Character Analysis Of Othello

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The story “Othello,” (rpt. in Greg Johnson and Thomas R. Arp, Perrine’s Literature: Structure, Sound, and Sense, 12th ed. [Boston: Wadsworth, 2015] 1251-1343) is about a moor man in Venice who has just married a white woman named Desdemona. Othello’s servant, Iago, upset with him due to Othello’s race and disregard for promoting him, notifies Desdemona’s father, Brabantio, of his daughter’s secret marriage with a black man. In an increased effort to seek revenge, Iago uses help from Roderigo’s desire to be with Desdemona, Cassio’s good looks, and Othello’s own open and free nature to ruin Othello’s own life. Othello is a unique, one of a kind character who changes throughout the story in how he talks and what 's he says, his appearance, his actions, and his interactions with characters. Throughout the story the audience views how impacting the character Iago is to Othello and his total interpretation of every single aspect around him which leaves readers with nothing but an ache in their chest filled with sorrow and longing. Othello is immediately introduced as a confident, humble man as general of the venetian army and his marrying of a white woman. Evidence of this is when in Brabantio confronts Othello about marrying Desdemona. “Down with him thief!. . .Keep up your bright swords, for the dew will rust them. Good signior, you shall more command with years than with your weapons” (1259). Othello is calmly telling Brabantio to not attack him with weapons, rather use their
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