Othello is also the name of the main character in the play, he is quite hard to understand.
insight of his overall personality.
the play Othello trusts Desdemona with everything, but throughout the play he loses
tricked by Iago; thinking that Desdemona was really having an affair with Cassio. ? ` Did
he confess it??? (134). He trusts Iago too much and totally relies on Iago therefore making
him really vulnerable to Iago?s evilish schemes. Othello?s gullibility causes him to be
jealous. He let?s his jealousy take over, he looses control of himself and acts on his jealous
emotions, he let?s his jealousy clutter his mind and good judgment. ?`Damn her, lewd
minx! O, damn her, damn her! Come go with me part. I will withdraw To furnish me with
Othello?s other flaw is his anger. Othello acts upon his anger and therefore ends up doing
the things he regrets afterwards. ?`It is too late.? `O Lord, O Lord, Lord!? he smothers
her?(168). Therefore by examining those points Othello has many tragic flaws in him.
Cyprus. ??The Turk with a most mighty preparation makes for Cyprus. Othello, the
Duke of Venice. The Duke praises Othello for his abilities and accomplishments. He is
considered to be tragic because he has fallen in to the trap of Iago. Also Othello ends up
killing Desdemona and then commits suicide for the wrongful slaying of his wife. ?`? I
took by th?throat the circumcised dog And smote him thus.? He stabs himself? (180).
the tragic hero.
Othello is considered the most tragic Shakespeare play. Othello is a character of
many possibilities. His character is quite intriguing, the changes he goes through, the flaws
among him and why he is considered a tragic hero gives us a detailed explanation of
Othello as an overall person.