"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."
This example shows the reader that Aylmer is trying to hide his imperfections by trying to make his wife completely perfect. In the narrative “The Portrait of Dorian Gray,” Lord Henry tempts Dorian to indulge in an immoral lifestyle, carelessly disregarding the feelings of the people he encounter. For example, he seduces a theater perform Sibyl and then soon rejects her. For example, he leads Sibyl into a romantic love and then suddenly tells her to leave his home. Dorian thinks that he can escape from the consequences of his immoral life because the portrait takes the blame for him.
The character of Edmund in Shakespeare’s King Lear a complex antagonist whose quest for power, and the treatment he deserves from society fuels the subplot. Cunning, deceitful, and a villain, Edmund will do whatever it takes to achieve his objectives, even if it means betraying the people who love him most. Edmund plays a key role in setting the stage for the disaster waiting to unfold, which is the subplot. Initially, the audience sympathizes with Edmund’s character; society treats him poorly, and his own father publicly embarrasses him. In Act 1 Scene 1, when Kent asks Gloucester if Edmund is his Gloucester’s son, he replies “his breeding hath been at my charge” (1.1.9) yet Gloucester “blushed to acknowledge [Edmund]” (1.1.10).
Who do you consider is most responsible for the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet? Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet all ends in a terrible tragedy, however there has to be someone to blame for this, but who? I strongly believe that Friar Lawrence is responsible for the tragedy. The main reasons why I think he is to blame is because he married Romeo and Juliet without anyone’s permission; he also helped them to have a secret night together; gave Juliet a dangerous potion; faked her funeral breaking the hearts of her family and he continued abusing the use of confession throughout the play. The most disgraceful thing is that he is a man of god and he committed all of these horrendous sins!
Eventually he makes an attempt, through Mary Warren’s testimony, to name Abigail as a fraud without revealing crucial information about the affair. When this fails, he confesses calling Abigail a “whore”, he then realises that it’s too late and matters have gone too far, not even the truth can stop what Abigail has caused. John’s confession leads to his conviction as a witch. The only way John and his wife can live is if he signs a confession to adultery
Macbeth is a play that gives insight on the evil and darkness of a person being. This play shows how a man changes his very conscience and goes against his very morals which in the end destroys everything he has, even the relationship of his beloved wife Lady Macbeth. The being of the story they have a very close and intimate relationship but as the play progresses their relationship vanishes till it is like it was never there. The very first sign we have of how lord and Lady Macbeth relationship is when Lord Macbeth sends her a letter in which he tells her everything that the witches have said about how he will be king and how they said he would be thane of Cawdor and he became it. He also says in his letter “Lady Macbeth “This have I thought good to deliver thee, my dearest partner of greatness, that thou might’st not lose the dues of rejoicing, by being ignorant off what greatness is promised thee.”(1.5.9-12) He gives her created for everything that it about to happen to him and he wants to share with her the power and riches that come with all that will happen to him and her.
Along with his horrible fate was an equally tragic prophecy. The prophecy revealed he would be the murderer of his own father, and married to his mother. The fatal flaw of Oedipus being his ignorance and ego blind him from seeing the true consequences of his actions, but he acts as if he knows what he is doing. All through the play this is proven and paired with a cocky pride that becomes more visible for the reader. Robert Kane
Though there is no point where he is specific about his main motivation to destroy Othello and everything he loves. Yet in act one scene one he states his prime motivation is bitterness at having been passed over for the promotion to be Othello’s lieutenant by Cassio. Iago is also motivated by his confidence in his abilities to destroy Othello and his life without detection. His anger towards Othello is mostly caused by his suspicion that Othello slept with his wife. Iago states it himself in 1.3.387-388 “I hate the Moor; And it is thought abroad that twixt my sheets”.
Vanity is also displayed by Sophocles through Oedipus. ‘Taunt me for the gift of my brilliant mind. That gift is what makes me great.’ This is extremely ironic as we suspect that Oedipus’ mind is not great at all as he fails to resolve the riddle set for him which leads to obsession and ultimately insanity as he discovers the truth and physically punishes himself. The love test also reveals selfish side as he decides to divide his kingdom and thus rid himself of all responsibility and forcing it upon his daughters as he wishes to ‘crawl
He is looking for a way to obtain revenge more than he is to find out the truth. The only proof Othello thinks he has is the handkerchief he believes Desdemona gave to Cassio. He is ready to kill his wife by pure jealousy. As he says in Act III, Scene 3, he could have forgive anything to Desdemona but not an affair. And assumptions are enough for him to kill her.