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Essay title: Othello


"Othello" was written by one most influential writer in all of English

literature, William Shakespeare during his great tragic period. Othello is set

against the backdrop of the wars between Venice and Turkey that raged in the

latter part of the sixteenth century. The subject of Othello is "Love and Death",

while the theme suggests "The Incompatibility of Military Heroism & Love".

"Othello" consisted of three major characters including: Othello, Desdemona,

and Iago, each of which play a key role in the play.

Othello is the protagonist in the play "Othello". Othello is the general of the

armies of Venice, He's a supreme and powerful figure with extreme charisma. Because of

Othello's race and age, one must bielive that Othello had to work his way up, and be a

dominating soilder to hold such ranking. Due to the jealousy torwards such a character,

Othello was the target of the tragedy. Although Othello possessed a strong and calm

character, his obvious weakness was shown through trusting and being guliable torwards

Iago. After many mind games and descruction that Iago used against Othello, Othello's

strong character became weak as he committed suicide at the end of the play.

Iago is known for being the most heinous villain in Shakespeare.

Iago is fascinating for his most terrible characteristic: his convincing others to fall into his

plans and skems to work against them. In the first scene, he claims to be angry at Othello

for having passed him over for the position of lieutenant, which seems almost worthy of

an excuse for his behavior. Soon the reader realizes that there are no justifications for the

actions of

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