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Othello and his Fatal Flaws Character Analysis of Othello In the play Othello the character of Othello has certain traits which make him seem naive and unsophisticated compared to many other people This is why Iago to get his just rewards uses him as a scapegoat Iago told Roderigo Osir content you I follow him Othello to serve my turn upon him I i lines 38-9 Iago is saying he only follows Othello to a point and upon reaching it he will not follow him any longer Iago has opened my eyes to see the real meaning of deceit No matter what Iago will try to take advantage of Othello any time and he will be easily lead to believe the lies of Iago The Moor as many Venetians call him is of strong character He is very proud and in control of every move throughout the play The control is not only of power but of the sense of his being who he is a great warrior In Act I Othello has a scuffle with Brabantio who has come to kill him but before anything could happen Othello said Hold your hands both of you of my inclining and the rest Were it my cue to fight I should have known it without a prompter I ii lines 80-3 The power shown here is quite astounding The nature of Othellos character is of a dark man A dark man not only because he is black but also because his whole person is very mysterious He is mysterious in that he believes there is magic brewing everywhere With this dark side he is also very outgoing and not very bright He isnt observant and the schemes of Iago work well on him Though he doesnt reflect too much on his past except occasional ventures of wars fought he does let his emotions run his life For all the dangers and
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