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    torments Othello’s mind and his trust towards his beloved Desdemona. Jealousy is a virus slowly turning Othello from a caring hero to a heartless, evil tragic hero, shattering his love with Desdemona. Othello is a kind hearted-man, whose love for Desdemona cause him to do anything to make her happy. His respect and trust also extends to his close friendship with Iago and Cassio. In the beginning Othello trusts Desdemona with his life and would die if she was not faithful to him. “Look to her, Moor, if

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    A Special Gift The writer Shakespeare, in the play Othello, uses a special handkerchief to be the dominant symbol in the entire play. The handkerchief was a special gift giving to Othello (the moor) from his mother, before her death. An Egyptian charmer had Given it to his mother and told her that it would make her stay happily married and kept Othello’s father loyal to her, but if she lost it or gave it away, Othello’s father would be unfaithful and leave her. She demanded him to give it to the

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    In the play, Othello, by Shakespeare, Desdemona, Othello’s wife, experiences love which causes conflict between Othello, the highly respected general, and Brabantio, Desdemona’s Father, as Desdemona is willing to sacrifice everything for Othello’s love. Othello experiences miscommunication which causes a huge problem between him and Desdemona. Iago, Othello’s ancient, experiences hatred which creates differences between Cassio, Othello’s lieutenant, Desdemona, and Othello. Othello, by Shakespeare

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    OTHELLO STUDY QUESTIONS 1.1 What is Roderigo complaining about in the opening scene? Why does Iago say he hates Othello so much, and what does he mean when he says: "In following him, I follow but myself." What do Iago and Roderigo hope to accomplish by shouting insulting remarks about Othello and Desdemona under Brabantio's window? 1.2 What are Othello and Iago talking about at the opening of this scene? When Iago warns Othello that Brabantio is "much-loved" and may try

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    Othello – Iago’s Manipulation Iago says at the beginning of Othello "… I am not what I am." (Ii66). In Act III, we see the widening gap between who he really is, and who he pretends to be. The audience, a witness to all that happens on stage, knows the truth, but the characters in the play are fooled by Iago. In Scene III, Iago really begins to poison Othello's mind. All of his plans are finally beginning to be put into action. Iago anticipates and manipulates the other

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    Othello In William Shakespeare’s Othello, the Moor of Venice there is a very obvious “outcast” theme being portrayed. However, While Othello stands out as being the main outsider for his race and ethnicity, Desdemonia’s eccentricity falls under the radar, and is underappreciated. Desdemonia, the daughter of a Venetian senator, is more of an outsider than depicted in Othello. Her romantic preference for Othello in the first place, placed here outside the norms of society. Her father, heartbroken

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    Ashley Miller Dr. Muriel M. Brennan English 110 11/20/13 Othello vs. Iago Othello, the Moor of Venice by William Shakespeare is a story based upon revenge of two characters, Othello and Iago. In the play, Othello is accused of killing his wife and good friend, and Iago is caught for his actions and is tortured for them. Many readers would argue that Othello and Iago are very difficult, but if you look a little closer you will realize that their actions are based upon revenge for their sins

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    Othello- Consistency Project There exist two vital tools needed for complete manipulation: a charming personality and a sharp sense of persuasion. The combination of both these attributes will grant any individual with the rare gift to have anybody under their complete supremacy. In Shakespeare’s tragedy Othello, Iago is able to hone and master the immortal technique of manipulation as he pursues his ultimate mission to take vengeance on Othello. In order to wreak full revenge on his nemesis

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    At the beginning of Shakespeare’s play Othello, Othello is depicted as a very dignified and confident man. Othello is also well-respected in the Venetian society due to his bravery and valiant feats in war and battle, which are also the root of his self-confidence and pride. His wartime experiences have also taught him to remain calm and collected in times of crisis, as well as to always respect higher authority. However, Othello is a moor, and, aware that he is considered an ‘outsider’ in Venice

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    Shimabukuro 18 April 2012 Othello Reader’s Response Othello is a play by William Shakespeare about a general in the Venice’s army whose companion Iago convinces him that Othello’s new wife Desdemona is cheating on him. Othello selects a man named Cassio to be a lieutenant, which angers Iago who wishes that Othello would have selected him for the position. Full of rage, Iago and his friend Roderigo alert Desdemona’s father Brabantio that Othello married Desdemona without his