Timeless Themes And Tragedy In William Shakespeare's Othello

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Othello by William Shakespeare, the story of a fearless Moorish general in the service of Venice who falls victim to the devious orders of Iago. Iago had hoped for promotion, but Othello passed over him in favor of Cassio. Through the play Iago works revenge on them both. He exploits Roderigo as a source of money and uses both Roderigo and Cassio’s innocence to bring down Othello. When finally confronted and charged, Iago refuses to speak or to apologize or explain his actions, and he goes to jail surrounded by secrecy. Othello is more than just a tragedy, it is play that has timeless themes, experiences, and behaviors that can still relate to todays world.
We can see through out the play the theme of love and hate. Love and hate are both
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The changes that can occur can either be negative or positive. For Desdemona, it was not positive; instead she was startled with Othello’s assumption that she was having an affaire with Michael Cassio the lieutenant of Othello and governor of Cyprus after Othello’s death. Emilia, Iago’s wife tells Desdemona "[who] would not make her husband a cuckold to make him a monarch?” What Emilia is trying to say is that she would cheat on her husband if they had something to gain from it. Desdemona can 't understand this reasoning; she 's forever devoted to her husband. This exchange emphasizes the different morals between the two women. Throughout the play, Desdemona is presented as virtuous and innocent. The scene adds to the image of Desdemona being innocent and makes her death even more tragic. She determinedly believed that Othello would see that she is true to him, but when she notices he is about to kill her, she can only feel despair and grief. She dies proclaiming her love for Othello. Desdemona last words were “Oh, falsely, falsely murdered!” she proclaims she has been wrongly accused and murdered, in which she dies “A guiltless death I die.” She ends her last lines with “Nobody. I myself. Farewell. Commend me to my kind lord. Oh, farewell!” Othello right after "kissed thee ere I killed thee, no way but this, Killing myself, to die upon a kiss." His love, and eventual jealousy, killed Desdemona. If he had never fallen in love or kissed her, she never would have died. Othello lastly kisses her again and kills himself, as his personal

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