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Shakespeares Othello tackles the issue of war and soldiery through which it becomes woven into the characters daily life especially seen through the use of military terms In addition the conflict within the characters especially in Othello could be an aspect of war and soldiery as well through which an inner war is staged within him Othellos ability to act as a soldier in command greatly exemplifies the point through which Montanos lines of For I have served him and the man commands like a full soldier confirms it On the surface this proved to be a substantial point that aids towards the framing of Othello as a character in being a good commander Yet it is in this merging of his public war-like figure together with his private position as Desdemona that inevitably cause the tragedy through which he thus requires to vacillates between his public and private figure and when faced with the possibility and doubt of Desdemonas infidelity he deals with it in the only way befitting of his public self to regain his honor through killing her Clearly another instance of war and soldiery would stem from the motive of Iagos hatred towards Othello Iago being angry with Othello fro choosing Cassio over him with regard to the role of lieutenant causes him to start his ploy against the both of them The dissatisfied tone in which Iago states This counter caster He in good time must his lieutenant be And I- Go bless the mark- His Moorships ancient highlights the jealousy felt by Iago who believed the role should be rightfully his due to his warring experience in And I- of whom his eye had seen the proof at Rhodes at Cyprus and on other grounds becomes clear enough motivation for Iago to embark on a plot that would thus drive a wedge between Cassio and Othello spiraling into an inevitable tragedy The role of Desdemona cannot
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