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OTHELLO In his writing Shakespeare has a way of revealing his view on debatable situations as do most writers In Othello there are numerous examples that prove this to be true Othello aids in getting across one of the plays most important messages that stereotypes placed on people are not always true Shakespeare poses Othello as a model citizen and gives Iago the qualities of a typical black man Although Othello is black he is able to overcome the typical presentation of being a corrupt person He is one of Shakespeares most romantic heroes This is partly due to the strange life of war and adventure he has lived since childhood Othello is solemn self-controlled and steeled by the experience of countless perils hardships and vicissitudes He has complete confidence in himself so much that he is unrivaled He proves this with his admirable restraint with Brabantios charge of witchcraft Othello is honest and very trusting His trust is absolute which is a misjudgment with Iago Othello is a Christian and is very much in love with Desdemona who shares his faith His love for her is matchless and unexplainable Shakespeare also portrays Othello as a very nice Moorish General who is caring towards his white soldiers At the end of the play Othello proves himself to be a noble character He stabs himself in justification for all he has done He is a good man who makes the mistake of being to loving and too trusting Othellos deeds are symbolic of his character He upholds his reputation by doing what he perceives to be the right thing Othellos nobility and misconceptions are obvious when analyzing his character It is a prominent misconception that most whites possess higher moral values than their black counterparts Shakespeare makes an exception to this perception and characterizes Iago as an evil person Iago is very angry with Othello for not making him second in command Therefore
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