scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 444
Oedipus and Othello who rank as literatures most famous tragic heroes were noble men brought down by a tragic flaw Both noble men held a high stature in their respective societies and in both cases the tragic flaw is what led to their demise Lack of temper was Oedipuss flaw This is demonstrated during his journey in his attempt to escape from the oracles prediction about killing his father and marrying his mother Oedipus killed five people after a chariot blocked his way without realizing that his father was one of the passengers on board Instead of asking the people to move the chariot or even going around it he decides to use violence as his method for going through Then Oedipus uses blinding himself as a gesture of taking responsibility to his actions and as a way to avoid seeing all the madness he caused This forms the conclusion to Oedipuss tale and proves that his frailty or tragic flaw was what caused his demise Othello on the other case shared a more common flaw His frailty stemmed from his jealousy with one exception The fact that he allowed his jealousy to take control over him shows how insecure he was Had he confronted Desdemona with his doubts about her infidelity he would have realized Iagos intentions and avoided any conflicts resulting for Iagos master plan Although the tragedy could have been avoided Othello decided to stay blinded by his jealousy and take the road that led to his death His jealousy is what made him believe that Desdemona and Cassio were having a love affair and not think that Iago was using lies to get to his desired goals The fact that he mocked Desdemona publicly and assaulted her physically shows how he passed judgment on her without even hearing her side of the story Othellos jealousy took control over him and turned him into an animal from a loving husband Othello
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA