Othello Essay

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In the play Othello by William Shakespeare, we see a black man marrying a wealthy young white woman named Desdemona. The black man named Othello serves the Italian government, as a general, this man is a very a loyal and trusting person. Othello is easily persuaded as stated by Iago, his ancient, who wrights this passage about him ““The Moor is of a free and open nature, That thinks men honest that but seem to be so, And will as tenderly be led by the nose As asses are. (Act 1, 3,405.)“ This shows us the kind of man Othello is a trusting man, and thinks that everyone is telling the truth. This opens Othello, to believe on the lies that Iago, is telling him. However, Othello is not a stupid ...view middle of the document...

“O, beware, my lord, of jealousy; It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock The meat it feeds on; that cuckold lives in bliss Who, certain of his fate, loves not his wronger; But, O, what damned minutes tells he o'er Who dotes, yet doubts, suspects, yet strongly loves! (Act 3,3,165-170) Furthermore, Iago, gains a lot of rapport from Othello, by acting that he is Othello’s friend and is all the way for him, which stated in this quote “I do beseech you--
Though I perchance am vicious in my guess, As, I confess, it is my nature's plague To spy into abuses, and oft my jealousy Shapes faults that are not--that your wisdom yet, From one that so imperfectly conceits, Would take no notice, nor build yourself a trouble Out of his scattering and unsure observance. It were not for your quiet nor your good, Nor for my manhood, honesty, or wisdom, To let you know my thoughts. “(Act 3,3, 145-157) He acts like as if were only doing it for Othello, but he was doing it for himself, this acting has gained Iago, the trust of Othello allowing Iago, to plants seeds of deception in Othello’s head.

In addition, Iago, uses a form, of situational manipulation to prove his that Desdemona, is being unfaithful, by planting, the handkerchief in Casio’s living space as shown in the quote “ I will in Casio’s lodging lose this napkin, And let him find it. Trifles light as air Are to the jealous confirmations strong
As proofs of holy writ: this may do something. The Moor already changes with my poison: Dangerous conceits are, in their natures, poisons.
Which at the first are scarce found to distaste, But with a little act upon the blood. Burn like the mines of Sulphur. I did say so: Look, where he comes!”( Act 3,3,320-336) This shows that Iago, already planning and has ideas on what to do to prove that Desdemona is unfaithful. In addition, Iago, has now created a fall back plan as if what he is going to do if he is found out, while proving very clearly in the eyes of Othello, that Desdemona, is cheating on him. Now Othello is not an a idiot, he confronts Iago, Stated in this quote “Ha! ha! false to me? (Act 3,3,334) this shows that Othello has his suspicions about Iago. However, Iago’s plan to frame Desdemona falls into place, because now Iago says that he saw Cassio, flashing the handkerchief that Othello gave...

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