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Comparison and Contrast: Stanley from A Street Car Named Desire

Lago and Stanley are villains in Othello and A Street Car Named Desire.
They both plan a tragic scheme to draw the main Characters, Othello and Blanche
to their “downfall” in their plays and they start it by their their hatred. Iago
is absolutely inhuman being while Stanley showed his little conscience. They are
both the master and are brilliant. Nevertheless Lago seem tp be much smarter
than Stanley in comparsion.

Iago and Stanley plan a tragic scheme to draw Othello and Blanche to
their downfall because Othello promotes Cassio to lieutenancy, a position that
he wants and it causes him to plan a tragic plan. Othello has suppossed affair
to Emilia who is Lago’s wife. Thus, Lago constructs a plan to revenge. Stanley
hates Branche because she destroys the good relationship between him and his
wife , Stella. He thinks that she has sold the Belle Reve which he thinks it’s a
part of partly him, but she does not give him any money. The most important one,
he “assume” that Blanche describes him as “common” and bestial. Thus, he plots
a plan to revenge. In all, both Lago and Stanley start tragic plan their hatred.

Lago is absolutely inhuman while Stanley has little consciences in his
heart. In order to achieve the target, Iago does everythings that will benefits
himself even killing other’s. He kills Roderigo who helps him a lot in his paln.
He persuade Othello to kill his Desdemona. Furthermore he kills his wife at the
end. Stanley has not yet totally lost his humanity. Although he has raped
Branche, he does not kill her or other people. Moreover, at the end of the play
he settles her into a asylum, but he does not just forsakes her. This reveals
that someone will look after her in the future, and she will not be living alone.
In short, Stanley still has little emotions of love in her heart, but Lago is
absolutely inhuman, these two villains have a different level at different

As the villians in their plays, Iago and Stanley are both brilliant, but
Iago’s tragic plan is almost perfect. He is able to use other Charater’s “flaw”
in his well constructed plan. The smartest thing he does is that able to hide
his identify from others. He appears to be “noble” to others, but in fact, he is
evil “nderworth”. Thus, he can gain other characters’s trust. For Stanley, his
plan is not as well constructed as Lago ” “. Actually, his plan is quite
straight forward. He just find out the train and tell it to Stella and Mitch.
Stanley is an impetuous person, it can be showed by the action that be “thorus”
the radio out in the poker night(detail explain). This is his weakness. He make
fault in his plan by this, so he cannot as smart as Lago.

Lago and Stanley are both the master in their plays, they can control
every other characters. Iago can control Others because he is able to gain trust
form other characters. He seems loyal in front of everyone so he can easily
control others. Stanley is the ” ” among his friends. He is the leader of the
bowling team and the “plant”. Thus, he can control his friends. Also he can
“control” Stella and Blanche because man is alwys the King. There is no doubt
that Lagoo are Stanley are the master in the play.

Lago and Stanley are both an evil person, they both start their tragic
scheme by their hatred. Lago is seemed to be much smarter than Stanley, but
ironically, Iago cannot completely finish his trgic plan while Stanley can.
Furthermore, Iago ends up with death. Anyway, they both cannot use their
brilliant on the good side: otherwise the world will be more beautiful.

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