Critical Analysis Of Othello

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William Shakespeare playwrights cleverly provide the ability to generate and develop symbolism to another state. Shakespeare plays discuss a sense of morality and tend to focus on the psychological state of the character that end in these misfortunate tragedies. Like most Shakespearean plays the characters struggles with internal conflicts that are imperative to the way he or she thinks, their personal beliefs and motives. The personal struggle these characters are face upon is conveyed through distinct creative usages of literary language. Often characters ' decisions are motivated on their egotistical and entitled desires, which happens to lead them into a world of self-destruction. Shakespearean readers can see the prevalent custom…show more content…
Metaphors are figures of speech that allows the ability to associate an emotion or circumstance figuratively with a verbal analogy. Iago responds by saying the way he is presenting his distress, one would be led to believe he has literally experienced some form of bodily harm. Iago goes on to say that reputation is an inoperable and bogus quality that is imposed on us by others. Iago explains that only Cassio’s opinion should influence rather he has lost his reputation. A more literal interpretation of a metaphor can be found in the same scene,” I will rather sue to be despised than to deceive so good a commander with so slight, so drunken, and so indiscreet an officer. Drunk? And speak parrot? And squabble? Swagger? Swear? And discourse fustian with one’s own shadow? O thou invisible spirit of wine, if thou hast no name to be known by, let us call thee devil!” The modern text translation, “I’d rather ask him to hate me than ask such a good commander to accept such a worthless, drunk, stupid officer as myself. Drunk? Babbling senselessly? Squabbling? Swaggering? Swearing? Ranting and raving to my own shadow! Oh, wine is the devil!” Cassio is basically declaring that the spirit of wine is the devil. The consumption of wine is what he believes influenced his inappropriate actions, therefore he
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