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Major characters can find themselves in collision with forces beyond their control and in many cases their responses to the collision can be described as morally questionable To what extent do you agree with this statementThe text Othello by William Shakespeare is about the major character Othello being brought down by his fatal flaw in that of jealousy In the play Othello finds himself constantly in collision with his lack of security the need to protect his reputation and the external force in which Iago imposes on him This leads to his response of murdering the divine Desdemona and thoughts of murdering Cassio which is morally questionable One of the factors that contribute to Othellos downfall is his insecurity This is not only caused by the influence of Venice in the late sixteenth century of which the play is set but also due to his lack of confidence in himself as a satisfactory husband to the divine Desdemona Even at the start of the play Othello is first introduced to the reader not as the noble general but as an old black ram This shows that even though he may be the respectable general and upholds an important place in Venice the roots of prejudice is still evident in the environment he lives in Although this is not sufficient to destroy his nobility as he claims to have fetched from men of royal siege it embeds a seed of doubt as to whether he will truly be accepted as part of the white Venetian society Furthermore his marriage to the angelic Desdemona continues to trigger this belief that he is not worthy of her for he is black and have not those soft parts of conversation that chamberers have Therefore he believes Desdemona could not truly fall in love with what she feared to look on hence she may fall in love with his lieutenant Cassio who is much more suited to her by being
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