• Othello Seminar Theme Of Love
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    The Theme of Love In William Shakespeare's Othello the Theme of Love is very important. The main themes conveyed are: Love can be used against you/ love can be manipulated, and love is blinding (unconditional love). The theme of love can be used against you is best shown in Othello and Desdemona, Cassio and Bianca, Roderigo and Desdemona, and Iago, Roderigo, and Brabantio. The theme of love is blinding is best shown in Desdemona and Othello, Emilia and Iago, and Brabantio and Desdemona. Love ca...
  • Othello Iago The Outsider
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    In any story with a recurring dark theme there always must be an outsider from humanity who somehow stands out from the seemingly equal community. In the case of Shakespeare's Othello the outsider from humanity would be Iago for he truly stands out from the rest of society. Although Othello may be physically put out of the community, it seems that on an emotional and egotistical level Iago puts himself out of society further then Othello's blackness does. He is not merely manipulative, as other ...
  • Iago A Character Study
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    How Evil is Seen in Shakespeare s Othello - A Character Study of Iago - By Amber Santos In Othello, one can see the battle between the deceitful forces of evil and the innocence of good mixing like watercolors that are too wet. The characters themselves can be viewed as a mix of both good and evil, with the exception of two; Desdemona who is spotless and Iago, who has no good in him. They are our two extremes, and the walls between which the rest of the characters, all a mix of good and evil, wi...
  • Othello Act I Scene
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    ... s that can help to develop and inform the text's major themes. Sight and Blindness When Desdemona asks to be allowed to accompany Othello to Cyprus, she says that she "saw Othello's visage in his mind, / And to his honours and his valiant parts / Did I my soul and fortunes consecrate" (I. iii. 250-252). Othello's blackness, his visible difference from everyone around him, is of little importance to Desdemona: she has the power to see him for what he is in a way that even Othello himself cann...
  • Othello Iago Appearence Vs Reality
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    Iago is one of Shakespeare's most complex villains. Initially you get the impression that the character of Iago is one of pure evil. Right from the start of Act 1, it becomes obvious that he is capable of most anything. You see right away that he is able to give the appearance of one thing, but in reality be something quite different. He has been acting like he is interested in helping Roderigo by bringing gifts and messages to Desdemona for him. Iago is in reality using Roderigo who is very gul...
  • Othello Iago Cassio Desdemona
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    People are not always the way you see them to be. Within the play Othello by William Shakespeare, a character named Iago displays a very good example of this. Iago who is Othello's ensign is considerate to people although at the same time manipulates their minds into thinking different things other than what had really occurred. Therefore, the victims of Iago's mischievous acts had been lured in to gullibility at every corner. In Act I, Iago had used his 'magic' on Roderigo who was very upset up...
  • Iago The Villain Othello Desdemona Cassio
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    Iago the villain William Shakespeare, in his play, "Othello the Moor of Venice", brings to life one of his most complex villains, Iago. Iago plays the ancient of Othello, who is the general of the Venetian forces. As an ancient, Iago is to be a loyal servant to Othello. However, Iago has grown bitter and contempt and uses his supposed loyalty as a wedge to cause Othello's demise. It has been said of Iago that he is the devil incarnate or that he personifies the devil (pg. 244) this accusation co...
  • Hero Of Othello Iago Desdemona Cassio
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    Iago as the Hero of Othello Roderigo, a soldier in Othello's army, is in love with Desdemona and is deceived by Iago into thinking that Desdemona holds some affection for him. Iago, who is Othello's ancient or his counselor, desires to hold Othello's position and so tries to devise a plan to become general. As proved by the outcome of the play, Othello was too naive and kindhearted to properly lead an army. Iago felt that he should have been promoted to be Othello's lieutenant but Cassio was pro...
  • 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 Play Desdemona Barbantio
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    The Significance of Othello's Ethnicity. In William E. Cain's essay, "The Triumph of Will," he clearly states, as is represented by James that Othello's race is not an issue in the play. I strongly agree with James and believe that if Othello's skin was white it would not affect the outcome of the play at all. Desdemona's marriage to any other man, black or white, would have been just as upsetting to Barbantio and Roderigo, and in this paper I will further discuss my reasoning. As I have mentio...
  • Iago's Plague Iii Line
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    Evil is like a cancerous plague, that does harm upon those who come across it. In the tragic play 'Othello'; by William Shakespeare, Iago is a character that is malignant. His evil is exposed through his choice of words, his ability to manipulate people, and his opportunistic ways. First of all, Iago's evil is shown through his choice of words which demonstrate his vulgarity and his sinister intentions. Iago's language is extremely base and forward; he does show any remorse or sympathy in any si...
  • 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 Scenes In The Play
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    The character of Iago is of extreme and pivotal importance to the play as a whole. His character is brilliantly defined, giving him a quality that other characters in the story do not possess. Iago's ability to project a conflicting quality or emotion to the other characters enables him to exploit them. It is this quality that Shakespeare bestows on his villain which enables him to dictate the plot so brilliantly. It is due to the interdependence of the play's characters that Othello allows indi...
  • Iago Othello Cassio Desdemona
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    The most interesting person in this play "Othello" is certainly Iago. A cruel vindictive villain filled with hatred and jealousy over people surrounding him. Iago is a character different from all the others in the play. He seems to be everyone's friend and is seen to everyone has on honest guy. Iago even says he is honest although he is not at all. "I am an honest man... ." (2, 3, 258). Iago is a character that is utterly cynical and is not ruled by his intellect but is driven by jealousy. Iag...
  • Characters One Iago Cassio Othello
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    In a infamous court hearing, a lawyer once asked "If you pay to go and watch unclothed people as art why should one deem it wrong to do the same with 'pornography', Isn't that a form of art?" The lawyer silenced everyone with this question and went on to win the case for a photographer who earned himself a reputation of making normal pornography look like something out of an amateurs box. Artistry has come a long way. From Leonardo to Shakespeare there is certainly one thing that they all posses...
  • Iago's Trechary Othello Cassio Roderigo
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    Iago, one of the main characters in William Shakespeare? s Othello, is always viewed by others as? honest Iago, a supposedly honorable, reliable individual. However, in his goal to get revenge on those who he believes have wrongfully taken his position, or the woman he desires, he does not hesitate to abuse this trust to his advantage. In the play, Iago manipulates three minor characters in differing ways for his own purposes, but each one reacts differently to his trickery, and thus each have a...