The Character Of Othello As A Tragic Hero

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As depicted by the countless sold copies of this sort, tragedies appeal to the pathos of human pity. Having been distinguished from their beginning in ancient Greece, when authors such as Sophocles and Homer wrote rhetorics that are still being taught today. In fact, famous, talented Elizabethan playwright, William Shakespeare is best known for his tragedies including the acclaimed Romeo and Juliet. Therefore, it is no surprise that he exquisitely produced the play “Othello”, illustrating the main character, Othello, as a tragic hero. A tragic hero is a literary character who makes a judgment error that leads to his/her own destruction. What makes the envied moor military general, Othello, a tragic hero is his self-centered nature, observing …show more content…
The reason for Othello’s gullibility is his lack of self-esteem due to the fact that he is distinct to the Venetians and maybe not as appealing as them. This low-self esteem as causes him to feel threatened even more as he has a beautiful wife, who a lot of men dream of being with. Later, it is shown as at the minor cause for doubt, he immediately mistrusts Desdemona. In fact, Iago is able to convince Othello that “She (Desdemona) did deceive her father; marrying you…” and that she could easily deceive someone him. Regardless of the fact that “she had eyes and chose me(Othello)”, he was not able to convince himself that Desdemona is faithful, quickly becoming irrationally jealous, believing every single lie Iago was feeding …show more content…
In fact, being possessed by jealousy drove Othello to such a madness that he kills his own wife. Again, Othello feels undeserving of his wife, portrayed when he states, “I crave fit disposition for my wife. Due reference of place and exhibition/ With such accommodation and besort / As levels with her breeding”, makes him believe that she was in fact cheating on him with Cassio, his former military cadet. Moreover after he observes Cassio with Desdemona’s handkerchief he immediately asks Iago, “How shall I murder him, Iago?”, not hesitating to actually hear any of their, Desdemona’s or Cassio’s side to the story. Iago himself knew that his plan based on jealousy would work, based on his own experience with maddening jealousy. The green eyed monster held Othello in such a strong embrace that he killed Desdemona, later realising his fault and committing

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