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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 is able to manipulate him so easily Iago told Roderigo Osir content you I follow him to serve my turn upon him I i lines 38-9 Iago is saying he only follows Othello to a point and upon reaching it he will not follow him any longer This is the first sign of how deceitful Iago will be Iago has his own evil agenda in mind and he will use his reputation of being honest Iago to influence Othello The Moor as many 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 also of the sense of his being who he is a great warrior In Act I Othello has runs into 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 80-3 The power shown here is quite astounding The nature of Othellos character is of a dark man A dark man not only because he is black but also because his whole person is very mysterious He is mysterious in that he believes there is magic brewing everywhere With this dark side he is also very outgoing and not very bright It is almost too easy for Iago to trick him into believing that Desdemona is unfaithful Though he doesnt reflect too much on his past it is apparent that he has been very successful in many battles and earned the rank of general The fact that he is supposed to be a experienced soldier and leader contradicts his actions of
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