More than these, I think Lear is motivated by his idea that he is a good man. One thing that supports is when Kent says “I’ll tell thee thou dost evil,” (Act I, Scene I, Line 175) and Shakespeare writes the king as reacting in a frenzy, going so far as to say “This moment is thy death,” (Act I, Scene I, Line 190). By portraying the king in this way, Shakespeare causes us to judge him as unstable and mental. While his actions thus far have been rash, him reacting in this way, and him banishing his daughter saying, “Here I disclaim all my paternal care, Propinquity and property of blood,” (Act I, Scene I, Lines 117-118). From these thing, it is made clear that Lear is not only rash and insecure but also thoughtless and stupid.
Strong women are always to be admired and this is especially true in a society that does not grant women the same freedoms women experience in the twenty-first century. Dorine and Mariane in Molires play, Tartuffe, represent extremely strong women because they are speaking out against customs that hinder women in many ways. Dorine has an opinion about everything and she is not the least bit inhibited to express those opinions. It is her fierceness that moves her to speak out Orgons ridiculous idea to see Mariane marry Tartuffe. She simply will not let the matter rest and it is her persistence that allows Mariane to realize that she does not and should not have to marry Tartuffe when she is in love with another man.
They have always had “a skirmish of wits” between them. Their persistent raillery against each other reveals their hidden liking for each other more than they are willing to admit. The duo are tyrants, relentlessly criticizing the opposite sex. Although Beatrice is scornful and obstinate, she is not wayward. When Hero and Ursula gull Beatrice into following them into the pleached bower,
Showing that she would be even more of a man if she were him, thus forcing him to slowly leave his conscience aside and do what his wife has told him. She also presents herself as a cruel and evil character when she says, “That which hath made them drunk hath made be bold” shows that she is guiltless and not worried about the consequences of her actions. And Despite all that her husband is saying in this scene about this guild Lady Macbeth somehow remains adequately hardened to the deed that she has done and even goes on in this scene to make several horrific and ironic comments, which is believably since it is coming from her cunning mind. But I would say that just by looking at this scene I can tell that lady Macbeth is a cold and Two-faced woman who will go through life-threatening things to achieve what she
This creates a potential struggle to men not only for the balance of good and evil but also the ideology of sanity. Perhaps man's deception of Venetian women (femininity) being of 'perfection' and of 'spirit quiet and still' led to conceivable struggles (I.3.95-97) between the masculine characters ideology of women. Women are powerful. Just because women were restricted by society's standards, it did not mean they restrained themselves to mutual silence. In (IV.2.195) we discover that Emilia responds to Iago's commands repulsively.
It is also interesting to note that Iago speaks so kindly of Desdemona, which is likely due to the fact that he loves her, but, he will is planning a scheme which will no doubt crush her. Iago claims that it is “out of her own goodness make the net that shall enmesh them all.” Iago reveals that his plan relies on Othello’s true love for Desdemona, which Iago is attempting to crush. Iago believes that Desdemona has the ability to convince Othello to do anything because “his soul is so enfettered to her love”. He also believes Desdemona knows this, which is the
Throughout the course of the play, the female characters are seen as powerful figures who are more ruthless than the men. For example, Regan and Goneril are often portrayed as strong and controlling figures, not letting anyone stand in their way of achieving their aims. They see their father as an obstacle, preventing them from getting what they want, and they treat him like this also. Although he was kind enough to give up his kingdom to be shared between two of his daughters, this wasn’t enough. Both Goneril and Regan wanted to grasp all of Lear’s powers, and take them away from him.
Desdemona is Othello’s wife who he is madly in love with and Iago preys upon Othello’s jealous personality and trusting nature to convince Othello of his wife’s infidelity resulting in the ultimate downfall of Othello – death. Othello’s downfall is caused by his own weakness due to his trusting nature and willingness to believe anything he is told. Early in the play, it becomes evident that Othello is blind to Iago’s evil when Iago says “I am not what I am” (I.i,65). This statement foreshadows Othello’s downfall as it is his trust in Iago, which causes it. Othello believes Iago’s lies and always listens to his advice throughout the play.
With this comparison comes the first accentuated fault. Although Lear and Gloucester are both deceived by lies, it is easier for the reader to comprehend why Gloucester is deceived. Lear's pompous attitude leaves him susceptible and perhaps deserving of such deception. He commands his daughters to profess their love for him. In the case of Regan and
Suddenly he became obsessed with it. He constantly told her negative things about the birthmark, making her adopt his point of view. However, she was not force to drink the liquid even though he was criticizing the “odious hand” (1036). What to blame may be her obsessive love for her husband and his obsession with perfection. She did not hate the birthmark before Aylmer began to criticize it.