Mindset and grit are equaled to success. Growth mindset is the belief that people can get smarter by working harder and practicing. Fixed mindset is the thought that talent and skills develop success without putting any effort. Grit is determination to stick to one thing until you have mastered it. There are certain decisions that an individual makes that will impact grit. Throughout reading the play Othello by Shakespeare there are connection between Othello , Desdemona , Iago and Brabantio with grit , growth mindset and fixed mindset.
In William Shakespeare’s Othello the two main characters are Iago and Othello. The entire story centers around Iago 's plan to achieve revenge on Othello for not promoting him to lieutenant. Throughout the story Iago tries to convince Othello that his wife Desdemona has cheated on him with his lieutenant Cassio. Iago’s plan is successfully and easily executed. Othello is tricked into believing that desdemona has been unfaithful and in the end he kills her. The men in Othello mistrust the women and always quick to associate them with being deceptive and unfaithful.
In his play Othello, William Shakespeare portrays evil through his character Iago. From the beginning, Iago deeply dislikes Othello and wants him to suffer. The readers find out that because of this hatred, Iago plans to ruin Othello. Iago plots to use many innocent people in order to gain the revenge he so badly desires. At the end of Act II, scene i, Iago’s soliloquy reveals his character motivation and plan for revenge through the use of foreshadowing and ominous diction.
Iago is a bitter man, sticking to his devious plan to soil Othello and Desdemona. The characters finally grasp the fact that Iago is a villain. Emilia first screams in horror of what she sees before her, “Villainy, villainy, villainy! / I think upon’t it, I think I smell’t, Oh, villainy!” (V.ii.203-204). The characters rebel against Iago, once they find he is evil and a liar. Iago’s actions affect everyone else more than himself.
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.
Both characters show a level of obliviousness of the plots in play around them. Desdemona is neglectful of Iago's trap when she permits herself to be seen with Cassio as Iago uncovers the sight to attentive Othello; at the same time, Desdemona says of Iago, "I never knew/A Florentine more kind and legit." However, while Emilia is unconscious of the damage she got to be included in when Iago requested she give him Desdemona's cloth, she is befuddled by Othello's suspicions and says, "If any villain has placed this in your mind,/Let paradise compensate it with the serpent's condemnation!"
Othello seems to be happy with his decision about marrying the love of his life, Desdemona. This happiness can be interpreted by the display of affection through the use of positive adjectives. Othello 's dialogue with Desdemona is very poetic and romantic. He tries to convey a lot of his love through the use of his words, This approach makes his narratives bit complex and longer. We can also experience Othello 's trust of Desdemona 's fidelity, right when Iago starts to convince otherwise. Iago tries to play with Othello 's mind, by suggesting that Desdemona was being unfaithful with Cassio; to which said that he trust Desdemona enough to know that 's a
In William Shakespeare 's play Othello, most characters commit something wrong, there are two characters who execute most of the play, but there 's one character who commits the greater wrong. The characters hurt and betray one another frequently, the play is focused on Iago trying to plot his plan as the play goes on, his intentions are to get revenge on Othello for one not promoting him to lieutenant and believing that Othello slept with his wife Emilia. For that Iago manipulates Othello 's wife Desdemona, Roderigo, Emilia and Cassio. Iago commits the greater wrong, for being manipulative, deceivious, and betraying. Iago and Othello are both main characters who have their way of making trouble, some would say Othello commits more wrong for falling into Iago 's lies and causing trouble, but Iago is actually the one who made the deaths happen and made more problems than Othello did or any other character.
Each character present in a book serves an important purpose whether the reader likes them or not. Toni Morrison, author of the Desdemona wanted to remove Iago’s presence in her play because “He’s there [in the play Othello], eating up everything.” However, He cannot completely disappear since he played a major role,probably the most important one, in Othello that led to everyone else’s deaths. Although his name is barely mentioned in Desdemona, he is still alluded to because of his influence over Othello much like Barbary’s invisible presence that influences Desdemona in Othello. Because Othello and Desdemona are easily guided, Iago and Barbary’s invisible presence drives the stories.
William Shakespeare has written many famous plays and known for his tragedies. Othello is about two lovers who let jealousy and innocence get in the way. Like most tragedies, they always end with a death and this one sadly end’s with Othello killing his wife. The destine lovers relationship is doom from the beginning. To have a doomed relationship, it means to have faith working against you from the beginning, which clearly happens in Othello. Othello and Desdemona’s relationship is doom from the start by their differences, Desdemona’s innocence. and Brabantio’s views on their partnership. Othello and Desdemona is doom by their differences in their relationship.
Othello, one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays, is often discussed because of it’s portrayal of race, loyalty or social status. Most essays reflect the relationship between Othello and Iago, and forget, rather ironically, their relationship with their wives, Desdemona and Emilia. Emilia is a particular character, as we meet her for the first time she comes across as the opposite of Desdemona. When Iago treats her with disrespect (2.1.109-111) “Sir, would she give you so much of her lips / as of her tongue she oft bestows on me, / you’ll have enough.”, she doesn’t stand up for herself, but Desdemona stands up for her. This makes us question why she’s trying to help Iago and take advantage of Desdemona, in Act III : “Good madam, do. I warrant
The thesis of this article argues the demands for both males and females uncover gender expectations and roles, mainly in Othello. These ideas are present when Pechter states how the, "play is preoccupied with questions of gender difference, the expectations of men and women for themselves and about each other" (2). Pechter points out how in Othello the beliefs and assumptions are not easily encoded. One example that Pechter uses describes how, "too much womanly presence interferes with the appropriate effects (laughter instead of tears, pathos instead of fear); it demands restriction , if not elimination." (114). Othello 's actions are restricted when in the presence of his wife, Desdemona and her friend Emilia. Desdemona 's character is
Moreover, Shakespeare presents Desdemona as a celestial figure at the start of Act 3 scene 3, as to when Cassio regards her as being ‘Bounteous’, meaning generous or plentiful. However, the word is often associated with agriculture and because of this; the word could also arguably be linked with the Cornucopia, or horn of plenty, which in Greco-Roman mythology was a personification of the Earth. This makes Desdemona seem ethereal and thus Goddess-like. This is further emphasised as to when Cassio almost dehumanise himself by referring to himself in third-person: “Whatever shall become of Michael Cassio”, which in contrast to Desdemona’s previous Goddess-like appearance, makes him seem almost worthless. Similarly, ‘La Belle Dame Sans Merci’