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All people whether good or bad have certain qualities or weaknesses of character Characters are naive and this leads to downfall In addition characters keeping things to themselves allows them to be vulnerable Finally Characters have the trait of jealousy which ends with death and tragedy In Shakespeares Othello the downfall of certain players are caused by flaws in their own character The naivety of some characters can lead to quarrels arguments and breakdown in relationships Rodrigo is gullible to the point that he trusts Iago and thinks of him as an honest man By heaven I rather would have been his hangman Shakespeare 1 i 31 Iagos views of Othello taints Rodrigos mind and leads him to believe that Othello is a bad person as well Desdemona does not believe that some men would actually cheat on their own husbands I have heard it said so O these men these men Dost thou in conscience think tell me Emilia that there be women that abuse there husbands in such gross kind 4 iii 61-64 This shows that Desdemona is quite blind to the world of relationships and marriages and it very much emphasizes her innocence The problem with pg 2 Othello is that he will always believe what Iago tells him Touch me not so near I had rather had this tongue cut from my mouth than it should do any offense to Michael Cassio 2 iii 220-221 This shows that when Iago is clearly the man at fault
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