In his soliloquy in Act 2 Scene 2 Line 380 he’s especially brutal towards Desdemona in his plans showing no shame what so ever. Othello exhibits a part of humans that is able to be tempted and deceived. While a good man at the start, Shakespeare uses this as a template to bring out the green-eyed monster of jealousy in Othello, as an attempt to highlight that quality in each of us. The dream speech in Act 3 Scene 3 Line 466 is where we see Iago makes this happen. As Iago ends Act 1 with his soliloquy, we become sure that dishonesty is one of his most revered qualities.
Jealousy 1: The play opens with a discussion of jealousy. Iago is upset because Othello selected Michael Cassio as his lieutenant. He is jealous of Cassio's position both in the military and with Othello's service. This initial jealousy is the catalyst for the play's sequential plot of mixed jealousy and destruction. Jealousy 2: Brabantio is partially jealous of the Moor for stealing his daughter's love.
Lady Macbeth, among other things, is a insane, controlling, manipulative person and tends to get whatever she wants and does whatever it takes to get it. In many ways through out the play, Lady Macbeth knows exactly how to influence people through alcohol, with words, or simply from her actions such as fainting. “What beast was't, then, that made you break this enterprise to me? When you durst do it, then you were a man; And, to be more than what you were, you would, be so much more the man.” (Line 48 Act 1 scene 7) She calls out Macbeth’s manhood to get him to go along with the plan. She convinces him that he would be more of a man if he did so but a coward if he didn’t.
In today’s society, we sometimes face deceptive characters that cause major problems due to their deceptive traits. This idea is especially true in the Shakespearean tragedy, Othello. With the theme of deception that is shown throughout the course of W. Shakespeare’s play, Othello, the main antagonist character, Iago, has clearly demonstrated it through his malicious and demonic actions to fulfill his need for jealousy and greed. In this essay, this will be shown through a detailed analysis of three various actions specifically caused by Iago’s deception: Othello’s dismissal of Cassio, the slapping of Desdemona by Othello in front of Lodovico, and lastly, the tragic ending, the killing of Desdemona by Othello during her sleep. In the first few scenes of the play, the readers experience first-hand some of Iago’s capabilities, in particular, his deceptive traits.
THE DOWNFALL OF OTHELLO AS CAUSED BY IAGO Iago is one of Shakespeare s most intriguing and credible villains. Iago can be perceived as either evil or brilliant in his plans to be deemed lieutenant. As the villain in Othello , Iago has two main actions: to plot and to deceive. Iago is mad that Cassio was chosen to be lieutenant instead of himself. From this anger comes the main conflict of the play.
There may seem to be many motivations for villains throughout the times but as we study these scoundrels we find that generally they are motivated by pure jealousy, or a need of superiority. They utilize manipulation, both physically and mentally in order to achieve their goals and show a lack of remorse. Stephan King’s “Misery”, provides us with a very graphical depiction in Annie Wilkes a sadistic, mentally unstable retired nurse, who has a desire for power and control. Annie goes to tortuous extremes on her captive Paul Sheldon to realize this. Iago from Shakespeare’s play Othello is also a power hungry villain who enjoys having people under his control, he is driven by extreme jealousy and the motivation, revenge.
Petruchio forces Katherina (Kate) to change from an abrasive, bad tempered, ill mouthed shrew into a perfect, docile, honey-tongued wife. Written between 1590 and 1594, it has claimed the title of one of Shakespeare's earliest Comedies and also one of his most controversial works. Particularly for modern audiences, Petruchio and his methods are what have earned this play its name as a highly misogynistic text. Via abuse, public humiliation and starvation he finally attains his goal of taming Katherina. Petruchio, a wealthy and unmarried gentlemen from Verona, wishes a wife.
“Macbeth’s fall from power was inevitable” Discuss. Macbeth, written by William Shakespeare, is sad tale of Macbeth, a righteous man, corrupted by power and greed. “With great power comes great responsibility”, a quote that has been repeated over the ages and said to every person who is in power. Shakespeare in his play reveals to us a message about power, its implications and consequences on human beings. It is in human nature that the more power one desires the more corrupt one’s actions must become to achieve it.
/ Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow.” (IV.iv.20-23). This proves the influence Lady Macbeth had on him, for him to be so altered and uncaring at the end of the play is merely the result of all the pressure and mental abuse she put on him while convincing him to become so destructive and
Iago feels that the best way to do so is by manipulating Othello telling him that his wife is cheating on him with Cassio, who Iago coincidently hates as well. Iago reveals, “That thinks men honest that but seem to be so, and will as tenderly be led by the nose as asses are. I have ‘t. it is sengender’d. Hell and night must bring this monstrous birth to the worlds light” (Shakespeare 1.