Dramatic Change in Othello Essay

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In this essay I would like to explain how William Shakespeare makes the change in Othello so dramatic for the audience in Act 3 Scene 3 of the play, but before I go in detail I would like to go over the main points in the play for you. So, basically what happens is that there is a tragic downfall of a ‘black Venetian general’ Othello who was a ‘confident’ and ‘strong’ person but because he chose Cassio as his lieutenant, Iago gets really ‘jealous’ because he thought he deserved that title more than Cassio and he really wanted that title. Iago then cleverly plans to ‘destroy’ Othello and Cassio as Iago is known as a ‘friendly’ person his plan might be easier but there is one person only who is Roderigo who knows about the real Iago but Iago …show more content…
But by the time Othello found out truth that all this was Iago’s plan it was too late and he kills himself and Iago and Othello was the ‘tragic hero’ in this play. We see that Act 3 Scene 3 is really important in the play because this is where the problem begins and Iago cleverly manipulates Othello to ‘destroy’ his own life and also Cassio’s and Desdemona’s life. Othello changes from a charismatic and confident man in Act 1 Scene 1 to a evil and immorality man in Act 3 Scene 3. As the audience watch this play they feel powerless in this situation, angry and morally disgusted that a human can have so much hatred for another that he’d even kill someone with Iago and a bit with Othello for doing a disgusting thing, I feel sorry for Desdemona and her maid who died for no good reason and they were innocent also as an audience I felt engaged with the play because we knew more than the characters did. Shakespeare’s intention in all of his play including is to have the audience filled with different emotions. Shakespeare uses a whole range of techniques in this scene to make it dramatic as possible for example stage craft, foreshadowing, plot device, the change in characters and imagery use in the character’s speech.

Firstly I would like to tell you that Elizabethans and today’s audience would have had different attitudes toward black people in the play as people then

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