Othello

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One of the most intriguing characters in the tragic play "Othello," by William Shakespeare, is Othello's "friend" Iago. At first glance, Iago seems to have no motive for the destruction he is causing. However, despite Iago's unquestionable malignancy, the motivation behind his actions lie more in Iago's quest for personal gain, as opposed to just being evil for evil's sake. In order to achieve his personal gain Iago manipulates Rodrigo, Cassio and, most importantly, Othello. Iago

Jealousy in Othello In Shakespeare's Othello, Iago plots Othello's destruction when he is passed over for a promotion. Iago tells Othello that Desdemona has been unfaithful to him and provides circumstantial evidence for this. Othello becomes full of anger and jealousy and kills Desdemona. Othello later finds that Desdemona was not unfaithful and commits suicide. Jealousy appears many times in several characters of Othello. Jealousy leads to the ultimate downfall of several characters

The Hamartias of Othello In William Shakespeare s tragedy Othello, the hero, Othello, is plagued by his many hamartias. Termed by Aristotle around 330 B.C., hamartia is a tragic hero s error or transgression or his flaw or weakness of character. (p.1296) Othello s hamartias include jealousy, a blind, unrealistic love for Desdemona, trusting others too easily, and his unrealized ability to deceive himself. These flaws, along with the help of Iago, cause Othello to loose everything he has i

A villain is a character who uses his good name, rank, or the trust that people have for him to get what he wants at any cost. He usually manipulates everyone, and death usually come to the villain. He is well liked by every character, which allows him to pull off his tricks so well and easily. He uses his friendship with Othello to get what he wants, which is the rank of lieutenant. Iago somehow finds his way into nearly every character s life and some of those characters end up dead

In Othello, many events are more significant than others because of mental or psychological reasons. Shakespeare uses images to give contrasted thoughts to different parts of the play. Shakespeare also gives the excitement to internal events by giving the character or characters feelings, such as being angry, sad, happy, and scared. Another thing is how a character changes his feelings in a brief moment. In the play Othello, examples of these are, how Othello changes his trust from pe

The Hamartias of Othello In William Shakespeare’s tragedy Othello, the hero, Othello, is plagued by his many hamartias. Termed by Aristotle around 330 B.C., hamartia is a tragic hero’s “error or transgression or his flaw or weakness of character.” (p.1296) Othello’s hamartias include jealousy, a blind, unrealistic love for Desdemona, trusting others too easily, and his unrealized ability to deceive himself. These flaws, along with the help of Iago, cause Othello to loose ev

Othello is a play about jealousy s causes and effects. Each character in the play had different reasons to be jealous and each of them chose to deal with it a certain way. All three characters Iago, Othello, and Roderigo had such cases and in the end dealt with different conflicts and outcomes. It s important to understand that their actions in dealing with their jealousies were a reflection of their characters, and persona. In the first scene, Iago was seen in the middle of a conversation w

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

Jane Bonnet Green/Cooper English 101 April 23rd 2001 No harm is scene in an affair by the ones who attend to it, but those who are naive will soon be hurt. It is a common question that we ask our selves in a society of present times and of the past. In reading Othello, a play written over four hundred years ago, we watch several affairs take place; many of the affairs were not sexual. It is the mere thought of being married to someone, and loving someone else, whom you are not m

*INTRO*The character Oedipus in the play Oedipus the King by Sophocles, and the character Othello in the play Othello the Moor of Venice by Shakespeare are both tragic characters. Oedipus ends up killing his father, and marrying and having children with his mother, whereas Othello ends up mistrusting and killing his wife. These two individuals have similarities and differences in several aspects such as the roundness of their characters, the retribution that they incur upon themselves a