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In the play The tragedy of Othello written by William Shakespeare it can be seen that several of the main characters involved are subjected to the trials and tribulations in the spectrum of emotions experienced by human beings The overall theme is a brilliant yet down to earth portrayal of frailties and strengths in the human condition--a condition that runs the gamut from a desire to be loved a hunger for acceptance weakness through betrayal the bitterness that results and a longing for forgiveness that supercedes any other emotive pleas or events throughout the whole play and in the movie by Castle Rock Entertainment on the play as well These emotions and traits may seem uncomplicated to the average reader but what seems simple and obvious to some really isnt There are many wide-ranging and diverse opinions from literary critics on several characters in this play The characters include Othello--Moorish General Desdemona--Othellos wife Iago--Othellos secret foe Emilia--Iagos wife Cassio--supposed lover of Desdemona and under Othellos command and Roderigo--Desdemonas secret admirer The differing viewpoints expressed by literary critics about the main characters dont end with just written versions of the play but shows up in the video as well For instance there is a difference between what the reader imagines about the play in a book and what the director of a movie about the play might project onto the screen The movie Othello also portrays the strengths and weaknesses experienced by the main characters but in todays society where nothing is quite as real as what is seen on the television the play comes to life on screen even more so than in the book For instance when reading the play Iago and Roderigo seem almost as if they are in collusion with one another Instead the movie shows a more obvious version of Iago controlling Roderigo by influencing him to do his dirty work for him One of the ways this can be
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