Othello is a play made by the great Shakespeare. It is about a tragic hero Othello and the lies and deceits surrounding him. Othello is a noble, honest character and still has the rugged qualities of a great soldier. He is truly one of the greatest characters in all literature. He has such outstanding characteristics, which makes this tragic end so painful. But it a tragic play and in the end Othello loses some of his outstanding qualities. In the beginning of the play Othello has it all. He is about to become the General and has the love of the fair Desdemona and they are getting married. Othello is manipulated by Iago just like everyone else in the play and is brought down to Iago's level.
The downfall of Othello starts with the words of Desdemona's father Brabantio. "Look to her, Moor, if thou hast eyes to see: She has deceived her father, and may thee." this puts in the back of Othello's mind the thought of Desdemona cheating on him. Iago will use that later on to help convince Othello that what he is saying is true. Othello acts as if he never heard it but he heard it all right. It will haunt him near the end of the play.
The next step in Iago's plan and Othello's downfall is the scene where
Cassio gets in a fight with Montano.Iago sets up Cassio, so that Othello will see Cassio drunk and might take away the title of lieutenant from Cassio. This begins the actual plan of Iago. From this point on Iago is thefirst person Othello will turn to for advice since Othello's once best friends and most trusted officer is found drunk and disrespectful.Othello's biggest weakness is his trust in everyone. Othello can not see the evil in people, which is the opposite of Iago.Iago will start to abuse this weakness and manipulate Othello to his liking. This is where we see another side of Othello. Before we say he was calm and respectful, but he was put over the edge and we see a mor…


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