In the play Othello, written by Shakespeare, the death of Othello and Desdemona help illuminate important themes present throughout the play. Once Othello passes over Iago for a special position, Iago sets out to destroy all that Othello loves. Meanwhile, Othello falls hopelessly in love with Desdemona and gives Iago the perfect opportunity to collect his vengeance. Iago consistently manipulates the truth to construct the allusion that Desdemona and Cassio are having an affair. Specifically, Act V illustrates Othello’s realization that Iago is behind this heinous plot.
As the tragedy begins, Othello and Desdemona had run off and gotten married without telling Desdemona’s father. When Iago finds out he did not get the job he wanted, he tells Roderigo to “Proclaim him in the streets; incense her kinsmen”(I. I. 76-80). Brabantio, who did not know about his own daughter’s marriage, is finding out from two strangers. This allows Iago to take advantage of Barbantio’s surprise and to come in between the newly weds with his disapproval.
William Shakespeare is a well renowned author who is known for showing all human aspects. In the tale of Othello, Shakespeare displays the two most destructive human emotions: vengeance and hatred. In the tale, the two characters, Iago and Othello provide the basis for unfolding tales of lies, deception, intrigue, hate and envy. Iago’s character uses manipulation of multiple people to enact his vengeance against Othello who he believes committed adultery with Iago’s wife Emilia. To plot his revenge, Iago spins his own web of lies from planting the idea in Othello’s head that his wife is sleeping with his lieutenant, Cassio.
Pride, greed, and lust drove Iago to poisoning Desdemona 's father and eventually ruining the marriage between Desdemona and Othello. In his play, he approach the problems the world faces in a comedic manner. People let greed and lust persuade them to do crazy things. Othello and Iago are foil characters in Othello. Iago let his vengeful ways and deceitful motives alter his decisions while Othello appears in the opening acts as the very personification of self control”(Harbage).
Character can be broken despite how strongly it is shaped. In William Shakespeare’s tragedy, Othello, Othello was a brave Moor who was quick to marry his lover Desdemona. His sinister ensign Iago deceived him into believing his loyal wife had committed adultery. Although Othello believed the alleged accusations, he also gave up his moral character to Iago. Regardless of the lack of trust from Othello, Desdemona did deceive her father prior to the situation.
Farewell!” For the valiant warrior, Othello, we must all learn that there is always more than one side of the story. Othello’s mind was so poisoned by Iago’s lies about Desdemona and Cassio that in his jealous rage, he forgot to find out the truth between Desdemona and Cassio from them and other witnesses. He loved Desdemona with all his heart and soul, but his pride and his gullibleness destroyed
At the beginning of William Shakespeare’s Othello, Emilia, Iago’s wife and Desdemona’s attendant, remains blindly loyal to her husband. Emilia demonstrates her blind loyalty when she steals Desdemona’s handkerchief for Iago, stating that she is “nothing but to please his fancy” (3.3.343). However, by the end of the play, she comes to realize the dark truths about her husband and reveals them. Unlike the other characters in the play, including Iago, Othello, and even Desdemona, Emilia is driven by honesty and logic, rather than passion or jealousy. Her ability to think logically eventually causes her to abandon her loyalty to Iago and pursue of truth and justice.
Shakespeare’s drama ‘Othello’ is one of moral changes, conflicts and dilemmas. Shakespeare focuses these conflicts on the protagonist Othello and his actions, which are results of complex moral changes and dilemmas. The transformation of the noble and romantic protagonist Othello, whose jealousy over his beloved Desdemona, destroys him. And Iago, who happens to be the antagonist, plants the distrust and jealousy in Othello. In Act V, Scene 2 Othello’s moral change has already begun and he is to show its lethal consequences.
The play Othello written by Shakespeare is based on one huge conflict. The setting of Othello takes place in Venice where Desdemona and Othello get married despite their age and race difference. The problem occurs when Iago is passed up for a big job promotion when Othello decides to appoint Cassio in the position. To get revenge on Othello, Iago creates a plan to ruin Othello and Desdemonna marriage by saying that Desdemona is unfaitful. The play consists of jealousy, heartbreak, tortued feelings, and death.
Brabantio views on Othello and Desdemona’s relationship were quite different from his daughters. “Look to her, Moor, if thou hast eyes to see: She has deceiv’d her father and may thee” (Shakespeare.1.3.289-290). Brabantio says this quote to Othello saying that she deceives her father by being with the Moor, so why wouldn’t she deceive him as well. Brabantio didn’t approve of the relationship because he is the Moor and this is racist. This is heartbreaking because he was friendly to Othello and welcoming him into his home until he finds out he was sleeping with his daughter.