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William Shakespeare's Othello and Iago's Destructive Motivations

a squadron in the field" (I.i.9-22). According to Iago, Othello has passed him over for the position of lieutenant (or second in ...

Short Essay Responses to Questions About Othello by William Shakespeare

In seven pages this paper answers questions regarding characters Iago, Othello, and Desdemona featured in William Shakespeare's Ot...

Analyzing the Speech by Othello in Act II, Scene ii

A critical analysis of Othello's climactic speech is featured in this paper of two pages....

Tragic Irony in Othello by William Shakespeare

In five pages this paper examines how irony heightens the tragedy in William Shakespeare's Othello. There are no other sources li...

Othello's Disintegrating Spirit in William Shakespeare's Tragedy

In six pages this research paper on Othello by William Shakespeare focuses upon the protagonist's spiritual disintegration. Five ...

William Shakespeare's Characters Edmund in King Lear and Iago in Othello

In three pages this essay compares these two Shakespearean villains in terms of their similarities and the lack of sympathy each e...

Michael Cassio, Iago, and Othello in The Tragedy of Othello by William Shakespeare

over his military service. Shortly after the wedding, he was dispatched to Famagosta, the capital of Cyprus, to battle Turkish fo...

Othello's Yin and Yang

interracial marriage in this work is one that highlights societal notions of race and marriage, accentuating norms and uncovering ...

Othello's Downfall

him completely off-guard, Othello is completely unprepared for the "depth and intensity" (Vanita 341) of his love. Just as his pu...

Love of Othello Used by Iago

from the beginning of the play, leaving no doubt that Iago is a conniving and deceitful individual (Anonymous Iago the Liar Othell...

How Othello is Admired by Others in the First Act, Third Scene of Othello by William Shakespeare

an outsider, a theme which is emphasized in most critical analyses of the play, Othellos identity as the Moor in Venice was "not a...

Tragic Downfall of Othello

a Venetian and traduced the state, I took by ththroat the circumcis?d do And smote him thus" (Act V. ii. 334 - 352)...

Self Image of Othello

this and continues throughout the play to attempt to prove that he is worthy of his new positions. At the onset of the play Othe...

Othello's Noble Change

with the civilized manner of a Venetian court, he is clearly out of his element. "If stirred to indignation, as "in Aleppo once"...

Funcitons of Characters Desdemona, Othello, and Iago in Othello by William Shakespeare

heart. His insecurities are compounded by the dark color of his skin, which makes him a social outsider. Therefore, when he meet...

Deceit and Iago in William Shakespeare's Othello

In short, then, Othello has it all, and in Iagos eyes, he has nothing. It is apparent that Iago has worked for many years in the s...

Othello and Desdemona in William Shakespeare's Othello

fall upon my life" (Shakespeare I iii). In this he is leaving it all up to his wife and her father, nobly demonstrating that he do...

Personal Weakness of Othello

discern what his true motivation really is. He is vengeful and wants a particular job he did not get. He feels dispossessed and ev...

Titus’ Aaron and Othello’s Iago

thunders crack or lightning flash; Advanced above pale envys threatening reach...Then, Aaron, arm thy heart, and fit thy thoughts....

Could Othello’s Tragedy Be Averted?

gone to her and asked for the truth of the matter, trusting that she would tell him. Or he would have laughed at Iago and dismisse...

Othello’s Behavior in Act IV, Scene I

does, then asks Lodovico why he wants her to return; then he has a speech in which he addresses his lines first to Lodovico then t...

Othello's Elements of Tragedy

Bards most impressive works, and for many, the archetypal ideal of a narrative "tragedy". The reason behind Othellos reputation is...

Jealousy in Othello

tells Desdemonas father that he must act quickly else "youll have your daughter covered with a Barbary horse" (I.1.112-113). As p...

Handkerchief Significance in William Shakespeare's Othello

good man, whom he has treated unjustly. Desdemona has, of course, been persuaded by Iago to defend Cassio, as he knows that this w...

Othello by William Shakespeare and 3 Different Perspectives

directors. Because of the intimacy between stage performers and the audience, Shakespeares prose is able to serve as a feature pe...

Choices Made by Othello

at odds with the reality that one human being can never know for certain the inner most thoughts and desires of another (Vanita, 1...

Racism in Othello

seem that Desdemona is having an affair with Cassio, the man that Othello favored for promotion over Iago. Convinced that Desdemon...

Rudyard Kipling's "If" and Othello

This essay pertains to Shakespeare's "Othello" and Rudyard Kipling's poem "If-," which lists various qualities that are required t...

Movie Versions and the Original Play Othello by William Shakespeare

In eight pages this paper discusses the theatrical portrayals of Othello, Desdemona, and Iago in comparison with the films by Well...

Shakespearean Conflict Analysis

of honor. Macbeth is one of Shakespeares darkest and most intriguing plays- a tragedy of ego, obsession, guilt and ambition. Ma...