Othello As A Tragedy Analysis

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The play “Othello” is a revenge tragedy riddled with plots within another plot. “Othello” is a great example of a revenge tragedy because no one knows that they are victims, and no one suspected Iago to be behind the whole thing. Nobody expected or knew besides Roderigo that Iago wanted Cassio’s job and Othello punished for sleeping with his wife. There are many more victims in the play then there are heroes or villains. The definition of a victim is a person who is deceived or cheated, as by his or her own emotions or ignorance by the dishonesty of others. Both Roderigo and Cassio fit the description of a victim perfectly; they were both deceived by their emotions, trust. The only person who is not a victim is Iago; he is the last person anyone would expect to be a villain in the play “Othello’. Every time something went wrong Iago was behind it. Iago created a domino effect because when he hurt one person it affected everybody else involved. Every time Roderigo was involved Cassio got hurt, but Roderigo is a victim, just as much as Cassio. The characters of …show more content…
While the degradation of Roderigo happened which lead to his death, Cassio grew to become a better person. Iago victimized each character of the play, and lied and cheated his way to becoming lieutenant. The play showed how people can be easily manipulated by trusting the wrong guy, and even if you were helping the bad guy you still will end up with a knife to the back. Shakespeare’s Theme for manipulation in “Othello” is very strong in this play. Roderigo and Cassio both were perfect examples on how manipulation can go very wrong in an instant. Both men were gullible, and impressionable which made them perfect targets for Iago. Shakespeare showed the different ways victims came to be and how each victim will either rise like Cassio or fall like

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