The Seven Deadly Sins Of Othello

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The Seven Deadly Sins of Othello Throughout church history, the Seven Deadly Sins, or Seven Mortal Sins as they are also known, have been seen as those that threaten everlasting life. In early times, a list was help for the people who could not read (Douglas). One cannot help but to see these sins throughout the drama of Othello. Christians in the past used the seven deadly sins to instruct on how to live a holy life and to show how easily we are inclined to a sin nature. Shakespeare incorporates these sins throughout the drama of Othello. The reader follows the characters through the sins of wrath, pride, envy, lust, sloth, greed and gluttony to the bitter end of this tragic love story. Shakespeare shows how easily it is to open the door to the devil and how many lives it affects. William Shakespeare wrote Othello in 1603. It is a tragic, love story full of love, honour, and betrayal. Othello is the protagonist in this drama. He is a skilled fighter and he is not from Venice. He falls in love with Desdemona, a beautiful and innocent woman from Venice. Her father disowns her for the marriage because he is racist toward Othello. Iago is the antagonist in the drama. The drama starts with him and shows that he is an instigator. He manipulates his way in to the lives of all of the characters and gains their trust. Iago is responsible for most of the sins. He takes on the role of Satan in the ways that he entices the characters into sinning, which leads to their own

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