Modern Media vs Literature

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Modern Media and Literature: Iago vs. Ingrid Robert South, an English poet once said "All deception in the course of life is indeed nothing else but a lie reduced to practice, and falsehood passing from words into things."(1) The art of being skilled in rhetoric can either be a positive or negative gift. However, when jealousy and vengeance intermix with the skill, its effects can become detrimental. The effects will begin to take a psychological and emotional toll on a person, as it advances. Manipulation and deception can branch from this skill, and potentially lead a person to their greatest downfall. In the movie White Oleander, Ingrid, who is played by Michelle Pfeiffer, exhibits constant manipulation and deception in Astrid's …show more content…
In the end, Othello stabs Iago about three times but does not kill him, and Iago is sentenced to execution as his punishment.
Likewise, in the movie White Oleander, Michelle Pfeiffer, plays the role of Ingrid, Astrid's incarcerated mother who is charged for first degree murder, also showcases her qualities of manipulation as well as deception in her daughter's life. Ingrid has a bit of an intimidating look to her in conjunction with her long blonde hair and piercing blue eyes. Her motto of Astrid thinking for herself is constantly being drilled into Astrid's mind. Ingrid forces Astrid to believe for a while that she is the only one who can keep her on the right track. Ingrid does not will Astrid's happiness, every time Astrid visits the prison and talks about her new foster parents she always has something derogatory to say. When she learns about Star, who is played by Robin Wright Penn, introducing Astrid to Christianity that becomes a big problem for her, and she tells Astrid that Star is
Ortiz 4 brainwashing her with mislead beliefs. On Astrid's way out of the prison she removes the cross that Star gave her.
Ingrid's manipulation is fueled by her ongoing jealousy of the new people Astrid encounters in her life. She gets angry at Astrid when she mentions a boy named Paul that she met at the McGinley Foster Hall. Ingrid is not amused by Paul's artwork and calls them mere cartoons. She
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