Othello

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One of the strongest characteristics of Othello is his blind faith in the human race. This quality is one of the first to come to mind when one assesses a man as complex in nature as Othello. Othello not only puts his trust in his wife but also in Iago. Speaking of iago, he say that he is a man of trust and honesty and “ to his conveyance I assign my wife” (1.3.286). Othello’s absence of any jealousy later makes his later breakdown more striking and poignant. It is Othello’

In act one of Othello, Shakespeare’s character, Iago, shows how deceitful and disloyal people can be. Iago’s disloyalty towards Othello and Cassio is portrayed through the lies he tells to Barbantio, Othello, and Cassio. Othello wants revenge on Othello because he thinks that Othello slept with his wife, Emilia, and because he gave Cassio the promotion Iago thought he deserved. Therefor he also wants to get back at Cassio. In the first scene Iago and Roderigo wake up Barbant

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

In all of Shakespeare’s great novels there are many experiences, tragic or otherwise that one can learn from. Shakespeare’s novel Othello is not an exception this rule. Throughout Othello there are many examples of mistakes made by the characters that a reader can learn from. Learning from the flaws of others is one way that one can learn form Shakespeare’s Othello. In the novel Othello there are many of these flaws throughout the story. There are many ways one can learn f

In his book, Shakespearean Tragedy, A.C. Bradley discusses at length the many great works of William Shakespeare. One such work is that of Othello. The story Othello is one of Shakespeare’s more intricate works. The basic plot is one a man betrayed by those who are supposed to be close to him but turn out to truly be vipers in wait to strike. Bradley suggests that Othello’s tragic flaw s are the very things that make him a renowned fighter, leader, and man. Othello’s character,

Yes, I fully agree that you must be careful of outward appearances. Appearances can be very deceiving, as we saw in the play Othello. Othello did not know that Iago had a hidden agenda, had Othello known that Iago was untruthful, this Shakespearean tragedy would not of happened. "Honest Iago, my Desdemona must I leave to thee". All throughout the play, Othello always refers to Iago as "Honest Iago". We as the audience see that Iago is not so honest after all. Iago has other ideas to ruin Othe

The Theme of Revenge in Othello Revenge is a constant theme throughout the play Othello. It is portrayed through the character Iago. Iago is determined to destroy Othello and his loved ones. This retribution is a result of Othello promoting Cassio to the position of lieutenant. The theme of revenge is the motivation of Iago’s hatred toward Othello. In the beginning of the play, Iago feels betrayed by his good friend, Othello. Through many years of loyalty and service I

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

Reputation plays a very important role in the play Othello. The character of Iago uses his reputation as an honest man to deceive Othello and other characters in the play. To Cassio reputation meant everything. Othello’s reputation played an important role in the play. Iago’s reputation played a very key role in the play. Everyone thought of Iago as an honest man. “ O, that’s an honest fellow “ , “You advise me well ........ goodnight honest Iago “ - “........that’s

Critical Lense American essayist Logan Paersall Smith once said, What I like in a good author is not what he says but what he whispers. I believe this means Logan thinks a good author doesn t always say things directly but uses literary elements like characterization and symbolism to get a message across to the reader. I feel Logan is correct and William Shakespeare s Othello is a great example. In act three scene three symbolism is shown in the form of Desdemona s handkerchief. Oth