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In the tragedy Othello by William Shakespeare the character traits and styles of both Iago and Othello are reverent to the plot and themes of the play In Act III Scene three the discussion between the two regarding Desdemonas fidelity illustrates Othellos confidence in his relationships with both his wife Desdemona and Iago That same passage also displays the deceptive conscience of Iago who is planning to take advantage of Othellos trust Othello in particular is the most famous example of William Shakespeares ability to form characters like no one else Combined with his imagination Shakespeares literary style brings to life literatures most complex tragic characters Both the theme and plot of Othello revolve around the literary content in conversations like the one chosen In Act III scene three the audience is assured that Othello has utter trust in both his wife Desdemona and his good friend Iago because he speaks with such confidence in them Othellos confident style of speech is an example of Shakespeares talented use of tragic irony Through the use of his confident language Othello proclaims that his wife had eyes and chose 2135 him because she loved him He boasts to Iago that these infidelity suspicions are exsufflicate and blowed 2135 blown out of proportion The issue of race surfaces when Shakespeare inserts a hint of animal imagery by having the Moor compare himself to a goat Earlier in the play Iago refers to Othello as a black ram and at this point Othello himself suggests that he would merely be a goat if Iagos supposition is true The language and style of Othellos speech is so confident that one could interpret it as being arrogant The language of this speech is ironic because consequently Othello does lose his sensibility and is controlled by Iago as if he were just as animal Historically speaking Othellos
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