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  • Ambiguity Of Iago's Soliloquy In Othello

    This reiterates a pre-existing theme where Iago describes Othello 's relationship with Desdemona using a religious context. In this soliloquy alone, Iago also claims that Desdemona "shall play the god" (2.3.335). This blasphemous claim is a reversal of Iago 's prior accusations where he paints Othello as a devil who bewitched Desdemona. These statements highlight Iago 's misogynistic and racist attitudes, showing that he associates both interracial relationships…

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  • Iago Manipulation Of Cassio In Shakespeare's Othello

    After their arrival in Cyprus, Iago Manipulates Cassio in a systematic manner using his drinking problem and then his effort to get back his position after being stripped of the Lieutenancy. When Othello goes to celebrate his honeymoon in his chamber, Iago encourages Cassio to drink to celebrate Othello’s health, and though Cassio at first refuses, he eventually gives in to Iago’s persistence. “If I can but fasten one cup upon him/ With that which he hath drunk tonight already, / He’ll be as…

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  • Deception In Othello Analysis

    was Iago, Shakespeare makes the reader feel as if Iago is trying to deceive them. Iago’s mind tricks on unreal he turns lovers on each other even friends however, this deception has a price. Iago’s deceptive nature drive’s him to destroy Othello, Desdemona, Emilia, and himself. Iago’s lack of faith in his companions leads him to deceive those companions into attempting to murder one another. Iago convinces Roderigo that the only way to obtain Desdemona’s love is by murdering Casio. However,…

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  • Trial Scenes In Othello And Desdemona's Love

    From declaring their undying love in court to murder after a second trial a few short days later, Desdemona and Othello are redefining love and how quickly it can change. Through two different trial scenes, Shakespeare’s Othello demonstrates the changes in Othello and Desdemona’s love by employing the shifts in who portrays the judge, the reason for each trial, and even though the situations have greatly changed what the similarities are between each trial. Because the judge of a trial or…

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  • The Loss Of Love In Othello By William Shakespeare

    new wife, Desdemona, is cheating with Cassio. Act III provides Othello’s emotional transformation from love and trust to a misguided hatred and mistrust towards Desdemona with each time they interact. The three conversations between Othello and Desdemona in Act III thoroughly demonstrate Othello’s loss of trust in his wife,…

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  • Desdemona's Sacrifice In Othello

    Shakespeare 's play, Othello, the character Desdemona shows all these qualities yet is still killed. Desdemona is written as a kind character. She is not shown to be an conniving, like Iago, or jealous, like her husband Othello. An example of her kindness would be her friendship with Cassio. There is nothing malicious or…

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  • Theme Of Jealousy In The Great Gatsby

    be the more noble character. Othello owes his jealous nature to the fact he’s unwilling to truly trust the ones he loves on account of his own insecurities. He succumbs to jealousy in the novel Othello when the character Iago convinces him that Desdemona his wife has been cheating on him with another man.…

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  • The Hierarchal Structure In Shakespeare's Othello

    Class as a dominant feature in Othello, utilises the hierarchal structure of Venetian society at the time of the play’s setting, providing a rigid framework within the play to explore cultural and societal values. At the time of Shakespeare writing Othello (1604), England was experiencing political and social unrest as a result of tensions between the monarchy and land owners. There was widespread poverty with the average man not having the right to vote and women possessing no rights at all.1…

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  • Importance Of Handkerchief In Othello

    things for many characters in the play. The main significance of the handkerchief is Othello’s’ love for Desdemona, it is his first gift to her and later in the play it represents the suspicion of Desdemona’s fidelity.…

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  • Role Of Jealousy In Othello

    the play, but himself. Othello’s free and open nature allows Iago to mislead him into believing that Desdemona, Othello’s wife, is having an affair with Othello’s lieutenant, Cassio. Shakespeare never clearly explains the reasoning behind Iago’s plot, but hints at Iago’s ferocity that Othello had an affair…

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