Essay on Othello
Shakespeare's Othello is a tragic novel, which was written in 1603. Othello is one of the most famous literary works depicting the theme of jealousy and suspicion and showing hints of race and racism. The protagonist of the novel, Othello, is a hero with minor flaws.
Othello has many qualities that correspond to the category of a tragic hero. It falls from prosperity to suffering, but unaffected in a material sense. His downfall, happiness, satisfaction, and love for unhappiness, accusation, and mistrust.
Iago instilled jealousy in Othello's mind, destroying the relationship between the spouses. It was because of this jealousy that Othello became a wild assassin. Othello is terribly jealous of what he believes is happening between his wife and Cassio. This poisonous feeling turns Othello into a madman and hits his wife.
Lago, on the other hand, uses the base of love to lie to various characters in the play. Manipulate people, using love as a shield. He is able to manipulate Othello because Othello was in love with his wife.
Also, Othello wanted to dominate the white world, so everything he said against him made him cruel. In the end, Othello commits suicide out of love. He feels guilty after killing his innocent wife. However, each evil must pay, and Othello decide to live the living Iago to be punished by the world. "
The sole purpose of women in the play is to highlight the struggles of the male characters The sole purpose of women in ‘Othello’ is not to highlight the struggles of male characters, but in fact I feel it’s much the opposite. There is a strong emphasis on women as possessions and the idea that […]Read more
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Once implanted, jealousy grows rapidly often resulting in destruction. Jealousy’s devastating power derives from its myriad sources within the human psyche. Sexual tensions, financial greed, obsession for power all establish the foundation of jealousy among the male characters in Othello and eventually each is overwhelmed with resentful intentions. In some ways, Shakespeare’s play, Othello is […]Read more
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Jealousy is described as feelings of resentment against someone because of that person’s rivalry, success, or advantages. It plays a very large role in Shakespeare’s “Othello”. Jealousy is the fire that motivates Iago and clouds Othello’s judgment, leading to the downfall of both men. Iago is extremely jealous of Cassio because of his position in […]Read more
Othello is one of William Shakespeare’s most well-known plays and is considered one of the finest tragedies he ever wrote. It is a tale of jealousy, personal motivation, and betrayal. The characters of Iago and Othello are set against each other in a relationship rife with jealousy and suspicion that brings out the worst in […]Read more
‘Othello portrays a world that has the same conviction as our own: that stupidity is more destructive than evil’. How far do you find this an acceptable view of Shakespeare’s tragedy? Examine two relevant extracts. Both themes of evil and stupidity are evident in most of Shakespeare’s plays, especially so in Othello. However, it is […]Read more
Throughout Othello, Iago is presented in many ways; as a manipulative husband, a soldier who seems to use his tactic skills when planning his evil schemes, a nasty villain, and lastly, as a two-faced friend who uses the word ‘honest’ a lot but never acts in that way. Iago is presented by Shakespeare as a […]Read more
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E. E Stoll comments that ‘Iago is one of Shakespeare’s most consistent characters; unlike most of them he has a philosophy. ‘ This ‘philosophy’ of Iago’s is one of broad ambiguity – perhaps it is in his nature to constantly evoke dibasic imagery in challenging, manipulating, narrating the will of the cast; or is it […]Read more
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Shakespeare’s Othello contains only three female characters, Desdemona, Emilia and Bianca. There are many ways of interpreting these three antagonistic characters and their roles in the play. However, before we can undertake this task we have to assess the reasons behind Shakespeare’s inclusion of such females. Depending on whether we take a modern reading of […]Read more
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