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  • Iago Plants In Othello's Mind Thoughts
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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, scene ii Iago, Othello, and a gentleman walk together at the citadel. Othello gives Iago some letters to deliver and de...
  • Iago And Othello
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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...
  • Anger Towards Othello And Desdemona
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    Desdemona The character of Desdemona, in William Shakespeare's, Othello is presented to us as a beautiful, honest, and faithful woman, who never truly reveals herself to her husband. Although Desdemona loves Othello with all of her heart, she has a hard time opening and communicating with Othello. She is not the only one at fault; Othello struggles in the same way. Although I think she never earned the corrupt treatment from Othello, she allows him to walk all over her, which in the end will mak...
  • Othello About 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 Professes His Love For Desdemona
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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...
  • Foil Othello And Desdemona's Marriage
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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 ...
  • Iago Causes Othello
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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 Sha...
  • Desdemona's Professed Love For Othello
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    Without Trust, Love Cannot Prevail Trust can be defined as assured reliance on the character, ability, strength, or truth of someone or something (Webster's 1246). In life many people are faced with the decision on who or who not to trust, especially in the realm of love. Trust is one of the main factors needed to determine a healthy, loving relationship. In William Shakespeare's Othello, the main character Othello is unable to trust his new bride Desdemona. In act one, scene three, Desdemona pr...
  • Heinous As Iago's Sin Against Othello
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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...
  • Desdemona Leaves With Othello
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    Othello Othello is a distinct and extremely debated tragic play of Shakespeare's. Beginning even with his selection of characters, his decision to make a black man a tragic hero, at this time this was bold and original, by accent tradition blackness was associated with sin and death. Any play that preceded Othello at this time, the black character's were generally villainous. The main characters of this tragic story are a Moor of Venice (Othello), his Venetian wife (Desdemona. Shakespeare also i...
  • Othello For Supper
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    nothing ( .. 75). Happy with Othello's answer, Desdemona leaves the garden and Iago, alone once again with Othello, continues his evil machinations. He asks if Cassio knew about Othello's love for Desdemona from the beginning of their courtship. Othello says yes and adds that Cassio even served as a matchmaker for the two and 'went between [them] very oft'. Iago shows deep concern and subtly hints that Cassio's ulterior motive had been all along to engage in an affair with Desdemona. Iago plays ...
  • Othello's Tragic Flaw Of Jealousy
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    Othello: Othello A Tragic Hero If one reads Shakespeare's Othello, they can come to the conclusion that it might be one of the his most tragic plays ever written by Shakespeare. Romeo and Juliet, is probably the most famous of his tragic plays, but Othello, has characteristics that, I think make it even more tragic then his other plays, and therefore for that reason, you can say that Othello is the most tragic hero. Othello is a noble man, one who has grace with the ladies but also possesses all...
  • Female Sexuality In Shakespeare's Othello
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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 sex...
  • Othello And Iago
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    The principal method that Iago uses to convince Othello of Desdemonas infidelity is by using one of Othellos most treasured possessions and telling Othello that his wife, Desdemona has given it away to her lover, Cassio. This treasured possession of Othellos is a handkerchief, which "Did an Egyptian to my mother give". The handkerchief is important to Othello because it is a link back to his mother who also told Othello to give it to his wife. "She dying gave it me, And bid me when my fate would...
  • End As Othello Orders Cassio
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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 Leaves And Desdemona
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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 conversation...
  • Othello And Desdemona's Marriage
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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 Misplaced Trust In Iago
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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...
  • Plays On Othello's Insecurities About Desdemona
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    In this piece of course work I was told to look in depth at scene 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 he doe...
  • Shakespeare's Othello The Role Of Desdemona In
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    The Role Of Desdemona In Shakespeare's Othello The Role Of Desdemona In Shakespeare's Othello The Role of Desdemona in Shakespeare's Othello The character of Desdemona represents a woman of the 17th century who surpassed the norms of sexual morality set for Venetian women of that time. When Desdemona left the house of her father, Brabantio, to wed the Moor, Othello, it was the first step in redefining her role as a woman. Desdemona, instead of asking her father's permission, decided on her own t...

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