The Tragedy of Shakespeare's 'Othello'

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Othello is a powerful and influential Moorish general in the Venetian army, Desdemona is his wife, much younger than him and the reason for which the general is hated, and Iago is Othello's seemingly trusted lieutenant. The relationship between these three characters is complex and it actually one of the principal reason for which the play holds a great deal of stratagems that puts each of the individuals in a delicate position requiring more or less moral attitudes from them.
While Iago appears to be a good tactician, he is willing to do everything in his power in order to upgrade his position, regardless of the effects that his actions might have on other individuals. His fury is amplified by the fact that he believes that Othello slept with his wife, Emilia. This information points toward the idea that Iago would have second thoughts about working against Othello if the circumstances would not force him to do so.
Othello and Desdemona are trustful individuals in a society which does not have place for such people. In spite of the fact that they are determined to put across true feelings regarding how they feel, the fact that they yield to Iago's pressures to befriend them plays a destructive role in their lives. Desdemona is one of the principal reasons for which Iago is not promoted, taken into account that her…
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