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Othello. There is some dispute about who is actually capable for Desdemonas loss

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Sudharshine Anandaraja Othello There is some dispute about who is actually capable for Desdemonas loss, but it depends on whose point of view you look at. In Othellos point of view it was all Iago's blunder for setting him up to this atrocious tragedy. Although this is the obvious point, the viewers watching Othello might have realised that it was also Othello's fault for being self centred and trusting on his friend more than his wife. Iago had many reasons for his vengeance; one is taking revenge on Othello because he thinks that Othello has committed adultery with his wife Emelia. The other reason could be that Othello is getting everything he wants and Iago's not, this could make him jealous. Other reasons for him to be taking revenge on Othello could be that he is sexually jealous because Othello seem to be getting the good looking women around, and not only that he seem to be getting everything he wants. And Iago seem to feel affection for Desdemona, therefore it can be a reasonable assumption to think that he could taking his revenge on Othello for this reason. ...read more.

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he's self centred and he always thinks he's right, he doesn't listen to anyone under his power and the best quality he has is trust, he trusts everyone. Othello managed to become a much appreciated general and he managed to get the best looking women around. He achieved the most important things he ever wanted, but as the days go pass by he seem to loose himself. Desdemona fell in love with him because of his positive qualities of being heroic, ardent, honest and noble. Othello didn't need to try hard to get Desdemona to like him, his natural qualities attracted her. People around Othello shows racism towards him, for example Emelia calls Othello 'Blacker Devil' when she found out that Othello killed Desdemona and when Iago says "Even now, very now, an old black ram is topping your white ewe" or "Barbary Horse" to turn Brabantio against Othello. Brabantio makes racist comment to Othello's face, for example, "lascivious moor" and "Wheeling stranger". I suppose that throughout the film Othello doesn't seem to be jealous, for the reason that he got nothing to be jealous about, he got everything he wanted. ...read more.

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However, I think that she was just doing her housework as usual. Overall I think Iago should be blamed for everything because first he believed in something that never happened, Othello committing adultery with his wife, and so on he plans the revenge to be this way and everything went the way he wanted to, apart from the last scene when Emilia admits stealing the handkerchief. He made sure everybody thought in a way he wanted them to think, which was to turn everyone against Othello, even using Othello himself. I believe that this was fate's victims because Iago planned it to be in a certain way and these just seem to be the fate for Desdemona and Othello. And even if Iago didn't meddle in Othellos and Desdemonas relationship in anyway, they would probably end up like this, because Othello and Desdemona lived in a very racist era, even the queen was against black people, so everybody wants them to separate and wanted Desdemona to be 'normal'; living in an area like this, so many people would have things planned for Desdemona and Othello, so something is a lot more likely to go wrong with their relationship anyway. ...read more.

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