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Deception in Othello

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  • Essay length: 1402 words
  • Submitted: 13/05/2009
  • Marked by teacher: (?) Laura Gater
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Deception is an interesting and complex topic to explore for any Shakespeare tragedy and this essay does try and explore the different ideas thrown up by this theme in 'Othello'. There is a good understanding of the characters; however the points are not always related to the text and they require more support. When analysing a text through a particular theme it is important to relate points back to the theme and use a question that allows for this.

Marked by teacher Laura Gater 22/04/2013

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Deception in Othello

Deception is a reoccurring theme throughout the play which touches all protagonists at various levels. The plot is based on the dishonesty and delusion of the characters. It is difficult for the audience to judge who is deceiving whom. the audience Often becomes part of the trickery and remains unaware that they themselves are being deceived. Deception is performed by all characters, however to different extents and purposes., The three main characters in scene one, Iago, Othello and Desdemona, become involved in a mutual.. Iago is a character which leaves the audience dubious about his true intensions. Nevertheless, Desdemona and even Othello himself can be found guilty of trickery. Deception is perceived as a powerful and destructive force. In the first scene it becomes the main source of tension between the protagonists, and continues to degenerate their mental state throughout the play and eventually leads the final downfall of the characters. Throughout the first scene deception becomes a method applied by all characters in order to establish their power and control over others.

The structure of the plot is based on Iago's self-centered plan, which aims to promote his position. He intends to trick

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Deception is an interesting and complex topic to explore for any Shakespeare tragedy and this essay does try and explore the different ideas thrown up by this theme in 'Othello'. There is a good understanding of the characters; however the points are not always related to the text and they require more support. When analysing a text through a particular theme it is important to relate points back to the theme and use a question that allows for this.

Marked by teacher Laura Gater 22/04/2013

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