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Character Analysis of Othello In the play Othello the character of Othello has certain traits which make him seem naive and unsophisticated compared to many other people This is why Iago uses him as a scapegoat Iago told Roderigo O sir content you I follow him to serve my turn upon him I i lines 42-45 Iago is saying he only follows Othello to a point and upon reaching it he will not follow him any longer Iago is very deceitful No matter what Iago will try to take advantage of Othello and he will be easily led to believe the lies of Iago The Moor as the Venetians call him is of strong character He is very proud and in control of every move throughout the play The control is not only of power but of the sense of his being a great warrior In Act I Othello has a scuffle with Brabantio who has come to kill him but 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 I ii lines 83-85 The power shown here is quite extraordinary For all the dangers and encounters he has been involved in this man is still naive of the corruptness of other individuals Othello has a trusting nature in which he gives it all He put all his trust in Iago during times of war and during Othellos marriage to Desdemona This wasnt very bright of Othello even if he wasnt trusting or more corrupt he still wouldnt realize Iago was lying Everyone considered Iago as honest and would be out of character for Othello to believe any different For example Othello had told the Duke So please your grace my ancient A man he is of honesty and trust To his conveyance I assign my wife With what else needful your
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