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Othello as a Tragic Hero William Shakespeare We only begin to live life when we conceive life as tragedy In the story Othello William Shakespeare weaves an intriguing story of manipulation romance and honour by creating intriguing characters like that of Iago Othello Cassio Roderigo Desdemona Emilia and others He constructs a story that intertwines many emotions love jealousy hate deceit disappointment and deception Othello can be seen as a tragic hero because he goes from a valiant and well-respected soldier to a character that in the end is despised by all for murdering such a passionate and faithful character as Desdemona It is Othellos sense of honour and naivet that allows him to be easily manipulated by one of his closest friends and leads to his dramatic downfall We as the audience identify with the tragedy and Othellos limitations and pity this once noble character In the beginning of the play Shakespeare illustrates Othello as a compassionate military noble who shares an endless love with his wife Desdemona He holds an important role as the Moor of Venice and is respected by nearly all citizens He is referred to often throughout the beginning of the play as Brave Othello Valiant Moor Valiant Othello why he is far more fair than black Othello even sees himself as an admirable character In the play Iago rushes to tell Othello of the senators fury after finding that the Moor has wed his daughter Othello does not fear Brabantios anger he believes both himself and Brabantio to be noble men and trusts nothing will come about once the senator has heard the true story of his marriage to Desdemona Othello illustrates that he holds himself in fairly high-esteem in the following quote My parts my title and my perfect soul shall manifest me rightlyP23 Othello is a man of honour and is sincere in all that is said to those who encounter him This line illustrates the
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