Othello Persuasive Speech Essay

1006 Words Mar 5th, 2016 5 Pages
Thesis

The famous author, Orson Card, once wrote:
"Welcome to the human race. Nobody controls his own life, Ender. The best you can do is choose to fill the roles given [to] you by good people, by people who love you."

So basically, this quote is about following the guidance and advice of your friends, and to do so you basically have to have faith in them.

But what happens when the "good people ... who love you" are actually guiding you in the wrong direction, trying to ruin your life. I'm sure for me, and everyone here we've known someone like this. They've created drama and they've torn friendships apart.

Just like in our lives and in the case of the play, Othello, Othello didn't have a good person who was looking out for
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It looked like Desdemona had lost it and it put further doubt in her. Later, Othello saw that Cassio had the handkerchief and he thought that Desdemona gave it to him when really Iago planted it in Cassio's things. This further proves that Iago planned the events that led to Othello's downfall.

2. Although Iago planned certain events in the play, he even went a step further in destroying Othello's life by sowing the seeds of doubt in his mind and manipulating him.

* For example, in Act 3 Scene 3, Iago and Othello were together and they saw Cassio and Desdemona at a distance. The conversation then takes place between Iago and Othello: * "Iago. Ha! I like not that * Othello. What dost thou say? * Iago. Nothing, my lord; or if - I know not what. * Othello. Was not that Cassio parted from my wife? * Iago. Cassio, my lord? No sure, I cannot think it That he would steal away so guilty-like, Seeing your coming. * Othello. I do believe 'twas he."
Act 3 Scene 3 Lines 33-39
Iago planted doubt in Othello's mind, implying that there was something going on between Cassio and Desdemona, which caused Othello to start to question their relationship.

* Another example of this is when Iago says to Othello,
"Look to your wife, observe her well with Cassio"
Iago says this to make him believe that the affair was real because she would be

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