Iago has a master plan on how to get back at Othello. He decides to make it seem as though Casio and Othello’s beloved Desdemona were having a love affair. This is important because we see Othello go through many of the same psychological signs of jealousy that we see Iago going through. He has no reason to distrust Desdemona, he even says,
Manipulation is shown in many ways such as politics, the media, misleading information and false advertising. To convey one’s thoughts to your own advantage is seen as crude and unnecessary. However, many people have their reasons in manipulating someone whether they are good or bad. In Shakespeare’s Othello, the concept of taking advantage of someone through manipulation leads to unnecessary, horrible events.
The play of Othello is a tragedy that exposes the characters in several ways, causing conflict and envy, eventually leading to a tragic end. To achieve this tragic end, Iago uses manipulation in order to change the views of, and bring out multiple personalities in the characters.
In life we tend to see failure as a terrible thing. When we do fail, most of the time we
Iago expresses he “hates the Moor” (I, iii, 368) because Othello gave the promotion to Cassio instead of him. Although a good reason to dislike Othello, not receiving a promotion should not lead to the conclusion of the murder of Othello. To continue, Iago explains that “it is thought abroad that ’twixt [his] sheets/ [Othello] done [his] office. [he] know not if’t be true, /But for mere suspicion in that kind, /Will do as if for surety” (I, iii, 324-327) to give another reason for his hatred. Iago admits that he has no proof of Othello’s crime against him, but he still states it as a reason for his hatred. Iago contains too much hatred to be led by a near suspicion which causes the audience to believe that this reason has no truth behind it, and it appears as an excuse. Shakespeare continues to craft the mystery behind Iago’s motives when Iago describes Othello as a man with “constant loving noble nature/ and he dare think hell prove to Desdemona/ a most dear husband” (II, I, 214-216). Iago appears to think of Othello as an incredible man, but he still wants to cause his ultimate downfall. By Shakespeare showing Iago’s other feelings towards Othello it causes the audience to believe Iago’s other
After reading the book Mindset by Carol Dweck, I realized that I need to improve on my fixed mindset in a few different areas in order to be the best person I can be. According to Dweck, a “fixed mindset makes you concerned with how you will be judged, the growth mindset makes you concerned with improving” (13). Carol Dweck discusses the two different mindsets and the impact that having a fixed mindset has on individuals in the long run. In order to grow, learn and improve, I need to accept failure, be more confident in myself, and develop better study habits.
Growth mindset and Grit are two traits used to help a person with success. Some
How do grit and growth mindsets work together to support success? Being a gritty can
In the article “Mindset” by Carol Dweck, having a Growth Mindset can be described as,
Iago uses very clever methods of persuasion and manipulation aimed to use Othello’s hamartia against him, pointing out that “ “She (Desdemona) did deceive her father, marrying you,” so much so that Brabantio “thought ’twas witchcraft”. Through this, Iago is subtly raising the issues of Othello’s cultural differences with Desdemona; a root cause behind Othello’s insecurities with his wife – along with inadequacy due to race, degree of sophistication and age. As Iago prompts Othello to think the worst, his utterances are short and uneasy, revealing the beginning to his downfall, whilst Iago’s dialogue is at length highlighting his growing power of
In life, in order to truly get far and accomplish greatness, there are certain qualities and
There are two types of mindsets, a fixed mindset and a growth mindset. According to Dweck, people with a fixed mindset believe that they either are or are not good at something based on their natural born nature because it’s just who they are. However, people with growth mindset believe that basic qualities can be cultivated through effort (Dweck, 52). In a fixed mindset, people stick to what they know in order to avoid failure and boost their confidence whereas people with a growth mindset seek out new opportunities and challenge themselves to grow. A growth mindset creates motivation whereas a fixed mindset leads to sameness. Based on Dweck’s definition of growth mindset, finding new ways to be better and improve oneself is possible. With a growth mindset comes the belief that anyone can be good at anything because ability is tied to action and skills come from practice. A major belief of growth mindset is that failure is a major key to success and the improvement
Iago is a unique and complicated character. He is intelligent in that he is able to manipulate people and events in his favour, which he thrives on throughout the play, classifying him as the antagonist of the play. Driven by jealousy and hatred, Iago plots against Othello to destroy his character and reputation. Knowing that if he foolishly attacked such a respected man directly, he would be sentenced to death. As a result, he devises to use other people to obtain what he desires by influencing the characters in the play to suit his plan.
In Shakespeare 's play, Othello, the main character, Othello, displays actions that are classified as weak or strong emotionally. Throughout the play, Othello shows more weakness than strength when he turns over to jealousy, hits Desdemona, and calls her names shortly before wrongfully killing her.
This books shows the two mindsets people would have and how having grit effects that. The two mindsets are growth and fixed, To have a fixed mindset means that you don’t have the intentions to continue when the going gets tough. “ believing the qualities you have are carved in stone”(Dweck pg52).People with a fixed mindset look at what is instead what can be, they also believe that if they do not excel on the first try then they would rather give up then try harder.