Insecurity In Othello

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Othello, one of Shakespeare’s ultimate tragic heroes, was unquestionably vain towards everything in his misfortunate life and felt that justice should be a huge standard in his life. What happened to Othello was catastrophic and he was hypnotized by Iago’s terrible lies. Iago’s plan was brilliant and worked to perfection on the poor Moor. The Moor was hypnotized for the reason that he was so self-conscious and vain of all the things that had meaning in his life like, his marriage and job. And because he fell for these lies he had to turn to justice for his decisions. Falling for these lies, resulted in Othello being even vainer towards his marriage and since he was so vain it made him extremely gullible. Othello being so gullible and vain, …show more content…
Desdemona is rich and noble―she has gone out of her social sphere to marry Othello, and he is aware of this.”(Crawford) This feeling has stuck with Othello all throughout Cyprus ever since he arrived. It may not seem like he feels this way but he does. This insecurity impacts Othello greatly, so when Iago mentions the whole affair between Cassio and Desdemona, Othello at first denies it, but deep down he totally knows that it’s possible and likely. This insecurity can also come from outside sources such as Brabantio (Desdemona’s father). “She has deceived her father, and may thee.”(Shakespeare 49) Brabantio telling Othello this hasn’t left Othello’s head and contributes to his infidelity towards his marriage. If Othello wasn’t so insecure towards his marriage, there was a chance that Othello could deny the accusation and believe that his loving innocent wife would do no such thing. Othello always thought of himself as the minority and looked at Desdemona as the leader/ majority which made the affair lies more believable than it should've been. When Othello accepted the affair lies and trusted his insecurity and the “honest” Iago rather than having faith in his marriage he had to turn to justice for his

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