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To define Othellos characteristics I will be using two extracts taken from the play lines 75-90 and lines 130-155 to support my views on Othellos character The first extract lines 75-90 takes place in Act 1 Scene 3 where Brabantio publicly accuses Othello of abducting and seducing his daughter Desdemona in front of the Duke and the Venetian Senators The extract is Othellos explanation to Brabantio to elucidate what really happened between him and Desdemona Despite Brabantios insults and wild accusations Othello begins his explanation in a calm respectful and graceful manner My very noble and approved good masters If he had replied in an argumentative or antagonistic tone it would show that there is an element of truth within Brabantios accusations However by replying in such a calm manner and a respectful tone shows that Othello has nothing to conceal As Othello is confident of himself in this situation he agrees with Brabantios accusation That I have tane away this old mans daughter It is most true But he only agrees to the extent that he did take Desdemona away as he then goes on to say it is most true true that I have married her From my point of view for Othello to admit that he did take away Brabantios daughter but in the sense that taken is a figure of speech for marrying her and not in the way that Brabantio has accused him of This shows that Othello did not mean any harm within his actions and does not see himself guilty for what he has done The fact that he still speaks in a peaceful tone and manner symbolises that he is overly confident and sees the situation from his perspective that he has done no wrong towards Brabantio Although the tone of Othellos speech seems calm and respectful he also speaks with great dignity for example For since these arms of mine had
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