, Desdemona and Emilia, whereas the main perpetrator, Iago, remains alive. Revenge is the main reason that dominates Iago's character and allows him to manipulate Othello's thoughts and actions. Revenge transforms Iago into a deviously cunning person, who is able to manipulate Othello's weakness of jealousy ultimately leading into the downfall of Othello and destruction of his love for Desdemona. Revenge has been expressed by Shakespeare through the themes of betrayal and jealousy.
Revenge in The Crucible In The Crucible by Arthur Miller revenge is displayed by many people. The three characters that carried out revenge on others were Abigail Williams, Ann Putnam, and Thomas Putnam. These characters used revenge for their own benefit while disregarding others lives. The character who possibly displays the largest act of revenge is Abigail Williams. She gets revenge on Elizabeth Proctor because she is fired by the Proctor's and is in love with John, Elizabeth's husband.
Vindice then rips off his own disguise and tells the Duke that he has been poisoned by the one he poisoned. The Duke is horrified and his tongue begins to disintegrate. Hippolito accuses the Duke of causing their father’s death. Vindice announces that the Duke's punishment is not over yet as the Duke will witness the affair between Spurio and the Duchess as he dies. * The Duke cries out in anger and Vindice stabs him.
Hamlet in his first soliloquy demonstrates his disgust that his mother has allied herself in love and in politics with her late husband’s brother, so soon after his death, “frailty, thy name is woman... to post with such dexterity to incestuous sheets”. Claudius is clearly established as the villain in Hamlet, murdering his own brother and then plotting to kill Hamlet. He lies and is deceitful toying with the notion that the appearance of things is not their reality. The audience is privy to the ‘reality’ of Claudius ‘deed’, and of his guilt, through an aside, climactically stating, “then is my deed to my most painted word. O heavy burden!”.
Violence always has a background of vengeance. Othello fells that Desdemona deceived him. He wants to take revenge on his wife and Cassio. Iago makes him believe that they are lying to him. Othello believes that murder was the only option to retaliate with.
Montresor seeks the destruction of his rival due to Fortunato's insult. The need for revenge, in these stories, is shown to hurt other people emotionally and physically. Both these stories exemplify the dark side of human nature. Revenge can overwhelm a person, and become the single most important objective in their life. Throughout the short story "A Cask of Amontillado" Edgar Allan Poe, develops the feelings of revenge, held by the central character Montresor.
When inquiring how he could do this Don John describes what he wants as ‘the death of this marriage’ and in reply Borachio, his accomplice, says they will ‘misuse the Prince’, ‘vex Claudio’, ‘undo Hero’ and ‘kill Leonato.’ Although their words are not literal and they’re not really going to ‘kill’ Leonato, using words such as ‘death’ give very negative connotations and make the character sound like the villain he is. When Don Pedro plots to trick Benedick and Beatrice to fall in love with each other he tells Hero that ‘I will teach you how to humour your cousin that she fall in love with Benedick’. Don Pedro uses the word ‘humour’ and in doing so makes his deceptions sound more light-hearted and harmless.
For example, he is responsible for the death of Mercutio, which causes a vengeful spark to rise in Romeo. After Tybalt stabs Mercutio he turns to Romeo and says, “I am hurt. A plague on both your houses” (121). Tybalt killing Mercutio is one of the actions that lead up to the death of Romeo and Juliet. Tybalt had no reason for fighting with him.
William Shakespeare’s Othello explores the repercussions of one’s actions, and the extent to which some people will go for revenge. In his play, Shakespeare highlights how a sequence of events can lead inexorably to the demise of an innocent soul. As the play draws to a close, and Othello kills his beloved wife Desdemona, it appears as if he is responsible for his wife’s death. However, it becomes clear that Desdemona herself was also partially responsible for her own downfall. Furthermore, Desdemona’s murder can be attributed to a series of coincidences that lead to her death.