Othello, By William Shakespeare Essay

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Othello is a Moor from Venice. Othello has been caught between his best friend Cassio and his wife, Desdemona. Othello, after Iago’s manipulations, seeks retribution on his beloved wife for allegedly having an affair. Othello has also been viewed as a very sympathetic character. Othello is distinguished as sympathetic because he suspects his wife is having an affair with his best friend, his handkerchief was stolen by Emilia, and he committed suicide for killing one of the people most dear to him. Othello and Cassio are in the army. Othello is holding the rank of General and Cassio holds the rank of Lieutenant. Iago was held the rank of Ensign. Iago was very upset at the fact that he is below Cassio in power. He plans to make up a lie to change Othello’s mind, and give Iago back his original rank. Iago makes Othello think that there is some kind of affair happening between Cassio and Desdemona. Othello believes the things that Iago is telling him.Iago is telling him that there is an affair happening between Desdemona and Cassio. He tells Othello that he needs to keep an close eye on Desdemona, when he is just creating a problem bigger than he thinks it is. Othello starts to believe the lies even more when he notices that Desdemona acts differently when she is near Cassio. Othello and Iago were having a conversation when they noticed Cassio and Desdemona talking. Cassio quickly left when he laid eyes upon Othello (Shakespeare Act III Scene iii). Those actions only aroused…

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