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Othello, Cassio, and Iago

- Seeing is Believing Proof is something that all human beings seek. Without proving something in order for it to be valid we would have nothing to tell us when something is false. Everyday people use proof as a part of reason; it has been used to turn a hypothesis into a theory, a rumor into fact, without proof we would have nothing. There are many different ways to prove something, some more affective than others; having a person simply tell you something is true or false does not always do the job, but in simplistic matters it may be all they have to work with....   [tags: Othello, Cassio, Iago]

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Shakespeare's Othello - The Downfall of Othello and Cassio

- The Downfall of Othello and Cassio In Shakespeare's Othello, the characters of Othello and Cassio greatly contribute to their own downfalls. Iago sets up a treacherous trap and they fall into it. Both are innocent characters, guilty only of being too trusting of Iago. Othello and Cassio elicit sympathy from the readers. However, our sympathy for them wanes at times, because they are so gullible. Yet, it is always restored. Iago longs to hurt Othello. He is Othello's footsoldier, an ancient, his right-hand man, and long-time friend....   [tags: GCSE English Literature Coursework]

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Cassio, the Lieutenant, in Othello

- Cassio, the Lieutenant, in Othello      Michael Cassio, the lieutenant who supposedly stole away Iago’s coveted promotion in Shakespeare’s Othello, is a strange sort of character. He shows great appreciation of other people; he is radiant with truth and honor; and yet he patronizes a prostitute, Bianca. This essay will delve into the character of Cassio.   Blanche Coles in Shakespeare’s Four Giants comments on the character of Cassio:   In a casual reading of Othello, it may seem that the character of Cassio is not sufficiently well drawn, because, for reasons connected with his portrayal of Iago, Shakespeare delays the full characterization of Cassio until almost the end of the pl...   [tags: Othello essays]

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Vulnerabilities of Cassio and Othello

- Vulnerabilities in Othello   In the play Othello, the villan Iago forms a plan to cause the downfall of Leutenet Micheal Cassio and the Moor Othello. Each of these characters have vulnerabilities and traits that make them ripe for Iago's paln of distruction. The character of Micheal Cassio is easily manipulated. He is very involved with his work as leutenant in Othello's army. He also continues to see the good in people even when they do him wrong. He continues to stay loyal to Othello, even after his is puplicaly humiliated and stripped of his duties by the Moor."Thy honesty and love doh mince this matter, Making it light to Cassio....   [tags: GCSE English Literature Coursework]

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Analysis Of ' Othello ' By William Shakespeare

- Cruel Iago Alfred Lord Tennyson once said, “A lie that is half-truth is the darkest of all lies”, implying that when a lie has somewhat of a truth to it, it could be more damaging than a lie without truth to it. Lies are part of everyone 's human nature, some lies are not meant to hurt people but other lies do, even if they are only half lies. In William Shakespeare 's play “Othello”, the character Iago is no different than people to this day that have this human nature trait, but in his case he uses it to hurt people....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Michael Cassio, Othello]

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Character of Cassio in Shakespeare's Othello

- The Character of Cassio in Othello Cassio is a an expert in strategic procedures and Othello is a Moor general in charge of the Venetian army. Cassio works by Othello's side as the army's lieutenant. Cassio though very useful in the army's duties was a simple-minded man, unconscious of his surroundings and his actions. He told Iago, "I have very poor and unhappy brains for drinking. I could well wish courtesy would invent some other custom of entertainment." Yet, shortly after this statement Cassio finds himself in a state in which he is so drunk he ends up fighting with a Cyprus official....   [tags: GCSE English Literature Coursework]

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Othello By William Shakespeare 's Othello

- Manipulation is viewed in a negative light in society, but if used correctly, such as advertisement, can be quite effective. Despite the fact that Iago is considered to be Othello’s right-hand man, he uses conniving and manipulation to get revenge, shaping every odd occurrence and event to his own cowardly schemes. Iago gets inside of Othello’s mind and uses his jealousy and persecution as the Moor against him. He controls Rodrigo and ultimately destroys his reputation as well as influences Cassio when he is depressed....   [tags: Iago, Othello, Michael Cassio, Emilia]

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Othello, By William Shakespeare

- Plays are a unique form of entertainment and literature, for they typically include scenes in which characters acknowledge and address the audience directly through various monologues and soliloquies. This adds an extra interactive layer of involvement where the audience can influence a character’s decisions. For instance, in Shakespeare’s Othello, the main character, a wily young man ironically dubbed “honest” Iago stops to tell the audience about his true intentions just as often as he tries to undermine other characters....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Michael Cassio, Othello]

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Othello 's Downfall Of Othello

- Desdemona’s Downfall in Othello The Christian Bible tells us that “pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall” (Prov. 16:18 KJV). For Desdemona in William Shakespeare’s Othello, this is certainly true. Although Desdemona is innocent of the sins of which she is accused, she still bears responsibility for her own downfall. If not for Desdemona’s pride, she could have lived a long and happy life with Othello. From a psychological standpoint, Desdemona is ultimately responsible for her own demise because of her prideful nature....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Michael Cassio, Desdemona]

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Shakespeare's Othello - The Triangle Between Othello, Iago, and Cassio

- The Triangle Between Othello, Iago, and Cassio I chose to look at the triangle between Othello , Iago, and Cassio because these three men are very important in the play. They are important to each other and the people around them. The relationship between the three of them is very strange because someone is always trying to get back at the other one and they don’t care about each others feelings or anyone else’s. In the end this leads to a blood shed fight. Othello is the main character, heÕs the head of the Vinician army and he has just made Cassio his Lieutenant....   [tags: GCSE English Literature Coursework]

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Othello And Othello By William Shakespeare

- Othello and Iago are diverse in their characters and in their colors. It could be said additionally, notwithstanding, that they are comparative because of their untrustworthiness. Iago is overcome with his longing for vengeance to such a degree that he places it vigorously. Othello 's adoration and possessiveness of Desdemona assume control him until he in the long run would rather murder her than permit any other person to have her. In this way, despite their differentiations, Iago and Othello both speak to the furthest point of the same thing - human emotion....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Michael Cassio, Brabantio]

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Analysis Of William Shakespeare 's ' Othello '

- Celebrated English playwright William Shakespeare is arguably as renowned for his myriad magnetic, mesmeric characters as he is for writing the stunning plays that star them. From Twelfth Night’s charming heroine Viola to sinister Othello villain Iago, Shakespeare can be and is often credited with the invention of the most eclectic collection of characters ever crafted by a single writer. It is often taken for granted that this collection includes a subset of fascinating ancillary characters, but it should be noted that for every Hamlet, Shakespeare has also written a Laertes, and for every Desdemona, a Bianca, where each minor player is as intriguing – and, often, as pivotal to the progress...   [tags: Othello, Iago, Michael Cassio]

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Othello By William Shakespeare 's Othello

- In Shakespeare’s Othello, Iago manipulates Othello to believe that Desdemona has been unfaithful to him. Iago accomplishes this by manipulating Othello to be jealous and suspicious of Desdemona. Before Iago can take down Othello, he has to bring down other people in order to accomplish his goal. Iago’s manipulation of Othello to the point of jealousy and suspicion is a slow but effective process. In 1.1 Iago is furious with Othello because he gave the second in command lieutenant position to Cassio....   [tags: Othello, Iago, KILL, Michael Cassio]

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Analysis Of William Shakespeare 's Othello

- Abraham Lincoln once said that character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing. Reputation can be destroyed by one poor decision or speech while character is stable and unlikely to waver. A person who is proud of their actions is more likely to hold their character in high regard and behave in ways that they consider honorable. In order to determine an individual’s reputation, a society will view a person based on how they appear given the beliefs and value systems of the community....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Michael Cassio]

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Othello, By William Shakespeare

- Of all of Shakespeare villains and heroes none compare to that of the play Othello, with all the mistrust and false identities that each character presents. In the play Othello we are introduced to a myriad of characters that are all unique in their own way. Of all the characters we see in the play the reader is only introduced to a handful of character’s whose motivation become clear. While Iago’s actions are motivated from revenge, the actions themselves can be forgiven as he acts in what he believes is correct, while Othello and Desdemona who are motivated by justice and forgiveness act only on emotion regardless if they feel it to be correct....   [tags: Iago, Othello, Michael Cassio]

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Othello, By William Shakespeare

- “Communication to a relationship is like oxygen to life without it…it dies.” This quote, once said by Tony Gaskins, a motivational speaker and author, relates to Shakespeare 's play, Othello, because the lack of communication between Othello and his wife, Desdemona, causes him to kill her. Othello’s motivation to kill his wife was manipulated by Iago’s manipulation into believing she was having an affair with Cassio, Othello’s second in command in the military. Iago’s relationship with his wife, Emilia, also contains this similar lack of communication because he believes Emilia has been unfaithful to him multiple times....   [tags: Iago, Othello, Michael Cassio, Emilia]

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Othello, By William Shakespeare

- Othello was Shakespeare’s most famous plays, that during the 17th century was repeatedly play due the diversity of race and controversial emotions. Moreover, this masterpiece keeps been produce by many companies and schools because it’s a great example of how Shakespeare is able to impersonate the strength and weakness of human beings. Othello is nonetheless an excellent illustration of how time and space shape his character throughout the story. As the story begins we see the scheme Iago and Roderigo plot against Othello’s sudden marriage with Desdemona....   [tags: Iago, Othello, Michael Cassio, Human]

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Othello And Iago By William Shakespeare

- Conflict is a negative effect that arises when people fail to communicate. It exists in workplaces, homes, and in many places where no interaction exist amid people of different background. In Shakespeare’s Othello, many conflicts and opposition happen among close friends and enemies which shapes the plot. This results from differences in culture and races of the characters within the play. The main conflicts in the play depicts between Othello and Iago and illustrates in various ways. A character such as Iago depends on double meanings, miscommunications, and indirect meanings to show the nature of conflict....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Michael Cassio, Emilia]

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William Shakespeare 's ' Othello '

- Act two of the play introduces the setting of Cyprus, the area where the remainder of the play will take place and shows the stricken Desdemona, worried out of her mid for her lover who is behind schedule in his arrival. Iago soon makes his entrance and when questioned, expresses his views as to why women are deceitful and cunning in the way they act towards others as well as how they attract men. What started out as frivolous questioning soon turned into a full out debate between Iago, his wife Emilia, and Desdemona....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Michael Cassio, Emilia]

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Analysis Of Shakespeare 's ' Othello '

- The beauty of Williams Shakespeare’s plays is the timelessness of the inherit themes and universal truths present in every one of his plays. Much like urban legends, myths, and folktales are passed down, Shakespeare’s plays are passed down from generation to generation. During the course of these stories getting passed down, often details may get lost or jumbled, but the theme and moral of will always remain the same. Othello is no exception, as Shakespeare’s timeless theme of jealousy and anger is as relevant now as it was early 17th century during the Elizabethan Era....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Michael Cassio, Desdemona]

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Analysis Of ' Othello ' By William Shakespeare

- The tragedy, "Othello" by William Shakespeare, is not just a play of jealousy. It is a drama about the collision of two worlds. One of them is a world of an absolute cynic, Iago the manipulator. A second world is a world experienced by all the other characters of the tragedy. The ability to understand the true nature of people around Iago makes him quickly navigate the situation. Given by nature, the psychological technique of manipulation, Iago is a master to wear different masks, because he can predict the further course and he is proficient of destroying everything to achieve success....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Michael Cassio, Desdemona]

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Othello Was Responsible For His Downfall

- Who is responsible for Othello’s downfall. I believe the fact that Othello got jealous easily makes it easy for him to get manipulated. Moreover, he trusted a man under his command and believed whatever Iago told him, showing his naïve. These make many presume Othello himself is responsible for his failure. In my eye he should hold the responsibility to his own downfall. That Othello avoided assigning any blame to Iago finishes him off. In the end, Othello made terrible mistakes that were not intentionally cruel....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Michael Cassio, Desdemona]

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The Handkerchief Of Othello By William Shakespeare

- The handkerchief influence and affect multiple characters in the play. We see it speak to Othello his affection for Desdemona being his first blessing to her and later in the play speaking to his suspicion of Desdemona as to her loyalty. The cloth is immensely huge with Othello as we see him view it as genuine proof of Desdemona undertaking with Cassio. He once considered it to be an image of confidence and love and with Desdemona losing it and in his reasoning offered it to Cassio, he considers it to be an extreme treachery practically as in giving without end her handkerchief she has gave away her body to another man....   [tags: Iago, Othello, Emilia, Michael Cassio]

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Othello 's Insecurity Of Manhood

- Othello’s Insecurity of Manhood “Insecurity kills all that is beautiful” in Shakespeare’s O​thello​the tragedy clearly testifies to this theme as it tells the story of marriage of beauty and passion that turns to ashes all due to insecurity. More specifically, the story of Othello, a successful Black Mauritanian general of the Venetian army, tells of an interracial marriage to a White upper middle class Venetian wife, Desdemona, who is determined to make their love eternal. However, due to Othello’s decision to appoint Michael Cassio over his trusted ensign Iago, Iago tells Othello that Desdemona is having an affair with the newly appointed white lieutenant, Cassio....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Michael Cassio, Jealousy]

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Othello By William Shakespeare : Blame For The Downfall Of Othello

- Iago has been to blame for the downfall of Othello because he is the one that created the jealousy within Othello. Iago started this because he was jealous of Othello because he was not made lieutenant, and Cassio was. Iago has been selfish and takes it upon himself to get revenge against Othello. Iago has been excellent at saying the what is needed to get to people, he misleads them to get a reaction he wants out of them. He is clever with his words to avoid confrontation that can easily happen....   [tags: Othello, Jealousy, Iago, Michael Cassio]

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Othello, By William Shakespeare

- Othello kills his wife Desdemona falsely believing that she has cheated on him. The reader knows that Desdemona has been faithful to her husband, but Othello thinks his wife has cheated on him because he is tricked by Iago. Iago is able to trick Othello because Othello does not think he is worthy of Desdemona’s love. Iago tricks Othello into believing Othello’s wife has cheated on Othello using a handkerchief. Iago has his wife Emelia steal the handkerchief and he leaves it for Michael Cassio to find....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Michael Cassio, Love]

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How Lies Led to Cassio's Downfall in Othello by William Shakespeare

- It has been inform from various studies that Americans tell an average of 11 lies a week. Knowing that, it is understandable that a person lies at least almost everyday. Whether it was a white lie or a pro social lie, it is still overall a lie. Sometimes in life you may have come upon, or go through, a lie that has been stacked up other lies. Not knowing the truth, it can create confusion or worse, even death. In Shakespeare's Othello, Cassio's loyalty to Othello was so strong that he didn't even realize lies by another character were going to lead him to being murdered....   [tags: manipulation, murder, infidelity]

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Othello, By William Shakespeare

- “Othello” written by William Shakespeare is a tragedy book. Based on Shakespeare’s tragedies, audience can assume the dead of one or more character/s in the play. The characters, plot, setting, theme, soliloquy, tragic hero, symbolism, story development and figurative language are significant in order to comprehend the play. Comparing the characters and the book to the movie would also help the reader have a better knowledge of the settings and era of the play. Knowing who the major characters are in Othello is relevant to understanding the play....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Michael Cassio, Turkey]

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Othello, By William Shakespeare

- Othello Othello is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare. The play is about a man named Othello and his wife Desdemona. Throughout the play Othello’s ensign Iago, is shown plotting against Othello and other characters of the play. Iago who is trusted by Othello, begins to manipulate many of the characters throughout the play. Iago successfully tricks Othello into thinking that his wife, Desdemona, is having an affair with his good friend and lieutenant Michael Cassio. Othello succumbs to the idea, and decides that Desdemona must die....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Michael Cassio, Friendship]

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The Handkerchief Of Othello By William Shakespeare

- The handkerchief in Othello, plays a significant role throughout the entire play affecting many characters in the story. For such a small item, it has a tremendous amount of value. Without the handkerchief, the main plot of the story would not be the same. The handkerchief is not the direct plot, but to be such a small object, it creates an extremely important detail. In the beginning of the play, the handkerchief is used mostly in a positive way and its definition to every character is positive....   [tags: Iago, Othello, Michael Cassio, Meaning of life]

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Iago By William Shakespeare 's Othello

- There is no greater power in the world than the power of words. In Shakespeare’s Othello, the characters become mere marionettes forced to perform in the sadist, Iago, sick and twisted show. Iago manipulates lies and truth to create a brilliantly elaborate scheme that allows him to easily control any person of his choosing. Iago discretion enables him to fly under the radar undetected to further progress his ultimate goal of bringing down Othello. The profound use of language contributed to Iago’s deception of character such as Roderigo, Cassio and Othello....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Michael Cassio, Deception]

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Othello, By William Shakespeare

- The play Othello was written in 1604 during the Elizabethan era. Othello, the moor, enjoyed success in combat, which gained him a reputation as one of Venice’s most prominent Generals. He married the lovely Desdemona, the daughter of Brabantio, a Venetian Senator. Othello, despite his blackness, is a noble leader and Cassio his Lieutenant. Iago, serves as Othello’s ensign- an officer of low rank. Iago thinks he is worthy of a better title and resents both Othello and Cassio for their position. Iago was intrigued by Othello’s decision to appoint Cassio since he believed he had the qualities and experiences needed for the position despite having the “three great ones of the city” advocate in h...   [tags: Othello, Iago, Michael Cassio, Desdemona]

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Analysis Of Shakespeare 's ' Othello '

- Analysis of Othello Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Othello was written in 1603. The play is a mixture of violence and passion, with moments of reflection on the characters inside thoughts and feelings. Shakespearian language is very common and widely used in this play. Othello features both a mixture of poetry and prose. This work revolves around several characters: the noble Othello, a Moore who is also the general of the Venetian Army; Desdemona, Othello’s beloved wife; Cassio, his lieutenant; and lastly Iago, Othello’s trusted ensign who turns out to not be so trustworthy; and Iago’s wife Emilia....   [tags: Othello, Jealousy, Iago, Michael Cassio]

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Othello, By William Shakespeare

- The tragedy Othello was written in 1604 during the Elizabethan era. Othello, the moor, enjoyed success in combat, which gained him a reputation as one of Venice’s most prominent Generals. He married the lovely Desdemona, the daughter of Brabantio, a Venetian Senator. Othello, despite his blackness, is a noble leader and Cassio his Lieutenant. Iago, serves as Othello’s ensign- an officer of low rank. Iago thinks he is worthy of a better title and resents both Othello and Cassio for their position....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Michael Cassio, Desdemona]

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The Tragedy Of Othello By William Shakespeare

- In the tragedy Othello, by William Shakespeare, the main character, Othello, is being told many lies by a close friend which leads him to make rash decisions. Since Othello is a tragic hero, he has a flaw that he is not able to overcome and leads to his downfall. In this case, Othello’s flaw is his insecurities that enhance how easily he is able to believe that his wife is having an affair without any physical proof. The close friend, Iago, who deceits Othello engages in cruel acts to seek vengeance on Othello because he was not appointed second in command, but still decides to continue his malicious intent even after he attains this position....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Cruelty, Michael Cassio]

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Othello, By William Shakespeare

- This soliloquy shows how Iago tries to deceive Othello by asking Cassio about Bianca who is a prostitute crazing about Cassio. Because Othello is too jealous of Cassio, so he will definitely misunderstand that Cassio is talking about Bianca, but Desdemona. Before this, Iago already put a “worm” in Othello’ ears that Desdemona is cheating on him. Although Othello wants to believe Desdemona’s purity and innocence, but Iago keeps faking things between Desdemona and Cassio. Furthermore, Othello never tries to ask Desdemona and Cassio the truth; he only listens to Iago’s words which becomes his fateful weakness....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Michael Cassio, Jealousy]

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Othello, By William Shakespeare

- “For I hate the Moor, and it is thought abroad, that ‘twixt my sheets, he has done my office: I know not if ‘t be true.” “In “Othello” by William Shakespeare, Iago represents the evil that is evident in everyday life and the difficulty to tell what is really true. Iago is motivated because of his hatred for the Moor, Othello. So, he builds trust with several characters to take him down, and the reader watches his plan executed almost flawlessly. Iago’s desire for revenge was hardly justified. He did aspire to be the lieutenant and was expecting it....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Michael Cassio, Desdemona]

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Othello, By William Shakespeare

- Drama Essay - Othello Othello is noble, tender, and confiding; but he has blood of the most inflammable kind. Unfortunately, Othello was naïve enough to be swayed by Iagos misplaced trustworthiness and the accusations cause the entire play to unfold. Once someone brings up a sense of all his wrong doings, he cannot be stopped by considerations of remorse of pity until Othello has extinguished all that fuels his rage and despair. Othello is described as a “Moor” by his critics (Brabantio, Iago). A “Moor” is a slang word used for the dark skinned appearance of the Muslim people from the northwest part of Africa....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Michael Cassio, Desdemona]

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The Tragedy Of Othello, The Moore Of Venice

- The tragedy of Othello, the Moore of Venice. As it hath beene diuerse times acted at the Globe, and at the Black-Friars, by his Majesties servants. Written by William Shakespeare set in Venice. The plot is based on a story about two people who love each other dearly and the problems and conflicts they face from the start. The conflicts are, for the most part, tied in with racial issues and questions of loyalty. These conflicts stem from the society around the couple, as well as from the couple themselves as they too are part of this society, but with very different backgrounds: The female protagonist is the daughter of a highly-respected Venetian senator: Brabantio....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Desdemona, Michael Cassio]

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Othello, By William Shakespeare

- Throughout Shakespeare’s Othello, the villainous character, Iago, is referred to as “honest” up to fourteen times throughout the play by its main characters The term is said by multiple characters throughout the play- including Othello, Cassio, Desdemona, and Iago himself- with Othello stating it the most. The term is clearly ironic because Iago is the complete opposite of honest. As the arch-villain, he lies, manipulates, and betrays others with his words and actions throughout the play. At times, it refers to chastity, the question of whether a woman is "honest" or whether she is promiscuous....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Michael Cassio, Desdemona]

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Othello, By William Shakespeare

- Language and imagination are among the most dangerous weapons Iago has at his disposal in Othello. Jealous and angered by Othello’s - his commanding officer - passing over him for a promotion, Iago develops a fierce, antagonistic perspective the aforementioned character; this sentiment quickly corrupts his volition, and he subsequently concocts a plot bent on destroying Othello. He renders this revenge scheme credible by concealing his true feelings behind a facade of loyalty and trustworthiness, and fabricating a fictitious story concerning the infidelity of Desdemona, Othello’s wife....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Michael Cassio, Jealousy]

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Othello, By William Shakespeare

- In the play “Othello” by William Shakespeare love, jealousy, and conspiracy defined the tone of the play. Desdemona’s beauty makes two men fall desperate in love with her, but their differences make Othello the tragic hero of the play and Iago the despicable villain. Othello is a "tragic hero" because of his self-centered nature and his gullibility. Othello also has a noble stature and a high position in his culture. Othello is great and an honest solder but not perfect He also allows himself to be manipulated by other people for instance, Iago instead of trusting his own heart Othello easily believe other people or his friends....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Michael Cassio, Love]

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Othello, By William Shakespeare

- What is a villain. A villain is a cruel malicious person who is involved in or devoted to wickedness or crime in the fiction world a character in a play or novel that constitutes an important evil agency in the plot. In simpler terms a villain is the antagonist who challenges the motives of others. Iago from Shakespeare’s play Othello is like any other villain there is. He was a cruel malicious person who did unthinkable acts. He betrayed his own family and friends to satisfy his own selfish lust for power....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Michael Cassio, Sin]

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Iago By William Shakespeare 's Othello

- Iago in William Shakespeare 's Othello could seem like he has good motives, but I feel that he uses them as his excuses. The first thing in Iago 's motives. Iago is the most controversial character in Othello. He is able to keep his true thoughts and motives from everyone. Iago pretends to have so many motives that they seem more like excuses. Iago then uses these excuses to justify his actions, which are pure evil. Iago has motives and actions that cause even moreover his actions. Iago is not looking for justification that causes him to act the way he does....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Michael Cassio, Love]

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Othello, By William Shakespeare

- The play Othello by Williams Shakespeare was First Performed and created in 1604. It was one of the most popular plays throughout the seventeenth century, During the play Othello is led to destruction by his so called friend Iago , Othello unlike Iago is capable of forming . Strong , Loving , and Healthy relationships. Even though Iago is using him. In the plot, it is proven that othello is mentally weakened and manipulated by Iago. In my statement Othello is very sympathetic throughout the text by making mistakes, by listening to others, and having low self-esteem....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Michael Cassio, Emilia]

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Othello, By William Shakespeare

- “A man’s pride can be his downfall, and he needs to learn when to turn to others for support and guidance.” (bear grylls). In Othello we saw Othello have a downfall, his personality changes, he gets angry easier, and he is manipulated by Iago. Othello gets so deep into Iago’s manipulation that he won’t listen to his loved ones, and only believes what he is told. Othello’s downfall throughout the play is strictly the result of Iago. Iago plans to tell Desdemona’s father about Othello and her sleeping together and being married....   [tags: Iago, Othello, Desdemona, Michael Cassio]

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Othello, By William Shakespeare

- Do you ever feel resentment towards a rival, or bitterness against a person enjoying great success or an advantage. Jealousy is a very dangerous sentiment; it clouds the judgment of its victims and can often lead to some poor actions by those engulfed by it. “It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock the meat it feeds on.” (III.iii.195-197) In The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice by William Shakespeare, Iago, Othello’s ensign (standard-bearer)’s bitterness towards Othello for passing the lieutenancy to the inexperience Michael Cassio over he Iago causes him to manipulate his friends and family with the intention of ruining Othello....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Michael Cassio, Brabantio]

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Desdemona And Emilia Are Two Of The Main Characters Of William Shakespeare 's Othello

- Desdemona and Emilia are two of the main characters in William Shakespeare’s Othello. While one of them is the overly virtuous wife of the play’s protagonist and tragic hero, the other one is wife to one of the most clever and maquiavelic everlasting villains. Throughout the play, the sweet and old-fashioned Desdemona shows to be a satisfying wife and a great friend, and she also denotes unquestionable ignorance to her surroundings. On the other hand, the open minded and slightly cynical Emilia supplies a huge contrast to her mistresses’ persona; a feminist way ahead of her time....   [tags: Iago, Othello, Michael Cassio, Desdemona]

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Othello, By William Shakespeare

- The story Othello can relate to some problems in today’s society. In Othello the story is led by jealousy and anger. This leads to murder by Othello killing his wife and himself. Today it will also lead to murder of a wife and the kids depending on the person. In both cases the person often plays a role in their own demise. In the story Othello, Othello and Cassio are the reason for their own destruction. Othello is the military general for the Venice army. One thing that stands out about Othello that he is black....   [tags: Othello, Jealousy, Iago, Michael Cassio]

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Othello, By William Shakespeare

- It is often said that jealousy is the tragedy of life. In the play Othello, by William Shakespeare, the main character who causes problems for Othello is “honest” Iago. Iago, on the other hand, is not really honest; however, he is rather filled with jealousy. Not only is Iago fills with jealousy but so is Othello. Othello’s actions and insecurities lead to jealousy and ultimately death. However, Othello is jealous because he has a considerable position in the army, he does not demonstrate that so much....   [tags: Othello, Jealousy, Iago, Michael Cassio]

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Analysis Of William Shakespeare 's Othello

- There are many reasons why we study William Shakespeare’s plays today. There is the insight into human nature that he knows well, allusions to old mythology and legends, and others. However, one reason stands out above the rest: his power of language. Also, this power of language is clearly shown in his play, Othello, through Iago, the antagonist of the play. Iago, who is an ensign of Othello, is furious that he was not given the promotion of lieutenancy. As a result, he uses his craftiness and his “power of language” to take revenge on Othello....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Jealousy, Michael Cassio]

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Othello, By William Shakespeare

- We have all heard of the saying “There is more than meets the eye”, personally theorizing that there may be a hidden meaning behind a person’s initial appearance. Lying and deceiving others are common in society, and many individuals disguise their true intentions. In Othello, Iago is no different from those individuals. While portraying a faithful and trustworthy friend, deep down Iago is a manipulative, misleading and dishonest villain. From the beginning, Iago creates a strategic game plan by undermining everyone in their weaknesses as a way of revenge....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Deception, Michael Cassio]

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Shakespeare 's Othello - Iago 's Image

- “Iago’s Image” In William Shakespeare’s “Othello, the Moor of Venice”, we observe several different characters to include the Moor himself; however, Othello’s trusted and loyal ensign Iago continually surfaces as somewhat of the play’s director that holds a generalized hate with the world (Web.b.ebscohost.com.bethelu.idm.oclc.org, 2015). Consequently, Iago uses his very strategic skills to manipulate and control people’s emotion for his personal gain. Iago, also known as “honest Iago”, is initially presented as being direct and truthful, when in fact his actions are not consistent with his reputation (Bevington, 2014)....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Michael Cassio, Brabantio]

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William Shakespeare 's Othello And The Humiliation Of Iago

- ' 'Iago uses many different lies to complete his horrific goals. What are some of these lies, and how do they relate to his own goals and motivations. ' ' The tragedy "Othello" by W. Shakespeare - not just a play of jealousy, it is a drama of collision two worlds. One of them is a world of an absolute cynic, Iago manipulator, and a second world - is the world of all other characters of the tragedy. The ability to understand the true nature of people around Iago makes him quickly navigate the situation....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Michael Cassio, Desdemona]

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Othello, By William Shakespeare

- Shakespeare 's play “Othello” Is a tragic comedy written in 1603; The play deals with many universal problems that were prominent in that time period. The reason Shakespeare has remained so popular in today 's culture is the fact that each of his plays includes natural occurring problems and challenges humans have faced throughout history. In Othello the universal and timeless problem that appears in the play is jealousy. Since humans first felt love jealousy has been right there causing havoc and stirring up trouble....   [tags: Othello, Jealousy, Iago, Michael Cassio]

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William Shakespeare 's Othello And The Good And Honest Iago

- When looking at Iago his actions are very similar to those of Richard the third the reaction of the people around him is very much different as is the reaction by the audience reading this play. Where in the text we see the characters hate Richard in Othello we see Iago being constantly called ‘ the good and honest Iago’. Looking through text he is called good Iago four times and honest Iago five times, which when asking audiences is nine times to many. One of the most important thing is that Iago himself mentions this honest side of himself in his own speech in act three of the play....   [tags: Iago, Othello, Truth, Michael Cassio]

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William Shakespeare 's Othello - Not Just A Story Of Jealousy

- The tragedy "Othello" - not just a story of jealousy, is the drama of collision two worlds. One of them - a world of an absolute cynic, Iago manipulator, a second world - the world of all the other characters of the tragedy. The ability to understand the true nature of the people around Iago makes him quickly navigate the situation. Given by nature, the psychological technique Iago can predict the further course and use it for his purposes. A brilliant example of this, Iago develops a plan, he used best qualities of Othello and Desdemona to destroy them....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Michael Cassio, Desdemona]

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Othello, By William Shakespeare

- The world is a scandalous place filled with egocentric people to who will often make choices based on personal pleasure and beneficial needs. In William Shakespeare’s play Othello, when not chosen for the higher titled position, the villain seeks revenge and manipulates others in scandalous acts to take over. Through characterization of the three main characters, Othello, Desdemona, and Iago, we realize that, lacking trust leads to a self-disrupting nature filled with betrayal, death, and suicide....   [tags: Othello, Love, Iago, Michael Cassio]

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Free College Essays - Roles of Cassio, Roderigo, and Brabantio in Shakespeare's Othello

- Roles of Cassio, Roderigo, and Brabantio in Othello    From Shakespeare's play Othello, this paper will be discussing the roles    of Cassio, Roderigo and Brabantio, and their functions.    First, Cassio. Cassio is an honourable lieutenant and a soldier, who is    very loyal and caring towards his commanding officer, Othello, as shown    in one of many places, act two scene one line 45-48 when he is concerned    about Othello's well being because he has been lost at sea and says: Thanks, you the valiant of this warlike isle, That so approve the Moor....   [tags: GCSE Coursework Shakespeare Othello]

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How Iago Convinces Othello that Desdemona and Cassio Must Die

- How Iago Convinces Othello that Desdemona and Cassio Must Die In Act Three, Scene Three of ‘Othello’, by William Shakespeare, the main theme is Iago’s plan to convince Othello of Desdemona’s infidelity with Cassio; and ultimately get them punished. By the end of the scene, Iago has succeeded in his malicious plan and Othello is sure that Cassio and Desdemona must be killed. Iago manages to do this through skilfully using his ability to manipulate and entrap Othello into having total faith in his words....   [tags: Papers]

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William Shakespeare 's Othello The Moor Of Venice

- English poet Alexander Pope said; “Our passions are like convulsion fits, which, though they make us stronger for the time, leave us the weaker ever after.” In the play Othello the Moor of Venice, Othello is faced with many different situations where he must decide if he will choose responsible behavior or to follow his passion. Throughout the play, the decline of Othello is very apparent; he began as a man who put work in front of all personal problems and made sure to put others in front of his own well-being....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Love, Michael Cassio]

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The Male Female Characters Of William Shakespeare 's Othello

- Female activist and humanitarian, Malala Yousafzai, declares to her followers, “When God created men and women, he was thinking, ‘Who shall I give the power to, to give birth to the next human being?’ And God chose woman. And this is the big evidence that women are powerful” (Yousafzai, 2014). Malala Yousafzai celebrates the power of women and their importance in this world. She reminds all females that they are powerful. Yousafzai’s words challenge the characteristics portrayed by the male characters of William Shakespeare’s play Othello....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Woman, Michael Cassio]

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Othello, By William Shakespeare

- Shakespearian plays, often noted for their great complexity, are fascinating in the way characters are portrayed. The play Othello, written by William Shakespeare can be interpreted by its characters and their actions. In this play, the character of Iago is the antagonist seeing that he often performs evil feats and is continually manipulative. This character is portrayed as sly and has no motive to back up his menacing actions, resulting in the ultimate demise of all the main characters....   [tags: William Shakespeare, Othello, Iago, Michael Cassio]

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Iago By William Shakespeare 's Othello

- Iago in William Shakespear’s play “Othello” offers a precise explanation; Iago is a hateful, havoc seeking manipulator who holds several motives behind destroying several lives. From the beginning of the play, the reader is captivated by Iago’s character of a villain. In the beginning of the play it is revealed to the reader through the conversation between Iago and Rodriguez that Iago loathes Othello because he was not assigned the position of Lieutenant. However, it seems as the story progresses, more factors come into play regarding his hate towards Othello....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Michael Cassio, William Shakespeare]

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Othello, By William Shakespeare

- The tragedy "Othello" by William Shakespeare is a story based upon the tragic end of Othello and Desdemona’s marriage. Othello, a Moorish general in the Venetian army is provoked into killing Desdemona; his beloved wife because of Iago a villain and Othello’s ancient has been feeding him lies about his wife. Iago tells Othello that his wife does not love him, that she will find another, and that she is having an affair with Cassio; his loyal lieutenant. The Moor is so easily convinced that all this is true without any sufficient evidence....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Michael Cassio, Black people]

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William Shakespeare 's Othello And Affection

- Human nature is a complex concept that no one is able to fully grasp. In the play Othello, Shakespeare’s view of human nature is primarily based on being jealous of what others have. Roderigo, being jealous of Othello of how he was able to obtain Desdemona’s love and Iago, not being able to obtain a promotion like Cassio. While in Christopher Moore’s A Dirty Job, shows that you care for those that are dear to you. Charlie, having to deal with the loss of his beloved wife, he cherishes his daughter Sophie and protects her by any means....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Jealousy, Michael Cassio]

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Shakespeare 's Othello : Iago Character Analysis

- Iago Character Analysis From the very beginning of Shakespeare’s Othello, Iago is held in very high regard within the community in Venice. He is often called “honest Iago” by many people, including his superior, Othello. There is a large juxtaposition between Iago’s character in the beginning of the play, and the general perception at the end of the play, due to Iago’s many character flaws that cause him to create devious plans and a web of deception and lies, spun by his intense anger and hatred....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Michael Cassio, Desdemona]

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William Shakespeare 's Othello : Jealousy, Betrayal, And Revenge

- William Shakespeare’s Othello is a play of jealousy, betrayal, and revenge. Iago, the antagonist of the play, is considered to be one of Shakespeare’s most evil characters. This title is given to him basically by everyone who reads this play. Iago actions were consistently the actions of a man with little remorse or compassion towards the parties involved. Throughout the play, Iago lacks a clear, justified motive for his actions. Without a solid motive, the only thing to trigger an act of evil is embedded within the character himself....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Michael Cassio, William Shakespeare]

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How Is Iago An Intriguing Character?

- How is Iago an intriguing character. Across the history of literature, we as readers have encountered many villains whom intrigue us. Iago from the play “Othello” is a prime example. Known as one of Shakespeare’s most sinister and manipulative villains, Iago commits countless betrayals without arousing suspicion. Throughout the play, we see Iago 's constant scheming to exploit lives- particularly Othello’s. Despite his malevolence however, Iago possesses a complexity that we find compelling and memorable....   [tags: Iago, Othello, Michael Cassio, Othello]

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Othello, By William Shakespeare

- Throughout the scenes of Othello, the plot and characters of the play seem truly loving and trustworthy at first. Othello is a tragedy written by the master of English theater himself, William Shakespeare. The play tells the story of a powerful general of the Venetian army, Othello, whose life and marriage are ruined by a conniving, deceitful, and envious soldier, Iago. However, the subject of jealousy and betrayal has began to spread throughout almost each character 's veins after the manipulations of Iago come to alter the play all together....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Meaning of life, Michael Cassio]

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Othello, By William Shakespeare

- William Shakespeare is a brilliant, English writer who is famous all over the world even today. He was born on 26 April 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire. He is a poet, actor and also a play writer. Shakespeare wrote many plays, and some of them are considered as the finest works in English language. Othello is one of the greatest tragedies written by Shakespeare in 1603. This play revolves around four central characters: Othello, a Moorish general in the Venetian army; his beloved wife, Desdemona; his loyal lieutenant, Cassio; and his trusted but ultimately unfaithful ensign, Iago....   [tags: Othello, Iago, William Shakespeare, Michael Cassio]

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Analysis Of Shakespeare 's ' The Article ' Speak Of Me As I Am ' Othello

- In the article «Speak of Me as I Am: Othello» Maynard Mack argues that the well-known Shakespeare play has been wrongfully categorized for several decades. Most critics and readers consider «Othello» to be one of Shakespeare´s greatest stories about tragic love, and though the story is centered around Othello´s and Desdemona´s love, Mack believes that the true theme and plot of the story unravels the battle between good and evil. According to Mack, the battle between good and evil is not a new phenomenon to Shakespeare, it is illustrated in numerous of his plays and poem, including «Hamlet», «Twelfth Night», and «Romeo and Juliet»....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Good and evil, Michael Cassio]

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Othello, By William Shakespeare

- The functions of language are deeply rooted in human behavior, which allows us to construct linguistic stimuli that would then acquire control over the characters. The structure of a language affects the ways in which its speaker is able to conceptualize their world, altering affecting in their interactions with others. In William Shakespeare’s Othello, the reader is given insight to the character through their words, therefore giving words magnificent power on revealing human behaviour. In Othello, by William Shakespeare the various characters are illustrated through their dialogue and alter language patterns....   [tags: Othello, Iago, William Shakespeare, Michael Cassio]

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The Feminist And The Conservative

- The Feminist and the Conservative Desdemona and Emilia are two of the main characters in William Shakespeare’s Othello. While one of them is the overly virtuous wife of the play’s protagonist and tragic hero, the other one is wife to one of the most clever and maquiavelic everlasting villains. Throughout the play, the sweet and old-fashioned Desdemona reveals to be a satisfying wife and a great friend, and she also denotes unquestionable ignorance to her surroundings. On the other hand, the open minded and slightly cynical Emilia supplies a huge contrast to her mistresses’ persona; a feminist way ahead of her time....   [tags: Iago, Othello, Michael Cassio, Desdemona]

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Iago, By William Shakespeare

- In Shakespeare’s play Othello there is a main character named Iago. In this play, Iago is the instigator. From the very beginning the readers can see that he is single minded and determined. Iago portrays an act of being persuasive and helpful to the other characters in the play, yet as the audience we see his hatred, selfishness, and jealousy. He succeeds in fooling the other characters with his “loyalty” and “honesty” and this is what makes him one of Shakespeare’s greatest villains. Iago is very determined and emotionless....   [tags: Iago, Othello, Michael Cassio, Emilia]

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How Language And / Or Generic Conventions Are Used On Construct Unequal Power Relationships

- Explain how language and/or generic conventions are used to construct unequal power relationships. Explore how this occurs in at least one dramatic script you have studied. David Cushieri once said “The mind is a powerful force. It can enslave us or empower us. It can plunge us into the depths of misery or take us to the heights of ecstasy.” In Othello, written by the playwright Shakespeare, the power in each and every relationship has taken the majority of the characters down to the depths of misery through enslaving each of them....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Michael Cassio]

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The Moor Of Venice By William Shakespeare

- The thing about being human there are pros and cons to it. The great thing about it is that we are able to come up with great inventions. But when comes to emotions that 's when things start to get confusing. Our emotions play a big role in the way we act towards our own kind. Us being humans we have many types of emotions, we have anger, happy, sad, excited and so much more. In poem Othello, The Moor of Venice by William Shakespeare take place in Venice. It starts off where Roderigo and lago are in an argument over Othello....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Michael Cassio, Thing]

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William Shakespeare 's ' O '

- William Shakespeare wrote wonderfully-crafted plays, suitable not only for his time period, but for today’s audiences as well. Shakespeare spread knowledge, and opened up the doors to subjects mostly seen as forbidden, or just not spoken about in his time. His social commentaries gave voice to those who did not have one in his society. His plays boast timeless themes such as love, jealousy, corruption, and and forbidden love, all themes that register in modern society. Shakespeare’s Othello is a play about jealousy, and how it overtakes and destroys every other feeling in one’s body....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Michael Cassio]

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The Hero 's Journey Is More Than A Call

- The embarkation of the hero’s journey is more than a call, it is taking control of your life and discovering the hero who dwells inside you. Each hero who enters the journey is tested to the very end of the cycle, where the hero must choose rebirth or death. Othello is man of many fortunes, but he does not have what it takes to complete the Hero’s Journey. The initial call into the hero’s journey begins when he decides to take Desdemona’s hand in marriage. Desdemona’s father (Branbantio) who is the senator begins Othello’s ticking time bomb known as the “Call to Action” by planting a seed into his mind which causes more destruction then we realized....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Michael Cassio, Desdemona]

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The Moor Of Venice By William Shakespeare

- Throughout Othello the Moor of Venice we experience a rather uplifting story that seems to somehow come crashing down on not only the characters in the story but the reader also. Author William Shakespeare does a tremendous job at connecting us with the characters in the play. Othello, the protagonist in the play, falls slowly into the pit of destruction where jealousy takes control. He along with many other characters in the play are manipulated by Iago and slowly taken down from a peaceful, love filled, and triumphant place in their lives to one that is dark and revengeful....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Michael Cassio, Roderigo]

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