Othello, By William Shakespeare Essay

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A lot of times in life, people do not always see things for what they really are. "Othello," "A&P," "Everyday Use," and "Richard Cory" are just a few works of literature that shine light to this idea. Appearance vs reality can ruin lives, cause people to loose their jobs, misvalue family members, and even cause a complete misjudgment of someone 's life.

Although there were many themes in "Othello," I think the theme that really makes the story line play out as it does, is appearance vs reality. Throughout the play, Iago acts like a complete different person than he actually is around everyone. This forces everyone to be oblivious to what is actually going on right in front of their eyes. Othello thinking that Desdemona is being unfaithful is the major issue that is surrounding this theme. Iago makes it appear as if Desdemona is being unfaithful, when she is being everything but. One example of when Othello is completely blind of reality is when Iago is talking to Cassio about Emilia. Othello thinks that Cassio is describing his sexual interaction with Desdemona when he is actually talking about his sexual interaction with Emilia. To add onto his blindness to reality, Cassio pulls out Desdemona 's handkerchief. Othello has no idea of the reality that Iago placed it in Cassio 's living area. Another example of appearance vs reality in this play is when Roderigo thinks that Iago is actually trying to help him win Desdemona over. Roderigo has no idea that Iago is actually just…

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