Othello- Tragic Hero

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''According to Aristotle, the tragic hero should not be entirely good nor evil. Instead, he should possess a fatal flaw, which will incite pity and fear in the audience. Critics are divided about Othello. Some feel that he is flawless, while others think that he is too easily moved to jealousy. What is your view on the matter?''

The protagonist and tragic hero of Othello has many pleasant attributes that contribute to his position and the level of respect and admiration he once receives from the Venetian society. A war general, the audience witnesses Othello's death as the play's ''tragic hero'', though not in the name of war, nor for any cause that is initially expected. Demonstrating his comprehensive approach to human emotion, Shakespeare reveals the cause of Othello's tragic downfall by making the audience aware of Othello's predisposition to insecurities and destructive jealousy, and finally his ground-breaking, fateful decision to place confidence in the one individual who acts upon his every weakness to destroy him. The audience is caused to fear Othello's transformation into the ''green-eyed'' monster, then pity him when he claims his title in blood.

The most significant flaw that Othello possesses is jealousy, however, he was not moved to it immediately. “She has deceived her father and may thee.” Iago says to him in Act 1, Scene 3. This was an attempt to convince Othello that Desdemona has or could commit adultery since she has already proved to be capable of going against her father's will with their marriage.
However, Othello informs Iago that he is not a jealous man. “I do not think but Desdemona’s honest'', he says to Iago in Act 3, Scene 3 and pledges not to doubt her without any proof. Nevertheless, the initial thought of Desdemona's unfaithfulness stays with him and he continues to wonder and worry about Desdemona's interest in

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