• An Analysis Of Othello And Iago
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    In his analysis of the popular Shakespearean play Othello, Tale of the Moor of Venice, Champion focuses most of his criticism on Othello s naive ways and the evil, which Iago portrays. According to Champion, Othello is heroic and noble, but naively egotistic. (253) This is shown when Othello easily believes Iago s foolish lies about Desdemona s infidelity with Othello s true and loyal friend Cassio. He also states that Othello s tunnel-vision idealism, based on conceptions of his own magnanimous...
  • Does Othello Have A Used By Date
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    mixed with possessive love. The protagonist of the play is Iago who establishes his plot to ruin black high ranking officer, Othello. On the path to Othello's ruining he also destroys the lives and reputations of many other key characters in the play. The play ends tragically with the murder of Desdemona, Rodrigo and Emilia and finally the suicide of Othello. The play carried several themes and messages such as evil, which is portrayed by Iago, jealousy, which is portrayed by both Iago and Othel...
  • Othello Iago Desdemona Love
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    Jealousy is a green-eyed monster. Jealousy can corrupt a person into a monster. In the play Othello, by William Shakespeare, the character Othello was corrupted by jealousy because of somebody else planting ideas in his head. The play began with Othello in love with Desdemona, but by the end of the play the vengeful Iago tricked him into thinking she was cheating. In the beginning of the play, Othello and Desdemona were madly in love. She fell further in love after listening by the door to Othel...
  • William Shakespeare's Othello Tragic Hero
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    Tragedies frequently focus on a tragic hero that has a flaw that ultimately leads to his downfall. That flaw is commonly referred to as a tragic flaw that is inborn to the person and can reflect his background. In Aristotle's Poetics, he discusses the theory of tragedy and what criteria is essential in an ideal tragedy. According to Aristotle, the tragic flaw is the most important part of the hero and the events that occur in the work is a reflection of that flaw. A tragic flaw is essential in ...
  • 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...
  • Iago And Honesty In Othello
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    Iago and Honesty in Othello Alee za Gerstein April 21, 1999 Iago uses the word honest in act three of Othello in three primary ways. The first way he uses it is to mean honourable, about Cassio. He uses this meaning of the word to force Othello to doubt Cassio s honesty, and question his hounorablility. The second way is to mean faithful, both about Desdemona and Cassio. Iago uses it in the context that the two may be truthful, again to make Othello doubt. The third way is Iago s most effective...
  • Inhumanity Of Mankind In Othello
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    Inhumanity of Mankind The inhumanity of mankind is displayed all throughout Othello. In every act and scene it is the main underlying theme from the simplest of degrading comments from Brabantia to the complex schemes thought up by Iago to ruin Othello, have his wife dead, and get money from Roderigo. This in my mind is what the play really revolves around. Othello never rises in this play. From the very beginning they show this man's demise and the people who are doing it to him. Othello's deat...
  • Destruction Of Othello Iago Appears Cassio
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    Othello: Act 5 Analysis Iago's intelligence causes the self destruction of Othello. He appears to be the most intelligent person in the play, Othello, by the way he acts and handles some situations. Iago is set to plan revenge on Othello for not making him lieutenant. He gains the trust of Othello by telling lies to him, and these lies cause the destruction of Othello. Othello should have investigated on some of the outrageous things Iago has told him. Iago is simply just trying to gain Othello...
  • Othello Desdemona Man Iago
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    Othello In the play "The tragedy of Othello," one character that I thought clearly changed during the course of the play was the main character, Othello. Othello was a man of great dignity and honor. He was noble of birth, both a captain and a general, the foremost officer in the state of Venice and the new General of Cyprus. He had the respect of all men and women surrounding him, he identified himself with the "great ones" and with that he was shown the uttermost respect and loyalty. He was an...
  • Characteristics Of Othello Tragic Hero
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    When discussing the characteristics of Othello one finds he has more than one side. Othello is a tragic hero in this drama. Also, he portrays a man with much greatness. Consequently, Othello has many weaknesses. In order to truly understand the character of Othello, one must understand him as a tragic hero with both greatness and weakness. A tragic hero is the main character in a play that takes a downfall or is ruined during the play. Undoubtedly, Othello is ruined during the course of this Sh...
  • Othello Iago Desdemona Play
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    'Othello' 'Othello' was written by one most influential writer in all of English literature, William Shakespeare during his great tragic period. Othello is set against the backdrop of the wars between Venice and Turkey that raged in the latter part of the sixteenth century. The subject of Othello is 'Love and Death', while the theme suggests 'The Incompatibility of Military Heroism & Love'. 'Othello' consisted of three major characters including: Othello, Desdemona, and Iago, each of which play ...
  • Othello Iago Desdemona Wife
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    After reading Shakespeare's play OTHELLO you have to ask yourself is Othello as much a victim as he is a murderer? An assumption may be that because Othello kills his wife after the devious behavior of Iago, then maybe Othello is a victim of Iago's evil. Some may argue that the sin of Iago to plot the down fall of the moor, is worse because it becomes a calculating mind compared to Othello's sin because he has become a pawn in Iago's hands. However, it is noticed that Othello allows himself to b...
  • Othello Scene Iii
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    In the play, Othello, by Shakespeare, villainous character, Iago, schemes to bring Othello s happiness to an end. Iago conspires to have Othello turn against his comrade, Cassio, and try to kill him for his misdeeds against Desdamona. Iago arises Othello s feelings and emotions towards Desdamona by feeding on Othello s great pride in Desdamona s devotion to Othello. By doing this, Othello begins to doubt his point of view on what Desdamona is like and if she would really deceive Othello after al...
  • Shakespeare's Othello Female Sexuality
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    Shakespeare's Othello begins with a marriage between Othello and Desdemona. This marriage was the result of the strong bond of love which they felt together. During their marriage, Othello started to feel a sense of jealousy with Desdemona's behavior. This jealousy was being created by Desdemona's beauty and sexual power. With the presence of Desdemona, Othello felt belittled with her sexuality. Female sexuality is a threat to the patriarchal society, and Othello must control it. Desdemona's se...
  • The Generals Downfall Othellos Lie
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    The Generals Downfall In the drama Othello by William Shakespeare Othello, the protagonist, is a Moorish general in the Venetian army. Othello marries Desdemona, the daughter of Brabrantio, without her fathers consent. Desdemona proves her love for Othello to her father and Brabantia gives his consent. Othello is sent to Cyprus to fight the Turks whose ships are destroyed on the journey to Cyprus. While in Cyprus Iago tricks Othello into believing that Cassio, Othellos lieutenant slept with Desd...
  • Othello Act Iv Iago Cassio Lie
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    Othello Journal Act IV In Act IV of Othello, by WIlliam Shakespeare, Iago continues his torture of Othello. Iago torments Othello until Othello practically faints. He keeps pushing and pushing Othello saying that Cassio has layed with Desdemona. It is noticed by the reader that Othello has gone from his once articulate to an Iago-like crude speech. "Lie with her! lie on her! We say lie on her, when they belie her. Lie with her! that's fulsome. -Handkerchief-confessions-handkerchief! -To confess...
  • Internal Resistance In Othello
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    Laurence Sterne stated a fact when he wrote, "No body, but he who has felt it, can conceive what a plaguing thing it is to have a man's mind torn by two projects of equal strength, both obstinately pulling in a contrary direction at the same time." Often a character's conflict is the major theme of a novel. This character's decisions influence the outcome of the plot of the novel. In Shakespeare's play Othello, the character Othello is torn between the love he has for his wife, Desdemona, and th...
  • Othello Act Iv Summary
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    Scene i: At the front of his headquarters, Othello talks to Iago, and he claims that he overhead Cassio saying Desdemona's name when he was sleeping. Othello believes everything that Iago tells him. Cassio arrives, and Iago sets him up by saying he will talk to him later. His plan is for Cassio talk to him about Bianca while Othello listens and thinks Cassio is talking about Desdemona. This plan works, and Othello hears from Cassio about how "she" loves him. When Bianca arrives, the conversatio...
  • 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...
  • Act Iii Scene Of Othello
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    In this piece of course work I was told to look in depth at scene III of the play? Othello? . I will begin by telling you the outline of the scene, then a closer look in to the scene. Desdemona decides that she wants to advocate for Cassio. She tells Emilia so, and that she believes Cassio is a good person, and has been wronged in this case; she pledges to do everything she can to persuade her husband to take Cassio back. Cassio speaks with her briefly, but leaves just as Othello enters because ...