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Good evil or misunderstood A character paper on Othello by Shakespeare It seems fascinating that an interesting and clever character in a story would be the villain such is the case in Othello by Shakespeare As a moor Othello has faced many challenges and prejudices throughout his life When he becomes a soldier of high stature and honor and weds he receives the jealousy and envy of Iago the villain The story revolves around the mischievous acts of Iago his evil plans of making himself better than Othello Iago conceives a plan of making Othello doubtful and unsure about his wife Desdemona At first Iagos lies have no effect on Othello but thru his relentlessness Othello finally believes him Othello armed with anger and frustration succeeds in killing her Showing no pity for his beloved wife he kills her without listening to her side and story Realizing he has been deceived by Iago Othello in return kills himself The true tragedy of the play consists of Othello not realizing how unnecessary his death and his wifes The person least expected to succeed and triumph in all his actions was Iago This play highlights the case of evil winning against good to some perspectives Throughout the entire story he appears at least in every page few pages are without him either physically or spoken of Being the most complex character Iago himself is a mysterious person Many have come to question why Othello is not called Iago a play of his triumph over making other peoples lives miserable A simple answer can not be given to a difficult question such as this Perhaps the reason Iago plays an extremely big part in the play is because it symbolizes how evil plays a role in everyday life it can be the deciding factor in forcing people to make
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