Othello : Vulnerability Destroys Virtues Of A Great Leader

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Othello: Vulnerability Destroys Virtues Of A Great Leader
Thesis: Even though Othello considers to be vulnerable is a weakness, his temperance and prudence should never come in conflict with his leadership principles because Iago despises Othello and manipulates him therefore, Othello becomes vulnerable resulting in his death.
1. Othello believes that being vulnerable is a sign of weakness.
A. Othello will not expunge himself from his race and ethnicity, for he knows glorifying his heritage is a vulnerability that could end his career as a leader.
B. Othello knows that a schism among his ranks leads to distrust and a lack of loyalty among men, leaving him susceptible to defeat.
2. Iago despises Othello and manipulates him. A. Iago hates Othello for being passed over as his Lieutenant and holds a grievance against him. B. Iago begins to build Othello’s trust through manipulation by exploiting the relationship of Cassio and Desdemona.
3. Othello’s lack of temperance and prudence compromises his leadership principles. A. His demeanor changes with every passing minute because he is entrenched in a battle between truth and jealousy. B. He loves Desdemona but he is unwise.

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at time of challenge and controversy.” Martin Luther King, Jr. In Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice, Shakespeare

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