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In Shakespeare’s play Othello, Othello himself is the tragic hero. He is an individual of high stature who is destroyed by his surroundings, his own actions, and his fate. His destruction is essentially precipitated by his own actions, as well as by the actions of the characters surrounding him. The tragedy of Othello is not a fault of a single person, but is rather the consequence of a wide range of feelings, judgments, misjudgments, and attempts for personal justification reveal

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. Imm

Honesty is one of the most important factors in Othello. And although there is very little honesty actually present in the play the term is most commonly applied to Iago, who also happens to be the most dishonest character in Othello. Due partly to the other characters naivet , Iago is capable of manipulating, brainwashing, and molding the other characters to satisfy his need for revenge against Othello. Iago would most commonly be referred to as dishonest, however beyond that he is also

Innate Weaknesses Human nature is a topic often examined and is discussed in Shakespeare's Othello. Specific human traits that are negative are present in all humans, yet some control them better than others. These negative traits are considered innate weaknesses in human composition. Weaknesses in human nature, such as self-interest, jealousy, and lust, are all demonstrated in Othello. Iago is considered the main villain of the play, and in knowing of these certain human weaknesse

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 a

Injustice in the Tragedy of Othello In the Tragedy of Othello, by William Shakespeare, an injustice is done to the main character, Othello the Moor. He is manipulated by the archetypal villain Iago to satiate Iago s need for control and his desire to revenge himself upon Othello. Othello the General has promoted another, Cassio, to hold the position that Iago feels he deserves. For the injustice that Iago feels has been committed against him, he brings about the destruction of Othello and his

Andrew Cecil Bradley discusses Shakespearean tragedy as being exemplified by a tragic hero with a tragic flaw, which ultimately leads to the demise of this hero. He states that “no play at the end of which the hero remains alive is, in the full Shakespearean sense, a tragedy”. In essence, Bradley implies that “tragedy would not be tragedy if it were not a painful mystery.” In his opinion, Bradley believes that tragedy occurs when it involves the “waste of g

Iago’s Justice In William Shakespeare’s play Othello, there lurks an evil that far is surpasses the darkness of the devil, it lies in the antagonist Iago. Othello who passes Iago up for a promotion simply because Iago is not a arithmetician, swears to take his revenge and destroy the moor and every thing Othello holds dear. Through this Iago plays judge, jury, and executioner, but is Iago’s justice justified or does his justice go far beyond the point of justice that he crosses t

Iago is a fascinating character in the play Othello. He seems to be the main character as everything seems to evolve around him, he makes mischievous plans towards Othello because he hates him. “I hate the moor,” He is also being paid by Roderigo, (a dim but wealthy character) to make Desdemona (Othello’s wife) fall in love with him so he can marry her. In this essay I will go through some thoughts of Iago and what he is like and why. Iago is intelligent so he knows th

Thematic Premise-Greed, usually in the form of an obsession for money and power, often leads to a loss of personal values, sense of self, and even life. (Working) Theme Statement for Lit#1-If there is an obsession or a great amount of greed for money, power or love, then as a result there is a risk of losing personal values, a sense of self, and possibly life. When the fantasies and desires of a person turn into an obsession or an excess of greed of whatever it is he wants, usually it will