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A tragic hero is the main character in a play that takes a downfall or is ruined during the play The tragic hero in this play is Othello who is undoubtedly ruined in the course of this drama Othello is very characteristic of a tragic hero Othello is a man that shows much greatness throughout the play as well as weaknesses One of these weaknesses that Othello has is blindness to reality Throughout his adult life he has been acclaimed for his many conquests throughout the land He also shows greatness through his love for Desdemona But that I love the gentle Desdemona I would not my unhoused free condition Put into circumscription and confine For the seas worth A1S2 lines 25-28 Othello is of strong character He is very proud and in control of his every move throughout the play The control is not only of power but also of the sense of his being who he is a great warrior In Act One Othello has an unpleasant encounter with Brabantio regarding his elopement with Brabantios daughter Desdemona However before anything could happen Othello said Hold your hands both of you of my inclining and the rest Were it my cue to fight I should have known it Without a prompter A1S2 lines 81-83 The power he shows here is quite astounding Another dimension of Othellos strong nature is shown when Iago warns him of Brabantios anger Iago tries to persuade Othello to flee before Brabantio finds him Othellos replies to Iagos persuasion shows the strength he has He has confidence in himself and is calm My services which
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