Essay on Shakespeare 's Othello - Authentic Identity

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From a soldier to a murderer the audience recgonizes Othello’s authentic identity. While being apart of Iago’s problematic scheme, Othello is brought to his weakest point. Although the tradgic hero of Shakespeare’s Othello attempts to present himself as powerful, noble, and a soldier, the audience ultimately perceives the true identity of Othello through Iagos deception and lies. Othello’s vunerablitiy allows him to be transformed into a jealous monster who ruins the love he has with his wife Desdemona. Othello’s irrational thoughts bring him to a point of tradgedy and death. In the beginning ,Othello is portrayed as the Moor from Africa who has just eloped with Desdemona. Brabantio, Desdemona’s father believes this tradgey is caused by Othello’s use of magic over her. When being brought before the Duke of Venice Desdemona expresses her love for Othello to her father, “But here’s my husband; and so much duty as my mother showed to you, preferring you before her father, so much I challenge that I may profess due to the Moor my lord” (1.3.185-189). Desdemona demonastrates that she is in love with Othello and is choosing him over her father just as her mother did. We see that Othello is respected by Desdemona and they both have the same love towards one another. We can also determine that Othello is more priviledged than Barbantio in that Desdemona chooses to go against her fathers wishes. The strong sense of love between Othello and Desdemona forshadows how vulnerable it…

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