”Zounds sir, you’re robbed.” (Ii87) this overstatement implies to Brabantio that his daughter is with Othello against her own accord. Iago’s state of revenge magnifies as he continues to deceive his friend. Further into the first act, Othello’s adversities begin to show of his race and sudden loss of power which shows that his skin colour and upbringing is not accepted in the community. He is constantly referred to as “the moor” metaphorically stereotyping his character, for “moors” were people who descended from Africa. Brabantio, furious by the intentions of marriage of his daughter to “the Moor” believes that Othello used drugs and witchcraft to steal his daughter from him “O thou foul thief!
He is very open about his sexism and ignorantly acts on it. It is arguable that even if Creon was not the king, he would still have felt strongly about his aforementioned quote. He says that he shall not be ordered when he says “while I live, shall order me,” but he displays his sexist mindset when he says “no woman,” making him very rigid in his opinion about females being inferior to males. Creon’s characterization of a sexist man causes him to compare women to very negative things. Creon compares
In Act 3 Scene 2, Don John enters Leonato’s house and says to Claudio “I came hither to tell you, and circumstances shortened the lady is disloyal.” Don John is presented as a ‘deceiver’ in this scene by his actions, creating uproar between the couple. The ways in which Shakespeare presents men’s attitudes to women are not used for comical purposes in this scene. This scene presents women to be promiscuous and untrustworthy characters. Also, the fact that Claudio believes Don John and assumes that the woman committing adultery is Hero portrays
Outline the Nature of the Tragic Hero in Act One of Othello In the play 'Othello', the writer – William Shakespeare – uses many techniques in order to outline the nature of the tragic hero to the audience. As a result of the hero's absence in the first scene, the initial presentation of the tragic hero is one based around the villain's bitter discontent and disdain. Othello's negative portrayal to the audience leads them to believe that he is an evil, cunning, immoral thief. Shakespeare achieves this effect through Iago's use of racist, dehumanising language: “an old black ram is tupping your white ewe”. Throughout the first scene, Iago and Roderigo also never refer to Othello by name, however, the audience quickly learn that both characters hate 'the moor', as this – amongst other derogatory terms, including 'thick-lips' – is the only title given to him.
They must be flogged. Upon hearing this Major Cabot Forbes is disgusted and reacts by denouncing the action of using a whip. Showing his leadership Shaw supports the flogging and tells his friend of many years Major Cabot to never question is authority causing a shrift between them, after a few exchanges of words the flogging begins. This is the point of the film where friends of Colonel Shaw are confused by his actions and are confused why he is behaving in way that he has not before in a more mean spirited and somewhat racist way. There also seems to be a conflict going on within himself.
When Bertrande went on to sue Arnaud, he discouraged Bertrande to bringing the lawsuit against the rogue imposter as he was convinced that the man Bertrande was accusing was the real Martin. His evidence was that the stranger is Martin and refers to Bertrande’s illness as her “madness” . Bertrande also questioned Martins younger sister about how the new Martin did not resemble his father “in action or in feature” and told the sister that she did not believe this man to be the actual Martin. The sister replied incredulously, “how could you even think so?’. She informed Bertrande to never speak of it again “or to anyone”.
In Antigone, by Sophocles, The characterization Creon proves the quote to be true through his irrational decisions and edicts. His abuse of power is shown through Creon by forbidding anyone to give Polyneices an honorable burial and not listening to the prophet Teiresias. When Oedipus, King of Thebes, dies, his throne is left for his two sons Eteocles and Polyneices. When Eteocles refuses to share the throne, the two brothers go to war. Both are killed in the struggle for power.
Othello “I am not what I am” 1. In the first quote Iago is ranting on how he wants the position of lieutenant but did not obtain it due to the fact Othello choose Cassio which he also states how he is more fit to have Cassio’s position because of his inexperience. This angers him because he sees no reason why he wasn’t chosen even though he had plenty of recommendations .In the next quote it is to be believed that Iago is almost revealing that fact that he is a dishonest and betraying character with lines like “We cannot all be masters, nor all masters cannot be truly follow’d.” which shows that he doesn’t plan to follow Othello as his leader or master while acknowledging that some aren’t fit to be in a masters place and ”I am not what I am ”. that line expressing how he is more than meets the eye and what you see is not always what you will get when it comes to his character. In the third quote Iago is expressing how although he may hate the moor for now he shall show a sign of peace and love because it is a necessity at the moment as he even says ”though I do hate him as I do hell-pains yet, for necessity of present life I must show a flag and sign of love” it’s almost as if he is swallowing his pride for the time being to not jeopardize his plans in the
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.
1. Brabantio protests the marriage of his daughter, Desdemona, to Othello, claiming Othello used “spells and medicines” to dull her senses so that she would marry “against all rules of nature.” Do you think the real reason for Brabantio’s protest is the color of Othello’s skin? Use brief passages form the play to support your answer. While reading Othello, it was hard not to notice how often Othello was referred to by the other characters using words that could be construed as racist, referring to the dark color of his skin. Brabantio, the father of Desdemona, cannot stand Othello and is absolutely enraged when he finds out that his daughter has been seeing Othello behind his back.