The Duke asks to see the lady, and Vindice warns him that she is a “country lady” and quite shy. The Duke moves closer to the skull. He kisses it, but then recoils in shock. * Vindice reveals himself, and tells Hippolito to expose the skull of Gloriana. Vindice then rips off his own disguise and tells the Duke that he has been poisoned by the one he poisoned.
Claudius, who is “won to his shameful lust”, marries his brother’s wife. This act was forbidden by the church and was most likely considered sinful by the audience and by Shakespeare himself as it implies adultery. We see that Hamlet’s comparison of Claudius to a “satyr” to be quite accurate due to Claudius’ lecherous character since he commits sin to feed his shameful lust. Claudius commits these acts with one thought in mind: to reach his own goals. This
Hamlet's apparent psychological state as the play progresses changes from that of a scholar, to that of a madman, though contradictorily this change is in itself a deceptive act. Polonius, a lord and right hand to the King, is involved in a large amount of lying and deception. Polonius manipulates his children to benefit his social status and relationship with the King and has no moral objections at any time. Commonly a co-conspirator to Polonius' spying plots is the King, Claudius. Claudius, Hamlet's uncle is the most serious offender of lying and deceit.
Weighing possible a further cause to his derangement and episodic behavior issues. Considering this evidence supports the fact that we can now suppose Othello to also have a lack in mental judgment thus judging him less harshly. Othello crumbles resulting from his ever growing jealousy, conflicted by his powerful catharsis allowing us to be sympathetic because of his set of ill-fated misfortunes’. His actions allow us to forgive Othello for murdering Desdemona, simply because she forgives him prior to her death, if only for that we can put ourselves in his place and make sense of her murder and forgive just as she did. Instinctively she knows something we did not know that enabled her to sympathize with her husband’s actions.
She sees the planted handkerchief in Cassio's room and believes him to also have taken a lover. Her jealousy exists on a much smaller scale, but illustrates that the sentiment is universal. Jealousy 8: As the play concludes, all causes of jealousy are proved false. Desdemona was never unfaithful, but Othello realizes the truth too late. Jealousy is the source of pain
This is emphasised with the fact that the two young lovers foreshadow their own death. Therefore this creates dramatic irony in that the audience know how the story is going unfold and the course of Romeo and Juliet’s’ lives but they do not know themselves. Shakespeare unravels the story whilst cleverly creating twists which brings sympathy upon the audience. The play starts with a prologue which is how Shakespeare begins to create a sense of sympathy for Romeo and Juliet. Here, the audience is told that the couple are ‘star cross’d lovers’ and that their love is going against the stars and that they are therefore doomed in disaster.
“It is a poisoned cup; it is too late for Gertrude” (Act 5, Scene 2, Line 282). Throughout the course of the play Claudius has made himself look like he is the innocent one however, his actions have resulted in the possible maddness and deaths of himself, Hamlet and others. The theme of dramatic irony comes into play by Claudius
Othello then sees and claims Iago to be ‘honest’ throughout the play and believing all the lies that is told to him. This shows that Othello was not responsible for the bulk of the tragedy but being very gullible and not thinking twice for his actions towards his surroundings and helping Iago’s plan for revenge. Quoted by Iago in Act 3 Scene 3, “Men should be what they seem”, gives the irony of illusion and reality. There is an extensive jealousy with Othello and thinking Desdemona is having an affair with Cassio using the napkin Othello gave to Desdemona as the symbol between them, building a chaotic wrath inside
Shakespeare's Presentation of Othello as Responsible for his Own Downfall Shakespeare’s Othello consists of the themes betrayal, love and dishonesty. At the centre of this play is the tragic downfall of Othello at the hands of his so called friend Iago. In this essay I will be discussing the reasons for and against Othello being responsible for his downfall through looking at critical interpretations of his character and actions. In some ways you could say that Othello was highly responsible for his own downfall as he was easily manipulated by Iago showing him to be gullible and naïve. Iago manipulates Othello by making him suspicious through inference, “Ha I like not that”.
“The moor...black ram...thick lips...” In the beginning of the play Othello is so confident in Desdemona’s love for him that he would give his own life if she said otherwise. He says, “Let your sentence even fall upon my life.” Othello’s confidence in his marriage is wavered when Iago tells Othello, Desdemona is having an affair with Cassio. Although Othello is reluctant and hesitant to believe Iago’s accusations his doubt is confirmed when he finds Cassio in possession of the handkerchief he once gave Desdemona. Although Iago is duplicitous and devious in his ways, Othello allows his confidence to be easily undermined. This leads audiences to believe that although Othello is perhaps overly confident in his military abilities, he is has a degree of insecurity in his personal relationships.