Machiavellianism and Othello
They agree that Iago will murder Cassio and Othello will murder his wife. Even after innocent Desdemona’s death, Othello shows no remorse until she is proved innocent; prior to this realization he justifies his act by announcing “She turned to folly, and she was a whore … Cassio did top her.” (Shakespeare, 237) And despite ruining the lives of both Othello and Desdemona, Iago shows his lack-of-regret by refusing to explain himself, saying “Demand me nothing. What you know, you know. From this time forth, I never will speak a word.” (Shakespeare, 261) These men have accepted the end, and have justified their means. Shakespeare’s play clearly answers what happens when two men who are willing to do anything for honor are pitted against each other.…
- Brave New World, Aldous Huxley, Chando and Wittus, 1964 (originally published in 1932), 213 pp.
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