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    probably know, Shakespeare was a playwright who has written many stories and poems. And in these he has created a number of fascinating characters, including villains. When reading a story, people tend to identify the hero. In fact, it is the villain who makes the story exciting! But has anyone ever thought about how a story would go without the villain? For example, what would the story of Cinderella be without the ever-present evil of Cinderella's wicked stepmother and stepsisters? Shakespeare has created

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    In the 16th century drama Othello, written by William Shakespeare, the character “Iago” establishes himself as the villain early in the tragedy. In the drama, Iago is furious that Othello overlooked him and gave the lieutenant position in the army to Michael Cassio, while Iago remained lowly ranked. Iago, seeking his revenge against Othello, uses characters such as Desdemona, the wife of Othello, Roderigo, a man deeply in love with Desdemona, Emilia, the wife of Iago, and Michael Cassio, current

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    Why Is Don John A Villain

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    “Shakespeare’s most passive villain” is plagued by the society of Messina that rejected him from the very moment of birth. Looking through the idea of predetermined roles in life, we can come to realize the roots of Don John’s agitation arises from his illegitimacy, stacking him at the bottom of the social hierarchy. Here he feels obliged to act the part of the villain, delegated by his very own blood. What exactly determines the words written on this label of hero vs villain? How much comes from inner

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    can easily see that this is a comedy. Men pretending to be women, pretending to be men. How can that not be funny? Also another character was trying to cut a pound of flesh out of someone because they couldn’t pay him back at that very moment. Shakespeare is trying to make people laugh here. Antonio and Bassanio couldn’t tell that their wives were the actually the people standing right in front of them. And to make matters worse, they lied to their husbands about getting the ring back by sleeping

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    Are Villains Good Or Bad

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    Throughout history, villains have been apart of every aspect of life. A villain can be seen in a multitude of areas ranging from being a physically abusive person to a person that is very mentally manipulative. Villains can also be seen in other areas from children's movies to real life scenarios. But the most notorious villains are the ones society gets to see in some form of theater or film. A good story or film often has some form of an obstacle to overcome in the version of a bad guy. And although

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    to be a villain. A villain is a cruel character whose evil actions and motives are important to the main plot of the story. The three characters that are considered to be villains include: Iago from Othello, Bosola from The Duchess of Malfi, and Satan from Paradise Lost. In the play, Othello, written by William Shakespeare, the character that shows the most characteristics of a villain is Iago. The downfall of Othello is caused by Iago who is a manipulative liar. Iago is the main villain of the story

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    Hamlet's Frustration Essay

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    situation, like a "slave." He rhetorically asks himself, "Am I a coward?" From cowardice, humiliation results, as Hamlet in his mind's eye is being taunted by Claudius, who is calling him a "villain." The word villain is especially ironic, since clearly Claudius is the villain, the murderer, and also since a villain is often meant to mean the antagonist of a play. Thus in a sense it is Hamlet who is the antagonist of the play, working against his noble instincts. Then Hamlet describes what Claudius does

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    that, as readers, more of an emotional attachment is built with the protagonists. However, in spite of that, villains still deserve our attention. From taking a close look at a few villains and the methods in which they manipulate, parallels in strategy are prevalent. A few examples of antagonists that particularly stand out are: Iago from the tragedy Othello written by William Shakespeare, Roger Chillingworth from the novel The Scarlet Letter written by Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Abigail Williams from

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    Macbeth Is Evil

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    What defines a villain? Is it a person who whose actions has negatively affected society? Acted immoral? Has done something that is scorned down upon by society? Or is it simply a person who has done wrong in general? Many argue that a villain is “Yes” to all these questions but I believe otherwise. I believe that a villain is not just someone who has done wrong, or acted immorally, but someone who has done those things without reason. The more we think about it, the more we see how unlikely these

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    Evil In Frankenstein

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    motivations can be either used to harness good or evil. The composition of an extraordinary villain can bring frustration, suspense, and create a love- hate relationship with the audience. Consequently, a remarkable villain is a crucial aspect of the plot. The villain is a deciding factor as to whether the plot of the story will be compelling or not. A description of a bad guy according to Agnes Repplier, "A villain must be a thing of power, handled with delicacy and grace. He must be wicked enough to

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