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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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Othello By William Shakespeare 's Othello

- ... This is where the famous “put money in thy purse” monologue comes in and Iago tells Rodrigo that he will have Desdemona and not to worry. Using race and gender remarks about Desdemona and Othello, he tells Rodrigo they will eventually lose interest in each other, thus leaving room for him to swoop in. When they are at the port in Cyprus, Iago confides that Desdemona is in love with Cassio. “I cannot believe that in her; she’s full of most blessed condition” (Act II Scene I). His obsession with the woman doesn’t allow himself to believe his statement....   [tags: Iago, Othello, Michael Cassio, Emilia]

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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 's Downfall Of Othello

- ... (II.i.144-46) Because Desdemona is dissatisfied with the descriptions Iago gives of women and his failure to compliment her directly, she calls for him to compliment her indirectly. Believing herself to be better than the average woman, she asks him to praise a woman painted in the most ideal light. To praise this fictitious woman would flatter her own self-image, without forcing Iago to directly praise her. As Julian Rice explains, Desdemona needs Iago to define her in order to protect her pride and to “reassure herself that she does not resemble the universal woman which Iago describes” (Rice)....   [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 '

- ... This is interesting in itself because their position in a male-dominated cast of characters reflects their position in their male-dominated society, with the gender disparity reiterating the idea that the amount of influence women are able to exert is limited because their voices cannot and thus do not carry as much weight. However, it is also important to recognize that the three women are situated on three very different rungs of the social hierarchy. Desdemona, as a fêted general’s wife, enjoys certain privileges that Emilia, her attendant, necessarily cannot, whilst Bianca is – allegedly – a courtesan in a society that considers feminine wiles to be vile....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Michael Cassio]

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Othello, By William Shakespeare

- ... At the very start of the play we are introduced to why Iago is angry with Othello, we see that regardless of all the experience the Iago has had in wars Othello still gave the lieutenant title to a man who had never been in a real war. This is apparent as when Iago is talking with Roderigo and states “One Michael Cassio, a Florentine, a fellow almost damn 'd in a fair wife; that never set a squadron in the field, nor the division of a battle knows More than a spinster”(Othello, 1.1.20-24). Therefore while Iago’s actions are not morally correct to most his actions are well thought out and therefore are forgivable, this is a unique thing in the play as some act only out of emotion....   [tags: Iago, Othello, Michael Cassio]

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Othello, By William Shakespeare

- ... This is illustrated when Shakespeare writes,“The handkerchief!” (III.iiii.83). Othello demands his wife to prove her loyalty by giving him the handkerchief. Othello miscommunicates to Desdemona because he does not give his wife the reason wanting the handkerchief and refuses to communicate the punishment for not having it. Othello, not listening to his wife, leads to him making assumptions of their relationship without realizing his wife’s loyalty to him. Also, Desdemona not having the cloth angers Othello because it illustrates to him Desdemona does not care about his love or their marriage....   [tags: Iago, Othello, 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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Othello Was Responsible For His Downfall

- ... Iago is gaining influence over Othello after this point as Othello is becoming trusting him more. Iago is putting himself in a position of knowledge and power, and assuring Othello has no one to blame but himself for his actions. Othello lacked judgment of people which eventually led him to kill his wife. Getting into the story, we see that he is not the only player. Iago is the agent of action. He manipulated Othello and many others. Iago planted suspicion in Othello 's mind through the manipulation of situation such as the one with Cassio described above....   [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

- ... Nothing, my lord: or if—I know not what. Othello. Was not that Cassio parted from my wife. Iago. Cassio, my lord. No, sure, I cannot think it, That he would steal away so guilty-like, Seeing you coming. Othello. I do believe 'twas he” (Shakespeare 3.3. 1664-1675). Iago suggests that Cassio and Othello’s wife Desdemona are doing something together. Othello is able to comprehend that they would do this and he goes into a state of despair. When nothing has actually happened Othello uses his words to manipulate Othello into believing that they did something....   [tags: Othello, Jealousy, Iago, Michael Cassio]

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Othello, By William Shakespeare

- ... If I do prove her haggard, Though that her jesses were my dear heartstrings, I’d whistle her off and let her down the wind To prey at fortune. Haply, for I am black And have not those soft parts of conversation That chamberers have, or for I am declined Into the vale of years—yet that’s not much— She’s gone, I am abused, and my relief Must be to loathe her. Oh, curse of marriage That we can call these delicate creatures ours And not their appetites. I had rather be a toad And live upon the vapor of a dungeon Than keep a corner in the thing I love For others ' uses....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Michael Cassio, Love]

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Othello, By William Shakespeare

- ... An additional important persona is Emilia. Emilia is Iago’s wife and Desdemona‘s servant. Emilia serves as a developing character in this play as she learned from what was happing around her. She is involved in the missing of Desdemona handkerchief. Brabanizo is another main persona in the play. Brabanizo is the father of Desdemona and he is also a rich Venetian senator. The last main character is Bianca. Bianca is a prostitute living in Cyprus. Cassio is Bianca regular costumer and sexual partner....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Michael Cassio, Turkey]

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Othello, By William Shakespeare

- ... You can tell Cassio respects Othello and that they have a great relationship. His greeting towards his friend is hard not to notice since it 's filled with warmth and happiness. Another reason Iago chose Cassio to be a part of the plan was because Iago was angry that Cassio was chosen as lieutenant over him. In the article “Mirror Of Virtue The Role Of Cassio In Othello” by Eileen Cohen, the author agrees with this statment as well. Cohen writes, “Iago is miffed, he has been passed over, Othello has chosen Michael Cassio to be his lieutenant.” These statements by Cohen also agree to the idea of Iago’s anger....   [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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Analysis Of Shakespeare 's ' Othello '

- ... This leads to a quote by Iago in which he says, “I hate the Moor, and it is thought abroad, that ‘twixt my sheets ‘has done my office. I know not if’t be true, but I, for mere suspicion in that kind, Will do as if for surety” (Shakespeare 1.3.355-58). This is interesting because, earlier in the play Iago said he hates Othello because “the Moor” passed him over for a promotion. Yet, here Iago says he hates Othello because he’s heard a rumor that Othello has been sleeping with Iago’s wife. Iago does not know the rumor to be true, but he decided to go ahead and ruin Othello’s life anyway....   [tags: Othello, Jealousy, Iago, Michael Cassio]

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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

- 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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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

- ... He also believes he should be able to break up the marriage quickly since it was formed in haste, and he is convinced Desdemona’s father should listen to his opinion because of his status. Also, because his family is noble the fact that a black moor is his superior officer enraged him to the core. For Iago it is insulting that a white woman would choose an insignificant moor with no class status over him. Othello became Iago’s target for his fast and passionate marriage to Desdemona, and in his wrath he manipulates Brabantio to exhort his racism and hatred for Othello....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Michael Cassio, Love]

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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

- ... Iago plans at first to to restore his friendship with with othello. Iago thinks he is smart to the point where he think his plan will succeed. But it turns quickly. In act three scene three In a room of the castle ,Othello has found Emilia to question her about her knowledge of Desdemona 's affair. She tells him that she has been with them every time they have spoken, and that she has heard nothing that would be considered suspicious in the least. She begs Othello to put such thought out of his mind at once, for Desdemona is as true and loyal a wife as any woman could be....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Michael Cassio, Emilia]

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Othello, By William Shakespeare

- ... Which means he wont feel as bad for what he is doing, if he feels bad at all. “If she be fair and wise,” Iago says, “fairness and wit, The one’s for use, the other useth it.” (Line 190-130). He is saying “if she is a beautiful blonde and clever, she puts her cleverness to use by using her beauty.” (an old saying). Desdemona ask him what if she is a brunet and clever. Iago says “If she be black, and there to have a wit, she’ll find a white that shall her blackness [hit].” (Line 132-133)....   [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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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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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

- ... Othello says “Let him do his spite. / My services which I have done the signiory / Shall out-tongue his complaints,” (1.2.20-22). These lines demonstrate that Othello is not only brave but also jealous. He is jealous about what he does in his services. He is saying that no one can do what he is doing. As a result of Othello’s actions, Iago recognizes the jealousy of Othello and he commences to warn him that jealousy ends up by destroying people. Iago states in the play when he says, “O, beware, my lord, of jealousy....   [tags: Othello, Jealousy, Iago, Michael Cassio]

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Shakespeare 's Othello - Iago 's Image

- ... Shakespeare enables the reader to view the motives of Iago in this monologue, “Thus do I ever make my fool my purse; for I mine own gained knowledge should profane if I would time expend with such a snipe, but for my sport and profit. I hate the Moor; and it is thought abroad that twixt my sheets he’s done my office. I know not if’t be true; but I, for mere suspicion in that kind, will do as if for surety. He holds me well” (Bevington, 2014, Act 1, Scene 3, 384-91). Iago expresses in this thought that he is accustomed to preying on the weak and foolish therefore believing he is intelligently superior....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Michael Cassio, Brabantio]

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Othello, By William Shakespeare

- ... While Othello is being deceived by Iago the audience is able to see the truth in the midst of all the lies. This quote in act 1 scene 1 line 45 reveals to the audience early on in the play what Iago thinks of the Moor, “I follow him to serve my turn upon him.” (1.1.45), in this scene Iago is talking to Rodrigo revealing how he truly feels about the Othello. It is annoying to think that Rodrigo could have stopped Iago by simply informing the Moor of Iago 's plans. Unfortunately Rodrigo was a fool, too self consumed which his desire for Desdemona....   [tags: Othello, Jealousy, Iago, Michael Cassio]

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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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William Shakespeare 's Othello The Moor Of Venice

- ... Another quality Othello possessed was that he was a very loving husband to Desdemona. He treated her as an equal, even though women were usually treated as though they were inferior to men. Othello also let Desdemona voice her opinions and was always trying to put her needs in front of his own. Othello knew he needed to be totally involved in his work in Cyprus, however he did not want to leave Desdemona alone in Venice right after their wedding. Othello decided to have Desdemona accompany him to Cyprus and promised he would not be distracted by her while they were there, “...and Heaven defend your good souls that you think I will your serious and great business scant when she is with m...   [tags: Othello, Iago, Love, 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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The Male Female Characters Of William Shakespeare 's Othello

- ... Is it sport. I think it is. And doth affection breed it. I think it doth. Is’t frailty that thus errs. It is so too. And have we not affections, Desires for sport, and frailty, as men have. Then let them use us well; else let them know, The ills we do, their ills instruct us so. (4. 3. 90-100) In other words, Emilia is aware that men see their wives as unable and innocent and they are not always aware that they are human, and that both women and men share these traits. She also claims that women do what their husbands do because they learn from them, once again signifying that woman can do anything that men can do....   [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

- ... Desdemona is in love with Othello. Brabantio repeatedly insists that Othello must have "enchanted" Desdemona with "foul charms" and magic spells. Otherwise, he insists, Desdemona never would never have run "to the sooty bosom" of Othello (1.2.70). This father/daughter conflict impacts the marriage significantly by foreshadowing the climax, giving antagonist Iago material for his evil plot. Brabantio effectively disowns Desdemona and gives fuel to the gossip. Several times the fact that Othello stole Desdemona is given as proof that she can be stolen from him....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Michael Cassio, Black people]

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William Shakespeare 's Othello And Affection

- ... In Othello, the ambition to obtain a higher rank and someone 's love. While in A Dirty Job, to care about someone from a loss of a family member. 2. Pop culture was shaped by the philosopher Joseph Campbell, based on The Hero’s Journey. It is believed by Joseph Campbell, that every hero has a journey from a ‘normal’ life which is the beginning of their life story and ends with an heroic act or the power to transform the world. At first, Luke Skywalker, in A New Hope starts off by living his life as a man helping farm and harvest....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Jealousy, Michael Cassio]

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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?

- ... This shows us the dangerous compatibility of evil and intellect; Iago has a power that is, although immoral, riveting for an audience. This is because his intelligence goes far beyond a stereotypical villain 's, giving him a sense of invincibility. Iago is not your typical psychopath who inflicts pain without any rational thinking. He acts behind the scenes with a cool head, watching everything fall apart while remaining uninvolved. Iago’s warning to “beware jealousy” in the scene discussed shows us that he is aware of how jealousy destroys a human....   [tags: Iago, Othello, Michael Cassio, Othello]

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Othello, By William Shakespeare

- ... He diminishes Othello’s insecurities to bring about his downfall and comes to a point in time where he is able to begin pushing through with his devious plot using the “noble” black man to invoke the feeling of jealousy. One of his devilish manipulation occurred when he and Cassio were exchanging words about Bianca, however to Othello it’s about Desdemona after his prior conversation with Iago. He uses Cassio as his pawn as well in his deceitful scheme, because while Cassio is still clueless, Iago goes on to state “I never knew a woman to love a man so.” Iago expresses this to Cassio about Bianca, knowing that Othello is listening in on this conversation and will most likely believe to...   [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

- ... When hearing it through someone else 's mouth and not hearing from your loved one, it really makes you suspect your partner and start second guessing them. In Othello, that is what exactly what happened. Earlier on in the story, Iago emits that he heard rumors of Othello having an affair with his wife, Emily. For instance, in the poem, Lago says “twixt my sheets 'Has done my office. I know not if 't be true….” (1.3 390 ) .When Lago heard these rumors and how Othello wouldn’t take him as a Lieutenant....   [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

- ... In the play, there is a twist to the Hero’s Journey because you may believe that Othello has refused the call to action by shrugging Branbatio’s warning off his shoulders. In reality, by ignoring this comment Othello has set off on his journey. The comment is not taken consciously but is instead placed into his subconscious mind. Othello accepts the call unknowingly and is now initiated into the Hero’s Journey. By accepting the call to action, the warning given by Branbantio becomes foreshadow of what is to come....   [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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Human Nature And Our Definition Of Love

- ... When Othello say turn, he means both coming back, changing her mind and her loyalty. He insults her loyalty and implies she betrayed him. This belittles her by insulting her own character and shows how he does not care for her but how he just wants to hurt her physically and emotionally. Hate is the opposite of love and any actions that is shown is the same. The only thing that is worse than hurting someone is killing them. If Othello truly loved Desdemona then he would not have even considered to harm Desdemona let alone plan to kill her the second he gains suspicion of her cheating....   [tags: Love, Othello, Iago, Michael Cassio]

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Shakespeare 's Iago Or Psychopath?

- ... In relation to the sneaky behaviors mentioned by Kiehl, Danielle Egan mentions that “research suggests 1 in 100 people are psychopaths who tend to blend in, like cold-blooded chameleons.” (Egan) This statistic proposes that there are more psychopaths in the real world than we may know. A psychopath is remarkably intelligent when it comes to concealing their true thoughts and most inner feelings. No one can really fathom what goes through a psychopath’s mind. “Psychopaths are capable of the most heinous crimes, yet they’re often so charming and manipulative that they can hide behind a well-cultivated mask of normalcy for years and perhaps their entire lives....   [tags: Iago, Othello, Psychopathy, Michael Cassio]

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Who Is The Blame For Desdemona 's Death?

- Who is really to blame for Desdemona’s death. Although Othello made the fatal design and actually killed Desdemona, Iago‘s manipulation of Othello gives reason to put the blame on Iago. Iago is definitely to blame for the misfortune that occurs in the story. Iago disseats every character in the story. Iago’s main reason for doing so was that he felt mistreated and overlooked when Othello assigned Cassio his right hand man. So the only true character Iago truly despises is Cassio. Iago dislikes Othello, but ultimately would rather be his buddy then his enemy....   [tags: Othello, Iago, KILL, Michael Cassio]

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Iago 's Climax Of Power

- ... When Othello hears about an affair, he immediately thinks it is about Desdemona. The more Cassio talks and laughs, the madder Othello becomes. It seems that Othello takes the laughing as if Cassio was laughing at him. It would seem as if this event could not have occurred without Iago constantly putting the idea of the affair into Othello’s head. If Othello were to overhear this conversation in general, Othello may have not missed the mention of Bianca’s name and therefore Othello would not have become so enraged....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Desdemona, Michael Cassio]

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Iago 's Strategic Acts Of Character Manipulation

- ... Roderigo states: “I have no great devotion to the deed/And yet he hath given my satisfying reasons./ „Tis but a man gone. Forth, my sword: he dies” (V.i. 8-10). Evidently, gullible Roderigo falls for Iago‟s mendacity and attempts to kill Cassio. Ultimately, Iago chooses to kill Roderigo.Iago mercilessly states: “I have rubbed this young quat almost to the sense,/And he grows angry/ May unfold me to himthere stand I in much peril. /No, he must die. But so, I hear him coming” (V.i. 11-23). This portrays how Iagoruthlesslytakes advantage of foolish Roderigo for his own needs and disposes him once his value is used up....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Deception, Michael Cassio]

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Analysis Of William Shakespeare 's ' A Clockwork Orange '

- ... Alexander’s wife which causes F. Alexander significant pain and suffering. Alex does not regard the actions that he does kills the woman, and he displays no empathy or feelings towards the horrible events that transpired. For example, F. Alexander explains the injustice done to his wife and he says, “I [saw] all clearly, my brothers, what had happened that far-off [night] and viddying myself on that job” (Burgess 116). Alex comments on remembering that night and refers to it as a job when in fact what he does is far worse and illegal....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Mind, Michael Cassio]

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Authority : The Consequences Of Hypocrisy

- ... He falls in love with her in part because she serves as a boost to his self-worth, which is exposed through his statement, “She loved me for the dangers I had past,/ And I loved her that she did pity them” (I.iii.166-167). Othello’s lack of authority—or recognition of authority—in society influences his desire for Desdemona, as she provides him with a sense of esteem. Desdemona’s influence over Othello is speculated shortly after the two are sent to Cyprus, foreshadowing the influence she is to have over his decisions throughout the play....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Desdemona, Michael Cassio]

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Imagery in the play "Othello" by William Shakespeare

- Imagery in the play "Othello" by William Shakespeare is to intensify characterization and define the meaning of the play. In Othello, the use of animal imagery is used multiple times by Iago to describe the relationships between humans, especially of Desdemona and Othello. Shakespeare describes the characters actions by comparing them to the similarities in animals and having animal-like qualities. By doing this readers can get an idea of what the character is doing or saying. Animal imagery was a strong device used in Othello because it helped make certain points in the play....   [tags: lago, cassio]

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Characters in Othello by William Shakespeare

- Appearance vs. Reality: Shakespeare wrote different types of plays such as comedies, tragedies, and historical plays. The play Othello is one of his tragedies. It is about a character named Othello who is a Moor, in the service of Venice. Throughout the play Iago, Othello's lieutenant, manipulates Othello to believe that Desdemona, Othello's wife, is cheating on him. Various characters in the play Othello appear to be virtuous, upstanding individuals, but their actions reveal that they are not as they appear to be....   [tags: lago, cassio, desdemona]

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Honesty in Othello by William Shakespeare

- William Shakespeare’s tragedy, Othello, is the depiction of the spiraling downfall of the Venetian general as he falls victim to the destructive consequences of another man’s envy. The story is ultimately fueled by the vindictive nature of the antagonist, Iago, as he attempts to seek revenge on Othello for promoting another man as his lieutenant. It is suggested that, prior to the story, Iago was an honest and trusted character; however, with feelings of degradation and even humiliation, Iago twists his seemingly “good” characteristics and assets, such as intuition, perception, and cunning, into tools of evil and betrayal....   [tags: tragedy, lago, cassio]

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Symbolism and Foreshadowing in Othello

- In the play, Othello by William Shakespeare throughout the entire play it had portrayed symbolism and foreshadowing. These had influenced the most of the characters to act in a foolish ways. This leads us to a suspense ending that caused loved ones to go against each other. By not realizing what is going on between the characters can cause confusing in the plans of the play. Likewise, by connecting each of the following character made it seem we might have knew something was going to happen at the end....   [tags: Emila, Cassio, and Desdemona]

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A Summary of Shakespeare's Othello

- ... What initially attracts many to Desdemona proves to be her downfall, and her Beattie 2 inexperience with the evils of the world leads to her demise. One's innocence attracts all types, yet this attraction may become lethal. Her husband, Othello, will protect her at any means. He will sacrifice himself for the love of his beloved wife. “[Othello]…Excellent wretch, perdition catch my soul, But I do love thee, and when I love thee not, Chaos is come again,”(Act 3. Scene 3).Desdemona plays the role of Othello’s, the protagonists’, husband, although she is loyal to all....   [tags: desdemona, cassio, deatg]

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Othello, Act II, scene iii, lines 14-33: Sinister Repartee

- The dialogue between Cassio and Iago discussing Desdemona is short and seemingly meaningless. But the way each of them describes Desdemona and the way the two men’s statements mesh together reflect significantly both on their respective characters and on the insidious nature of Iago’s vengeance. On the one hand, Cassio describes Desdemona with highly polished and refined imagery. A well-to-do Florentine lieutenant, Cassio is a member of the upper class, and his highbrow language demonstrates that very well....   [tags: dialogue between Cassio and Iago]

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Othello’s Dramatic Flaw in Shakespeare's Othello

- The play “Othello” by William Shakespeare was written in 1604 during the Elizabeth era. Othello is one of the most extraordinary characters in all of Shakespeare’s dramas. He enjoyed unheralded success in the combat zone, which gave him the reputation as one of Venice’s most competent generals. Even though he has great success in the battlefield, he has a dramatic flaw that causes a downfall in his life. 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....   [tags: othello]

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The Handkerchief of Love and Deception in Othello

- Othello and Desdemona started their life together thinking it was to be forever. The handkerchief symbolizes the start of a new generation, a token of their union and ultimately determines their fate and the main characters lives being changed by the events. The films adaption, as in Shakespeare play, he makes the handkerchief significant to the plot. Othello’s mother gave him the handkerchief on her dying bed to give to the women he marries. “She, dying, gave it me, and bid me, when my fate would have me wive; to give her.” Desdemona and Othello confess their love for one another in hopes of a blissful life together....   [tags: Othello]

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The Evil Character of Iago in Shakespeare's Othello

- Iago is a complex character that takes evil to a whole new level in the 1600’s and plays a key role in this tale. Iago’s main goal is to get Othello and Cassio out of the army, but in the end fails to ruin Cassio’s life, only Othello’s. He uses many characters to his advantage, realizing how trustworthy and oblivious these people are. Iago cannot be relied on and has many masks, behind which he hides. He has many disguises and secrets that he hides from everyone and his acting skills come in handy when he works to destroy the happiness that many people have in this story....   [tags: othello]

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Plot and Character Analysis of Shakespeare's Othello

- Othello is one of Shakespeare's classics, this play has many oddities and puzzles. It roots into love, deception and jealousy. Also it clearly questions the debate of; can different cultures inter-wind without colliding. in addition, Othello has vivid racism, sexism, manipulation and savagery within civilisation. This play is set in Venice, Italy but due to circumstances all of the characters move to Cyprus. Othello is written between 1601-1604, the level of intensity and drama obviously indicated that he devoted a lot of time and effort into this play....   [tags: othello]

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The Use of Dramatic, Situational, and Verbal Irony in Shakespeare's Othello

- In the play Othello, Shakespeare uses many literary devices to help the reader understand the theme of the story. One of those many literary devices used in the play, is the wide range of irony. Throughout the pages of the book the reader will see the use of dramatic, situational, and verbal irony. Shakespeare does not use irony in an understated way, it is very direct, and can be found on almost every page of the book. The use of irony creates suspense, and adds interest as to what will happen....   [tags: Othello]

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Tough Love in William Shakespeare’s play, Othello

- In William Shakespeare’s tragic play, Othello, Desdemona asserts, “‘wouldst thou do such a deed for all the world?’” (4.3.76). During a friendly banter, Desdemona asks Emilia this very question; would she cheat on her husband to help him become monarch and have power over all the world. She quietly replies that she would only in secret, but only for her husband’s own good. This question plays an essential role throughout Othello because Emilia is first accused of cheating on her husband. Additionally, she is obsequious towards Iago because of her female role and responsibility as a wife....   [tags: Othello]

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