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Shakespeares character Othello was certainly a believable character Although he was a man who was a leader of high militarysocial standing he was still just a man Perhaps when one holds such a high standing within a community or nation their followersadmirers tend to forget that they are just as we all are only human Othellos mistake was that he unknowingly allowed himself to be influenced by Iago Manipulation is a very powerful tool especially if used by someone who has taken the time to study the human mind With manipulation comes distrust doubt insecurity and perhaps even fear Othello was manipulated beyond his ability to recognize what Iagos plan was His love for Desdemona jealousy and insecurities most likely clouded his ability to percieve what was really going on and as a result he not only committed the tragic sin of murdering his true love but also committed the ultimate sin of self-destruction Although the saga of Othello was written long ago the similarities of its misadventures are very similar to those of todays society How many of us have been truly duped by someone that we have put our complete faith and trust in How like the people of today to be fueled by jealousy and rage their normally crystal clear outlook could turn to complete and utter despairingly gray What would it take to turn the complete love and devotion of a husband into a murderous stranger toward the one person that he has pledged to love for all of eternity How sad that Iagos extreme jealously could target and destroy something as pure and beautiful as the love Othello had for Desdemona It is quiet tragic that such jealousy could destroy such a great and powerful military leader It seemed for as much as Othello loved his wife she was in fact his Achilles heel I cannot imagine the sickening horror that Desdemona felt when she realized that there was no
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