• Iago Characters In The Play
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    Iago, More than Just a Villain Iago, the evil villain of Shakespeare's Othello, is more than just a villain. In many ways he is the most intelligent and appealing character in the play. Iago shows superiority over the rest of the characters in the play. He has the ability to manipulate the characters in the play, therefore controlling the play with every sequence of events. His intelligence shines through his ability to deceive, his ability to, and his ability to twist the truth. Iago is appeal...
  • Othello Iago Desdemona Cassio
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    exits, Emilia enters and tells Cassio that Othello and Desdemona have been discussing his case. Desdemona has pleaded for Cassio, but Othello worries that Montano's influence and popularity in Cyprus would make Cassio's reappointment impractical, no matter how much Othello cares for his former lieutenant. Emilia allows Cassio to come in and tells him to wait for Desdemona. Act III, scene ii Iago, Othello, and a gentleman walk together at the citadel. Othello gives Iago some letters to deliver an...
  • Othello Young Venetian
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    Ultimate Villain In the movie, Othello, the Moor of Venice, I found the play very tragic and sad. It is a love story filled with lies, deception and betrayal. This movie deals with a couple in love played by Othello and Desdemona. Both of them from the beginning have to fight and struggle to stay together. Iago, a young Venetian, who pretends to be Othello's friend happens to be the viper, that ultimately destroys Othello and Desdemona with his inhuman acts. Iago's first act of deception was wh...
  • Othello 4 Conflicting Values
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    Othello isn t a play about racism as much as it is a play about jealosy, conflicting values, and the power of suggestion. Some racism is displayed within the play, but that is simply a reflection of how most minorities were treated in the time period when the population in Europe was predominantly of white skin color. This racism was also only brought out by rage and anger in some of the characters of Othello, and was not displayed by hate. Jealosy and the power of suggestion also played a contr...
  • Act One Of Othello
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    What Is Shakespeare s Achievement In Act I Of Othello Shakespeare s own personal aim was not to write a social and political reflection of his era, as many contemporary readers believe, it was; purely and simply, to entertain his audience. This does not mean that there can be no social and political reflections within Othello, it means that the reflections are there, not for the sake of social and political commentary, but for the sake of entertainment and pleasure. Aristotle explained in Poetic...
  • Act One Of Othello
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    What Is Shakespeare " s Achievement In Act I Of Othello? Shakespeare's own personal aim was not to write a social and political reflection of his era, as many contemporary readers believe, it was; purely and simply, to entertain his audience. This does not mean that there can be no social and political reflections within Othello, it means that the reflections are there, not for the sake of social and political commentary, but for the sake of entertainment and pleasure. Aristotle explained in "Po...
  • Othello Iago Desdemona Shakespeare
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    (II, i, 176-178, p. 71) IAGO (To himself) He takes her by the hand. Yes, very good, whisper to her! With This little web, I'll catch a fly as big as Cassio. Yes, Smile at her, go ahead! I'll catch you in your own flirtation. Character Intent: Iago is definitely speaking these lines for one clear reason. Iago wants to manipulate Cassio and get him close to Desdemona therefore Othello could see this occur and become angered. Iago knows that Cassio is a very flirtatious person and therefore, Iago'...
  • Othello Iago Desdemona Play
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    In William Shakespeare's Othello there is a wide array of themes. One of the themes, which is found true to nearly every character, is of the act of control throughout the play. Another theme portrayed through Iago, is the recurring use of words such as 'monkey', 'lion', etc. in 'romantic' conversation. In Othello, characters such as Roderigo, Brabantio, Desdemona, etc. at one point of the play believe that they have complete control over another character or situation only to find that the per...
  • Othello Importance Of Act I
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    William Shakespeare's Othello is a tragic play consisting of five acts. Although each act is not of equal importance, each serves a distinct role that affects the quality of the play in its entirety. Removing any act would therefore greatly diminish the final product of this play; consequently, reducing the play's appeal to the audience. Since Act I satisfies several essential purposes, removing it would be a mistake. Ultimately, we would no longer be seeing Othello the way Shakespeare had inten...
  • Taboo Of Miscegeny In Othello
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    Racism in Othello Choose one non-dramatic text offered on the module, (an extract from Samuel Taylor Coleridge's Literary Remains, ) and show how it might help us understand Othello. The extract presents a sustained attack by Coleridge on Shakespeare for his lack of realism in the 'monstrous' depiction of a marriage between a 'beautiful Venetian girl,' and a 'veritable negro,' in Othello. He sees Shakespeare's transformation of a 'barbarous negro' into a respected soldier and nobleman of stature...
  • The Role Of Reputation In Othello
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    Reputation is a part of life. Nobody can dispute this fact whether they like it or not. To some, their reputation is a blessing because of positive attitudes towards them. To others, it can be a sickness that they can not cure. In William Shakespeares Othello, the characters Othello and Desdemona, Iago, and Cassio show just how important ones reputation can be. Reputation impedes good judgment - both in the decisions the characters make, and in the decisions made about them. Iago is the two-fac...
  • Othello And Desdemona's Marriage Doesnt Stand A Chance
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    "Othello and Desdemona's marriage doesn't stand a chance." Discuss. From the time we learn of Othello and Desdemona's marriage, Desdemona manages to convince the audience of their strong relationship. Although there are many reasons to believe that Othello and Desdemona's marriage is eternal, it will be necessary to analyse both, their weaknesses and strengths to know if "Othello and Desdemona's marriage doesn't stand a chance." One reason for the breakdown of Othello and Desdemona's marriage co...
  • Othello's Rage Misplaced Trust
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    While reading Shakespeare's Othello there were numerous themes of honor, misplaced trust and jealousy. Throughout the play Iago's mission is revealed as trying to strip Othello of all honors, and reduce him to his bestial state. Misplaced trust were seen when Othello placed too much emphasis and trust on Iago. There was a lot of passion between Othello and Desdemona but it soon incinerate due the outburst jealousy of Othello. Iago sees Othello as a beast from the beginning of the play and is det...
  • Shakespeare's Othello The Emotions Of Othello
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    The Emotions of Othello The motion of this play was based on the relationship or the friendships between Othello, Iago, and Cassio. Although the women in this book played a large role in adding to the vengeful, powerful feel in this play, it all ceased from the relationship between the three men. This play was filled with many different emotions, given by each of the characters when they interacted with each other. The emotions that mainly evolved in this play were: Power, jealousy, revenge and ...