Othello, By William Shakespeare Essay

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While trusting the words of others can be an extremely important aspect needed in every good relationship, it is important to know the true intentions of a person before trusting them with blind faith. William Shakespeare uses his play Othello to exposes the reality of blindly trusting the words of another. Throughout the poem Othello it is apparent that the character Othello is quite naïve to the true intention of those around him causing him to obliviously take their words as truth at his own expense. One question that is in the back of the mind of most who read or have read the play Othello is why doesn’t Othello search for actual proof or truly confront Desdemona about the things Iago has told him. The reason that Othello doesn’t search for proof or question the accusations made about Desdemona is because he trusts Iago’s word, and thinks that he has found enough evidence to support his suspicions of Desdemona’s infidelity. One of the reasons that Othello believes the accusations of Desdemona’s cheating is because Iago is viewed with high regard by Othello who often referrers to him as “Honest Iago,” Othello even describes Iago to The Duke as, “A man he is of honesty and trust.” (I.iii.208) The fact that Othello is so trusting is not something that goes unnoticed by Iago who says that Othello is, “Of a free and open nature/That thinks men honest that but seem to be so/And will as tenderly be led by th ' nose.” (I.iii.335) Although Othello thought that the trust he had…

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