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How does Shakespeare reveal Iago’s villainy throughout ‘Othello’?
...This signifies the power change that occurs in this scene when Iago was a loyal servant with his superior to an evil, back-stabbing friend telling 'what he thinks'. Of course the audience knows what Iago 'thinks' may be what he thinks but are essenti...
How does Shakespeare present Lear’s increasing lack of power and authority?
...As an audience, during the first act we see the loss of Lear’s power through the disobedience of other characters. In handing over his kingdom to his two daughters, we soon discover that in doing so he also handed over the respect others have for h...
How does Shakespeare explore madness in King Lear in Act 3 Scene 2?
...Lear’s thoughts are further explored when Shakespeare writes, “ is it the fashion that discarded fathers should have this little mercy on their flesh? Judicious punishment” The use of “fashion” reflects his previous criticism of Regan’s v...
How does Shakespeare create a sense of unease in Act 1 Scene 1 of King Lear?
...It is through the exploration of these themes that aspects such as conflict, confusion, and instability arise, the product of which is the pervading feeling of unease- the feeling that life, not only family life but also the typical English life, is ...
How does Shakespeare convey a sense of impending crisis in Act IV?
...Othello weeps because of his marriage, while Desdemona cries because she doesn't understand what is going on. The mind of the former has been destroyed; the body of the latter is shortly to be tortured. Overall, there are so many differences between ...
With reference to act 3 scene 3, explain why Othello becomes convinced of his wife’s unfaithfulness
...The whole scene is built up in a way that would make Othello believe that His wife is having an affair, although I think some parts are not believable, for example with the handkerchief and why Othello didn't remember he told Desdemona to leave the h...
Those qualities which made Othello heroic (or admirable or exceptional) also caused his suffering. To what extent is this statement true?
...In summary, Othello possesses the exceptional qualities mentioned in A.C Bradley’s definition of a tragic hero. The qualities are valuable to him at the play’s beginning, but are turned against him. It is through Iago’s ambition to destroy the ...