At the beginning of the play, when Iago is talking to Roderigo, we think that Othello is the bad one. However as the play continues we see Iago's hatred towards him. The audience does fear Iago to a certain extent as he seems so faithful on the outside but is deceit and clever from inside. However, I believe the audience admires Iago, as the way he manages to get everyone participated in getting revenge on Othello. Iago focuses on Othello's insecurities and uses them to bring about suspicion and jealousy from Othello.
In the play Othello by William Shakespeare, our main protagonist, Othello, is manipulated by a man who he thought was honest and noble, Iago. Othello is pushed all the way to the lengths of murder, and eventually commits suicide. I believe that Othello’s inevitable fall was due to his own tragic flaws. Some of these factors include his jealousy, him being gullible, and the high amount of trust that he puts in Iago. One factor contributing to the reason Othello falls as the result of a tragic flaw is that he is characterized by jealously.
Imperfection, manipulation and ignorance are the perfect ingredients for creating a tragic hero. A great example of a person displaying these traits would be no other than Othello, from William Shakespeare’s play “Othello”. Throughout the play, Othello is manipulated and as a result he becomes extremely jealous and angry with the ones he loves. Othello is easily manipulated by the conversations between Iago and himself. Othello’s tragedy is caused because of personal flaws, and misguided trust in others, which is evident as his dialect, and behaviours change throughout the play.
It is very easy to blame Iago for all that occurs throughout the play. He clearly is the reason for all of the tragedies at the end of the play. Iago is the the villain in the play but he shouldn’t be the only person blamed. Othello, Cassio and other characters should be guilty for the tragedies as well. Iago sets everyone up in the play and makes them think that he is helping each of them while he is really tricking them into what he wants them to do.
Othello treated Desdemona so harshly after he obtains 'information' from Iago that she is cheating on him, and we still have sympathy for him? In the events that take place within the play, one may still feel sympathy for Othello as jealousy gets the best of us, effecting how we think and causes us to do stupid things that we would not do under different circumstances. Throughout the course of the play, Othello is seen as a great and courageous general when, even at the point of his demise, retains some of his previous image. In act one, we begin to see the general consensus of how Othello is seen by the citizens within the play through various stories told by the people of Venice. When Desdemona's father accuses Othello of stealing his daughter through dark magic, Desdemona steps in to ease their minds proclaiming: "I saw Othello’s visage in his mind, / And to his... ... middle of paper ... ...t effected by Iago's trickery.
In everyones life there is always the one person who you think you can trust, and later come to find that they have been playing you all along. This is the exact case for Othello. Iago, whom Othello thought was a person he could trust, betrayed him in many horrific ways.As you read the famous Shakespearian play, Othello, the Moor of VeniceI, you come to realise pretty quickly that Iago is the evil charecter in this play. The readers do not actually get to see a good side of Iago, if there is any, because he is constantly using and playing people. Readers will also come to learn that no matter how evil Iago may be perceived as that he is very much a coward, using other people to do most of his dirty work for him.
It is hard to imagine Othello as a man who could be led to murder his innocent wife at this point in the play. Being the crafty villain that Iago is though, he consistently and cleverly manipulates the trusting Othello un... ... middle of paper ... ... the exact opposite and wins everyone over. One last word play that is quite powerful in the play is how Othello always described Iago as, "honest" Iago. After the murder of Desdemona and as Iago's scheme is about to be unveiled, it is pitiful when Othello still insist, "My friend, thy husband; honest, honest Iago" (V. ii. 151).
He deceives the Othello and Roderigo who he claims to "love." By noticing and using others' flaws, Iago successfully avenged his grudge against Othello, Roderigo, and Desdemona. He steps over everything and everyone in his way to get what he wants and his ways will in turn ultimately end the play in tragedy. Bibliography:
Iago then stabs Emilia, and runs out. These two characters consistently degrade their wives, threaten them, and eventually murder them. As Shakespeare shows us, Othello and Iago are different in some ways.Othello, in the beginning, is a respected and brave fellow, who is naïve enough to fall for the scheme of a coward and an upset villain. However, as the plot evolves, the audience discovers the real Othello. Not only is he a rough army man like Iago, but he uses the same language, and doesn't hesitate to betray a fellow officer and plot to kill him, as Iago does to his friend.
Iago brings about the downfall of several characters, breaks Brabantio's heart with words, poisons Othello's delight, turns Desdemona's virtue to pitch and still feels not the slightest trace of remorse, instead all he feels is pleasure at others pain. Shakespeare's managed to turn Cinthio's "scorned lover" character into an evil, twisted and unfeeling sadist. He is hugely disturbing towards Jacobean audiences of the time for the crooked manipulation and the faults of the human character he personifies. We can all identify certain aspects of his character in varying degrees in out own personalities, hopefully this can lead us to change our ways when we see how wretched this character is, he has an insatiable appetite for suffering and no matter how much he causes, he is still unhappy.