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The Faults in the Character of Othello That Causes His Downfall
Othello’s downfall is widely attributed to either Iago’s careful manipulation, or his own jealous nature towards the perceived faithlessness of his wife. However, let us consider an alternate cause: reputation. I believe it was reputation which caused his downfall. Yes, he was jealous of the “relationship” that was happenin...
Privilege and the Misinterpretation of Othello
Privilege and Testimony Social status and privilege are positively correlated with one's ability to successfully persuade another and construct a believable story. Authority creates room allowing for manipulations of words that create false realities which mislead Othello. When words are expressed, they are opened up to in...
The Fear of Negative Interpretations in Othello
English Midterm Essay Hass portrays that people put on a constructed image for others to interpret due to a fear of negative interpretations, which create shame and insecurities and suggests that fear affects one's actions. The negative external interpretations create shame and insecurities in oneself. Specifically, Othell...
The Preventible Ending of Othello
Indeterminate Termination: The Preventable Ending of Othello Both the titular character and others in Othello speak of the jealousy that compels Othello to murder as an unstoppable force, impenetrable to reason. “They are not ever jealous for the cause, but jealous for they’re jealous,” says Emilia, for instance, suggestin...
An Analysis of Othello as a Tragic Hero Through His Dramatic Monologue
In Act V. Scene ii., Othello says his last words. In this dramatic monologue, he asks the people around him, including Lodovico, Cassio, and Gratiano, to speak about the events that had taken place with as much truth as possible. Othello describes himself as a man who was not typically jealous or emotional and who loved his...
Othello Analysis (1700)
Beware Jealousy, without a doubt, is the most powerful human emotion. Looking at the world in its entirety, it is easy to observe that people are destroyed because of what they think they know as much as the truth behind certain actions. In Othello, a play by William Shakespeare, the envious ambiance runs rampant. The proc...
An Analysis of On the Tragedy of Othello by John Hughes
Annotated Bibliographies Article 1. “On the Tragedy of Othello” by John Hughes: In “On the Tragedy of Othello”, John Hughes speaks of how the story affected him personally and how he interpreted the story in his own means. He talks of how he receives feelings of nostalgia after seeing or reading one of Shakespeare’s plays...
Othello: Literary review Jealousy, Chaos, and Tragedy Throughout Shakespeare’s Othello, there are many hits of jealousy and chaos that turn characters against each other and lay out the scenes to the tragic play. In this play, Shakespeare presents the audience with a tragic spectacle of a man who is over come by jealousy...
Othello and Streetcar Named Desire Analysis
Othello and A Streetcar Named Desire Analysis This essay is going to look at the introduction of both main characters and themes in ‘Othello’ and ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’. I will be looking at Act I Scene I of Othello and likewise Scene One of A Streetcar Named Desire. Even though these two plays contrast in their cont...
Shakespeare's Othello: Character's Failure to Distinguish Between Appearance and Reality
'Certain, men should be what they seem.' Most of the complications in Othello arise from the characters' failure to distinguish between appearance and reality. Discuss, with reference to the parts of the play you have studied so far. In Shakespeare’s play Othello, the theme of appearance and reality is mainly characteris...