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Othello is Shakespeare's one of the great tragedies

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Pragnesh Patel Tragedy in Othello Othello is a unique play that exploits the extent to which a man is willing to make way for his selfish motives. The Othello was written in Elizabethan time, a time when a husband was allowed to murder his wife if his wife is cheating on him, not if he doubts or thinks that his wife is cheating on him. In this play Othello is the main character, who suspects his wife's honesty. Misusing his man powers, he murders his wife because he thought she was cheating on him, but he wasn't sure about it. In his/her life, a person should be aware of the people he goes around with. Othello lacked all these characteristics and he ended up killing his innocent wife, Emilia and himself. During the course of the play, audience is introduced to the character called Iago. The whole time it seems like the Iago is the one who is most responsible for what happened in novel, but as a mater of fact Othello himself should be blamed for this tragedy. ...read more.


Iago was taking revenge from Othello for not choosing him as his lieutenant even though he had better practical knowledge on battles than Cassio. His unfair decision of making Cassio was Othello's first step towards his tragedy and it developed further when Iago that Othello has bad relationship with his wife, Emilia. These splinted flint of fire in Iago's house and Othello made Iago his and Cassio's enemy. Iago's revenge was his own concern and he tried his best to make Othello's life as miserable as he can. Iago was just telling Othello what he thought about relation between Desdemona and Cassio, but it was in Othello's hand to make a decision. Iago never forced him to kill Desdemona. Iago fooled Roderigo all his life, but since Roderigo isn't major part of play his death doesn't dedicate much to the tragedy of Othello. The real tragedy lies in the bed, where Desdemona, loyal and honest servant Emilia and Othello himself died. ...read more.


Overall, Othello who is foolish enough to fall in Iago's traps invited tragedy in people's lives. Iago gave Othello burned match to Othello, and Othello could have blown it away but he decided to put it in patrol which gave birth to the fire of tragedy. Othello unknowing burned himself in this great fire that burned down house of trust. Othello was jealous of relation between Desdemona and Cassio. Othello took advantage of his right that every man holds in Elizabethan time. Instead of trusting people he loved and people who loved him, he trusted his lieutenant Iago. Even though Othello is responsible for what happened, he is a tragic hero and his situation develops sympathy in audience's mind. Othello meet all the characteristics that a tragic hero requires. Othello experienced hamartia and passed through hubris. Othello got more than what he deserved. Othello saw his jealousy's deed lying in her bed. He murdered person he loves most, his wife. Othello was left alone in a big ground without any help. Othello is best example for people who make decisions in jealousy, hurry and pride. ...read more.

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