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My Perception of William Shakespeares Othello Othello by William Shakespeare is perhaps not as exciting as a ravishingly sexy poster of Laurence Fishburne and Irene Jacob Yet with its intoxicating mix of love sexual passion and the deadly power of jealousy Shakespeare has created an erotic thriller based on a human emotion that people are all familiar with It all depends on how those people receive it There is an extraordinary fusion of characters with different passions in this tragedy Every character is motivated by a different desire Shakespeare mesmerizes the reader by manipulating his characters abilities to perceive and discern what is happening in reality It is this misinterpretation of reality that leads to the erroneous perceptions that each character holds After reading this tragedy the depth of Shakespeares characters continue to raise many questions in the minds of the reader The way I percieve the character of Othello and what concerns me is that Othello is able to make such a quick transition from love to hate of Desdemona In Act 3 Scene 3 Othello states If she be false O then heaven mocks itself Ill not believe t lines 294-295 Yet only a couple hundred lines later he says Ill tear her to pieces line 447 and says that his mind will never change from the tyrannous hate line 464 he now harbors Does Othello make the transition just because he is so successfully manipulated by Iago Or is there something particular about his character which makes him make this quick change I believe that jealousy is too simple of a term to describe Othello I think that Othellos rapid change from love to hate for Desdemona is fostered partly by an inferiority complex He appears to be insecure in his love for Desdemona as well as in his position in Venetian society Othellos race and age Haply for I am black
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