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Othello Reaction Paper Sara Fletcher Othello is a very powerful play and easily understood The language used seemed to be less complicated than some of Shakespeares other works The characters are well developed and they are revealed to the audience to be exactly what they are Iago is the protagonist of the story he is evil and hates Othello Desdemona is Othellos wife and she is loyal and very much in love with him Othello is a proud and true soldier He is a Moore black man who has proved himself both on and off the battlefield All the characters are revealed to the audience but not necessarily to the other characters of the play This gives the audience a chance to truly see what is going on It adds to the mood of the play because the audience doesnt wonder what is going on they are viewers of the events and this lets them act less like scrutinizers of the play Iago is revealed in the very first pages of the play He is a snake and a master of manipulation He swindles Rodergio out of jewels and shows he has nothing but contempt for the Moore He hates Othello for being of a higher class than he and he hates him more because Othello is black From the start of the play he is trying to topple Othellos castle life He begins by trying to use Rodergio who is interested in winning Desdemona Then he tries to use Barbantio Desdemonas Father to sabotage Othellos marriage which was a secret Iago reveals it to Barbantio in an attempt to bring the Moore trouble The problem is the Moore is true of heart and the trouble that was supposed to be brought just makes the Moors life easier Desdemona shows the first signs of her loyalty here when she professes her love in front of her father The next step Iago takes is to
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