Prospero uses sarcasm with his daughter to try and not alarm her rather than telling her the complete truth. Also, he’s not just trying to get justice for what has happened; he is trying to hurt the men who betrayed him. This is illustrated by how he talks about his enemies and how eager he seems to be to have them on the island. Prospero only seeks to harm the others for what they have done, practically a textbook example of revenge. Prospero’s action on the island, splitting up Ferdinand and Alonso to cause them pain, is another example of his revenge.
by Heather Burley Prospero: Consumed by Bitterness, Transformed by Love Prospero, embittered by all that he has suffered at the hands of others, has vowed to get revenge on those who had wronged him. However; his unexpected reaction to the love attained by his daughter illicits a change in Prospero that seems to soften his hardened heart, and allow him to grant his enemies absolution. First to be addressed, will be the circumstances that have landed Prospero in his current predicament, and the effect that these events have had upon him. Next to be discussed, will be Prospero’s plot to enact vengeance on those who have bestowed great injustices upon him, and how he exercises his powers to achieve this goal. In conclusion, the transformation of Prospero will be examined, inclusive of his love for his daughter and its impact upon him in the change from all consuming malignity into absolution.
Firstly, there must be some form of revenge taking place within the narrative. Secondly, the narrative must include tragic elements. The Revenger, who is in most cases the protagonist and hero or antihero, has been wronged in some way before the beginning of the narrative. They spend much time plotting out a suitable revenge throughout the story, which is usually enacted at the climax. The revenge must be suitable and in kind for the wrong that has been done, and the victim must know of his or her downfall, and why it occurred.
It explains Iago’s insatiable desire for revenge against Othello, explores the theme of jealousy in the play, and gives light to Iago’s manipulative deceptions and dishonesties. The soliloquy highlights a lot of important facts about the central characters and themes in “Othello”. The extract explains Iago’s relentless desire for revenge against Othello. As Iago believes that the Moor has wronged him in many ways, he sees it somewhat appropriate to plot revenge against him and those close to him. Iago has many rather theoretical reasons for his revenge, one of which being his failure to receive the spot of lieutenant, and the other being that he “suspect[s] the lusty Moor” of sleeping with his wife, Emilia.
Shakespeare exposes Othello’s hamartia which is his self-control of jealousy. Othello’s character is completely transformed as jealousy changes him into a monster whom tragically kills his faithful wife. His assertion of himself “not being so easily jealous” when Iago begins to manipulate Othello’s state of mind is negligible as the responder views his transformation of character due to jealousy. Through Iago’s cunning manipulation, Othello is convinced of Desdemona’s infidelity as he exclaims “blood…Iago..blood” which shows his utmost intention of killing her. Hence it is evident to see how jealousy has consumed Othello and how it is described as the “green eyed monster”.
Iago not only attempts to seek out his own personal revenge, but he manipulates several other characters in order to help him reach his own goal. He plays on the other characters’ weaknesses and personal tragedies to help him reach his own ultimate revenge. As is proven by the end of the play, Shakespeare is clearly stating his personal belief that revenge is improper. This can be seen through the ultimate downfall of Iago and all those involved. In his play Othello, Shakespeare uses the plot, characters, and ultimate destructive ending to all to show the reader his opinion that all revenge is improper.
"Boyce talks of the jealousy and hate that drives Iago to deceive the moor to "show how a noble man can lose faith and go in a frenzy caused by the loss of trust." (Boyce 570). Othello is tricked into believing all the wrong things which causes him to lose his sanity. Over his web article critic Christopher Baker says that Iago's only reason for all of his evil plans to infect Othellos mind with lies were because he wanted revenge for not being promoted. He thinks that all the tragedy that takes place "shows the true means of physcological derangement."
Throughout the story, Montresor tries to convince the reader that Fortunato is a cruel drunk, and his own plans for murder are just. The tale begins with Montresor saying, "The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could; but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge…” (157). Montresor is basically plotting his revenge and already trying to convince the reader of the gravity of Fotrunato’s many wrong doings, through a blatant exaggeration. The reader can assume that Montresor’s
Iago, Roderigo and Othello all display jealousy throughout the play, though each finds resolution in a different way. Whether sexual or platonic, once the seed of jealousy is planted it can lead to devastating consequences. Iago displays jealousy from the very beginning of the play. His jealousy quickly spawns thoughts of revenge, and he soon develops a plan to achieve revenge on those he feels have wronged him. From the start of the play, Iago expresses his jealousy of both Cassio and Othello.
In Othello, both themes of jealousy and hate were amoungst the main characters and developed new accuasations throughout the play. A change in the way one would feel turns Othello jealous and angry at his own wife. Othello believed that Desdemona was being unfaithful to Othello with Cassio. Othello then turns his back on his own wife and does a rash decision to kill her for what she has done. When Othello is certain that she has commited adultry, he kills her softly.