Character Analysis Of Othello

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Here stands Othello, a noble military general, a respectfully brave and rather important leader of Venice, who is ironically seen as an outsider because of the color of his skin. He is referred to as a “Moor”- or black North African native, who evolves from a robust, resilient and determined military leader to a misguided murderer, all for the reason of love, jealousy, and ignorance at the hands of someone he considers a comrade.
Early on, Othello is seen as rational and calm nobleman, whose ethnicity does not seem to over shadow the fact that he is still a great solider, but does prove that there is a separation among him and the others, in which Othello is repeatedly referred to as “The Moor”. In the beginning Othello refers to the men around him as good, noble men and compliments them left and right but he is also perceived as a threat to those around him; especially to Iago who infers that Othello’s status and his ability to make important decisions affects him directly. Stating of Othello; “Despise me, If I do not. Three great ones of the city (In personal suit to make me his lieutenant) Off-capped to him, and by the faith of man I know my price; I am worth no worse a place. But he (as loving his own pride and purposes) evades them with a bombast circumstance horribly stuffed with epithets of war, and in conclusion Nonsuits my mediators. For “Certes,” says he, I have already chosen my officer.” Iago is furious with Othello for not choosing him to be lieutenant; a

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