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Tragic Hero in Othelo by William Shakespeare

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Conventions of Othello
Shakespeare has been a part of the American Society for many years. Compared to other Authors, he has a different style of writing but within his own writings, they are all very much alike. He has written many plays including Othello and Romeo and Juliet. Shakespeare was a man who wrote plays that followed the same literary conventions. These conventions included tragic hero, fallacy, irony, and also suspense.
A tragic hero is a male figure who is high in society and one who always has a tragic flaw. Most of them are rich and intelligent men. In the story of Othello, Othello is the tragic hero. He was a character of nobility. He was a high in class and had high standards. He was also the focal point of society. People looked up to him. He was more of a good man than an evil man, until the end of the play.
Tragic Heroes have flaws that vary. Some men may have a weakness for being jealousy, for some men it might be arrogance, and for others it may be one’s own appearance. Othello’s main flaw was jealousy, which is what led him to the death of his wife, Desdemona (cliffnotes) . He also had another flaw, which was gullibility. Gullibility leads him to believing Iago and his misleading about Cassio, Desdemona, and etc… Without a flaw, a character cannot be a hero. This flaw leads to the downfall of the hero. Othello’s flaws are what made him seem to be a bad person. It is also what leads him to killing Desdemona.
In the story of Romeo and Juliet, Romeo was the tragic hero. His flaw was relying more on passion and love than common sense. He did not think before he made actions. Much like Othello, a death happened because of misleading and no understanding of what was really happening.
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In this essay, the author

  • Compares shakespeare's style of writing to other authors. he has written many plays including othello and romeo and juliet. shakespeare followed literary conventions such as tragic hero, fallacy, irony, and suspense.
  • Explains that a tragic hero is someone who is high in society and who always has tragic flaws. in the story of othello, he was the character of nobility, high standards and the focal point of society.
  • Analyzes how othello's flaws led him to the death of his wife, desdemona, and his gullibility, which led to his downfall.
  • Analyzes how romeo's flaw was relying more on passion and love than common sense. he did not think before he made actions.
  • Compares shakespeare's use of the convention of fallacy with othello. romeo sighed and added more clouds to the clouds in the sky.
  • Explains that shakespeare used several different types of irony throughout the play. in othello, he focused more on dramatic and situational ironies.
  • Analyzes othello's dramatic irony in knowing iago is evil and deceitful, and desdemona is innocent.
  • Explains that cassio was nave and didn't recognize that iago and othello wanted him dead. emilia worked against desdemona to steal the handkerchief.
  • Compares romeo and juliet's dramatic irony with the false marriage between julie and paris.
  • Analyzes how othello's suspense is intellectual and emotional. the audience wants to know what is going to happen next and who it will happen to. iago is manipulative and liar.
  • Analyzes how the audience wonders if juliet will marry someone else since she can't be married to romeo. they also wonder whether romano will kill himself.
  • Opines that many people today don't realize how many literary conventions shakespeare has included in his plays, including fallacy, tragic hero, irony, and suspense.
  • Cites dorsch, t. r., ley, graham, reinhold, meyer. classical drama, greek and roman
  • Explains that in romeo and juliet, what are the different types of irony used? um, what's irony?
  • Explains the othello study guide : summary and analysis of act ii. shmoop editorial team. "romeo and juliet summary."
  • Cites dorsch, t. r., ley, graham, reinhold, meyer. classical drama, greek and roman.
  • Explains that in romeo and juliet, what are the different types of irony used? um, what's irony?
  • Explains the othello study guide : summary and analysis of act ii. shmoop editorial team. "romeo and juliet summary."
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