Analysis Of Shakespeare 's ' Othello ' Essay

2025 Words Apr 15th, 2016 9 Pages
ACT 1
1. At this point in the play Roderigo only seems to have one, maybe two, dimensions to him. The biggest dimension that he displays in Act One is that he is an idiot. When he is talking to Brabantio, Desdemona’s dad, he tells him to check to see if Desdemona is her her room. Why would he want her to get in trouble if he loves her? Answer: He is being manipulated by Iago. Roderigo is a mere nitwit that will do anything for love. That is a positive he has going for him. He loves Desdemona so much that he is harmless and seems like he could not hurt a fly. Even Brabantio knows him and is annoyed with him because he knows that nothing good can come from him because he is so innocent, “The worser welcome” (I.i.106). Another possible dimension I could possibly see from Roderigo thus far in the book is that Roderigo is just acting dumb and actually playing Iago when Iago thinks he is manipulating Roderigo. I have reason to believe this because we see it a lot in modern day movies and books that have a similar storyline. My hopes are that Roderigo is not just this spineless doop that everybody thinks he is but that he actually has a master plan.

2. Desdemona and Othello’s love is not true love. Most relationships go through phases: meeting, chase, honeymoon, and so on and so forth. Desdemona and Othello jumped right into the honeymoon stage, which means their relationship has no foundation. They fawn over each other, or more so Desdemona fawns over Othello. The reason they…

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