Othello by William Shakespeare: An Epic Play Worth Reading
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Have you ever seen a play that has a unique cast of characters and clearly shows us how when you love somebody, they can eventually stab you in the back or when you kill somebody they stay alive even though you stab them in the back numerous times and they apologize for something they did to you? I can think of one play that can answer each of these questions and a whole lot more. This play is Shakesphere’s Othello and it is one with an epic war between Love and Evil. While reading Othello, one encounters such diverse and dynamic characters as, Othello, Desdemona, Rodergio, Iago, and Cassio. These characters are all affected, in some way either by jealousy, or manipulated by Iago to feel jealousy. The literary techniques that Shakespeare…show more content… Tis but a man gone. Forth my sword – he dies” (Roderigo Act 5 Scene 1, Line 8-10.)
What Roderigo is saying though these lines is that Iago convinced him to go and kill Cassio so he can get his spot as lieutentant to Othello and before they are able to kill Cassio, Iago kills Roderigo off because he might rat out to either Othello or Cassio about Iago’s plan to murder Cassio just so he can gain his position.
Othello is jealous because he thinks Cassio, his honorable lieutenant is accused of sleeping with Desdemona because Iago tells him this, He then kills Desdemona for cheating on him and she still stays alive from all the stabs he does with the knife and she is begging him to forgive her for what she did and says that she did not sleep with Cassio. he is known for picking up prostitutes off of the side of the road such as In Act 1 Scene 2, Barbantio states this about Othello and his wife’s relationship in Othello: “Damn'd as thou art, thou hast enchanted her; For I'll refer me to all things of sense,If she in chains of magic were not bound, Whether a maid so tender, fair and happy,So opposite to marriage that she shunned The wealthy curled darlings of our nation, would ever have, to incur a