Маскарад - Mikhail Lermontov Shakespeare's [b:Othello|12996|Othello|William Shakespeare|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1327871225s/12996.jpg|995103] is more likeable than Arbenin. Arbenin is utterly self-righteous bastard. At the end he gets what he deserves but it does not bring his wife back from the dead and it doesn't improve her supposed lover's situation.