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David Period 2 102403 Shakespeare FLAWED O I see that nose of yours but not that dog I shall throw it to Act 4 Scene 2 is the line Othello mutters under his breath after hearing a conversation between Cassio and Iago But why would Othello say such a horrible remark about one Michael Cassio Is it because its the truth or is because we have a man named Iago who in fact is plotting the downfall of the great Moor of Venice This are the questions I will attempt to give qualified solutions for and try to answer greatest question of all what is Othellos flaw the leads him to self-murder If you have read William Shakespeares famous The Tragedy of Othello the Moor of Venice you to would know or ponder the flaw that killed Othello Is it greed love jealousy trust honor pride reputation or maybe even a friend These thoughts would stir ones mind if having read and or truly understood the tragic play For one to know the flaw of Othello one must first know the basic plot of Othello Iago is passed over for a promotion by his commander Othello a Moor and a general in the service of Venice and vows revenge Othello has just married Desdemona the daughter of Brabantio a Venetian Senator and Iago enlists the aid of Roderigo a rejected suitor to tell Desdemonas father about the marriage Brabantio goes to seize his daughter but is interrupted by news of a Turkish attack on Cyprus The Duke and the Senate convene and after hearing Desdemona and Othello testify to their love for one another they allow her to accompany him to Cyprus which he will defend against the Turks Iago whom Othello regards as honest and trustworthy is given charge of Desdemona on the journey At Cyprus Iago has Roderigo start a brawl in which Cassio Othellos lieutenant wounds another man Othello
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