Play, Othello, By William Shakespeare Essay

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Motivation is a strong pushing force that will make an individual commit acts that you will usually not commit. In the play, Othello, written by William Shakespeare captures an individual’s motivation to end the life of a loved one and regretting the act he has committed. Motivation plays an unquestionable part in the Moor’s life, it has caused him to work harder and become a general for the city-state of Venice. It also caused him to commit an act that will tear his life literally apart. Throughout the play, Othello, William Shakespeare suggests that if an individual does not have any motivation then they must be motivated by an external force. If the individual has the motivation to end the life of a loved one then they will act upon that reasoning even if it results in losing them forever.
Initially, Othello is a man that is not easily jealous, which is clearly stated by Desdemona, when she told Emilia ”I think the sun where he was born Drew all such humors from him.”(III, iv, 31-32) Since Othello has not been contaminated by Iago’s speeches, he is not jealous and does not have any motivation to kill his wife, Desdemona. His love and trust for Desdemona is shown when he says “Send for the lady to the Sagittary and let her speak of me before her father. If you do find me foul in her report, The trust, the office I do hold of you, not only take away but let your sentence even fall upon my life.”(I, iii, 135) Othello’s love for Desdemona is so strong that he believes that…

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