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  • Manipulation And Dishonesty In Shakespeare's Othello

    called Desdemona. His soldier Iago is interested in him and so jealous about his life, so he attempts to cripple it. He will accomplish his goal by manipulating Othello, deceiving him and counterfeiting him. Firstly, Iago is jealous about the relationship between Othello and Desdemona and attempts to manipulates Othello. “Dangerous conceits are in their natures of poisons.” Iago (3.3.374). This quote shows that Iago is envious about Othello, so he poisons him by making him think that Desdemona…

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  • Death In Othello's Death

    of calamity. In the end, five people are dead, more are wounded, and the villain is alive but is sentenced for life. Set in Venice in the late sixteenth century, Othello tells the story of a Moorish general by the same name. Othello elopes with Desdemona, a senator’s daughter, much to the displeasure of Roderigo, who is in love with her. Iago, one of Othello’s ensigns, resents Othello for promoting a man named Cassio over himself. In retaliation, Iago begins plotting Othello’s downfall by first…

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  • Adultery In Othello

    ends up smothering her to death even though she has only ever been completely faithful, trustworthy and loving to him. Iago showed Othello at the beginning of the story that he was an honest and trustworthy man, had Othello come to the realization Desdemona was a strumpet on his own, and disguised a plan to prove Desdemona’s adultery. The play Othello, is like a puppet show and Iago is the puppeteer; controlling the outcome and fate of each of the characters. Iago was upset with Cassio because…

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  • How Does Iago Manipulate Roderigo In Othello

    Desdemona's father, Brabantio, that his daughter has left to marry Othello. This is a marriage Brabantio opposes because Othello is black, and Desdemona did not get her father's permission. Brabantio confronts Othello, and they take their argument to the Duke, who has summoned Othello to ask him to sail to Cyprus to stop a Turkish invasion. The Duke gives Desdemona permission to travel with Othello, and basically tell Brabantio that Othello is a good man. By the time they reach Cyprus the…

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  • Othello's Strengths And Weaknesses

    named Desdemona. One of the soldiers under Othello named Iago develops a hatred for Othello after being passed over for a promotion. Instead of promoting Iago, Othello promotes Cassio to lieutenant. In order to get even for what he sees as a betrayal by Othello (after all his good works in his service under Othello's command) Iago devises a plan to get even with both Cassio and Othello. First Iago goes to Desdemona's father's house and accuses Othello of having stolen his daughter, Desdemona,…

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  • Theme Of Jealousy In Othello's Fatal Flaw

    the play, we see Othello and Desdemona as two, lovestruck adults. Desdemona was an innocent, faithful woman who left her father for Othello, an African general that Brabantio respected until Desdemona revealed that she loved Othello. Desdemona left her father behind to begin a new life with Othello, and see what the future holds for them. However, Iago’s lies about Desdemona’s affair run deep into Othello’s blood, and end up destroying his relationship with Desdemona. Ultimately, this ends…

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  • Personal Circumstance In Shakespeare's Othello

    false allegations get into his head and now he is trying to deny it by threatening his friend. Iago then swore to Othello saying that he wouldn’t dare lie to him. He continued to make claims that Desdemona was cheating on Othello. Othello also witnesses what he thinks is Iago and Cassio talking about Desdemona. To top it all off, he notices that Cassio had given Desdemona’s handkerchief to the island prostitute Bianca. Given the infuriating circumstance, Othello decided that action needed to…

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  • Blindness And Occeptness In Shakespeare's Othello

    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…

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  • Role Of The Tragic Hero In Shakespeare's Othello

    Desdemona gave in and marries him secretly. By doing so, Desdemona not only defies her father’s expectations of marrying a wealthy white man, but she also challenge the codes of society that largely disapproves of interracial marriages. Not being able to separate the two, Desdemona’s…

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  • Ambition In Othello

    of a story as it follows the emotional roller-coaster of an army general in the midst of love. The role-character, Othello, is an articulate, passionate and intelligent African-American who finds himself blinded by the love he has for his wife, Desdemona. Although Othello seemed to many as the epitome of strength and confidence, every superman has their kryptonite. Othello was punctual, knew just the right words to say at the precise moment, he was a romantic warrior, and intellectually sound.…

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