Lastly, in line 137, Hamlet employs the emotion-laden words “weary, stale, flat, and unprofitable” to yet again bring about his thoughts of suicide and say that this is how the world is -- gloomy. In the passage, Shakespeare greatly exercises the use of diction, but also has an extraordinary use of structure. Structure is utilized throughout Hamlet’s soliloquy to bring more understanding to his thoughts. His use of enjambment in many lines of the passage (135, 137, 139, 140, 143, 144, 145, 147, 148, 149, 151, 152, 154, 155,
He uses and controls others to diminish the psychological wellbeing of Othello. All of the characters in the book trust him including Othello, which makes him more deceitful. In the beginning of the play Iago say’s “I follow him to serve my turn upon him”. This just reinforces the fact that Iago is fraudulent and untrustworthy. Iago also say’s “My lord, you know I love you” which juxtaposes his previous quote “I hate the moor”.
Even the most esteemed of critics stand speechless when analysing his works of art. In this piece of writing, we will be exploring how Shakespeare expresses disturbed characters in, firstly, sonnets 129 and 147 and then in Measure for Measure. In these cases we will be dealing with sexually disturbed characters. First we will review the sonnets: Sonnet 129 is clearly saturated by disturbance. The persona is visible to be psychologically imbalanced and sexually confused.
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.
Of course MAAN follows Shakespeare’s traditional comedy structure but modern critics have their own agenda that a comedy, being such a complex genre, should conform to. Since the time of the ancient Greeks critics have struggled to define it, Plato described it as a series of events you would ‘blush to practice yourself’. Susan Snyder who writes for the Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare Company, states that - ‘Comedy involves men of middling estate, its perils are small scale, its outcomes peaceful’. This is an excellent summary for the majority of Shakespeare’s plays; however it is not necessarily accurate in relation to MAAN. It is true to say that a comedy involves ‘men of a middling estate’, in MAAN the protagonists share the company of the Prince Don Pedro, and are socially superior to the watchmen such as Dogberry and Verges.
However, the most incredible of all these passages is found in Act 4, Scene 1, Lines 164-177, where Macbeth contemplates his inner thoughts to himself. Here, Macbeth speaks to time, providing the audience with a more in depth image of its importance. Also, Macbeth’s diction is short and fierce, further pushing the play’s theme of insanity slowly taking over Macbeth’s mind. Lastly, the passage faultlessly illustrates Macbeth’s fatal flaw of ambition slowly ruining his inner being. With these things taken into account, it will be effortless for one to show just how lovely this passage is
Pray can I not, Though inclination be as sharp as will. My stronger guilt defeats my strong intent,” (III.iii.36-40). Claudius opens his soliloquy in a way that almost makes the reader feel sorry for him. A confession of his own immoral behavior to God that stems from a deep conviction. This is proof that Claudius is in a battle within himself.
A trademark occurrence of a comedy play is that usually justice is done in the end; however in Measure for Measure it can be argued that this is not the case. Angelo, a manipulative and abusive character is seemingly pardoned instantly for his inexcusable crimes. Justice cannot be achieved in Measure for Measure when a character who has caused much unnecessary pain and terror, is given mercy by all of the characters on the stage. This unconventional conclusion suggests that as various characters are reprieved from their flaws and crimes and not punished, Measure for Measure is more of a problem play than it is a comedy. Upon comparing the leadership of the Duke and Angelo, we can see that Angelo’s cruel and severe methods are unpopular against the Duke’s lenient approach.
Writing for monarchs and their interests gave Shakespeare more inspiration to write spontaneous and unique plays most people would have disapproved of. “Macbeth is a tale told by a genius, full of soundness and fury, and signifying many things. It’s a drama about the
Despite the fact most praise him as ‘Honest Iago’ it is only the audience to whom he reveals his true self. His master plan at the beginning of the play is to serve himself by serving Othello for power, wealth and respect. Iago is aware of his jealous nature and this includes his sexual jealousy, he believes that Othello has slept with his wife Emilia, ‘Partly lead to die at my revenge for that I do suspect the lusty moor hath leaped my seat’ he has reason to plot revenge ‘wife for wife’. This proves that he has a plan ‘dull not device by coldness and delay’ and he does not wish to fail this plan which shows that he has a motive and therefore partly