• Brabantio Roderigo Iago Sir
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    RODERIGO. Thou told " st me thou didst hold him in thy hate. IAGO. Despise me, if I do not. Three great ones of the city, In personal suit to make me his lieutenant, Off-camp'd to him; and, by the faith of man, I know my price, I am worth no worse a place. But he, as loving his own pride and purposes, Evades them, with a bum bast circumstance Horribly stuff'd with epithets of war, And, in conclusion, Non suits my mediators; for, 'Certes,' says he,' I have already chose my officer.' And what was...
  • 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...
  • Othello Manipulation To Gain Power
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    Othello: Manipulation To Gain Power Manipulation is a very powerful word. People use this tactic everyday to get what they want in life. By deceiving people or tricking them into seeing a certain point of view, people gain power. To skillfully use the power of manipulation a person must use another person's weaknesses. By using a person's emotions against them, they can be manipulated with ease. In Shakespeare's Othello, the character of Iago uses these tactics almost to perfection to achieve h...
  • Othello Good Vs Evil
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    Othello - A Racist Play? - Although there are lots of things to suggest this is a racist play I don't think that racism actually dominates the play, even though it has a racist theme. There is a romantic union between black and white which gets destroyed because most people think the relationship is wrong. At the time the play was written, 1604, even the Queen of England was racist so there must have been a strong hatred of blacks around that time. Most racist comments in the play are said by pe...
  • Othello Desdemona Kark Black
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    William Shakespeare's Othello is a play 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-res...
  • 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...
  • Othello Iago Lines Line
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    Iago cannot bear Othello's being a superior figure. Iago comments on Othello's going to war as 'Another of his fathom they have none/ To lead their business.' (lines 153-154) Iago insults Othello's skin color profusely behind his back. As the first part of his plan, Iago seeks to arouse Brabantio to the fact that the Moor has 'robbed' (line 88) him of his daughter. Iago refers to Othello as an 'old black ram/ t upping your white ewe.' This tasteless reference pictures Othello's ugly black skin w...
  • 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...
  • Iago's Plan Othello Desdemona Cassio
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    The play begins with Rodrigo reprimanding Iago for not doing his job. Rodrigo is paying Iago to pursue Desdemona for him, and he has just learned that she has eloped with Othello. Iago reassures Rodrigo that the plan will eventually work because he himself is motivated to bring Othello down; Othello promoted Michael Cassio to lieutenant rather than Iago, and Iago believes that he was more deserving of the promotion. Iago starts his plan by telling Rodrigo to try and foil Othello and Desdemona's ...
  • Othello Iago Brabantio Pure
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    Different people have different opinions of the motives of Iago, in the play "Othello," by one William Shakespeare. Colerige famously said that Iago acted with a "motiveless malignity," or a pure hate of Othello and everything that he did. Others have disagreed with the author of perhaps the most famous critical analysis of Othello. They have suggested that he acted out of pure sexual jealousy, out of a envy of Othello's rank and class, or out of pure racism. Perhaps the most arguable case agai...
  • Othello Scene Summary
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    ... their sheaths,' and 'the dew will rust them' is a bit of gentle sarcasm. Othello is reminding the men he's facing that their swords will be quite useless. He and his men are soldiers. Brabantio's men are policemen and civilians. It is quite impossible for Brabantio and his men to win any fight against Othello and his men. [Scene Summary] At the Senate, replying to Brabantio's accusations, Othello first pays his respects to all present, addressing them as 'Most potent, grave, and reverend si...
  • First Act Othello Iago Desdemona
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    The first act of Shakespeare's Othello presents the audience with characters who are primarily concerned with their own well-being, reputations and advancements. Iago particularly stands out as untrue. He slanders Othello, and reveals plans to pain others. Desdemona rebels against her father when she elopes with Othello, displaying a nature of disrespect. Through these actions it is determined that Shakespeare's Othello Act I places little emphasis on loyalty. Iago speaks illy of Othello. Immed...
  • Is Othello A Racist Play
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    Is Othello a racist play? Although there are lots of things to suggest this is a racist play I don't think that racism actually dominates the play, even though it has a racist theme. There is a romantic union between black and white which gets destroyed because most people think the relationship is wrong. At the time the play was written, 1604, even the Queen of England was racist so there must have been a strong hatred of blacks around that time. Most racist comments in the play are said by peo...
  • Othello Vs Iago Cassio Desdemona Roderigo
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    In this thesis I will explain the reasonings behind Iago. Iago is obviously the 'bad apple' in this book and I will explain several reasons for this behavior. Iago is the whole reason there is any conflict in Othello. If he never had entered the play Othello would have married Desdemona and they would have lived happily ever after. Right from the beginning of the play to the very end he causes conflicts. He is directly or indirectly responsible for the deaths of: Othello Desdemona, Emilia, Cassi...
  • Othello Change Of Character
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    Othello's character in the duration of 'The Tragedy of Othello', by the world's greatest writer, William Shakespeare, is first shown as a hero of war and a man of great pride and courage. The other main characters in the play all form their own opinions of him and, as the play continues, his character begins to deteriorate and become less noble. Othello's character changes from a flawless military leader, to become a barbaric murderer. Throughout the first act of the play, Othello is shown as m...
  • Othello Characters Governor Of Cyprus
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    Othello: This is main character in the play. He is a Moorish General and head of the army of Venice. He is a warrior, honest, and loves his new wife, Desdemona very much. His one flaw is that he trusts his ensign, Iago too much and allows Iago to corrupt him. Iago cons him into believing his wife is cheating on him, and he kills her for it. When he realises she was not cheating, he commits suicide in anguish. Iago: He is Othello's ensign, and the main villian in the play. He hoped to be promote...
  • Father Of The Bride Brabantio
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    Father of the Bride While little girls are eagerly anticipating the day they will meet the man of their dreams, they are also imagining up their dream wedding. Fathers, on the other hand, are secretly dreading the day to come. They do their best to see that the "right" man will marry their daughter. But at the same time, they want to try to keep them from meeting him so soon. In William Shakespeare's Othello, Brabantio is protective, racially prejudiced, and a heartbroken man. He represents the...
  • Iago Is The Whole Reason
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    Iago is the whole reason there is any conflict in Othello. If he never had entered the play Othello would have married Desdimonia and they would have lived happily ever after. Right from the beginning of the play to the very end he causes conflicts. He is directly or indirectly responsible for the deaths of: Othello Desdimona, Emilia, Cassio, and Roderigo. Which happen to be all of the main characters. I believe Shakespeare didn't just want Iago's character to be evil. I think he wanted him mor...
  • 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...