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William Shakespeare 's Othello - Jealousy

- ... His crude euphemistic metaphor remarks Iago’s crassness and his desire to harm those above him in society. The two hating and jealous men storm the home of the senator, Brabantio, and father of Desdemona in a vain effort to have him recover the missing girl. Brabantio is very jealous of the man who has stolen his daughter because she has been his only companion and help in the home: “And what’s to come of my despised time / Is naught but bitterness.” ​In the play, The Tragedy of Othello, Shakespeare really tests our idea as to what love is, and where it can or can 't exist....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Love, William Shakespeare]

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The Key Of Tragedy : Jealousy And Manipulation

- ... Even though he has seen them together before, after Hugo planted the idea of Desi and Mike being together, Oden cannot stand seeing them together. Iago is jealous of Othello for two main reasons: he assumes that he has slept with his wife, Emilia, and he is upset due to the fact that Cassio was chosen as the military lieutenant. Iago clarifies that he is unsure that his wife really did cheat on him with Othello, but he still decided to remain with the idea of ruining Othello’s life: “I hate the Moor,/ And it is thought abroad, that ‘twixt my sheets/ ‘Has dpne my office....   [tags: Othello, Jealousy, Iago, Envy]

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Shakespeare's Othello: Is Jealousy the Cause?

- The hero in William Shakespeare’s tragedy Othello is guided to murder by his passions. Which passions. Jealousy. Sexual jealousy. In this paper let us look into these questions. In the volume Shakespeare and Tragedy John Bayley denies that jealousy is a major causative factor in the play: The play eludes with ease any attempt to pin it down to a solution: why it happened, what caused it, what weakness in Othello was involved. Even jealousy as such is not the reason. Jealousy is a long-term affair, with its own rules and customs, its own subterranean animosities and grudges....   [tags: Othello essays]

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Jealousy in Othello

- Shakespeare’s Othello is a play consistently based on jealously and the way it can destroy lives. One is quick to think this jealously is based on Othello’s lack of belief in Desdemona’s faithfulness to him or his suspensions over Desdemona’s affair with Cassio, Othello’s honorable lieutenant. Upon closer inspection of the jealously that exists throughout the play it becomes clear that his jealously is not the sole start and reason for all of the destruction that occurs. Iago, a good friend of Othello, is not who he appears to be....   [tags: Shakespeare, Othello]

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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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Jealousy and Race in Othello

- Othello is one of Shakespeare’s tragedies; originally written as a play and performed to an Elizabethan audience. Othello and many of Shakespeare’s other plays have been performed to various audiences since, and have been adapted into Opera, Ballet, Film and television productions. Othello has survived the centuries to this day and age; and continues to captivate and remain relevant to a modern audience; Othello certainly is a timeless classic work of art. “The object of tragic imitation is men in action.” As stated by Aristotle in his work, Poetics....   [tags: Othello Essays]

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Shakespeare 's Othello : The Downfall Of The Moor Othello

- ... / It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock / The meat it feeds on…he o’er / Who dotes, yet doubts; suspects, yet (strongly) loves!” (III.iii.195-200), to fuel his jealousy. In an article Barry Lenson and Kenneth Ruge wrote about Othello, they said, “When the green-eyed monster gets out of control, it becomes a destructive syndrome--obsessive jealousy—that authors term the Othello response.” (The Othello Response). As Othello believes more and more that his wife and his lieutenant are having an affair, he truly becomes the green-eyed monster himself....   [tags: Othello, Jealousy, Iago, Envy]

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Shakespeare's Othello: Jealousy Sexual in Nature

- Othello: Jealousy Sexual in Nature        William Shakespeare’s tragedy Othello manifests a lot of activity motivated by a variety of passions, some good and others not so. Let’s analyze what many critics consider to be the dominant passion on the part of the protagonist’s most significant actions.   A. C. Bradley, in his book of literary criticism, Shakespearean Tragedy, describes the dominant motivating passion in Othello:   In the second place, there is no subject more exciting than sexual jealousy rising to the pitch of passion; and there can hardly be any spectacle at once so engrossing and so painful as that of a great nature suffering the torment of this passion, and driven...   [tags: Othello essays]

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Shakespeare's Othello and Uncontrolled Jealousy

- Othello and Uncontrolled Jealousy     Dominating the protagonist in William Shakespeare’s tragedy Othello is the passion of sexual jealousy. Dominating the antagonist is another type of jealousy toward Cassio, and hatred toward the general. Let us look closely at the concept of jealousy as it is revealed in this drama. Lily B. Campbell in Shakespeare’s Tragic Heroes definitively categorizes Othello as a “study in jealousy”: Othello has suffered less in its modern interpretation than any other of Shakespeare’s tragedies, it would seem....   [tags: Othello essays]

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Analysis of Jealousy in William Shakespeare's Othello

- Analysis of Jealousy in William Shakespeare's Othello Jealousy is described as someone who is feeling or showing envy of someone because of their achievements and advantages. Jealousy plays a major role in Shakespeare’s play Othello. There are many instances throughout the play that show jealousy between the characters. Throughout the play, jealousy is used for destructive purposes only. I believe that Iago longed to get revenge on Othello for previous issues. This only results in a long line of accusations and disputes between the characters in Othello....   [tags: Analysis, Shakespeare, Othello]

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Othello's Jealousy in William Shakespeare's Othello

- Othello's Jealousy in William Shakespeare's Othello In Shakespeare's Othello we are introduced into a web of a world entangled with lies, jealousy, and ultimately tragedy. We observe as Iago single handedly destroys the matrimony shared between Othello and the beautiful Desdemona. He does so with a flurry of deceit and trickery, playing upon one of the strongest human emotions, that of jealousy. Iago offers a story of betrayal to his master Othello, which ensnares his soul in a jealous rage of infidelity and honesty....   [tags: Papers]

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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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William Shakespeare 's Romeo And Juliet And Othello

- ... Elaborating on the ideas of “green eyed monster,” the jealousy within Iago becomes what he makes his “careful” and dreadful plan based on. “One Michael Cassio/ a Florentine, A fellow almost damned in a fair wife/That never set a squadron in the field/ Nor the division of a battle knows.” He is envious about the fact Cassio is above him. Hatred towards Cassio grows within Iago due to the jealousy and it makes him to embody envy regarding the things he doesn’t even sure about—the new jealousy comes out of nowhere....   [tags: Othello, Jealousy, William Shakespeare, Iago]

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A Brief Note On Othello 's Tragic Flaw

- ... The council then talks about the issues of the war and decided to send Othello, Desdemona, and his men to Cyprus. Rodrigo then confronts Iago about him being heartbroken. This conversation leads to Iago saying “I hate the Moore” (1.3.361). With Iago saying that it reassures his misleading intentions to lie to the Moore and drive him mad with jealousy. After being at sea Cassio returns without the Moore. With him not being gone Desdemona is worried. The Moore then returns as everyone is relieved that the war is over....   [tags: Othello, Jealousy, Envy, William Shakespeare]

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Racism and Jealousy in Othello

- Racism and Jealousy in Othello The theme of racism is strongly depicted in William Shakespeare's Othello. It depicts the attitude of European society towards those that were different in colour, race and language. In Europe, people of white complexion were the majority and all other races were considered to be less important and inferior.      There are several characters in this play that portray this mentality. These characters include Brabantio, Roderigo and Emilia. But by far, the face of racism in this play is that of Iago, who makes his intentions crystal clear in his soliloquy where he states I hate the Moor, (I, iii, 379)....   [tags: Shakespeare Othello Iago Essays]

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Examining the Jealousy of Iago and Othello

- Literary Analysis Jealousy can do horrible things to people, and It could even cause their death as Marleen states, “Love sees sharply, hatred sees even more sharp, but Jealousy sees the sharpest for it is love and hate at the same time” In Othello by William Shakespeare, Othello caused Desdamona’s death because she never thought of running away when Othello was getting jealous and wanted to kill her. Desdemona's love made her ignore Othello's jealousy. The theme of jealousy is demonstrated in the play by Iago and Othello....   [tags: shakespeare, literary analysis]

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The Role of Jealousy in Shakespeare's Othello

- The Role of Jealousy in Shakespeare's Othello In the play, Othello, written by William Shakespeare, there is the classic good against evil conflict. Evil, in this case, was represented by jealousy in every bad situation. The antagonist, Iago, was jealous of Othello's power as a general, and of Othello's relationship with the fair Desdemona. Othello is a powerful general, a Moor, who married Desdemona, the daughter of Barbantio, who was a senator. Jealousy begins the book when every body comes to realize that Othello and Desdemona have eloped....   [tags: Othello Shakespeare William 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 Jealousy of Iago in Shakespeare's Othello

- The Jealously of Iago in Othello      Iago's crimes define pathological jealousy and a sheer desire for revenge. His acts are pre-meditated and have reasons. In various soliloquies, he reveals grudges that, while mostly false or overblown, present themselves as clear to Iago. Iago masters duplicity, even remarking himself "I am not what I am." (line 67) Many of his dark motives are probably concealed from the audience. In his few soliloquies, he presents definitive motives for his vengeful desires....   [tags: Othello essays]

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Jealousy in Shakespeare's Othello

- Jealousy in Othello Shakespeare is well for his ability to compose plays full of deceit, revenge, and jealousy. Othello, one of Shakespeare’s most recognized tragedies, was consistently evolving around the central theme of jealousy. As these lies are unraveled the central theme of his play became distinct, and clearly visible. Furthermore the theme of jealousy goes hand in hand with love, as often is the case in real life. Love consumes all those who take part in it, and in Othello's case his flaws lie in his loving Desdemona so blindly....   [tags: Othello essays]

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Jealousy in William Shakespeare's Othello

- Shakespeare has an exceptional ability to compose plays full of deceit, trickery, murderous revenge, and jealousy. In Othello, one of his most recognized tragedies was consistently evolving around the central theme of jealousy. Jealousy in Othello is what the play was founded on. One of Shakespeare's most credible characteristics in his writing is his ability to compose a play in which has a story that originates, and strides on lies. As theses lies were unraveled the central theme of his play became distinct, and clearly visible....   [tags: Othello Shakespeare]

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Jealousy in Shakespeare's Othello

- Jealousy in Othello The tragedy of Othello is the story of jealousy. It is Othello's public insecurity that makes him jealous of Cassio and allows him to believe that Cassio has slept with Desdemona. Also, it is Iago's jealousy of Othello that drives him to destroy both Othello and Desdemona. What is fascinating about Shakespeare's Othello is the way in which jealousy between the major characters is sexualized. Perhaps what makes Othello so disturbing is how quickly this sexualized jealousy turns into hate....   [tags: GCSE Coursework Shakespeare Othello]

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Jealousy in Shakespeare's Othello

- Jealousy in Othello The theme of Othello is jealousy. Othello, a Moor who is an honored Venetian general, secretly marries Desdemona. On the night of their marriage in Venice Othello is ordered to Cyprus. Desdemona sails after him for Cyprus and they meet there again. Desdemona’s father is very angry about their marriage, though. As they arrive at Cyprus the whole story begins. Iago, Othello’s ancient, is very disappointed at not being promoted. He hates his rival Cassio, Othello’s lieutenant, and Othello....   [tags: GCSE Coursework Shakespeare Othello]

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Jealousy in Shakespeare's Othello

- Jealousy in Shakespeare's Othello        Othello features jealousy as the dominant motive for action and therefore just as reflected in real life we bare witness to jealousy influencing the characters of Iago, Brabantio, Roderigo, and Othello. In this essay I shall be attempting to examine this theme in depth drawing comparison between jealousy and the consequential action.  The dominance of jealousy as the chief causative force of action in the drama is very obvious to most critics. In William Shakespeare: The Tragedies, Paul A....   [tags: Othello essays Shakespeare]

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Jealousy in William Shakespeare's Othello

- Jealousy in William Shakespeare's Othello In the play Othello, jealousy and envy are prominent themes from the beginning to the end. As the play slowly unfolds it is evident that jealousy is the cause of most of the dramatic actions which take place in the duration of the play. It is described as the "green - eyed monster." "Green" representing the colour of envy, and "monster" shows how destructive and how vicious it can be. This quotation is said by a character named Iago....   [tags: William Shakespeare Othello]

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The Theme of Jealousy in Othello by William Shakespeare

- The Theme of Jealousy in Othello by William Shakespeare Othello is a unique tragedy in that it focuses on the destruction of love through sexual jealousy. Jealousy is not inherited in a person, but developed from the fatal factors of their character. Othello is plagued with his ego and pride which contributes to his demise. Othello is, however, a truly romantic character because he is very passionate and full of deep feelings. It keeps a person wondering what could have possibly brought the sweet Desdemona to be his wife....   [tags: Papers Othello Shakespeare Essays]

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Jealousy Wrecks Havoc in Othello

- “Love sees sharply, hatred sees even more sharp, but jealousy sees the sharpest for it is love and hate at the same time”(anonymous). Love and hate interlinked together builds jealousy. Jealous people are that way because they envy or wish they could have what someone else has to fulfill the attention or satisfaction need. There is a void in their lives that they believe can be filled if only the status or the treasures that another has belonged to them. The characters in Othello fall under the same category....   [tags: Character Development, Love, Hate, Shakespeare]

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Othello, By William Shakespeare

- Since the dawn of time, people have always manipulated others for their self-absorbed needs. Some did it to gain wealth, fame, or power and some for the sake of doing it. In William Shakespeare’s play, “Othello”, a character named Iago manipulates the people surrounding him for his twisted purposes of gaining higher status and for entertainment. He tries to convince Othello that his wife is cheating behind his back; he brands Cassio as the cheater, fools Roderigo into believing him, which leads to his death and finally, kills his own wife, Emilia....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Jealousy, William Shakespeare]

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- Jealousy in Othello "O, Beware, my lord, of jealousy. It is the green-eyed monster (3.3.195-96)..." If a monster with green eyes were coming at an individual, what would one do. The answer of course, depends on the circumstances of that particular person. Would one permit the green-eyed monster to conquer his or her own mind, and control his or her every move. In this case the green-eyed monster would indeed be jealousy. Now lets use Iago for example. He was prejudice towards the African American, Othello, to whom he held a lower military position; a less qualified man, Cassio, was promoted as Othello's lieutenant, and he wasn't high in social classes....   [tags: Othello essays]

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Jealousy in Shakespeare´s Othello

- ... Iago’s reasons as to why he would offer to break up Othello and Desdemona’s marriage include that he is outraged that Othello promoted Casillo instead of him and that he has suspicions that Othello slept with his wife, Emilia (1203). This is the driving factor to Iago’s deceitful actions in the play. In Act II of Othello the characters all travel to Cyprus, this is when the plot thickens and Iago begins to destroy relationships between the characters (1204). In the first scene Iago reassures Roderigo that Desdemona will grow tired of Othello, however Iago also tells Roderigo that Desdemona will choose Casillo over him....   [tags: truth, promise, character, trait]

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The Jealousy Begins/Othello

- This play is filled with many emotions and feelings. There were four main flaws that lead to the tragedy of Othello and the others in this play; racism, love, betrayal, but it was jealousy that played a major part. It can destroy many relationships and take over the mind tremendously. Jealousy can also be overwhelming; by making one obsessed with ideas. They all fall victim to jealousy; it makes them act outside of their norm. I will talk about the he five main characters of this play and they are all encased with jealousy in their own way....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature ]

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Othello 's Insecurity Of Manhood

- ... (1.2.24­28). In this moment Othello is expressing that he would not let go of the Desdemona because of the reassuring taming of his uncontrollable emotions that she provides with her gentle feminine touch. By comparing his Othello’s is not confident enough that he is able to be the warrior that he is without the reassurance. This is further shown by his use of the word “condition” in the context of the play. It is tamming that Desdemona does help him maintain peace this meaning is further expressed by the use of the word “confine”.Both words connote to the action of restriction.The metaphor sea­worth helps to communicate Othello’s perspective of not being able to express him without the...   [tags: Othello, Iago, Michael Cassio, Jealousy]

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Othello, Examining the Theme of Jealousy

- Within almost every piece of literature contains some substantial amount of human conflict. Without human conflict stories can easily lack of a readers interest. One of the most amazing types of human conflict in literature is jealousy, mainly because jealousy is a well effected method of twisting human emotions, and is known to spice up almost any situation in a story. In Othello we see cases of jealousy in every scene that defiantly keeps readers interested in the story, but is it the most important part of the story....   [tags: European Literature]

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Othello, By William Shakespeare

- ... Even with his one word response “Indeed?”, Iago’s tone of voice indicates his qualms without directly implicating Cassio. In addition, he repeats Othello’s questions rather than answering them, sowing doubt in Othello’s mind. With his leading questions and subtly surprised reactions, Iago implies Cassio’s guilt without explicitly accusing him of being Desdemona’s lover, compelling Othello to second-guess Cassio’s character. Iago follows up these statements with reiterations of his doubt of their truth, and warns Othello of the lasting ramifications that jealousy can bring to a relationship; at the same time, however, he also alludes to Desdemona’s deceitful capability....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Michael Cassio, Jealousy]

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Shakespeares Use of Jealousy in Othello

- Shakespeares Use of Jealousy in Othello The characteristics of Shakespearean tragedy usually work on a five-part structure, being the five acts. Part one can be seen as the exposition, introducing the main characters and commences the action. Part two is the development of the play, introducing complications. Part three is the climax, bringing everything to a head. In this part understanding is compulsive as there is a change in direction, the pivotal act. In part four the climax in part three is developed leading to the final part, where the revelation and resolution are justified....   [tags: Papers]

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Jealousy in William Shakespeare’s Othello

- In William Shakespeare’s Othello the experience of jealousy as expressed by Othello, Iago and Roderigo play a large role in depicting the fate of the three characters throughout the play. Subsequently jealousy serves as the backbone for the downward spiral of Iago, Roderigo, and Othello. Jealousy is the driving force behind Othello’s accusations towards Desdemona. Roderigo’s jealousy escalates after Othello’s marriage to Desdemona is secure. Iago’s ill will towards Michael Cassio’s promotion puts Iago in a jealous rage and Iago will do whatever it takes to destroy Michael Cassio not caring who is taken down along the way....   [tags: Rage, Destructive]

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Jealousy in William Shakespeare´s Othello

- Jealousy is an emotion showing envy to someone's achievements, advantages or possessions. Jealousy can also be for someone's suspicions of unfaithfulness. In the William Shakespeare play "Othello",the major theme of jealousy is portrayed through the characters Roderigo, Iago and Othello. These characters show how jealousy has a destructive influence. Roderigo shows a destructive influence of jealousy in the play "Othello". His jealousy is for anyone who captures Desdemona's heart. Roderigo desperately wants to marry Desdemona, but her father Barbantio disapproved....   [tags: character, influence, destructive]

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Destructive Jealousy in Iago and Othello

- “Jealousy has the power to destroy” Discuss the ways in which Shakespeare uses both characters Othello and Iago to convey this message. Following the recent study of Shakespeare’s play “Othello”, we found a lot of information about the play and the theme jealousy. Shakespeare wrote tragedies, comedies and histories, all were in five acts of poetry. My definition of jealousy is where someone has something or is able to do something that another person can do. They are jealous because the other people are able to and have the things they want but can’t get....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Jealousy in Shakespeare's Othello

- Jealousy in Othello                 Shakespeare is known for his exceptional ability to compose plays full of deceit, trickery, revenge, and jealousy. The play Othello, evolves around the theme of jealousy.   One of Shakespeare's most credible characteristics in his writing is his ability to compose a play in which has a story that originates, and strides on lies. As theses lies were unraveled the central theme of his play became distinct, and clearly visible. The central theme was based on the acts that characters had taken based on their jealous feelings....   [tags: GCSE English Literature Coursework]

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Jealousy in Shakespeare's Othello

- Jealousy in Othello Shakespeare’s play, Othello is mostly concentrated upon one particular evil. The action concerns sexual jealousy. And although human sinfulness is such that, jealousy ceaselessly touches on other forms of depravity, the center of the interest always returns in Othello to the destruction of the love through jealousy, so for that reason in this essay I'm going to talk about the jealousy in which almost everybody in this play is going through. In the play Othello we can fine like a battle that is realized through a taut narrative of jealousy and murder....   [tags: GCSE English Literature Coursework]

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Jealousy, Love and Betrayal in Othello by William Shakespeare

- Examine the role of jealousy, love, and/or betrayal in Othello. You may want to pick one character (Iago or Othello perhaps?) and focus on one issue.(O) 15 The role of jealousy, love and betrayal play a major role in The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice. The entire play is based on the human interactions of the characters as related to Othello and Desdemona. The characters’ personalities, their social status, and their relationships to each other control the story line and their fate in the play....   [tags: lago, desdemona, tempest]

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Jealousy in William Shakespeare's Othello

- Jealousy in William Shakespeare's Othello What is the most disastrous human emotion. William Shakespeare's Othello makes it clear that the answer to this question is jealousy. After all, it is jealousy that drives Iago to concoct the plan, which ruins the lives of several innocent people including Othello, Desdemona, Emilia, and Roderigo. This play poses a distinct character foil between Shakespeare's vilest villain, Iago, and the honest, but easily mislead Othello. This tragedy is mostly based upon Iago's suggestion of an affair between Othello's wife, Desdemona, and the lieutenant Cassio....   [tags: Papers]

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Othello - Iagos Causes And Effects Of Jealousy

- Othello is a play about jealousy’s causes and effects. Each character in the play had different reasons to be jealous and each of them chose to deal with it a certain way. All three characters Iago, Othello, and Roderigo had such cases and in the end dealt with different conflicts and outcomes. It’s important to understand that their actions in dealing with their jealousies were a reflection of their characters, and persona. In the first scene, Iago was seen in the middle of a conversation with Roderigo....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Jealousy of Othello and the Motives of Iago in William Shakespeare's Othello

- The Jealousy of Othello and the Motives of Iago in William Shakespeare's Othello The Orthodox interpretation of Shakespeare's Othello is built on two assumptions; that Othello is not a jealous man and that Iago has no motives. Although there are many examples of these opinions within the play, I believe there is much more evidence which contradict these two statements, which allow me to conclude that Othello is in fact a jealous man and that Iago does have motives. As the play progresses the audience witness the development and increasing complexity of the characters....   [tags: Papers]

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Shakespeare's Portrayal of Themes of Deception and Jealousy in Othello

- Shakespeare's Portrayal of Themes of Deception and Jealousy in Othello The main characters in relation to jealousy in the play are Othello and Desdemona. Desdemona is the object of Othello's jealousy, which is planted in his mind by Iago's deception. This enhances Othello's position in the minds of the audience as the tragic hero, and deeply links these two themes. The very status of being the tragic hero in the minds of the audience enhances our sense of his deception by Iago....   [tags: Papers]

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Extreme Jealousy in Shakespeare's Othello, the Moor of Venice

- Extreme Jealousy in Othello, the Moor of Venice      Aristotle's Poetics laid out the definition of tragedy: unlike comedy, the purpose of tragedy is not merely to instruct and delight an audience. Rather, its aim is to allow a cathartic release as a result of the heightened emotional state caused by the events of the tragedy. This idea assumes that the average person can experience these intense emotions vicariously. In Psyche and Symbol in Shakespeare , Alex Aronson contends that the characters in Shakespearean tragedy have the power to affect us because they tap what Carl Jung called the collective unconscious , the "omnipresent, unchanging, and everywhere identical condition or substr...   [tags: GCSE English Literature Coursework]

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Essay on Jealousy in Much Ado About Nothing, Othello, and Winter's Tale

- Jealousy in Much Ado About Nothing, Othello, and Winter's Tale   The common thread of jealousy ties together the main plots in Much Ado About Nothing, Othello, and The Winter's Tale. In each of these plays, the main conflict is centered around some form of jealousy. While jealousy is the mutual, most prominent cause for turmoil in these plays, its effects on the characters, and ultimately the plots, is different in each case. This difference has much to do with the way in which the concept of jealousy is woven into each play, and what it is intended to accomplish....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays shakespeare]

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Jealousy in Villains of Different Works

- Jealousy, it is what gets the best and, of course, the worst of people. Iago in Shakespeare's play "Othello" is one of the worst villains out there. Other villains, such as Scar in Disney's "The Lion King", Jafar in Disney's "Aladdin", and Mother Gothel from Disney's "Tangled" have closely related motives and jealous personalities. All four betray and kill for reasons they believe are going to further the lives they intend to lead after their master plans. The stem of the jealousy roots from never having enough power and feeling inferior....   [tags: Othello, Scar, Gothel]

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Love, Honor And Jealousy, By William Shakespeare

- Love, honor and jealousy are basic human emotions that at birth we all unlawfully subscribe to. These fundamental emotions are the basis for William Shakespeare 's well-known tragedy Othello. Shakespeare uses the basic flaws in human emotion to discuss the issues of his time, some of which still affect us today. It is important to be well acquainted with the particular time period that the play in written in as well as the time period in which it takes place. For the simple fact that it helps the reader better understand and fully grasp the characters actions as well as their underplayed gestures....   [tags: Othello, Love, Emotion, Iago]

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Destruction by Manipulation in Shakespeare’s Othello

- ... / ‘Tis to his virtue a just equinox. / The one as long as the other. ‘Tis pity of him” (2.3.103-6). Iago portrays to be concerned about Michael Cassio’s “drinking problem” and Othello’s judgment of all the responsibility put on Cassio to Montano. Iago is trying to convince anyone who will listen that Michael Cassio is not suitable as Othello’s lieutenant. Now Iago is trying to become the trustworthy guy; which is going to make his masterpiece of destruction much easier. Iago sets his sights on Roderigo, his friend who is deceived into doing Iago’s bidding....   [tags: jealousy, honest, weakness, fears, secrets]

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The Flaws that Lead to the Downfall of Othello and Macbeth in the Plays by William Shakespeare

- Compare the Ways that Shakespeare Presents and Develops the Flaws that lead to the Downfall of Othello and Macbeth In the two plays both Macbeth and Othello have weaknesses that bring them astray this deteriorates their personality. Macbeth’s weakness is portrayed through his ambition, whereas Othello’s weakness is portrayed through his jealousy. Macbeth from the very start is described as a “good guy”… and he is also represented as a brave, noble, good swordsman and a great leader, but this unravels when he begins to choose treachery and crime as an approach to gain power....   [tags: Ambition, Jealousy, Tragedy]

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From Valiancy to Vengeance in Shakespeare´s Othello

- Hatred, in Shakespeare’s Othello, destroyed the lives of so many innocent people, creating an atmosphere of fear and mayhem. Jealousy turned into a deep hatred, and liberated the "beast in man" (Bloom's major dramatists).This mayhem caused a substantial amount of destruction and led to the demise of many. Hatred in Othello starts with Brabantio, who claims Othello is a noble, respectable man. However, Brabantio hates dark skin and foreign roots, two attributes Othello possesses. Brabantio’s hatred for Othello grows when he marries his daughter, Desdemona, behind his back....   [tags: hatred, fear, jealousy, mayhem, destruction]

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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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Tragic Deaths in Shakespeare´s Othello

- In the play Othello by William Shakespeare, there are three tragic heroes’ deaths that were plagued by betrayal and jealously. The three major characters are killed by their own blindness of truth. The characters are killed by the ones they love and trust, the characters cannot fathom that the people they love will be the one that ends their lives. Othello is a noble Moor and a highly respected general of the state of Venice. His successful profession brings him high status in Venice, but his foreign origins and color separate him from those with whom he lives and works....   [tags: Truth, Betrayal, Jealousy]

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The Character Desdemona and the Role of Women Depicted in Shakespeare's Othello

- The society in which Othello takes place is a patriarchal one, where men had complete control over women. They were seen as possessions rather than being just as equally human and capable of duties performed by men. All women of the Elizabethan were to obey all men, fathers, brothers, husbands, etc. Which leads me to the most reliable and trustworthy character of Desdemona, whom goes through many trials just to satisfy her love. Shakespeare brings the thought of Desdemona into the play by Barbantio, her father, “It is too true an evil....   [tags: othello]

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The Tragedy of Othello

- William Shakespeare masterfully crafted Othello, the Moor of Venice as an Aristotelian tragedy play. The main protagonist of the play, Othello, is the perfect example of a tragic hero. Shakespeare was influenced by Aristotle’s concept of a tragic hero and used Aristotle’s principles to create Othello. William Shakespeare attempted to create an Aristotelian tragedy play with a tragic hero and succeeded in Othello, the Moor of Venice by weaving in pity and fear into each line and action. The power of pity and fear creates the upmost tragic situation and follows in accordance of Aristotle’s definition of tragedy....   [tags: Othello Essays]

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Othello By William Shakespeare 's Othello

- ... Though that his joy be joy Yet throw such changes of vexation on’t, As it may lose some color”(1.1). Iago’s real intentions are not meant to help Roderigo get Desdemona’s hand, but to have Desdemona’s father go after Othello. This action would cause Othello into deep distress. Second, Iago brought Cassio into his schemes to make Othello even more suspicious. He creates a false accusation that Desdemona is having an affair with Cassio. The involvement of Cassio would make Othello to strike out in rage....   [tags: Othello, Iago, KILL, Brabantio]

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Othello, The Moor of Venice by William Shakespeare

- The play “Othello, The Moor of Venice ” by William Shakespeare, tells the story of the tragic downfall of Othello. In this play, love, loyalty, and honesty are the most important emotions that keep the world prospering, and when those are questioned or lost, chaos takes over. Othello has been tricked to believe the worst about his wife, Desdemona. Then Othello becomes corrupted by jealousy, and he takes that emotion to the extreme. The truth is revealed too late, and because of Othello’s actions the only way he can restore his honor is by his own death....   [tags: othello, shakespeare, jelousy]

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Othello is Not a Tragic Hero

- Othello has been described as one of William Shakespeare’s most popular plays because the play focuses on its themes of good and evil, military, politics, love and marriage, religion, racial prejudice, gender conflict, and sexuality; but the controversy and debate surrounding Othello is “Why is Othello a qualification for a tragedy?” Most readers are aware of the many famous deaths or acts of death within the Shakespearean plays. And when the main characters die in Shakespeare’s plays, indeed, the readers would categorize the play as a tragedy....   [tags: Othello Essays]

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Character Analysis of Roderigo in Othello

- In Shakespeare’s play, Othello, several incidents occur that portray the purpose of Roderigo’s character. If one event is isolated from the rest, the thematic desire is lost. It is only when the events are looked at as a whole that the actual theme is obtained. Roderigo is a minor character who carries out a vital role in the play. Although Roderigo has very few lines, he plays a crucial role on a thematic level. The play begins with a conversation between Roderigo and Iago. The opening lines are significant in that they set the tone and initiate the plot....   [tags: Othello Essays]

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The Negative Impact of Gender Roles in Othello

- While there have been a great number of changes in the world since Shakespeare wrote Othello, there are a few truths about humanity and society that remain true. Othello is notorious for it’s examination of race, but is not given enough credit for its observations of gender. Iago embodies masculine gender roles in a severe and exaggerated way, allowing his desire for proving his masculinity to corrupt him morally. Iago then turns and uses his own fears of inadequacy against Othello as the root of his revenge and to improve his own self-image....   [tags: Othello Essays]

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Othello, the Moor of Venice: A Tragic Hero

- Miller’s Willy Loman exemplifies the core elements of a tragic hero who experiences a shift in understanding, fears that result in failing, and belief that any man, even a Lo-man, can experience that which is tragic. In Shakespeare's Othello the Moor of Venice, Othello is considered a tragic hero because he undergoes a Othello possesses both a noble birth and displays heroic qualities. One might argue, that he is a “Moor”, so this automatically places him on a lower level than most of society, and can’t classify as being born noble....   [tags: Othello Essays]

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Shakespeare's Othello - Othello and Iago

- Othello and Iago The tragedy "Othello" by William Shakespeare is a story based upon the revenge of two characters, Othello and Iago. These two characters help to prove Murphey's Law which states that if something wrong can happen it will: for Othello it is the wrongful killing of his wife and friend, for Iago it is getting caught for his actions and finally being tortured. Many historians, actors, and readers would like to argue that Othello and Iago are very complex but at a closer look you will notice that their actions are purely based upon revenge for their iniquities....   [tags: Othello essays]

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Black Heart in a White World: Othello

- In the play, Othello written by William Shakespeare in 1602, the protagonist Othello has three distinct personalities that abide through the conflicts in the play and define his personality more and more through each page turn. Throughout the play the reader witnesses many different personalities carried out by Othello, the most prominent being; doubtfulness, rationality, and his being a “jealous monster”. Even though on the surface, his personalities may seem very contradictive of one another, they are not....   [tags: othello, shakespeare, ]

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Racism and Cultural Differences Exposed in Othello

- Othello, from the onset, is shown to us a play of love and jealousy. There is however more to this play than just love and jealousy; there is underlying racism, hate, deception, pride, and even sexism between these pages. Othello is a transcendent play, one that will survive the perils of time simply because it is still relevant. Even today, over 400 years later, there are still issues of racism and sexism. Hate is as natural as love in humans and Othello gets right to the root of that. We witness this from the very first scene, “…you’ll have your daughter covered with a Barbary horse/ you’ll have your nephews neigh to you” (I.i.112-14); to the very last, “Moor she was chaste....   [tags: Othello Essays]

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The Tragedy Of Othello By William Shakespeare

- ... When Othello sees that he Cassio is warring the handkerchief on his hand he goes ballistic and goes to confront Desdemona and ultimately killing her and himself at the end. Othello was an outsider and he gets treated like one too. He was different because he was a moor, which is a word for an African Muslim man. Othello’s alienation can be seen throughout the play when analyzing how other characters react to Othello and how they treat him. In “Othello’s Alienation” by Edward Berry, Berry says Perhaps the most pervasive sign of Othello 's alienation is to be found in the use or, more precisely, the avoidance of Othello 's name....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Brabantio, Desdemona]

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Othello Desdemona By William Shakespeare

- ... Later, Iago used the handkerchief by placing it in Cassio’s room to frame him, reinforcing the lie that he was having an affair with Desdemona. When Bianca, a prostitute that holds affection towards Cassio, finds the handkerchief she accuses him of seeing another woman. While she threw the handkerchief in Cassio’s face, Othello caught the scene and believed his wife was really cheating on him. This only dragged Desdemona into unnecessary conflict that Iago put her in. With this in his mind, Othello demanded Desdemona to tell him where the handkerchief went....   [tags: Othello, Iago, KILL, Marriage]

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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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The Significance of the Handkerchief in Othello

- How can one small piece of fabric manifest so much havoc. In William Shakespeare’s Othello, there is great significance of a powerful symbol that completely alters the fate of the story. “In the case of the handkerchief, it stands for several things, things that cannot be seen” (Hacht 663). This symbol, the handkerchief, is given to Desdemona by Othello, as a token of his love, and to their new beginnings as husband and wife. However, the meaning of the handkerchief is viewed differently in various characters perspectives....   [tags: William Shakespeare, Othello Essays]

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The Tragedy Of Othello By William Shakespeare

- The Tragedy of Othello the Moor of Venice was written by William Shakespeare, and it is only one of countless notable plays he wrote. A reoccurring theme in Othello is jealousy brought on usually by deception; throughout the play people often hide their true intentions and are not always what they appear to be like W.H Auden said “There 's always another story. There 's more than meets the eye.” The relationships Iago built on manipulation, lies, and false promises were a crucial part of the play; Iago was able to deceive other characters by twisting the situation so that characters like Roderigo, Cassio, and Othello misinterpreted what they saw....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Brabantio, Desdemona]

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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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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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Human Weakness in Macbeth and Othello

- Macbeth is one of the best known plays written by Shakespeare in the 17th century, Jacobean period. It was the period where the belief in supernatural was greatly held and king James I himself, the author of Divine rights of king adhered in witchcraft and openly practiced the idea of kings being God’s representatives on earth, so to even complain about them was a sin. The tragic hero, brave and valiant Macbeth had all the required characteristics of the ideal Scottish soldier; valorous and gallant but he is bound to have a tragic flaw which he is powerless over and the cause of his inevitable death, his ‘vaulting ambition’ and greed....   [tags: Compare Macbeth Othello]

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Othello, By William Shakespeare

- Shakespeare is prominent not only in inventing new words, but also in using such themes as death, love, and betrayal throughout his works including Othello. However the central theme of the play is jealousy which we face right from the beginning meeting Roderigo, who envies Othello because he wants to be with Desdemona. In the end of the play we see how furiously jealous Othello is because he is sure Cassio and Desdemona have an affair. In the story of Othello by Shakespeare it is clear that Iago plays a significant part as he is introduced right from the first scene....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Desdemona, Love]

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Analysis Of Shakespeare 's ' Othello '

- ... In all three, Othello is a considered an outsider due to his skin color, and is an easy target for Iago’s manipulation. Despite the hurdles of racism, Othello is able to succeed whether it is as a high-ranking general or as a star basketball player. “Gli” makes use of the motif of racism right form the start, not even giving Othello a real name, only calling him the “Moor”, a degrading and dehumanizing name. Despite this Othello doesn’t escape his insecurities and falls prey to Iago’s manipulation almost immediately without full proof, thinking he isn’t worthy of Desdemona’s love, and thus Iago must be correct....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Michael Cassio, Desdemona]

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Othello's Tragic Flaws

- Shakespeare has been known to create terrific tales of love and tragedy. Even James Van Der Beek, a well known actor from Dawson's Creek, once commented that, “like all great romantics, Shakespeare realized love was a lot more likely to end with a bunch of dead Danish people than with a kiss”("Americans on the Bard"). This emphasizes how easily people can relate Shakespeare to tragic love. Although he did write many poems and plays with happy endings, his tragedies stand out the most. In these tragedies, people are often led through use of misconception, trickery, or both....   [tags: Othello Essays]

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Desdemona from Othello

- In Greek, Desdemona means ‘the unfortunate’, perhaps reflecting an ideology that she is not meant to be liked, merely pitied for her misfortune as a tragic victim (commonly defined as someone who dies due to the faults of others). Throughout Othello, Desdemona is presented as pure and innocent – in regards to this, Auden’s comment is unusual as Desdemona is seldom criticised; indeed many critics are complementary, giving her titles such as ‘gentle Desdemona’. Desdemona is a victim of both Othello’s jealousy (the ‘green-eyed monster’) and Iago’s malevolence....   [tags: Othello Essays]

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The Tragedy Of Oedipus And Othello

- ... Iago knew Othello’s weakness so, he used it to his advantage. Iago continually manipulated Othello. Since Othello was filled with insecurities he was an easy target for manipulation. Critics, Daverona and Omer, commented, “[...] the moor was led from a sense of the highest personal and professional self-assurance, control, and satisfaction to a pit of insecurity, hatred, and recklessness” (Daverona and Omer 99-100). Iago convinced Othello that Desdemona was in love with Cassio; he manipulated many situations that Othello was unaware of, such as the handkerchief and the prostitute conversations....   [tags: Iago, Othello, Tragic hero, Oedipus]

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Othello, By William Shakespeare

- ... Furthermore, Othello is an outsider due to his race. Even though he is a highly respected general he is still referred to as “Moor”, “blacker devil” and “beast”, lowering his confidence and self-esteem, adding to his insecurities of his race and heritage. His skin colour makes him vulnerable to stereotypical allusions and assumptions. Iago eventually uses his flaws and insecurities to deceive him and form his triumph. It is because of his triumph, we see the tragedy he forms as he plays on human vulnerabilities, weaknesses and insecurities....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Brabantio, Desdemona]

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Tragic Flaws of Othello and Oedipus Rex

- The future is decided and determined for us by our actions and choices. Humans get to determine which path they desire to proceed along, even if it may seem like the wrong choice. The flaws that each human possesses also contribute to shaping our destinies. Just like in the tragic dramas, the hero of the play exhibits flaws that influence their demise and defeat. A tragic drama is defined as a drama where the hero, or the main character, is brought to devastation or to endure pain and distress. It is usually an outcome from one’s tragic flaw or weakness....   [tags: Othello, Oedipus Rex]

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