Lion and Fox
A good prince, he argues, must take on different forms to best fit his situation. The prince must be able to use both the nature of humans and that of beasts. On the animal side, he must be crafty like a fox and fearsome like a lion. Machiavelli explains, "it is necessary to be a fox to discover the snares and a lion to terrify the wolves." The lion embraces religion and piety to frighten his enemies but the fox is clever enough to realize that religion is not always the answer and may actually backfire. Though the face of the lion is best to show the public, being the fox is often necessary if the prince wants to be successful.
moshe the beadle
Moshe represents, first and foremost, an earnest commitment to Judaism, and to Jewish mysticism in particular. Moshe conveys two concepts key to Eliezer's struggle: the idea that God is everywhere, even within every individual, and the idea that faith is based on questions, not answers. Moshe's statement tells us that these moments do not reflect Eliezer's loss of faith; instead they demonstrate his ongoing spiritual commitmentFinally, Moshe may also serve as a stand-in for Wiesel himself, as his presence evokes an overarching purpose of the entire work
Cassio is chosen over Iago to be Othello's lieutenant. He is discredited when he participates in a drunken brawl during Othello's wedding celebration. Cassio survives a murder attempt by Roderigo, wounding his attacker, and is appointed deputy governor of Cyprus after Othello is recalled to Venice. According to Iago, Cassio is "a great arithmetician" (I.i.19), one "That never set a squadron in the field" (I.i.22). Cassio knows battle only from books, unlike Iago who has had a good deal of experience in combat. Cassio is apparently a handsome man, and the ladies are attracted to
the embroidered handkerchief