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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. Due to his passion for Desdemona, Iago cost him his wife, position, image, finally ending with his own life. When caught in such a stressful moment, it is just best to stop and assess the information before letting your emotions get the best of you and drive your actions or one may end up just like Othello. Works Cited -"Notes on Othello Themes." BookRags.
The dramatic flaw that causes his downfall is jealousy. This was brought on by a simple persuasion of Iago, the evil character in the play. Even though Iago used extreme manipulation to get Othello to be jealous, Iago did not really have to try very hard to get Othello in a jealous state of mind. Othello was blinded by his jealousy which led him down a path of constant questioning of his wife and his friend Cassio. Throughout the play we see his dramatic flaw sink him deeper and deeper into a cloud of doubt which eventually leads him to kill not only his love of his life but also himself.
In Shakespeare’s play Othello, the main character Othello is typically victimized and portrayed as a mere scapegoat of the villainous Iago’s devious plans. However, Othello is not completely void of responsibility for the death of his wife. Othello, the tragic hero, is just as responsible as Iago for his premeditated murder of Desdemona due to his own internal flaws. Specifically, flaws such as his vivid imagination and his self over-idealization are brought to the surface by Iago, which consequently allows Iago to easily manipulate Othello. Othello, a tragic hero full of hidden flaws, attempts to appear as a man of only logic and bravery, and not subjected to human emotions.
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