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January 20th, 2017 Mindset and True Grit: Shakespeare 's Othello
When discussing mindsets in the human condition, there are some correlations toward how a person can perceive success, or how a person perceives failure. These can have a great effect on a person’s personality and various traits and actions. Mindsets also factor into a person’s true self and how they can either become fixated on one thought process for a prolonged time, or be more open to improvement through efforts of mental fortitude. Grittiness is also a factor that can be a bi-product of growth mindset, to where nothing can sway you and your concentration to improve. The motivations of four certain characters from …show more content…
With that said, Iago, a main character from the Shakespeare play ‘Othello’ can relate to such definitions of a fixed mindset. One look into his mindset can be found in one of the lines he speaks, “To be produced--as, if I stay, I shall--Against the Moor. For I do know the state, However this may gall him with some check, Cannot with safety cast him; for he’s embarked with such loud reason to the Cypress wars, which even now stands in act, that for their souls another of his fathom they have none to lead their business”(pg 8-9). This quote basically displays Iago’s distrust in the Moor who in the main character Othello, in not promoting him to a higher rank in the army after their war with the Turkish army. This gave Iago a fixed mindset in the way to get revenge on Othello for not rewarding his efforts. Throughout the play, he created various schemes and manipulated characters like Roderigo and Cassio to try and kill each other in order to further Iago’s plans to stray away Othello from loving his wife Desdemona. This wide plan ended in his inevitable death, along with Othello, Emilia, and Desdemona. As you have just seen, all those events occurred because of Iago’s villainous tenacity to break apart his commanders relationship because of personal angst to him not getting what he
But, I want to share with you what people with fixed mindset think and how people with growth mindset think. And, I look at the fixed mindset and think this was me. I was stuck in this place and it just destroyed me. It kept me from doing anything that made me happy and what I enjoyed. Nowadays, I still have to catch myself and think that if I made a mistake or something happens to my business that was not suppose to go as planned, I think man, “Is this really where I’m supposed to be?”
During the first and second acts, Othello is presented to the audience as a man of both wisdom and grace through the way he treats his wife, Desdemona, and her father, Brabantio. The curtains open with Iago and his foolhardy middleman, Roderigo, alerting Desdemona’s father of the fact that she is laying with and may have married a black man, a man he did not approve. Iago, being a man of two faces, runs to warn Othello. To all the bustle and legitimate cause for worry, he simply states “Let him [Brabantio] do his spite. My services shall out-tongue his complaints” (I,ii, 20-23). Othello stays completely level-headed and calm, despite the fact there is a chance that his beloved Desdemona may be taken from him. It goes to show that Othello begins
When an individual displays a frame of mind in which, they’re willing to hang on to a task for a period of time until becoming an expert at, a gritty mindset is shown. A perfect example of a gritty mindset is, a person trying to accomplish their goal of owning their dream car but, not having the right amount of funds at the moment. The person begins to realize their situation so, they begin by putting in the work to save up the correct amounts money and eventually, getting their dream car. This type of mindset can be seen in William Shakespeare's tragedy play, “Othello”. In the book, “Othello”, Shakespeare grants four characters with gritty mindsets in which,
Angela Duckworth a psychology professor and expert on Grit defines a growth mindset as people who believe their basic abilities, their intelligence, their talents, are just fixed traits. They believe they only have a certain amount of intelligence, so there goal then becomes to look smart all the time and not dumb. Fixed mindset people dread failure because it is negative and it has a big statement on their abilities to complete a task. While people with growth mindset don 't mind or fear failure as much because they realize their performance can be improved and learning comes from failure. These two mindsets play an important role in all aspects of a person 's life. Duckworth argues
The fixation about being gritty is to be relentless of such things as effort.It also takes persistance.In Shakspears Othello,each character has either grooth mindset,fixed mindset or show grit within the play..The play circles the love between the two othello who is a moor and desdemona who is a venetian .In order to break them up the people who surround them go to drastic measures to break them apart.One Character that shows a growth mindset at one point thorugh out the book was cassio.He shows a growth mindset by when getting fired from his job he was able to reevaluate himself and not mope about it he was able to ask for the help of desdemona the person he felt the most closes to.A growth mindset proves that instead of setting yourself up for failure you have the potential to get back on your feet,this is felt to pertain to cassios character because he shows persistency within the story.
Mohandas K. Gandhi once proclaimed, “There is no occasion for women to consider themselves subordinate or inferior to men” (Gandhi n.p.). Women all throughout the world have been forced to endure innumerable hardships and struggles. Merely accepting women as a rightful component of society and a necessary aspect of culture has taken countless numbers of years. And to this day, unfortunately, gender equality has yet to become a reality for many. Certain judgments and stereotypes have been placed onto women from the very beginning of time. The belief that the female gender should only be seen in society as homemakers is something that is widely accepted by people in a multitude of countries and places. Despite the setbacks, various
Author Carol Dweck definition of mindset is divided among two components, a fixed and a growth mindset. She believes a fixed mindset is the beliefs that an individual's basic abilities, their intelligence, their talents, are fixed traits and that everyone is born with a certain amount of those traits, with no improvement throughout time. She also believes that a growth mindset is the total opposite. A growth mindset is a state of mind in which the individual believes there is room for improvement on their basic abilities, due to hard work and dedication to see something out to it’s entirety. This mindset withdraws the belief that you're given talent is all that's needed for success. Psychology professor,
#Praise effort instead of character traits. If you have a fixed mindset, you perceive being smart or creative as a characteristic that you either have or don’t. This can tank your self-esteem and cause you to shy away from challenges. Adopt a growth mindset by switching your focus to effort instead of static characteristics.http://www.chopra.com/articles/resilience-and-grit-how-to-develop-a-growth-mindset#sm.0000e582pchdwesrrri1zbndfv8z0
The categories of mindsets that people attain/obtain are a “fixed mindset” and a “growth mindset”. A fixed mindsets are minds an unaltered and low level of self view , majorly--not concrete, this mindset leads them in a unsuccesful position in life. A growth mindset can seen as the ideal mind to have. Growth mindset is when you animatedly push yourself out of a poor fixed mindset , ---and in growth-- improve characteristically and intelligently; in simple you learn and grow from your mistakes. Mind you, some can have a growth mindset intrinsically; having a positive knowledge of self capabilities and worth --overcoming or deterring any unfortunate situation. In conjunction with mindsets, “grit” can be associated. Grit is something you
Ethics never went out of fashion in philosophy. It did, however, in literary studies. In Critical Terms for Literary Study, Geoffrey Galt Harpham asks, ?What is ethics? The answers to this simple inquiry are complexity itself, for they take us straight to the decentered center of ethics, its concern for ?the other?? (394). According to Harpham, ?Ethics does not solve problems, it structures them? (404). Ethics, he argues further, helps humans to articulate and negotiate questions of moral law and the human other. Shakespeare?s Othello serves as a brilliant example of how literature explores such questions. The essays and texts that will be discussed here can help readers articulate and negotiate those questions?both in Othello and in the world. The characters in Shakespeare?s play use language to ?other? Othello. Examining that language?and interrogating the way black actors playing Othello have been treated?helps a reader to consider the ethical dilemma of race and language.
A Growth mindset is defined as a person believing their most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work. This means if a person can sing a little, with much practice and lessons he believes his voice can be boisterous. If he’s smart, constantly reads and studying he believes he can outwit a
Sara Ykalo CP English 12 (2B) In Shakespeare's playwright, Othello uses a different kind of story line. It has a mixture of drama and different cases of emotions to express a literary that the reader goes through. He delivers various tragedies and unexpected moments along with moments of emotional conflict that make the story different from others. Shakespeare is usually known for using this type of theme throughout his stories.
“I am not who I am.” Shakespeare’s Othello suggests the truism that human nature is at core savage through Iago’s ambition and duplicity. Geoffrey Sax builds upon this concept by suggesting the irrelevance of morality/the distinction between good and evil in 1980’s London. Personal ambition still plays a major role in lives of humans both in Shakespeare’s period and the 20th and 21st century.
Critics have debated the significance of Othello’s race in terms of portraying his identity for a long time. The negative connotations of “blackness” have led to the creation of many racial constructs associated with the “Moor”; this denigration has infused the opinions of many critics, such as Albert Gerard, proposing that Othello’s “negroid physiognomy” reaches down to the “deepest levels of personality” and that he is a “barbarian”. However, many other critics like Edward Berry and Martin Orkin believe that colour is merely a “surface indicator” compared to the outward virtue of beneficence, defining identity. Beneficence could be defined by the will to practice good acts, in conjunction with the aversion of practicing evil, and the prevention and removal of evil.