Essay on Othello, By William Shakespeare

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Othello & I In William Shakespeare’s play “Othello,” there are a cast of characters that all have different kinds of traits and personalities. However, one would say that when it comes to the main characters like Othello and Iago, they are not the most likable. Othello himself is portrayed as the hero of the play but yet he harasses his wife, Desdemona and eventually kills because of paranoid beliefs given by Iago that she has been unfaithful to him. Ironically, I as a person can relate to Othello because I have similar traits as well. The most obvious similarity between us is that we are both black, but that is not will be discussed here. I connect with Othello on the grounds of confidence, paranoia, and multiple talent. Othello has a large amount of confidence in the play. He will gloat about his accomplishments to his spectators and he is admired for it. There is a scene in the play where he talks about how he won over his soon to be wife, Desdemona. He says,
Most potent, grave, and reverend signiors / My very noble and approved good masters/ That I have ta 'en away this old man’s daughter / It is most true. True, I have married her. The very head and front of my offending / Hath this extent, no more. Rude am I in my speech / And little blessed with the soft phrase of peace / For since these arms of mine had seven years ' pith / Till now some nine moons wasted / they have used / Their dearest action in the tented field / And little of this great world can I…

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