They are also similar because they are talking about a woman, but are different in how they approach this. In addition their wanted outcome is different. Both these men see women as objects, the Duke as an object he can control and look at, and the speaker as a sex object. "My Last Duchess is about a Duke, who is hoping to marry the Count's daughter, and is with his envoy talking about his ex-wife. "To His Coy Mistress, is about a man, who wants to sleep with a young woman, but is scared that he does not have a lot of time left.
If we remember that he is speaking to a relative stranger, this is quite inappropriate conversation. He basically accuses his late wife of being unfaithful but Browning has encouraged us to dislike the Duke so much already that it is easy to think he was at fault or is paranoid about what could have been her
Throughout the play we see that this commitment ends up being detrimental. The irony of the king’s compliment becomes more and more apparent as the reader begins to see the irrationality in Hotspur's concept of honor. The moments Hotspur shares with Lady Percy demonstrate his intense obsession with honor. His fixation on his chivalric duties make him unable to think of anything other than “… basilisks, of cannon, culverin, / Of prisoners' ransom, and of soldiers slain, / And all the currents of a heady fight” (2.3.53-55). Lady Percy sees that Hotspur's preoccupation prevents him from sleeping, and she begs him to tell her what weighs so heavily on his mind.
Macbeth is physically strong and competent, however his weak character causes him to lose his grip over guilt and his insecurities. When he becomes crowned thane of Cawdor just as the prophecies had said, the thought of murdering Duncan crossed Macbeth’s mind, and he starts to seriously consider it. However, during this period, Macbeth reveals his inner turmoil and moral dilemma in his soliloquies. (kinsman, host, and Duncan hath born his faculties so meek, act 1 sc 7) Lady Macbeth knows that Macbeth is too “full o’ th’ milk of human kindness”, so she challenges his manhood by calling him a coward, knowing that Macbeth will in turn, show that he is not a coward by accepting to murder Duncan. This shows that his ambition and self-image of bravery wins over his virtues.
Osiris was exposed to metaphorical blindness because in the story Osiris’ brother, Set, is very jealous of his position and very well attempts to take it away from him. In the story Set puts together a small group of people who feel the same way about Osiris. They decide to hold a great feast of honour when he had come back from one of his trips. First of all, Osiris was exposed to metaphorical blindness because in the story Isis stated “Do not go my beloved. Set, your brother, is an evil man, who hates you and will do you harm (Osiris and Isis, 205)”.
“Which of you shall we say doth love us most” Act 1, Scene 1, Line 52. Through this, both King Lear’s and Gloucester’s rage and rashness can be seen, resulting in them both loosing sight of what is important. Despite this, their weak characteristics have a small influence on their tragedy and suffering. After King Lear bestows all his possessions to his daughters, rather than being grateful, Goneril and Regan’s lust for power causes them to turn on their father. In Act 2, Scene 4, Goneril and Regan diminish his retinue, disregard his authority and Goneril instructs her servants to treat King Lear with the utmost disrespect.
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”.
Desdemona then has a conversation with Cassio about getting his position back which because of Iago’s silliliquies is known to the audience as dramatic irony as the more she asks Othello for Cassio’s position back the more Othello is going to be suspicious that Desdemona and Cassio are having an affair. Iago then begins to make Othello jealous as he and Othello see Cassio sneaking away from Desdemona as they are walking towards her to which Iago says “Ha, I like not that.” and when Othello asks Iago what he has seen Iago refuses to tell him for a while and acts as if he is very reluctant to say which makes Othello frustrated and makes him want to know even more, we see several other examples of this throughout the play between Iago and Othello.
The verbal irony in Othello can sometimes be humorous depending on the level of irony. Iago’s hatred sprung from jealousy in which Othello was married to the lady who he loves. Iago stated to Rodrego that he hates the moor ‘and it is thought abroad, that twixt my sheets’ implying that Othello has slept with his wife Emilia which is arguable. Iago tells Othello that he is a faithful servant. The ironic aspect of this statement is that Iago is definitely not a faithful servant to Othello, he is trying to destroy his life.
I think pride, anger and greed for power prompted Lear to make the decision of giving up the kingdom to his malicious, hateful and ungrateful daughters, Regan and Cordelia. After that, Lear banishes the earl of Kent, a faithful courtier who disapproves his punishment for Cordelia. The untimely abdication of his throne, his blindness to Cordelia’s authentic love and Kent’s faithfulness triggers and results in a chain reaction of events that send him through a tragic journey. The cruelty and ingratitude of Goneril and Regan is indubitable; and Lear himself is obsessed by the way that his