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
He was blindsided by someone he trusted the most his friend, and servant Iago. Who is Othello, and why is Iago so hell bent on destroying the General’s marriage and life? What about Iago, what has made him so bitter and angry? Why does Othello believe Iago as he begins to whisper into Othello’s ear that maybe Desdemona is unfaithful to him, rather than listen to Desdemona? Over the years scholars have argued that this play maybe should have been named Iago instead of Othello, but I believe Shakespeare was right in how he named this play.
Sympathy for Othello Jealousy is a tragic flaw that ultimately leads to Othello’s downfall. As the classical tragic hero shall we then pity Othello due to his innate naiveté and over trusting nature? Or are we meant to view these as character flaws in his otherwise virtuous character and actions set forth throughout the entire play yielding sympathy toward Othello? Insecurities and ill-conceived notions are only part of Othello’s jealousy, as he is also at best manic and delusional specifically due impart that he has become mentally handicapped because of his medical condition. Weighing possible a further cause to his derangement and episodic behavior issues.
Stella is the wife of Stanley and also the main character in my opinion. She’s a huge dope, who’s fallen in love with the wrong guy. Even after Stanley hits her she still comes back to him “There is the sound of a blow [and] Stella cries out”. She’s blinded by how things used to be between them when they first started dating. Stella is willing to look past everything Stanley does because she loves him and that makes her the fool of the play.
In the two plays, ‘Romeo and Juliet’ and ‘Macbeth’, the key characters transgress the social moral boundaries. However, Shakespeare manages to create sympathy towards the protagonists. In ‘Macbeth’, he creates sympathy for Macbeth as he shows the tragic downfall of a heroic hero in despair and how he was forced into all his wrong doings. Whereas in ‘Romeo and Juliet’, Shakespeare makes the audience feel sympathy towards the young couple as other people are also to blame for their relationship not happening and how they are ‘star crossed lovers’. In this essay, I am going to explain how Shakespeare manages to sympathize with these protagonists.
Hamlet portrays falsity when using rage against Ophelia after discovering she has been apart of a plot of revenge. He uses this as an opportunity to deny his love for her and degrade her until she felt horrible about her self. “I did love you once but you should have not belived me; for virtue cannot so inoculate our old stock but we shall relish of it. I loved you not.”(3.1.114-119). It becomes clear that Hamlet did truly love Ophelia, yet hid it because he was a coward.
Today, name of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are closely associated with betrayal of friendships as these two former friends of Hamlet is doing everything in favor of Hamlet’s top enemy, Claudius to destroy Hamlet’s influence. Ther is no doubt that Shakespeare inserts these two characters to be comic relief but the appearance of these two character in the play also symbolizes his mix emotion of ridicule and sympathy. The appearance of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern is not doubt to be comic relief just as the courtier Ostric is. Unlike Ostric who panders to whoever that are powerful enough for him to benefit from praising them even though he might contradicts himself, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are less of this clownish style on the surface in term of their acts, language and tone. Notice that these two friends of Hamlet in University of Wittenberg never make any assertions or statements during the course of the play.
who hides and what is hidden? how does deceit function in the world of the play, and how does it help the play comment on life in general? a central motif in the play is trickery or deceit, whether for good or evil purposes. counterfeiting, or concealing one's true feelings, is part of this motif. everyone seems to lie; good characters as well as evil ones engage in deceit as they attempt to conceal their feelings: beatrice and benedick mask their feelings for one another with bitter insults; don john spies on claudio and hero; don pedro and his 'crew' deceive benedick and beatrice.
He insults Polonius calling him a Whore-Monger. After this exchange Polonius remarks “Though this be madness, yet there is method in't” (II, II, 204). Meaning that Hamlet could be mad but that there seems to be intent behind his madness. When Rozencranz and Guildenstern visit Hamlet he receives them kindly until he learns they are spying for his mother. He then increases his feigned madness.
Albany suffers from the classic case of blindness. Albany is blinded by love. Although Albany disagrees with Gonerils cruel actions towards her father, he only half-heartedly argues his case against her. Albanys fear of upsetting Goneril is exemplified in his response to her demand that Lear dispose of his knights. ’cannot be so partial, Goneril, / To the great love I bear you (I, iv, 309-310).