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Othello As An Artist Of Evil

- Brabantio thinks of Othello as the Moorish soldier and a well behaved barbarian and will never accept him as a son-in-law. Iago’s fixation on revenge rules him absolutely and drives him to ruin. Roderigo thinks he can buy Desdemona’s love. Desdemona loves Othello and will continue to love him no matter how he treats her. Othello thinks the guilty must always be swiftly punished. Iago is Othello’s ancient captain in the Venetian defense forces. He had hoped for a promotion but Othello passed over him in favor of Cassio, and Iago works revenge on them both....   [tags: Iago, Othello, Brabantio, Desdemona]

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The Evil Iago of Othello

- Iago is the poisoner and his job is to ruin lives to get what he wants by using his ironic words to destroy his victims. His evil disguised plan works on foolish Othello and Cassio, who foolishly trust Iago. Iago uses both Cassio and Othello to his advantage, noticing how trustworthy they are of him. Both Cassio and Othello make the mistake of calling Iago, honest Iago (II. Iii. 355), and when he hears this he knows that he controls Cassio and Othello. Iago is smart. He is also underestimated and ruthless....   [tags: Othello Essays]

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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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Othello’s Evil Character

- Othello’s Evil Character         William Shakespeare’s Othello gives the audience a full measure or dose of evil, mostly in the person of the sinister Iago, whose evil influence penetrates the lives of the victims around him.   In The Riverside Shakespeare Frank Kermode explains the type of evil peculiar to the ancient:   Over the ancient figure of the Vice – a familiar shape for abstract evil – Iago wears the garb of a modern devil. Iago’s naturalist ethic, as expounded to Roderigo at the close of Act I, is a wicked man’s version of Montaigne, an instance of the way in which men convert to evil the precepts of a common sense supported by no act of faith....   [tags: Othello essays]

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Othello’s Evil Side

- Othello’s Evil Side        In the Bard of Avon’s tragic drama Othello there is a very disquieting dimension of the play; this is the evil dimension, which has such depth and intensity that it penetrates not only the mind but the body and soul of the audience.   Even the imagery in the drama has its evil aspect. Kenneth Muir, in the Introduction to William Shakespeare: Othello, explains the instances of diabolic imagery in the play as they relate to the infecting of the Moor by the ancient:   The same transference from Iago to Othello may be observed in what S....   [tags: Othello essays]

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Ominous Evil in Othello

- Ominous Evil in Othello       In William Shakespeare’s tragic drama Othello the presence of ominous evil is present in the play from opening scene to closing scene. Let us discuss this concept of evil as manifested in the drama.   H. S. Wilson in his book of literary criticism, On the Design of Shakespearean Tragedy, addresses the character of the general’s ancient:   With such a man everything is food for his malice. There is no appeasing him. His ego feeds upon the misfortunes he contrives for others, and what he feeds on only makes him hungrier....   [tags: Othello essays]

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Shakespeare 's Othello - The Mechanisms Of Evil As Well As Ideas By The Jacobean Society

- Shakespeare explores the mechanisms of evil as well as ideas held by the Jacobean society in the play Othello. Analysing the play exposes it 's changing views towards dominant ideas of the society in which it was produced. Early in the play the derogatory black stereotype of the time and patriarchy are challenged. The play later contrasts this and endorses patriarchy and the black stereotype. Othello supports the belief of Christianity through the repetition of Heaven and Hell and Eurocentric idea through its structure....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Sociology, Christianity]

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The Incomparable Evil in Shakespeare's Othello

- The Incomparable Evil in Shakespeare's Othello        Shakespeare?s tragic drama Othello disturbs audiences because of the intense, diabolical evil involved in the plot development. Let?s explore the evil in the play, especially in the character of Iago.   In his book of literary criticism, Shakespearean Tragedy, A. C. Bradley gives an in-depth analysis of the brand of evil which the ancient personifies:   Iago stands supreme among Shakespeare?s evil characters because the greatest intensity and subtlety of imagination have gone to his making, and because he illustrates in the most perfect combination the two facts concerning evil which seem to have impressed Shakespeare most....   [tags: Othello essays Shakespeare]

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The Nature of Evil in William Shakespeare’'s Othello

- William Shakespeare’s Othello uses different and unique techniques in his language to express the nature of evil throughout the play. Verbal twists and the characters most importantly stress the act of evil. Iago, most of all is portrayed as the “villain” or “protagonist in the play. Shakespeare uses this character to set the basis of evil. Each plot point is spiraled further into tragedy due to the nature of Iago and his manipulative language towards the other main characters. Corruption overcomes the Venetian society as Iago uses his crafty skills of deceit....   [tags: William Shakespeare’, Othello,]

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Iago as the Representation of Evil in Shakespeare's Othello

- Iago as the Representation of Evil in Othello In Shakespeare's, Othello, the reader is presented the classic battle between the deceitful forces of evil and the innocence of good. It is these forces of evil that ultimately lead to the breakdown of Othello, a noble Venetian moor, well known by the people of Venice as an honorable soldier and a worthy leader. Othello's breakdown results in the murder of his wife Desdemona. Desdemona is representative of the good in nature. Good can be defined as forgiving, honest, innocent and unsuspecting....   [tags: Othello essays]

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Free Essays - Evil and Good in Othello

- Evil and Good in Othello Life in general is often used as a system of ways to define what kind of person you are by its end. Shakespeare takes that theory into test upon his characters in his work of the famous play Othello. Through the verbal twists and turns along with the addition of color symbolisms, the personalities of Othello, Iago, Desdemona are revealed to their fullest extents, along with their own balance of good and evil within. When this is realized by this famous Shakespearian work, the judgment of good and evil is carried out, and as a result of mass purging of emotions, neither prevails in the resolution....   [tags: Othello essays]

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The Power of Evil in Shakespeare's Othello

- Othello by William Shakespeare is a story about an African general in Cyprus that falls in love and marries a white senator’s daughter and then is manipulated by evil to kill her. Shakespeare is teaching that the nature of evil is to manipulate and destroy people’s lives. Shakespeare is saying that the power of evil is to manipulate people. Iago is talking to Othello about his wife. “look to your wife observe her well with Cassio wear your eye thus not jealous nor secure"(3.3.194) Iago is manipulating Othello by telling him that Desdemona has something to do with Cassio and to keep an eye on her but not to take action....   [tags: killing, manipultate, destroy]

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Analysis of Jafar and Iago Characters with Evil Trials

- The word “evil” can be interpreted in many ways. However, most people use the term evil to describe deliberate wrong doing that causes harm to others. Within the foundation of any compelling story there is always the struggle of good vs evil. The person who possesses the evil characteristics in the story is often labeled the villain. In the play Othello by William Shakespeare, the character Iago possesses evil characteristics leading to destruction. In the Disney movie Aladdin, the villain Jafar possesses similar evil characteristics that lead to the same type of destruction....   [tags: evil characters, othello, aladdin]

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The Evil Iago of Shakespeare's Othello

-     Can any other character of Shakespeare’s match the evil intent always present within the action of the Moor’s ancient, Iago. I seriously doubt it. Let us examine his sinister person in detail. First of all, Iago’s very words paint him for what he is. Robert Di Yanni in “Character Revealed Through Dialogue” states that the evil antagonist reveals his character quite plainly through his speech: Iago’s language reveals his coarseness; he crudely reduces sexual love to animal copulation. It also shows his ability to make things happen: he has infuriated Brabantio....   [tags: Othello essays]

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The Absolute Evil of Iago in Shakespeare's Othello

- The Absolute Evil of Iago in Othello   What marks consummate villainy is the willingness to be absolutely evil-to have no qualms about being diabolical and no strains of human morality.  Because feeling for another leads one to experience guilt, even an iota of empathy is a character flaw that will lead to the downfall of a villain.  To succeed, the villain needs to emulate the character Iago in Othello, who consistently works his evil throughout the whole play and does not slip until the end, when there is simply no way he can turn the situation to his advantage.  Iago is a model for the ultimate villain because he operates on a self-styled level of morality, such that he never doubts hi...   [tags: Essays on Othello]

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Custom Written Term Papers: Evil in Othello

- Evil in Othello         What can compare to the evil present in William Shakespeare’s tragic drama Othello. The sinister aspect of the play is so heavy at times that it has a depressing effect on the audience.   In the essay “Wit and Witchcraft: an Approach to Othello” Robert B. Heilman unveils the evil awaiting the reader in Othello:   Reason as an ally of evil is a subject to which Shakespeare keeps returning, as if fascinated, but in different thematic forms as he explores different counter-forces....   [tags: Othello essays]

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The Evil Iago of Othello

- Evil masterminds are always successful in their diabolical schemes, but each one does it in their own special way. Some may be highly ranked and powerful, but some may be simple people in a simple community. In the play Othello, the simple ancient, Iago is very successful at his schemes. Iago is able to get the trust of everyone around him, and to appear honest. He is also driven to continue with his schemes and to never quite. From the first scene of the play to the last, Iago is able to be trusted by everyone....   [tags: William Shakespeare, Character Analysis]

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Othello as the Greater Evil in William Shakespeare’s Othello

- Othello as the Greater Evil in William Shakespeare’s Othello What makes one person to be considered evil, while another is considered righteous. The character Iago, in William Shakespeare’s Othello, could be considered evil because of his plot against Cassio and Othello. Othello, could be considered righteous, because he believes his wife has been unfaithful. The line between these two labels, evil or righteous, is thin. Ultimately, actions speak louder than words. Iago is evil in his actions towards Othello, but between the two, Othello is the most evil for reacting to lies in the most violent of ways....   [tags: GCSE English Literature Coursework]

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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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The Evil Iago of Shakespeare's Othello

- "How shall I murder him, Iago?" This one line, spoken by Othello, in Shakespeare's play of the same name speaks volumes of the evil and deceitful nature of the character being spoken to, Iago. The ability to turn a noble, self controlled, respected man such as Othello into a raving, murderous lunatic can only be had by an evil man such as Iago. Iago is conniving, vengeful, vain, ruinous, dishonest, egotistical and paranoid. This makes him one of the most evil men in all of literature. The first of many examples of Iago's villainy occurs in scene one of act one....   [tags: GCSE English Literature Coursework]

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Iago as Evil in William Shakespeare's Othello

- Iago as Evil in William Shakespeare's Othello "Othello" is famously regarded as one of Shakespeare's greatest tragedies. It explores the downfall of a great general Othello through a series of unlucky circumstances. Othello's character shows a man of high status whose job, marriage and life is ruined because of his insecurities by a man named Iago. Iago (Othello's ensign) is able to manipulate Othello, Othello's wife Desdemona and his own friend Roderigo (a Venetian gentleman)....   [tags: Papers]

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Lord Of The Flies, By William Shakespeare

- Despite being from in two different time periods, Lord of the Flies by Golding and Othello by Shakespeare , Shakespeare and Golding both share a common theme of good versus evil; the characters Simon and Desdemona share the interest of purity and represent a God/Goddess while being challenged by the unholy or the evil. Jack, dark and evil character and Iago, dark and masterminded character share the characteristic of being evil or unholy. Unfortunately in both instances, evil takes over and cannot be a pure individual....   [tags: Iago, Othello, Good and evil, William Golding]

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Iago as an Evil Manipulator in William Shakespeare's Othello

- Iago as an Evil Manipulator in William Shakespeare's Othello The statement 'Iago is an evil manipulator in my opinion is true. I see Iago as psychologically astute, deceiving and a misanthrope. His sadistic character hurts everyone in a web of deceit. Iago is Shakespeare's most plausible and intriguing villains. The main themes in this play are appearance and reality, love, hate and jealousy. I intend to focus on Iago and see how his character changes and how his plan unfolds in scenes Act 1 scene 3, act 2 scene 3 and act 3 scenes 3 and 4....   [tags: Papers]

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Ted Bundy : A Serial Killer

- Ted Bundy is a serial killer from Vermont. He attended school in Washington and fell in love with a wealthy and pretty girl from California. He had money, class, and influence; everything he wanted in a girl. After their devastating breakup, Ted did not want any girl that resembled to his ex-girlfriend to live. Ted’s murders and kidnappings were spread across multiple states. He escaped from prison twice, once from Pitkin County Jail and other time at Garfield County Jail. In order to help avoid the electric chair, Ted offered information on some unsolved murders....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Ted Bundy, Evil]

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Comparison of an Evil mastermind in Shakespeare’s Othello and MacDonald’s Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet)

- Iago is one of the most renowned villains of pre-modern literature, as first introduced in Shakespeare’s Othello. His deceiving personality and complex nature is painted such that readers are amazed by his ingenious schemes. At the beginning of Shakespeare’s Othello, Iago is represented as trustworthy and honest, but readers soon realize that he is the opposite of what he seems. Even though Iago’s personality and thoughts are revealed less in MacDonald’s Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet), he carries on the same immoral legacy as in Othello....   [tags: Play Analysis]

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The Snake: Iago in Othello

- ... Of course, the audience and Iago know that Desdemona will never marry Roderigo, no matter the amount of the money. She is not the type of person who would marry for money. Despite that, Iago manipulates Roderigo’s feelings for his own benefit. In Act 2, Iago is a deceptive person. He is able to effortlessly pretend that he loves Cassio, even though he is plotting to get him fired. There is a part of Act 2 of Scene 3, where a brawl has just taken place between Cassio and Roderigo. Cassio is made drunk by Iago; Roderigo takes advantage of this and picks a fight with him....   [tags: revenge, evil, manipulative, cunning]

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The Other Half of the Story: Evil Villains, Shakespeare

- No story is complete without an evil villain. No great book, movie, or play goes without an evil character; this includes the famous play write, William Shakespeare. Even though Shakespeare never had any further education, he is one of the greatest writers of all time and wrote many plays. His plays are primarily either comedies, or tragedies. His plays include A Midsummer Night’s Dream which is about people who love the wrong people and a magic love potion confuses everyone even more, but eventually everything gets straightened out and everything works out....   [tags: Othello, claudius]

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Analysis Of William Shakespeare 's ' Othello '

- “[A prince] needs to not depart from good, when possible, but know how to enter into evil, when forced by necessity” (The Prince 70). Here Machiavelli mentions an underlying principle that an ideal ruler must establish a balance between moral good and necessary evil. Yet, can an individual keep balance between good and evil acts. Shakespeare would argue otherwise. Through Shakespeare 's portrayal of Othello, one can observe that once an individual enters into evil, he or she is bound to evil and therefore should avoid entering evil at all....   [tags: Thought, Human, Evil, Psychology]

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Othello by William Shakespeare: An Epic Play Worth Reading

- Have you ever seen a play that has a unique cast of characters and clearly shows us how when you love somebody, they can eventually stab you in the back or when you kill somebody they stay alive even though you stab them in the back numerous times and they apologize for something they did to you. I can think of one play that can answer each of these questions and a whole lot more. This play is Shakesphere’s Othello and it is one with an epic war between Love and Evil. While reading Othello, one encounters such diverse and dynamic characters as, Othello, Desdemona, Rodergio, Iago, and Cassio....   [tags: love, evil, jeaulosy, lago]

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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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Manipulation, Joy Derived Evil, And Socioeconomic Beliefs

- William Shakespeare 's Othello is a play that depicts manipulation, joy derived evil, and socioeconomic beliefs. It is a story that combines the negative aspects of love which lead to the demise of each character within it. Low self esteem leads to love depicted through lust and that lust leads to weakness. The character lago utilizes each of these concepts to spread misery throughout the entire cast. Some believe that he is demonic in his entire being while others question only the evil of his soul....   [tags: Othello, William Shakespeare, Michael Cassio]

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The Good and Evil in Literature and Poetry

- The Good and Evil in Literature and Poetry Sir Philip Sidney, in his quote about poetry (literature) as it pertains to real life vice and virtue, is indeed correct that it can have a lasting effect on the way one acts, however, he is making a gross generalization when he states that a portrayal of pure virtue can divinely inspire, where as a portrayal of evil can herd the masses away from evil deeds. The true social value of poetry and literature is not in the portrayal of vice against virtue, but rather when the two meet inside a protagonist....   [tags: Othello]

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Iago Is An Artist Of Evil

- Of all of Shakespeare 's villainous characters, Iago is one of the most unforgettable ones. The deception he constantly shows throughout the play, confirms the complexities of Iago’s character that he is not simply a man seeking vengeance. Shakespeare scholar Harold Bloom argues that Iago is an artist of evil. In the same way that some people enjoy writing songs or filming movies, Iago enjoys ruining people 's lives(Bloom). Iago conducts his evil acts with a sense of artistry in the sense he appreciates the cleverness of every particular step he takes in his scheme for vengeance....   [tags: Othello, Jealousy, Iago, Love]

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Exposing Racism in William Shakespeare’s Othello

- The infectious discrimination of Elizabethan racists is derived from fear unnatural a racist’s hate plagues a vulnerable community of black slaves, with religion and war corrupting diverse cultures in the attempts to purify the existence of sin. This enlightening argument of what inspires William Shakespeare’s to compose the play Othello contaminates romantic relationships, Before the integration of black-skinned people into Elizabethan culture, Christian ideology coalesce Satan’s appearance with babies born black, with such manifestations supported by centuries of anecdotal evidence....   [tags: Othello]

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The Villian Iago in Shakespeare´s Othello

- ... Iago's manipulation of Roderigo and Brabantio sets up the battle between Othello and Brabantio. Later on in the play Iago still seeks help from Roderigo by forcing him to kill Cassio whom is drunk with just a few words. Montano which is the governor of Cyprus stepped in to resolve the problem between Cassio and Roderigo. Unfortunately Cassio stabs Montano since he lost control of himself from Iago's poisoned words. This led to Cassio's loss of luitentancy which leads to Iago in this position....   [tags: contempt, revenge, manipulation, evil]

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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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Use of Imagery in Othello

- Before the ability to read words, pictures can be used to communicate to babies or even the illiterate. Pictures are universal. They will be seen as the same language no matter what part of the globe you are in. A good author can create pictures through his words. A great author can create the same imagery for centuries to come. The function of imagery in the mid-sixteenth century play Othello by William Shakespeare is to add characterization and eventually define meaning in the play. The antagonist Iago is defined through various images, some being the use of poison and sleeping aids, to show his true evil nature....   [tags: Othello Essays]

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The Misunderstood Iago of Othello

- Shakespearian tales always leave us with a plethora to ponder about the Elizabethan age and Shakespeare himself. “Othello” is no break in this mold, leaving us to ponder the roll of Iago within the harsh tale of love and murder. Iago is the one to tell Othello of his wife’s betrayal with Cassio, hence making up a story that will work to his favor yet betray those around him. Iago betrays his wife, Emilia, but not only her as he drags Othello, Desdemona, and Cassio into the mix of lies and the hatred he is spreading to improve his rank with Othello....   [tags: Othello Essays]

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Shakespeare's Othello - Desdemona in Othello

- Desdemona in Othello         In William Shakespeare’s tragic drama Othello, the wife of the protagonist is Desdemona. She is a lovely, intelligent, wholesome and pious person. This essay will analyze her.   In Act 1 Scene1, Iago persuades the rejected suitor of Desdemona, Roderigo, to accompany him to the home of Brabantio, Desdemona’s father, in the middle of the night. Once there the two awaken him with loud shouts about his daughter’s elopement with Othello. In response to Iago’s vulgar descriptions of Desdemona’s involvement with the general, Brabantio arises from bed and, with Roderigo’s help, gathers a search party to go and find Desdemona and bring her home....   [tags: Othello essays]

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Othello’s Desdemona: A Representation of Good

- In sixteenth century literature, women rarely were given substantial roles. Often women were depicted as having great folly or the source of the main character’s downfall. Even in the twenty-first century, many critics still believe that Shakespeare’s Desdemona in Othello has no other purpose than to be a puppet in Iago’s diabolical plan. However, to draw such a conclusion would be a mistake. Shakespeare used Desdemona to personify a Christ-like figure, a representation of good in the battle of good versus evil, and an independent warrior to prove that she is a round character in Othello....   [tags: Othello Essays]

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Othello Is Not The Deaths Or Betrayals?

- The true tragedy of Othello is not the deaths or betrayals, but rather how each character was lost to Othello’s insecure masculinity driven by Iago’s hatred of feminine characteristics. Iago loathes Othello for giving into feminine characteristics, such as love, and despises Desdemona for being the cause of Othello’s loss of masculinity. Iago uses Othello’s trust in him as a way to bring out Othello’s masculinity. Iago is driven by his intense distaste for anything feminine. The main symbol used to show Othello’s issues with masculinity is his story of a handkerchief....   [tags: Othello, Marriage, Man, Iago]

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Analysis Of Shakespeare 's ' Othello '

- Jealously Equals Death A major piece of Othello that William Shakespeare is writing about is the underlying jealously that each character possess. That jealously drives characters to make choices that lead to the death Desdemona, Othello, Iago, Emilia and Roderigo. Shakespeare’s uses the story of Othello to tell a tail of how one person’s jealously can cause the spread of jealously through an entire group no matter their social status. Othello and the other character are very important members of their society and to see the death of those five members caused by single person’s jealously is frightening....   [tags: Othello, Jealousy, Iago, Envy]

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The Valiant Moor Othello's Downfall

- The term of address 'valiant Moor' is used by the senator and conveys the idea that Othello is the protector and saviour of Venice. Othello is a black man of a very high status and can be see as valuable and indispensible to the state, as he is needed to fight in the war. The fronted conjunction 'But' shows that Othello unfortunately, has a fatal flaw of being very open with those he thinks he can trust on face value alone/ Othello's devotion and love to Desdemona in Act 1 could lead him to becoming jealous very easily of his wife....   [tags: Othello, shakespeare, character, ]

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Othello as a Tragic Hero

- Othello is a tragic hero because of his greatnesses and his weaknesses. He is a noble man who possesses all the qualities of a military leader, which he is. He has control over himself and shows courage as well as dignity. Just as Othello is a virtuous man there are some flaws within him, these flaws complete him ff as a tragic hero. Othello is often blinded by trust and can not see a person for who they really are. He trusts the people around him even when they mean to afflict harm upon him. Through this, it can be seen why Othello is one of the most tragic hero out of all the characters from Shakespeare’s many plays....   [tags: Othello, Tragic Heroes, Shakespeare, ]

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Antigone and Othello: Tragic Heroes

- Othello and Antigone are both tragic heroes. They do great deeds and have great power or strength. For example, Othello defeats Venice's enemies. Antigone makes sure that a Theban right is a Theban due. But fatal character flaws destroy the lives of the two heroes. Both of them suffer from pride and uncontrolled passion. Othello is so proud of his integrity and courage that he doesn't recognize his violent temper and his manipulability by Iago. Antigone is so proud of her commitment to the true, the right, the proper, and the correct that she doesn't respect differing, less passionate opinions....   [tags: Antigone, Othello, tragedy, Heroes,]

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Othello, The Moor Of Venice

- Over the years, literature has brought people memorable villains in plays, moving pictures, and various novels. One character deserves to be ranked high in the category of greatest villains, but it is not the reason one would think. Iago, one of the popular characters in The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice, had the ability to manipulate the other characters so well that it awed the audience and in the end deceived them too. An article in by Haim Omer and Marcello Da Verona they asked the question, “How could Iago, on the strength of words, suggestions, and innuendoes – without the slightest shred of concrete evidence – convince and change Othello so thoroughly that, in the course of a...   [tags: Othello, Iago, Desdemona, Brabantio]

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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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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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Hamlet And Othello By William Shakespeare

- It is a common phenomenon that an evil character is put in a play to create a conflict. This has been done in many plays written by Shakespeare. In some of his plays it is very difficult to tell who the evil character is due to certain dynamics. This difficulty in deciphering who the good and bad people are also occurs in real life. On the other hand it can be very clear to see who is evil and who is not. In Shakespeare’s play King Lear Cornwall is undeniably evil but in Hamlet and Othello there seems to be some controversy....   [tags: Love, Hamlet, Othello, Characters in Hamlet]

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Othello, By William Shakespeare

- From the play, Othello, by William Shakespeare i had concluded that, due to Iago’s evil nature, he had set-up the fate of Othello and Desdemona and this is because he wanted revenge on Othello. Surprisingly I have found that some critics disagree with this or they contradict it with different explanations as to why they think otherwise. The critics that I will be discussing about will be William Marginn (1987), Michael L. LaBlanc (2003) and Fred West (1978) which all are at different time periods....   [tags: Othello, William Shakespeare, Iago]

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Othello, By William Shakespeare

- Othello is the story of basically a good person who is influenced by another to do evil. Defend or condemn Othello’s actions. The common definition of a tragedy, in theater terms, involves an unhappy though relieving ending. The evil has passed, the hero has fallen, a number of people have surely died, and so on. Though this definition focuses primarily on the final act or scene of a play, it is important to also remember what makes the tragic conclusion: the descent. It is the regression or deterioration of the protagonist that establishes the sorrowful finale....   [tags: Love, Othello, Iago, Tragedy]

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Themes in Shakespeare's Othello

- Othello was written by Jacobean playwright William Shakespeare in 1603. It proved a huge success when first performed in 1604, in front of a huge audience. The story is one of Shakespeare’s great tragedy themed plays. Othello is the black protagonist and highly esteemed Venetian general. Iago is the ambitious but scheming villain of the play. When Othello promotes a man called Michael Cassio over Iago, he is furious and launches a malicious campaign against Othello. Meanwhile, Othello has married a white woman, Desdemona, without her father knowing....   [tags: Othello, Shakespeare, themes,]

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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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Is Othello A Tragic Hero?

- Tahlea Robinson World literature I 2 April 2015 Was Othello a tragic hero. In order to be considered a tragic hero, one must ultimately be a genuine person, but makes some error in judgment that causes his downfall. A simple mistake or character flaw can bring them to an abrupt end, followed by a loss of everything they have. In William Shakespeare’s Othello, Othello carries certain characteristics that make him seem very ingenuous. Although he is a prestigious character, he allows his surroundings to spin him into self-destruction....   [tags: Othello, Jealousy, William Shakespeare, Desdemona]

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Othello, By William Shakespeare

- In the play Othello, Iago’s eventual triumph forms the play rather than the downfall of Othello. Iago’s cunning trickery, smart schemes and evil manipulation unfold eventual tragedies and his ‘triumph’. His insatiable desire for revenge and constant deception is the foundation of the play, Othello. Therefore, it can be said, it is not so much Othello’s downfall that we witness but Iago’s triumph, as the play depicts the power of words, which is evident in the characterisation of Iago. It is because of his triumph, we see a tragedy he forms as he plays on human vulnerabilities, weaknesses and insecurities....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Brabantio, Desdemona]

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Othello, By William Shakespeare

- Othello The play, Othello, takes place in Venice. Othello is a North African man who is the military general. He is an important figure in this story. Othello falls in love with Desdemona and secretly marries her.Both Iago and Roderigo hates Othello. Iago also does not get along with Michael Cassio because he has the position that Iago wanted. Brabantio, Desdemona’s father, did not like Othello because he think that Othello used a spell to make his daughter to fall in love with him. In this play many things happen that results in the death of many characters....   [tags: Othello, Love, Iago, Marriage]

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Shakespeare's Othello - Desdemona, the Heroine in Othello

- Desdemona, the Heroine in Othello         In William Shakespeare’s Othello Michael Cassio’s praises of the richly blessed Desdemona, as he awaits her arrival on Cyprus, are well deserved. This essay will amply support this statement.   Blanche Coles in Shakespeare’s Four Giants interprets the protagonist’s very meaningful four-word greeting to Desdemona which he utters upon disembarking in Cyprus:   Othello’s four words, “O, my soul’s joy,” tell us that this beautiful Venetian girl has brought great joy, felicity, bliss to the very depths of his soul....   [tags: Othello essays]

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Shakespeare's Othello - Othello and the Heroine, Desdemona

- Othello and the Heroine, Desdemona         In William Shakespeare’s tragic play Othello we see a very exceptional woman in the person of Desdemona, wife of the general. She, as Cassio says, is a “paragon” of virtues, unlike the other female characters in the drama.   H. S. Wilson in his book of literary criticism, On the Design of Shakespearean Tragedy, discusses Desdemona’s entry into the Moor’s life:   But Othello had not known Desdemona long; he had little knowledge of women in any case; his military life had left scant time for cultivating their society or studying them, before he met Desdemona; and there was a bitter modesty in the man, who thought it quite possible that, for...   [tags: Othello essays]

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Honesty and Trust Throughout Othello Play

- Honesty can be defined as free of deceit and untruthfulness; sincere. In Shakespeare’s play, “Othello”, honesty has a very ironic pat. The theme of this play is basically all about honesty and trust. Throughout “Othello” you will be able to notice the irony of how honesty is used. It all begins when Othello put Michael Cassio, who is not as experienced of a soldier as lieutenant over Iago. Iago is very jealous of Cassio and has hatred toward Iago that he starts coming up with plans to ruin Othello and Michael Cassio....   [tags: othello, honesty, shakespeare]

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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

- In the play Othello (1603) by William Shakespeare, love and hate are two most critical far-reaching themes expressed throughout the play. There is no doubt that whether Othello loves Desdemona during the initial parts of the play and hence they get married. Then as the play progresses, Iago, the villain in the play manipulates Othello, by gaining his trust and injects him with the poisonous seeds of hate and jealousy. Thus, the great love between the couple fades away as hatred, jealously and revenge takes over Othello – which only ends after he murders his wife....   [tags: Love, Othello, Iago, William Shakespeare]

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Shakespeare 's Othello - Iago And Jealously

- Iago and jealously In “Othello” by William shakespeare jealousy seems to be a theme within the the play. Indeed the phrase “green eyed monster” comes from this very play. The definition of jealousy is something like “feeling or showing envy of someone or their achievements and advantages.” or “feeling or showing suspicion of someone 's unfaithfulness in a relationship. This one feeling is picked up by a couple characters including Othello and Iago. The character were going to look at is Iago....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Jealousy, Envy]

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Othello, The Remake Of The Cinthio 's Tale

- Shakespeare, Othello is the remake of the Cinthio’s tale Hecatommithi in 1603. Shakespeare keeps many of the Cinthio’s tales but a few change to make the tragedy appealing to his audience. The Othello themes are similar to the original of jealousy, love, honor and race. Shakespeare alteration to create Othello is to show the social problems that was a face in the Victorian age. Shakespeare expanding different themes in Cinthio’s tale, he creates complex character and the problems by interracial marriage....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Desdemona, Brabantio]

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Othello, By William Shakespeare

- In William Shakespeare’s Othello, identity seems to be the biggest concept in which Othello faces. Being the outsider in his world gives him a disadvantage amongst his peers. Othello being a moor is thought very low of in the eyes of Iago who despises him and ultimately sets out to destroy him, by tricking him into thinking his new wife is being unfaithful. However, for Othello the way he views himself is not as clear, being a moor married to a white Venetian beauty, with a father in law who despises the notion of them being together....   [tags: Othello, Iago, William Shakespeare, Desdemona]

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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

- In 1603, William Shakespeare wrote a tragedy called Othello about a Spanish moor that ultimately fell victim to his own skepticism and emotions and murders his wife due to the machinations of Iago. Iago is the most interesting character in this Shakespearean play and in fact, has more speaking parts than even Othello himself. A man that can even convince his own wife to help with his masterfully manipulated puppetry of Othello, Desdemona, Rodrigo, Cassio, and Emilia is an exquisite character. This villain seems to have no real motive for his actions, but the enjoyment of the trouble he causes and the fact that Othello passed him over for his lieutenant....   [tags: Iago, Othello, William Shakespeare, Brabantio]

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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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Othello's Flaw in Shakespeare's The Tragedy of Othello

- Othello's Flaw in Shakespeare's The Tragedy of Othello In Shakespeare?s play Othello, Othello himself is the tragic hero. He is an individual of high stature who is destroyed by his surroundings, his own actions, and his fate. His destruction is essentially precipitated by his own actions, as well as by the actions of the characters surrounding him. The tragedy of Othello is not a fault of a single person, but is rather the consequence of a wide range of feelings, judgments, misjudgments, and attempts for personal justification revealed by the characters....   [tags: Papers Shakespeare Othello]

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William Shakespeare 's The Tragedy Of Othello

- The presence of certain literary elements creates a more dramatic and realistic image for the readers throughout the piece. William Shakespeare included literary elements in The Tragedy of Othello to bring the story line to life. Throughout the tragedy, Shakespeare used the elements of theme, dramatic irony, and symbolism along with many others. These three literary elements are significant because they help readers fully understand the complexity of the plot. The theme of jealousy, the dramatic irony, and the symbolism throughout the tragedy create the thrilling atmosphere readers experience....   [tags: Othello, Jealousy, Iago, William Shakespeare]

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Othello, By William Shakespeare

- least. To contribute to his overall vulnerability, Hamlet continues to make rash decisions without getting the facts. From killing Polonius to eventually causing the deaths of the entire royal family, Hamlet shows his friends and subordinates that he makes his choices based on his emotions. This ignorance and overall weakness becomes the layout for all of Hamlets choices, thus eventually leading him to his own demise. Next, Othello 's ignorance and overall poor decision making shows just how bad of a leader he really is....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Laurence Olivier, Kenneth Branagh]

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The Role Of Iago And Why He Hates Othello

- Lago is Othello ancient captain in the Venetian defense forces. Othello promoted Cassio in a position which Lago had hoped to get. Due to this Lago plans to revenge on both Othello and Cassio. Lago is one of the most mysterious and notorious characters of all time. Coincidentally the hyper annoying and malicious sidekick to Jafar in Disney Aladdin was also named lago. However, Lago in Othello is nobody’s sidekick. Lago uses every technique that he can use so that he can get to the top. He spends most of the time plotting on how he will revenge on Othello and his wife Desdemona....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Brabantio, Desdemona]

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The Character of Othello

- The Character of Othello        Shakespeare's Othello is not simply a play which embodies the conflict between insider and outsider. The paradigm of otherness presented in this play is more complicated than the conclusion, "Othello is different; therefore, he is bad." Othello's character is to be revered. He is a champion among warriors; an advisor among councilmen; a Moor among Venetians. Yes, Othello is a Moor, but within the initial configuration of the play, this fact is almost irrelevant....   [tags: GCSE Coursework Shakespeare Othello]

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William Shakespeare 's Othello - The Green Eyed Monster

- The Green-Eyed Monster There are evil, manipulative people in this world. Iago, in Othello by William Shakespeare, is a great example. He uses people 's weaknesses, honor, and ignorance to control them fueled by the very “Green-eyed monster” (III.iii.166). Jealousy dwells in every human no matter how good-hearted one is, but it is an option whether to recognize it or not. Unlike Iago, Othello was not aware of the jealousy that was inside him; therefore, he was not able to control it. Iago exploits this opportunity to reveal Othello’s inner jealousy and guide him into tragedy by manipulating the other characters....   [tags: Othello, Jealousy, Envy, Iago]

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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 Tragedy Of Romeo And Juliet, Julius Caesar, Hamlet, And Othello

- Causes of Tragedy in Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar, Hamlet, and Othello A tragedy, as outlined in Aristotle’s Poetics, is a result of a chain of cause and effect that leads to the fall of a tragic hero from happiness and can be found in Shakespeare’s tragedies. This essay will focus on causes found in four of those tragedies: Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar, Hamlet, and Othello, each of which includes the fall of aristocratic or royal heroes through external forces such as familial interference, friends, acquaintances, and supernatural interference from ghosts....   [tags: Tragedy, Othello, William Shakespeare]

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Othello was Insane

- Othello was Insane Shakespeare's "Othello" is a prime example of a cleverly crafted tragedy. Othello himself has all the elements of a tragic hero: the personal grievance involving a friend and loved one, the tragic flaw (gullibility), the sacrifice of suicide. Othello's strong love for his wife and the love that Desdemona shows him by betraying her father shows the bond between the two of them. As a man Othello was honorable and noted with high regard around Venice, also a strong and great leader....   [tags: Othello essays]

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The Unscrupulous Iago of Shakespeare's Othello

- In William Shakespeare's play, Othello, there is an example of evil personified. He is the character of Iago, and he wreaks havoc and destruction on all those under his influence. As the play develops, we see unfolded a plethora of lies, deceptions and clever schemes. Iago seizes every opportunity to advance his malicious plan to his advantage. Greed and jealousy play a major role as a motive for his various schemes. Iago first reveals his cunning and unscrupulous behavior in his encounter with Rodrigo.  Iago easily controls Rodrigo and he is very aware of his power over him.  He plans to use his influence over him for his own good.  He shows this by saying "Thus do I ever make my fool my p...   [tags: Othello essays]

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The Character of Iago in Shakespeare's Othello

- The Character of Iago     The old cliché "One bad apple ruins the bunch" is what enters one's mind when discussing the villainous, deceitful, protagonist Iago in Shakespeare's tragedy "Othello." It is amazing how one person alone can completely destroy, or deteriorate a group of good natured, trusting, loyal peoples' lives in a matter of days- three to be exact. What is the motive behind Iago's heinous, selfish acts, one may ask. A rather obvious theme in the Shakespeare's tragedy, "Othello", is that of the many facets of jealousy, which instigate the evil-doings of protagonist, Iago....   [tags: Othello essays]

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Jealousy, the Monster in Shakespeare's Othello

- The Monster in Othello      This essay is about William Shakespeare's Othello.  It focuses on Iago's words to Othello, "O, beware, my lord, of Jealousy.  It is the green-eyed monster." in act 3, scene 3 and just how important this warning was not only for Othello, but also for Roderigo and for Iago.         Before considering the importance of Iago's words, it is important to define what jealousy means.  According to The New Lexicon Webster's Encylopedic Dictionary of the English Language, "jealousy is a state of fear, suspicion, revenge  or envy caused by a real or imagined threat or challenge to one's possessive instincts.  It may be provoked by rivalry, in sexual...   [tags: Othello essays]

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The Character of Iago in Shakespeare's Othello

- The Character of Iago in Othello         No one has ever failed to appreciate the skilled art with which Shakespeare has defined the characters of his plays; great and small alike, their distinctiveness, their dignity, their misery, and their integrity are captured and displayed.  In particular the depiction of certain characters in Othello have been universally acclaimed.  Identified by many scholars as one of Shakespeare "great" tragedies, along with Hamlet, Macbeth, and King Lear, Othello follows a traditional tragic pattern, tracing the central character's fall from greatness and bringing together qualities of nobility with choices that lead to inevitable suffering....   [tags: Othello essays]

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