Othello Character Analysis

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1. Throughout the drama, “The Tragedy of Othello”, Iago successfully manipulates Cassio various times. In the writing, Shakespeare creates Iago’s plan to demote Cassio from being Othello’s lieutenant, the role Iago dreamt of, by tricking Cassio to get drunk so that he will raise chaos and result in Cassio being demoted. This worked out for Iago when Cassio accepts Iago’s encouraging words and began to drink heavily, this would result in Cassio ultimately fighting and stabbing Montano in a drunken rage. Iago now would complete his manipulation of Cassio when he tells Othello about Cassio’s incident, however, this time he would make it sound like Cassio was determined to kill Montano; not just drunkenly brawl him “There comes a fellow…show more content…
[Emilia] By heaven, I do not, I do not, gentlemen (Shakespeare 1093).
By speaking up in Desdemona’s favor this would result in Iago killing Emilia, however, she would successfully preach the truth of Desdemona’s infidelity; something she did not.
3. In the scene of Othello killing Desdemona, Othello enters her chambers carrying a candle and acts as though everything is normal. But, he begins to hint and finally ask Desdemona about the handkerchief he loved so much and how she could give it to Cassio; which she didn’t. Othello continues to let Desdemona’s words fly over his head when he finally smothers her to death. Othello first deals with Desdemona’s death by telling all how she was a cheat and it was all her fault but when he finally understood the truth he realized the terror of his actions; finally killing himself. Othello would end his life after finally hearing from Cassio that he played no part in any infidelity with Desdemona. Others, such as Emilia dealt with this crime with fury and her words to Desdemona’s killer: [Othello] She turned to folly, and she was a whore. [Emilia] Thou dost belie her, and thou art a devil. [Othello] She was false as water. [Emilia] Thou art rash as fire to say That she was false. O, she was heavenly true (Shakespeare 1091).
Emilia dealt with this terrible crime with honor and courage to stand up to the murderer and tell him how his reasoning for the killing was false.
4. Within “The Tragedy of Othello” William

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