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    Othello is, without a doubt, one of Shakespeare’s most tragic heroes. He fills every sense of the word, beginning as a character nearly without flaws but evolving into a misled, pitiful disgrace whose sense of justice has been warped by the darkness of Iago. Even the flaws he is stricken with are those that may seem praise-worthy in some. Throughout the entirety of the play Othello has one supreme goal, subconscious or otherwise, in mind: As a general and as a man, he desires to rule militarily,

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    Essay on Justice and Injustice in Othello

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    Justice and Injustice in Othello        In the Tragedy of Othello, by William Shakespeare, a great injustice is done to the main character, Othello the Moor. Othello is manipulated by the villain Iago to satiate Iago’s need for control and his desire for revenge. Othello the General has promoted another, Cassio, to hold the position that Iago feels he deserves. For the injustice that Iago feels has been committed against him, he brings about the destruction of Othello and his wife, Desdemona

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    The Play Othello first performed in 1604 written by Shakespeare was a play that portrayed the problems faced in society regarding blame and justice. He showed this by using the setting of Venice where almost everyone was rich, living in houses based in the most powerful part of Italy. Shakespeare used race which tied into the setting as the main character, a black man living in a white society. He used gender to portray labels and to show how different sexes were treated. Shakespeare is showing us

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    actions over time. Iago’s language and actions in the play Othello reveals his belief that being a black leader and married to a white woman is unnatural. Iago’s language reveals his racist persona. According to William Shakespeare's play Othello, in Act 1 Scene 3 Iago stated “hell and night must bring this monstrous birth to light”. By referring to Othello and Desdemona’s relationship as “monstrous” instead of a beautiful

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    The True Beast in Othello Essay

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    The True Beast in Othello       "What is left when honor is lost?" This maxim from first century BC plays a pivotal role in Shakespeare’s play Othello. The question serves as a basis for the struggle between Othello and Iago. Both men are engaged in a battle over Othello’s honor. Iago is intent on destroying Othello’s sense of honor and reducing him to a bestial state. Iago views Othello as a beast masquerading in warrior’s dress. He wants to return Othello to what he believes to be his natural

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    possibility to become an Iago from Othello by William Shakespeare. The difference is Iago has certain traits that makes him the villain. Iago possesses a need for justice that reveals his true character: bitter/hateful, deceptive, and manipulative. His commitment to himself and his sense of justice reveals the theme: if bitterness is left uncheck it can evolve into a vengeful perspective on life. In the beginning of the play, the reader can sympathize with Iago’s need for justice. The reader learns that he

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    misunderstood villains in Shakespeare literature. We side with Othello from the start because his name is on the cover of our paperback, we read Othello when learning about heroes, so we expect Iago to be a villain, a ruthless manipulator. We don’t know why, he doesn’t state it plainly or in simple English, so we assume that he’s evil, that he’s just a disgruntled sociopath out to exact his exaggerated revenge on good and noble Othello. Iago’s misunderstood reputation is a result of not truly examining

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    Literary Analysis of Shakespeare’s “Othello” and Glaspell’s “Trifles” The literary element of symbolism is utilized by the author of a work to augment the meaning of the text. The works “Othello” and “Trifles” deal with themes of jealousy and justice. Due to the gap between the eras of both authors the language employed in the text is significantly distinct. While Glaspell deals with the injustice women faced in the 1800’s and a crime with an unknown motive, Shakespeare focuses on racial issues facing

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    honour maintained and acknowledged. In the movie “Othello” directed by Oliver Parker, Parker showed couple of ideas about struggles to restore honour and certainty. The first idea he showed is for showing how far a man is willing to go to take what he thinks he deserves in life. Second idea that Parker develop is showing how an individual will try his best to destroy the man who ruined his life. And lastly, Parker showed how Othello gave justice on his mistakes. People will live their lives according

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    The Shakespearean tragedy, Othello(1603), is open to differing interpretations, since the multifaceted nature of the characters, varying explanations of motivation and an individual values can influence their understanding of the text. The play can be seen in such a way that the characters in Othello fall prey to Iago’s skillful manipulation, not realizing that they are puppets in his elaborate scheme. He preys on each character’s innate flaws in their personality and judgement and seduces them into

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