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Analysis Of ' Othello ' By William Shakespeare

- Emilia breaks the mold of the entire structure of women in a society male dominated in Othello by her wisdom, conscious thought, tolerance, and above all her final actions. She’s not necessarily a feminist or activist she wisely decides her actions and carefully chooses her situation. In fact by extension all the women in Othello stand in contrast to their male counterparts “The women in Othello are not murderous, and they are not foolishly idealistic or foolishly cynical as the men are.” (Neely....   [tags: Iago, Othello, Gender, Woman]

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General Othello in Othello

-       William Shakespeare gave us a most moving drama in Othello. In this play we witness the demise of a “paragon” of a wife and a “valiant Moor”, Othello. Let us consider the Moor in detail, with professional critical input, in this essay. From the text of the play a number of clues can be gleaned which round out the description of the general. In William Shakespeare: The Tragedies, Paul A. Jorgensen describes the general in Othello: Though scarcely the “barbarian” (1.3.353) he is called, the Moor is emphatically black, probably rough, even fearsome, in appearance, and a foreign mercenary from Mauritania in refined Venice....   [tags: Othello essays]

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The Tragedy Of Othello By William Shakespeare

- The tragedy of Othello by William Shakespeare shows what a person, like Iago, with great intellect and wit uses these talents to cause pain in love and terror to those around him. Iago holds physiological power over Othello thoughts by lying to him and giving him false evidence of his wife Desdemona. In the process of Iago’s plan, Desdemona becomes the victim of pain and sorrow from Othello. Although Iago possess great intellect, he also feels threat of jeopardy towards his plan of bringing down Othello by, Cassio, Roderigo, and Emilie....   [tags: Othello, Marriage, Iago, William Shakespeare]

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Analysis Of Shakespeare 's ' Othello '

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

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Othello, By William Shakespeare

- Othello 's race does not greatly influence his downfall in the play. He maintains that while Shakespeare touches upon the issue of race, the cause of Othello 's demise lies elsewhere. However, the implications of race in the play directly lead to its tragic ending; it is this issue that impels the characters to set the tragedy in motion. Brabantio would agree to the union of Othello and Desdemona if it were not for Othello 's blackness. Roderigo could never be motivated to pursue Desdemona were it not for his belief that their relationship is unnatural....   [tags: Othello, Racism, Iago, Desdemona]

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Othello, Cassio, and Iago

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

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Othello, By William Shakespeare

- In Shakespeare 's play Othello, hostile jealousy warps reality for Othello which leads to the demise of his marriage as well as himself. Many critics have analyzed the topic of jealousy, most of them coming to the conclusion that Othello showed signs of underlying insecurities and possessiveness which lead to jealousy however; Nordland pointed out that jealousy was not caused by pre-existing insecurities and scars from past traumatic experiences but it created doubts and issues of self esteem in Othello after he is gripped by delusional jealousy, courtesy of Iago....   [tags: Othello, Jealousy, Iago, Marriage]

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Othello, By William Shakespeare

- Throughout today’s society, jealousy is a common characteristic to bare. However, being too envious can demolish many lives. In “Othello” by William Shakespeare, many of the characters possess the trait of covetousness, leading to the death of valued characters. Iago, is jealous of Othello giving away his lieutenant position, and Othello is jealous at the presumption that his wife may be having an affair. In the end, their jealousy caused the deaths of their loved ones, such as Michael Cassio and Desdemona....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Envy, Jealousy]

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Othello, By William Shakespeare

- In William Shakespeare’s Othello, reputation is one of the most important aspects to a character. Whether it be a solid general such as Othello, who does anything to preserve his good name and not be made a “cuckold”, a trustworthy lieutenant like Cassio, whose “immortal” part is his reputation, or a devious villain like Iago, who takes advantage of being deemed “honest”, for his own personal gains, they all try to preserve their reputation. It is clear that when these characters are thinking about their reputation they make good decisions....   [tags: Othello, Iago, KILL, Brabantio]

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Othello, By William Shakespeare

- Othello, the Shakespearean tragedy which features Othello the moor as the main character, is a Shakespearean play rich for interpretation. Othello follows the story of Othello and his wife Desdemona as their story, unfortunately, ends in tragedy, murder, and suicide. Due to the fact that Othello is black, he is susceptible to the racial stereotypes that Shakspeare has built for him. Othello is originally introduced as an honorable and dignified man but throughout the play, he slowly and then rapidly deteriorates into an almost animal-like state....   [tags: Othello, William Shakespeare, Iago]

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Othello, By William Shakespeare

- "Character is like a tree and reputation its shadow. The shadow is what we think it is and the tree is the real thing." Abraham Lincoln projected this statement to mean that sometimes the appearance of a person is not inevitably the reality of who they are. In Shakespeare 's play Othello, this point is illustrated by the passionate love and extreme hatred in the play which brings out the truth inside of each and every character and situation. In Shakespeare 's play Othello, the world is governed more by appearance than reality, as the characters and situations are more than they transpire....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Truth, Friendship]

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Othello, By William Shakespeare

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

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Othello Was Responsible For His Downfall

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

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The 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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The Tragedy Of Othello By William Shakespeare

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

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Othello, By William Shakespeare

- 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

- Have you ever been jealous of someone due to some reason. One can understand how jealousy can affect him or her to do horrible things. Jealousy causes people to perform stupid actions that they would not have done if they were not jealous of something or someone. The protagonist and the antagonist are mostly driven by love and filled with the feeling of jealousy. Due to the feeling of jealousy felt by the antagonist, Iago about not getting the job he wanted, he makes a plan to somehow destroy Othello’s love for Desdemona....   [tags: Othello, Jealousy, Iago, Envy]

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Othello, By William Shakespeare

- Intellectuals are people who believe that ideas are of more importance than values. That is to say, their own ideas and other people 's values. The definition of intelligence is generally a broad topic, but to interpret what kind of intelligence that is being used somewhat narrows the scope of the spectrum. Written in 1603, the play Othello by William Shakespeare is a tragedy that revolves around deceitfulness, jealousy, love, appearance vs reality, and prejudice. There are five main characters that have the wheel and steer the play: Othello, Desdemona, Iago, Cassio, and Brabantio....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Desdemona, Brabantio]

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William Shakespeare 's ' Othello '

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

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Othello, The Status Of Women

- In William Shakespeare’s Othello, the status of women at the time, exemplified by Othello’s belief that Desdemona belongs to him, leads Othello to trust Iago more than he trusts his own wife. In many of Shakespeare’s plays, women lack social agency, and therefore their lives are run by men. Although Desdemona is a strong character, the fact that she is a woman creates room for Othello to doubt her. Othello begins to trust what Iago tells him more than he trusts Desdemona, which shows how little he trusted her in the first place....   [tags: Othello, Iago, William Shakespeare, Desdemona]

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Othello, By William Shakespeare

- Would you kill your significant other because your friend suggested they were cheating. In a marriage trust is everything, therefore solid evidence of your spouse cheating would need to be an obligation before ending the commitment. Desdemona is loyal to Othello throughout their entire marriage, there is no reason he shouldn’t have trusted her over Iago. Othello seems to be a better friend than husband as he is trustworthy of Iago’s lies. He is devoted to Iago’s plan and decided that he will go through with the killing of his own wife....   [tags: Othello, Love, Iago, Evidence]

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Othello, By William Shakespeare

- Othello by William Shakespeare, shows the true meaning of struggling in life personally, mentally, and physically. Michael Cassio is faced with numerous challenges that develop after an envious man, Iago, becomes upset over Cassio’s new role as a lieutenant. As a result of Iago being devious and vengeful, he develops a plan to destroy the marriage of his enemy, Othello and ruin Cassio’s life and reputation in the process. Cassio is naive to the fact that he is being targeted by Iago and tries to regain his position back after he suffers the loss of it....   [tags: Iago, Othello, The Undisputed Truth]

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Free Othello Essay: The Disintegration of Othello

- The Disintegration of Othello Shakespeare's Othello is a play with unique characters. One such character is the one for which Shakespeare names his play. In the play, Othello disintegrates from a confident leader to a homicidal murderer. Linguistic changes throughout the play attest to this theory. In the opening scenes, Shakespeare portrays Othello as a noble character. When Brabantio seeks vengeance (for "stealing" his daughter) on Othello, Othello expresses his actions will "tongue out his [Brabantio's] complaints" (1.2.21)....   [tags: Othello essays]

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Analysis Of Shakespeare 's ' Othello '

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

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Othello, By William Shakespeare

- She is not known as the green-eyed monster for her love and tenderness. She is not known as the green-eyed monster for her selflessness. She is not known as the green-eyed monster for her purity and sensitivity. Jealousy is known as the green-eyed monster purely for the reason that she is a monster. Not only does this demon have the ability to control one’s sense of reality, but also tear apart happiness with her long, sharp nails. Jealousy will use its revolting, fiery breath in order to burn the good in someone’s heart into a worthless pile of ashes....   [tags: Othello, Jealousy, Envy]

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Othello, By William Shakespeare

- In Shakespeare’s play Othello, the male characters perceive women as adulterous and property, treating them as inferior that need to be submissive and obey. Iago creates a false perception of his wife thinking she is promiscuous. Also, Othello sees his wife as promiscuous, an impression created by his jealousy and one he has convinced himself of it. Furthermore, Iago and Othello perceive their wives as inferior, and by his words, the reader can see that they are both their wife and subordinate. At last, the male characters refer to Desdemona’s marriage as a “steal” and “purchase” of property, then, Iago and Othello end their wives’ lives because they see them as possessions of no good....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Marriage, Desdemona]

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Othello, By William Shakespeare

- There is more than what meets the eye. Iago is a manipulative character in the play, Othello. He manipulates all of the characters in his master plan to become the lieutenant. In Othello, Iago is upset because Othello, the military leader of Venice, gave Cassio, an arithmetician who was inexperienced at war, the position of being his lieutenant. Iago began to devise an infallible plan. This plan was to manipulate Othello into thinking Cassio and Desdemona were having an affair so he could denote Cassio and give Iago the position of lieutenant....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Brabantio, Desdemona]

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Othello, By William Shakespeare

- Throughout the play, Othello is looked at as an outsider who gained respect as a general and then gained attention for secretly marrying Desdemona. To overcome his status as a Moor, Othello feels the need to always appear to be in control which consequently makes him susceptible to being manipulated. Eventually, his desire to be respected becomes his greatest weakness and leads to him betraying the person who loved him the most. Othello’s willingness to assume the worst about his wife, and his decision to kill her for her alleged infidelity gives rise to different theories as to what his true motive for murdering her was....   [tags: Iago, Othello, Love, The Play]

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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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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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The Tragedy Of Oedipus And Othello

- If Oedipus and Othello were to relive their lives, one could only hope they make better decisions. However, what’s done is done; they both lived destructive lives due to their pride. These characters that have been considered by many people tragic heroes. A commonality between all tragic heroes is that they have a moment of transfiguration, also known as a moment of realization. Oedipus and Othello finally understand they have been blinded by their tragic flaws; they are able to see the damage they have created....   [tags: Iago, Othello, Tragic hero, Oedipus]

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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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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, 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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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 is a brilliant work brought forth to us by the one and only William Shakespeare. This work has been highly regarded for centuries; however how has it remained so popular and relevant after such a long amount of time. That is because Shakespeare incorporates many timeless issues such as racism, love, betrayal and jealousy. The real question though is which one of these issues played the biggest role in keeping this play relevant throughout the course of time. I believe that it is the most classic theme ever to develop in writing, love....   [tags: Othello, Love, Iago, Tragedy]

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Othello : The ( Tragic ) Hero

- Othello: The (Tragic) Hero Of the 38 plays Shakespeare has produced over his lifetime, his tragedies are the most heart-wrenching, horrifying productions the theater has ever seen. In these tragedies, there are gruesome ideas such as lethal love, megalomania, and the absolute corruption of heroes that were originally considered to be wholesome. The latter theme can especially be seen in the play Othello. In this tragedy, there is an ongoing theme of corruption in a considerable amount of characters in the play, the most significant change being in Othello....   [tags: Othello, Love, Tragedy, William Shakespeare]

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Shakespeare's Othello - Othello and Desdemona

- Othello and Desdemona In the play, The Tragedy of Othello, Shakespeare really tests our conception as to what love is, and where it can or can't exist. Judging from the relationship between Desdemona and Othello, the play seems to say that marriage based on an innocent romantic love or profane love is bound to fail. Shakespeare is pessimistic about the existence and survival of a true type of love. There is a common thread of betrayal and deceit among his female characters, especially. Othello and Desdemona, as portrayed in the play, are the two greatest innocents there ever were....   [tags: GCSE Coursework Shakespeare Othello]

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Analysis Of ' Othello ' By William Shakespeare

- Racism has always been a prevalent social force in European society; it is a lens through which every person living within has an altered view of the world around them. In literature, this topic has been widely explored, but few works provide as bold and as insightful commentary on the role of race as relative to the time period in which they were written as Shakespeare’s play “Othello.” In this tragic drama, the powerful racism hanging over the Venetian State in the 16th century contributes to the deteriorating self image of Othello, leading him to enact his own tragic downfall....   [tags: Othello, Race, Racism, White people]

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Othello 's Insecurity Of Manhood

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

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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

- Othello’s personal flaw being his lack of judgement and capability to be manipulated, shows an example of how his flaw led to a tragedy. In “Poetics”, Aristotle argues that “every tragedy must have six parts to determine its quality; plot, character, diction, thought, spectacle, and song” (Aristotle 196). William Shakespeare’s Othello is an example of this concept on the grounds that it follows several parts of defining a tragedy; specifically plot, character, and spectacle. The plot of Othello describes how this play is a tragedy....   [tags: Othello, Iago, William Shakespeare]

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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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Othello, By William Shakespeare

- In Shakespeare’s Othello, we are given a handful of characters which have varying levels of innocence and mal-intent. Figuratively speaking, these characters put on masks to both hide their true intentions, or to honestly display authenticity. The brilliance of this play comes out in the way that Shakespeare manages to mix the two together. The innocent are seemingly deceptive and unfaithful, while the malicious are perceived with honest fidelity and good nature. Secondary characters of the play also use masks, though to a lesser degree, they still add drama to the tragedy....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Brabantio, 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 Handkerchief Of Othello By William Shakespeare

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

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Othello : The Moor Of Venice

- Introduction In William Shakespeare’s play “Othello: The Moor of Venice” we are introduced to a man named Othello, a foreign solider in the Italian army. He is a solider of high rank and leader of the Venetian army who leads the troops to battle in Cyprus against the Turks. Despite his high opinion of himself and his character he has a few ultimately fatal character flaws that bring him to make some very poor decisions. These decisions take him down a path he doesn’t return from. In a fit of jealous rage, and because of his own feelings of embarrassment and insecurity, he chooses to end the life of his new wife and then ultimately himself....   [tags: Othello, Tragedy, Iago, Tragic hero]

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Essay On The Inner Journey In Othello

- The statement “The only journey is the one within” accurately depicts the demise of a character’s psychological development. The play Othello by Shakespeare (1603) and the short story Death by Landscape by Margret Atwood (1990) both display their character’s inner journeys through a single experience to develop their characteristics and their psychological development. Paranoia and obsessiveness are the catalyst of their demise and inner journey. Throughout the play, Othello’s characteristics and mind-set alter causing him to question his morals, thus beginning his inner journey....   [tags: Psychology, Othello, William Shakespeare, Guilt]

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Othello, By William Shakespeare

- In the story of Othello, we meet many astonishing characters, but there seems to be one character that stands out amongst them all; Iago. Iago is William Shakespeare’s most wicked villain throughout the entire play. Shakespeare uses rhetoric of identity early on when introducing Iago by the “I am not what I am” speech (1.1.71), perhaps foreshadowing his true personality (Sleczkowski). Iago is the whole reason why there is any conflict in Othello. Iago has a magnificent role in the play, working as a vicious virus towards the characters....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Brabantio, Desdemona]

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The Tragedy Of Othello By William Shakespeare

- The Tragedy of Othello, written by William Shakespeare, is a play about a Moor of Venice and his downfall by deception and love. The themes of two-facedness, narcissism, and honor are all prominent in this play; the theme overarching these, however, is loyalty. Similar to a satirist, Shakespeare shows that the true nature of a person’s loyalty is not always as it appears. Othello’s loyalty to his own honor exposes his false loyalty to his wife. Iago, the antagonist, is deceptive in portraying himself as honest and committed to those he supposedly loves, but at the same time he plans their downfall....   [tags: Othello, Iago, William Shakespeare, Narcissism]

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Othello, By William Shakespeare

- Words have a tremendous effect on any person or any situation, especially if used cleverly. In the play Othello we can see that Iago has the ability to use the power of words along with imagery for malicious purposes, but due to his effective use of language the other characters considers him to be an honest and moral person. In this essay I will firstly state how imagery and the power of words complement each other and then provide examples with explanations regarding the influence of language in the play Othello....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Love, Emilia]

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The Tragedy Of Othello By William Shakespeare

- While reading the play “The Tragedy Of Othello” by Shakespeare I realized that it was almost like reading one big poem. Many of Shakespeare’s plays have a rhyme scheme this is called blank verse, “written prodomintaly in blank verse, Othello also includes prose passages (many spoken by Iago) and rhymed couplets (which punctuate the ends of some scenes)” (DiYanni 1011). The character I took the most interest in was Iago. He is portrayed as the villain throughout the play. Iago claims that he always speaks the truth when everything is an elaborated lie to manipulate others....   [tags: Othello, William Shakespeare, Marriage, Lie]

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Othello, By William Shakespeare

- Words have a tremendous effect on any person or any situation, especially if used correctly. In the play Othello we can see that Iago has the ability to use the power of words along with imagery for malicious purposes, but due to his effective use of language the other characters believes that he is an honest and moral person. In this essay I will firstly state how imagery and the power of words complement each other and then provide examples with explanations regarding the influence of language in the play Othello....   [tags: Iago, Othello, Love, Emilia]

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The Tragedy Of Othello By William Shakespeare

- The Tragedy of Othello “Racism springs from the lie that certain human beings are less than fully human. It 's a self-centered falsehood that corrupts our minds into believing we are right to treat others as we would not want to be treated.”- Alveda King Although most people will tell themselves that race is not an issue, the truth always is staring them straight in the eye. The fundamental crime is a flawed belief that some people are above others and deserve to look down on those different. In the play The Tragedy of Othello, William Shakespeare uses symbolism, imagery, and characters to illustrate the prejudice and racism which surrounds different ethnicities and its effects on society....   [tags: Othello, Iago, William Shakespeare, Roderigo]

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Othello, By William Shakespeare

- In the play Othello Brabantio visualizes Othello as the Moorish soldier and a well behaved barbarian. He will never accept him as his son-in-law. Iago focuses on revenge it drives him to ruin. Desdemona’s love is special and Roderigo feels like he can buy her love. Desdemona loves Othello and will always love him no matter how he may treat her. In Othello’s mind he thinks that the guilty should always be punished. The captain of the ancient Venetian defense forces has been Iago. He worked so hard and was wishing for a promotion, but Othello seemed to overlook him and then go to favor Cassio....   [tags: Iago, Othello, Brabantio, Desdemona]

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Othello, By William Shakespeare

- Othello sends her off to get Desdemona and says to the audience “She says enough, yet she’s a simple bawd/That cannot say as much. This is a subtle whore,/A closet, lock and key, of villainous secrets./And yet she’ll kneel and pray, I have seen her do ’t.” (4.2.21-24) Othello is dismissing her statement under the principle that any woman would say the same story and the only truth he can trust would be what he is told by a man. Othello uses words such as “whore” and “villainous,” which are words first spoken by Iago....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Man, Gender]

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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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Othello, By William Shakespeare

- In drama as in life, the “bad guy” outsmart 's the good ones. Indeed, we sometimes do not even realize the bad guy is a bad guy until it is too late; he can be that cleverly deceitful. William Shakespeare knew this ill-fated truth,as it became the premise of one of his greatest tragedies, Othello. Roderigo, Cassio, and Othello are all swindled by the mastermind Iago and do not realize the villain’s schemes until tragedy has struck. Nevertheless, Iago achieves his goals not because the characters are dim-witted or stupid by any means....   [tags: Othello, Iago, William Shakespeare]

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Othello, By William Shakespeare

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

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Othello, By William Shakespeare

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

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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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The Pride of Othello

- The Pride of Othello In Shakespeare's Othello, Othello's pride prevents him from finding the truth, eventually leading to his demise. Initially, Othello and Desdemona are deeply in love, despite her father's disapproval of their marriage. However, when Othello promotes Cassio instead of Iago to Lieutenant, Iago has his revenge by convincing Othello that Desdemona cheats on him with Cassio, destroying the marriage between Othello and Desdemona. Othello grows to meet his downfall when his trusted friend Iago causes him to think that his wife Desdemona is unfaithful....   [tags: Othello essays]

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Othello, By William Shakespeare

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

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Othello, By William Shakespeare

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

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Othello, By William Shakespeare

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

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Othello, By William Shakespeare

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

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Othello, By William Shakespeare

- 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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Othello, By William Shakespeare

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

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Othello, By William Shakespeare

- William Penn once said, “Only trust thyself, and another shall not betray thee.” If Othello, the protagonist of Othello had followed this cynical attitude many lives would have been saved. In Othello, William Shakespeare tells the tragic story of Othello who is led to his downfall because of his confidante’s deception. Shakespeare effectively utilizes symbolism, asides, imagery and characterization to demonstrate the effect of Iago’s lies in the ruination of Othello. Shakespeare excellently uses symbolism in this drama....   [tags: Othello, Iago, William Shakespeare, Soliloquy]

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Othello, By William Shakespeare

- “Trifles light as air / Are to the jealous confirmations strong / As proofs of holy writ.” (Shakespeare I.iii. 370-372). This quote spoken by Iago, the antagonist in Shakespeare’s Aristotelian tragedy Othello, depicts the Moor’s tragic flaw of jealousy, which is displayed throughout the play. The Moor is Othello, the perceived protagonist in this story as he is the character who is the subject of Iago’s devious plans. In Othello, Othello is the honoured general of the Venetian army who promotes another man to the position of Lieutenant instead of Iago....   [tags: Othello, Tragedy, Poetics, Tragic hero]

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Othello, By William Shakespeare

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

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Othello, By William Shakespeare

- Othello is a soldier fighting in a war against his emotions. In order to win he must defeat his enemies. However, it becomes hard for him to tell who is against him when the “truth” is revealed. Shakespeare’s famous play Othello begins in Venice. A jealous man named Iago is in an argument with a rich man named Roderigo. They learn that Othello has just married Desdemona. Both of them hate Othello with a passion. Othello does not choose Iago to be his lieutenant which causes Iago to do everything in his power to ruin the life of Othello....   [tags: Othello, Iago, William Shakespeare, Desdemona]

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Othello, By William Shakespeare

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

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Othello, By William Shakespeare

- William Penn once said “Only trust thyself, and another shall not betray thee.” If Othello, the protagonist of Othello , had followed this cynical attitude many lives would have been saved. In Othello Shakespeare tells the tragic story of Othello who is led to his downfall because of his confidante’s deception. Shakespeare effectively utilizes symbolisms, asides, imageries, similes and metaphors to demonstrate the effect of the opportunistic Iago’s lies in the ruination of Othello. Shakespeare excellently uses Desdemona’s handkerchief as a symbol in this drama....   [tags: Othello, Iago, William Shakespeare, Simile]

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Othello, By William Shakespeare

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

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Othello, By William Shakespeare

- Othello by William Shakespeare is one of the many plays that captures the phenomenal writing of Shakespeare. Similar to most of Shakespeare’s plays, Othello, is a tragic tale of how a noble warrior named Othello goes from the peak of his life to the lowest point of his life because of miscommunication and manipulation. Every character in this story plays a significant role on the outcome of the story especially the antagonist named Iago. He demonstrates that the most intelligent people aren’t always the nicest of people....   [tags: Othello, Iago, William Shakespeare, Murder]

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Othello, By William Shakespeare

- Is it only natural for us to be jealous. Jealousy is a form of hatred built upon insecurity; it is the root of all evil. Many things that lead to jealousy, for example are our jobs, relationships, and material goods, simply because we don’t want to lose them. Humans don’t have much control over jealousy; it is an instinctive emotion that everyone will feel at some point or another. Its intensity is often shielding emotions that have been buried of possessiveness, insecurity or embarrassment. The extent of madness that jealousy will bring a person in to is alarming....   [tags: Othello, Jealousy, William Shakespeare, Emotion]

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Othello, By William Shakespeare

- The thing that marks perfect villainy is the willingness and ease to be undeniably evil and having no qualms about being diabolical or having no regard for human morality. One of the most vile, manipulative, and malicious villains in classic literature is found in William Shakespeare’s infamous tragedy, “Othello.” Iago is the epitome of a perfect villain. He knows people’s weaknesses and manipulates it to his own advantage. Throughout the play, Shakespeare proves that everyone has a hamartia. Iago’s manipulative nature proves to be the perfect weapon in bringing the downfall of his enemies....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Poetics, Tragic hero]

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