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CronkEnglish 12- 4rd Hour13 December 2017Othello Literary Essay Othello the tragic hero of great and noble stature. A tragic hero is a literary character who makes a judgment error that inevitably leads to his/her own destruction- Aristotle. Othello was a noble and very looked up to person in some circles.
In the story othello He is chosen to be the general of the military of Venice. Although he is of great persona, he makes a stupid judgment fail and falsely accuses his wife by falling into iago trap of jealousy. It is one thing to be jealous, but Othello took his jealousy and used it to pray and convince himself that his wife was unfaithful. The input of iago manipulation lead to Othello murdering his wife, Desdemona. Because Iago planted seeds of jealousy. Othello should have trusted his wife when she tried to tell him the truth on multiple occasions. He trusted the wrong man with his problems and his life and most everyone around him ended in tragedy. Although Iago planted seeds of jealousy, Othello lacked self discipline.
He could not control his anxiety. He allowed his jealousy to overwhelm him. Rather than trusting his beloved wife, he killed her out of jealousy.Jealousy is one thing but in the story othello he took it to a whole another level by murdering his wife like this is a criminal minds episode. This all started with Iago the underlying who planted the seed of jealousy in Othello mind with countless hits or tricks one example of this is then cassio and iago are having a conversation and othello is listing in and he think their talking about his wife in in reality they are talking about Bianca. Now will I question Cassio of Bianca, A huswife that by selling her desires Buys herself bread and clothes.
It is a creature That dotes on Cassio—as ’tis the strumpet’s plague To beguile many and be beguiled by one. He, when he hears of her, cannot restrain From the excess of laughter. Here he comes: (4.
1.110-116). In this soliloquy.
Iago tells the audience that he’ll trick Othello into believing that Cassio had sexual activities with Desdemona when, in reality, Cassio was actually talking about his relationship with Bianca. This was an amazing art of deception by iago and it work greatly. After this Iago is able to convince othello that his wife desdemona is having a affair with cassio so because of this othello wants to kill his wife. After he does he finish under what he has done and can’t forgive himself.
this is show in “Whip me, ye devils, From the possession of this heavenly sight! Blow me about in winds, roast me in sulfur, Wash me in steep-down gulfs of liquid fire!—Oh, Desdemona! Desdemona! dead! Oh! Oh!” (5.2.286-290). Iago’s conniving words to convince Othello that his wife is unfaithful from then on he begins to lose his himself and his thrush for his wife begins to fade. He treats his wife with little to no respect for example he slaps her LODOVICO:May be the letter moved him For, as I think, they do command him home, Deputing Cassio in his government. DESDEMONA: By my troth, I am glad on’t. OTHELLO: Indeed! DESDEMONA: My lord? OTHELLO: I am glad to see you mad. DESDEMONA: Why, sweet Othello OTHELLO Striking her.
Devil! DESDEMONA:I have not deserved this. (4.1.235.
241) then eventually chokes her to death and Othello eventually realizes that the misfortune that was caused by his own jealousy and Iago deception, He discovers that he was wrong in believing everything Iago said. Then finally He discovers the true story about the handkerchief and finally see through Iago’s lies. Desemonda even tried to tell him he was wrong but Othello was too far gone. Then Othello decides to kill himself With one stab into his chest this shows his tragic end of the character othello. After everything from Othello’s rise to prominence and his tragic love story with Desdemona to his tragic downfall are caused by no one but himself because he lacked self control and not trusting his wife and actually opeaning his eyes and see this was so logical that the path he should have chosen.