Othello Character Analysis

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Othello, a play written in the setting of Venice City during a period of war between Venice and Turkey in the 16 century is one of the numerous William Shakespeare’s plays. Othello a middle-aged black moor who is also a general in the defense forces marries Desdemona, a white aristocratic lady against the wishes of her father. Their love, however, does not have the happily ever after ending due to the manipulations, deceptions, and scheming of Iago who is driven by revenge and selfish ambitions.
In the beginning, Othello and Desdemona elope and marry as Iago and Roderigo plot to report the matter to Brabantio who is Desdemona’s father. The rising action stage is shown by a handkerchief staged by Iago which plants the seeds of doubt in
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Another theme that Shakespeare brings out well is that of jealousy. Iago’s ill intentions towards Othello, Cassio, Roderigo, and Desdemona are all driven by the jealousy. The fact that Othello appointed Cassio in the post of his office instead of him, enraged him so much that he carefully plotted his revenge against them and not giving a thought to whomever he trampled along the way. Iago expresses his strong hate for Othello when he states “I hate the Moor: And it is thought abroad, that 'twixt my sheets he has done my office: I know not ifs be true; But I, for mere suspicion in that kind, will do as if for surety.” (1.3.12). Roderigo’s jealousy of Othello having won the woman he so desires drove him to blindly fall into Iago’s plan where he is used and dumped and end up not gaining anything. Actually, unknown to him his life was also in danger as that of Cassio. Othello, the loving husband acting on misinformation from Iago and not caring to verify the information leads him to kill the love of his life and subsequently take his own life as well.
William Shakespeare understood his society very well as was a period of the industrial revolution and economic advancement. Girard (20) notes that Shakespeare himself was a wealthy businessman, a

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