Desdemona's Mistakes In Othello

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According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, the definition of err is: “to make a mistake.” Within Shakespeare’s Othello there are plentiful amounts of mistakes being made; the main of which being Othello’s doubts in his wife, Desdemona. Although it may seem that Othello’s err of murdering Desdemona is simply due to the fact Iago is giving Othello false clues of his wife’s ‘affair’ with one of his lieutenants, Cassio; it is actually caused by Othello’s tragic flaw: his lack of self-confidence. Othello states, once he begins doubting Desdemona’s honesty, “Haply, for I am black and have not those soft parts of conversation that chamberers have, or for I am declined into the vale of years […]” Othello (III.3.263-66). In making this comment,
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