“O, beware, my lord, of jealousy; It is the green-ey'd monster, which doth mock the meat it feeds on. (3.3.170)” In the tragedy Othello, the Moor of Venice we meet Othello who has problems holding his jealousy in place. After Iago presented the idea that Desdemona, Othello’s wife, is cheating with his lieutenant. He can’t think about anything else.
In the tragedy of Othello, the protagonist Othello transforms from a loving husband to a paranoid shell of himself, tortured by delusions of infidelity. At the beginning of the play, Othello and his new bride, Desdemona are married despite their differences in age, race and background. Othello was initially accused of using “witchcraft” to lure Desdemona into marriage. After Desdemona assured her father before the senate that her loyalties are now divided between her father and her new husband and she was willingly embarking on this new chapter, he bestowed his blessing upon the couple.
William Shakespeare is a name unknown to few. As one of the world’s most prominent playwrights, there is hardly a student who has failed to read at least one of his plays. In fact, “no writer of any land or age has ever had the popularity and renown on such a colossal and astounding scale” as Shakespeare has (Brown). Despite pronounced eminence, very little is known about Shakespeare personal life foregoing his upbringing in rural England during the late 16th, and eventual move to London where he began his career. However, as with many writers, Shakespeare’s own experiences likely had great influence in his work.
The play’s protagonist and hero. Othello is the highly respected general of the armies of Venice, although he is not a native of Venice but rather a Moor, or North African. He is an eloquent and powerful figure, Othello shows to be a fearless soldier and general. and has been in the army for many years. He is used to the work of military life.
Othello is one of Shakespeare’s most famous tragedy. It follows the romance and downfall of Othello, an African general in the Italian army, and Desdemona, the daughter of a Venetian senator. Othello’s standard bearer, Iago, turns against Othello in order to gain his position in the army. He plots to bring down Othello’s lieutenant, Cassio, by framing Desdemona as being with Cassio behind Othello’s back. He does so with the help of his wife Emilia, and Rodrigo, a young Venetian man who is madly in love with Desdemona.
Throughout a persons life there will be countless ups and downs, and the determining factor if a person has good morals is if they choose to dwell on the negativity and let the ugly side of human nature take over. The play, “Othello,” written by William Shakespeare, is an obscure and theatrical tragedy that highlights human flaws such as envy, discrimination, and sexism. The play takes place in Venice and Cyprus during the Renaissance and is about a Moor general named Othello, who has married and run off with Desdemona, the daughter of a Venetian nobleman. There are numerous bizarre and comic scenes that repeat and reflect the serious substance of the play, such as perhaps the most significant scene in which Desdemona and Iago argue over Iago’s
Vulnerability is found at the core of relationships. While with another person, one finds intensified happiness, sadness, and even jealousy. In the beginning of the play Othello by William Shakespeare, Desdemona and Othello sneak off to get married. Othello is black and high ranked in the military while Desdemona is a beautiful girl who’s father does not approve. Because of the color of his skin and other factors Othello seems to be really self conscious of himself.
Behind the Scene with Desdemona While people believe Desdemona can be portrayed in a variety of ways from a rash young woman to an independent, free-thinking woman who stands out for the time-period, I cannot wrap my head around her being anything less than a intensely independent, strong character. The film version of Othello inspired me to portray Desdemona as a strong woman with undying loyalty to her husband. Considering the film adaptation paired with the original storyline, I envision Desdemona as a fiercely strong female character. While I did not completely agree with the portrayal of Desdemona in the film, I felt it was a good foundation to start my own interpretation.
The Emalia-Desdemona relationship is an interesting and complicated one. At first glance, it might seem that Emalia serves as the jaded foil to Desdemona’s innocent naivety about love. However, a closer, sympathetic look at Emalia shows she has plenty of reasons to be as hardened as she has become. The role of Iago’s wife can’t be an easy one, and he is usually too concerned with revenge to pay much attention to her. He’s arguably one of the cruelest Shakespearean villains, and Emalia is just trying to survive unscathed.