But I believe this is not a contradiction because the main concern of man is another human being and few of us could witness suffering of our fellows without deep condolence.
But by the same very word Iago later condemns those who value truth more than self-interest. Textual evidence also supports the view that several of the plays were revised by other writers after their original composition.
His characters become more complex and tender as he switches deftly between comic and serious scenes, prose and poetry, and achieves the narrative variety of his mature work.
It remains unclear if these figures represent real individuals, or if the authorial "I" who addresses them represents Shakespeare himself, though Wordsworth believed that with the sonnets "Shakespeare unlocked his heart".
The image of Iago as an evil magician is reinforced by his usage as the chief instrument of his plot of the handkerchief, which is often associated with tools of magicians, and which in the play embodies the attempts of Iago to control not only minds of people but to subjugate material objects to his will as well.
Indeed, the play has patterns of images, recurring words and phrases which reinforce its main points and additionally provide subtle commentary on heroes and action. At the same time, the murder of Emilia also exemplifies the hatred that Iago has for women.
The irony used by Shakespeare also explains the love and lust theme of this play. This motif of honesty and dishonesty is closely related to another metaphoric theme of distinction between being and seeming.
Besides, Othello, the main target of Iago, is himself a relatively easy prey because, realising that he is somewhat exotic due to his ethnicity, he, quite strangely, despite his definite eloquence demotes himself, saying for example: In this respect, because of his unwillingness, or most probably his inability, to leave the vicious circle of wicked actions, and due to the fact that such a clever villain as Iago was could hardly really believe that he would never be revealed, Iago comes close to the tragedy of Othello who cannot help but to surrender to the emotional overload after the shattering realisation of the truth about Desdemona.
He wrote them in a stylised language that does not always spring naturally from the needs of the characters or the drama. What makes him so terrible is the fact that it is hard to justify his actions that we may tend to view as evil for the sake of evil.
The disconnection of Othello from the surrounding goings-on makes him unable to understand what is really happening around, and thus blind to the things which are evident for the audience, for example that between Cassio and Desdemona no affection is present.
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He does all that it takes to attract the attention of Othello to the handkerchief and to relate Cassio to this innocent object, in this way completely assuring Othello of the reality of his doubts about Desdemona.
Waste no more time! This act of Iago may be construed as his ultimate fear of being laid bare in the eyes of those who were the objects of his manipulations, and also as exposition of his hidden maniacal striving to control other people but not allow others to control himself.
In particular, we may trace throughout the play the concrete approaches that Iago uses to control the behaviour of people. However, all they really want is the sexual fragment of the relationship.
I,I,2 He pays Iago to get Desdemona, not knowing that he really is not in love with her. Scholars are not certain when each of the sonnets was composed, but evidence suggests that Shakespeare wrote sonnets throughout his career for a private readership.Othello - The play’s protagonist and hero.
A Christian Moor and general of the armies of Venice, Othello is an eloquent and physically powerful figure, respected by all those around him. In spite of his elevated status, he is nevertheless easy prey to insecurities because of his age, his life as a. William Shakespeare was the son of John Shakespeare, an alderman and a successful glover (glove-maker) originally from Snitterfield, and Mary Arden, the daughter of an affluent landowning farmer.
He was born in Stratford-upon-Avon and baptised there on. In William Shakespeare’s plays, characters fight battles and face witches, lead kingdoms and hunt murderers, spend and squander money and friendship.
Just as often, though, they focus on what can be an equally difficult struggle: the pursuit of love.
Iago is simply everything Othello is not. They are, in a sense, antitheses. Othello has a nobility, a magnificence, an ease with the world, a sweet nature - and he is constant. Love and Lust Lots of times people get love and lust confused. In Shakespeare’s Othello, the characters in this book are very confused about the difference and it results in perplexity, confusion, commotion and death.
The Love Between Romeo and Juliet in William Shakespeare's Play Words | 5 Pages. The Love Between Romeo and Juliet in William Shakespeare's Play I think that the love between Romeo and Juliet is genuine, and .Download