Reality vs. Illusion in Othello

Reality and illusions are two words which may be confused among people reading or learning about this sort of topic. Reality is what is real or true and should not be misinterpreted with illusion, which is fake or something a person believes is real. Often people can put an illusion in some ones head and … Read more

Why did Othello Marry?

Why did Othello marry is a complex question, the obvious answer would be that he loves Desdemona, but why does he love her and why does his love turn to hate so quickly in Act III scene 3 requires much thought and consideration. Othello likes people to be plain and open because that is what … Read more

Conflicts and relationships

Conflicts in Relationships by James Carvill In Othello, the Moor of Venice by Shakespeare, A Doll House by Henrik Ibsen, Oedipus Rex by Sophocles, and The Glass Managerie by Tennessee Williams involve relationships and the development of the characters through conflicts in their relationships. For Othello it was Iagos deception and Othellos jealousy, and for … Read more

Italian story in Giraldi Cinthio’s Hecatommithi

The play Othello by William Shakespeare is based on an Italian story in Giraldi Cinthio’s Hecatommithi (Grolier). In Othello we encounter Iago, one of Shakespeares most evil characters. Iago is an officer in Othello’s army and is jealous of Cassio’s promotion to Lieutenant. Through deception and appearance, we see unfolded many lies and clever schemes. … Read more

William Shakespeare’s Othello

This essay is about William Shakespeare’s Othello. It focuses on Iago’s words to Othello, O, beware, my lord, of Jealousy. It is the green-eyed monster. in act 3, scene 3 and just how important this warning was not only for Othello, but also for Roderigo and for Iago. Before considering the importance of Iago’s words, … Read more

The tragic play “Othello”

One of the most interesting and exotic characters in the tragic play “Othello,” by William Shakespeare, is “Honest” Iago. At first glance, Iago seems to be the essence of “motiveless malignity. ” However, despite Iago’s unquestionable malignancy, the motivation behind his actions lie more in Iago’s quest for personal gain, as opposed to just being … Read more

Othello – Iago

Iago has no conscience. He is an angry man and is happy to take down everyone around him to get what he wants: revenge. It is in Act 1, Scene 3, that he devises his evil plan. Here we can see inside Iago’s mind. It is easy to see that his primary motivation is jealousy: … Read more

Shakespeare’s Characters

A character that might parallel yet contrast another is said to be a foil. A foil is used to clarify character traits as well as issues in stories and plays. An example of this would be Iago and Othello from the Shakespeare play Othello. Othello is a trustworthy and upstanding individual who has a slight … Read more

The tragic play ” Othello”, by William Shakespeare

One of the most interesting and exotic characters in the tragic play ” Othello”, by William Shakespeare, is “honest” Iago. At first Iago seems to be motiveless. However, the motivation behind his actions lie more in Iago’s quest for personal gain, as opposed to just being evil for evil’s sake. Iago’s greediness can be validated … Read more

The play Othello by William Shakespeare

Being courteous is an act of being respectful and by using good manners towards people. Treating people with courtesy can show many different feelings towards the person being acted upon. In the play Othello by William Shakespeare there are many characters in the play that use and dont use acts of courtesy. The focus of … Read more

Othello – A Racist Play

Although there are lots of things to suggest this is a racist play I don’t think that racism actually dominates the play, even though it has a racist theme. There is a romantic union between black and white which gets destroyed because most people think the relationship is wrong. At the time the play was … Read more

Othello – Battle of Good vs Evil

In Shakespeare’s, Othello, the reader is presented the classic battle between the deceitful forces of evil and the innocence of good. It are these forces of evil that ultimately lead to the breakdown of Othello, a noble venetian moor, well-known by the people of Venice as a honourable soldier and a worthy leader. Othello’s breakdown … Read more

Othello the Moor of Venice Analysis

Throughout history, powerful empires with boundless control have had a tendency to fall victim to corruption. Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. William Shakespeare’s “Othello, the Moor of Venice” contains several themes, but one theme in particular supports the truth of this knowledge. In “Othello, the Moor of Venice,” the theme of control is … Read more

Iagos Justice Essay

In William Shakespeares play Othello, there lurks an evil that far is surpasses the darkness of the devil, it lies in the antagonist Iago. Othello who passes Iago up for a promotion simply because Iago is not a arithmetician, swears to take his revenge and destroy the moor and every thing Othello holds dear. Through … Read more

Othello: Shakespeare’s Most Tragic Play

William Shakespeare have written many plays.  His most tragic play is Othello. Othello is also the name of the main character in the play, he is quite hard to understand. In order to have a better understanding of Othello’s character, examining his changes throughout the play, flaws and why he is considered a tragic hero … Read more

Othello – Tragic Flaw

Othello – Tragic Flaw In Shakespeare’s “Othello”, Iago carefully and masterfully entraps Othello into believing that his wife, Desdemona, is having an affair with Cassio. He does this through a series of suggestions and hesitations that entice and implant images in Othello’s head that lead him to his demise. But what is more important is, … Read more

Deception in Othello

Deception In Othello One may readily perceive the theme of Shakespeare’s “Othello” as deception. Deception appears many times in Othello, but in almost every incident the degree of deception is different. Deception is to “deceive another, illusion, or fraud” (Webster’s New World Pocket Dictionary 69), which is seen as a wrongful act. However, deception may … Read more

Othello Paper Essay Examples

Othello Paper Othello, the Moor of Venice December 13, 1999 Iago (Othellos ensign) uses love against Othello (general of the Venetian army) to cause him to experience jealousy. He not only utilizes the Moors love for Desdemona, but also his love for Iago and their friendship My lord, you know I love you(1.3.117) Funny enough, … Read more

Othello Essay Examples

Character Analysis of Othello In the play Othello, the character of Othello has certain traits which make him seem naive and unsophisticated compared to many other people. This is why Iago, to get his just rewards uses him as a scapegoat. Iago told Roderigo,  O,sir, content you. I follow him [Othello] to serve my turn … Read more

Othello Essay Examples

As Iago’s role in the play begins to define itself, the plays main theme, which is jealousy, also begins to develop.  Iago’s role is unclear to the reader in the first scene.  He appears to be an honest, trustworthy soldier who was angry because he was overlooked for a promotion.  However, the reader later finds … Read more