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Othellos character in the duration of The Tragedy of Othello by the worlds greatest writer William Shakespeare is first shown as a hero of war and a man of great pride and courage The other main characters in the play all form their own opinions of him and as the play continues his character begins to deteriorate and become less noble Othellos character changes from a flawless military leader to become a barbaric murderer Throughout the first act of the play Othello is shown as many different characters depending on who is speaking Iago complains of Othellos pride and bombast circumstance and is angered by the appointment of Cassio an educated military theoretician of Florence to lieutenant instead of himself As Iago speaks to Brabantio about Othello he uses the term white ewe to represent Desdemona and black ram when referring to Othello By using these terms it shows that he is trying to give a bad impression of Othello when he is speaking to the royal family in Venice because Othello is a Moor or a Negro Iago shows his black hatred for the Moor and his jealousy of Cassio in his first soliloquy and also reveals his evil intentions As the act continues and Othello is being searched for by a group of people Iago attempts to incite Othello into anger against Brabantio but Othello does not take the bait He feels that he Brabantio may do his worst because Othello is assured that his military services to the government will outweigh Brabantios complaints of his pending marriage to Desdemona These answers to Iagos persistence show that he is still a character of calmness and dignity and he still has the self-assurance suitable to command armies of men When Cassio finds Othello he seems to be relieved because he does not like personal conflict which would have occurred if Brabantio had found him instead After he is found Othello is taken to Brabantio
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