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  • Desdemona Has Often Been Seen Only As The Innocent Victim Of Malice This View Does Not Do Justice To The Complexity Of Sh - 1,169 words
    "Desdemona has often been seen only as the innocent victim of malice. This view does not do justice to the complexity of Shakespeare's portrayal and the play as a whole." To what extent do you agree with this judgement? Muz Desdemona is no doubt seen as innocent throughout the play, but her innocence is brought about as a result of Iago taking advantage of her sweetness to poison Othello's mind. As Iago goes deeper into his plans, the audience would feel sorry for Desdemona, as she is being falsely accused, and therefore they would see her as being innocent. But with close analysis of the text, Desdemona is not as innocent as one thinks. Brabantio is the first to misunderstand his own daught ...
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  • Honest Iago - 1,063 words
    Honest Iago Honest Iago The poet Coleridge appropriately described the character of Iago as being one of motiveless malignity. Throughout the play Iagos motives are secondary to, and seem only to serve as justification for, his actions. Iago is driven by his nature of character. To discuss Coleridges assessment we must look at Iagos characterfrom Iagos point of view and that of the other charactershis motives, methods, and pawns. Through some carefully thought-out words and actions, Iago is able to manipulate others to do things in a way that benefits him; all the while he is pushing Othello, Desdemona, Roderigo, Emilia, and Cassio to their tragic end. According to Websters New International ...
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  • Iago My Hero - 872 words
    Iago My Hero Iago, My Hero Of all the characters presented in Shakespeare's literature the most sinister one is without a doubt Iago. He is a ruthless sociopath. No other character can even come close to his evil. Most of the antagonists present in Shakespeare's plays have valid reasons for the troubles they cause. Iago doesn't for the most part; he just has a burning hatred for the world, especially Othello. Iago is the only reason there is any conflict in Othello. If he were not a character, Othello and Desdemona would have lived happily ever after. From the beginning to the end he causes conflicts. He is directly or indirectly responsible for the deaths of many characters. Shakespeare did ...
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  • Othello And Desdemona - 1,367 words
    Othello And Desdemona In Shakespeares play Othello, Iago is the antagonist. That is, he is the villain in the play Othello. He is the person who causes an action to occur which affects the other characters in the play. This action may not necessarily be a good thing. Iago is the catalyst for Othellos change. He is the reason behind Othellos changing views of his wife Desdemona, which results in the deaths of many of the characters in this tragedy. In order to understand the role Iago plays in destroying Othello, it is important to understand how Iago uses other characters in Othello to set his devious plot into motion. Iago successfully manipulates the characters involved to further his evil ...
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  • Othello Iago - 1,199 words
    ... o substitute for real motives, Iago treats rumors like they were facts and invents situations that never happened in order to suit the ends he wishes to achieve. The Furness Variorum Edition points out that Iago admits in his first soliloquy that the affair between Othello and Emilia is only a rumor (p.120-121). And it is thought abroad that twixt my sheets/ he has done my office. I know not ift be true/ But I, for mere suspicion in that kind/ Will do as if for surety (369-372). Iago has no reason to hate Othello, but because he is an evil person Iago wants to ruin Othellos life. Iago heard a rumor that Othello had slept with Emilia, and he declares that he will believe this rumor as if ...
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  • The Role Of Desdemona In Shakespeares Othello - 1,099 words
    The Role Of Desdemona In Shakespeare's Othello The Role of Desdemona in Shakespeares Othello The character of Desdemona represents a woman of the 17th century who surpassed the norms of sexual morality set for Venetian women of that time. When Desdemona left the house of her father, Brabantio, to wed the Moor, Othello, it was the first step in redefining her role as a woman. Desdemona, instead of asking her fathers permission, decided on her own to marry Othello. It seems as though Desdemona was breaking away from the strictness imposed by Brabantio. She denied her father any right in choosing or granting allowance to Othello to marry her. Instead she chose the man who she wanted to marry an ...
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