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.
During the summer, I was tasked with the job of reading three books and acknowledging the external and internal conflicts of the main characters and how they affect their decisions throughout the novel. The three books were A Painted House, by John Grisham, Farewell to Manzanar, by James D. Houston and Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston, and Othello (drama), by William Shakespeare.
Othello’s jealousy, like Iago’s determination, results in his own downfall. For most of the play Othello appears to be an extremely well composed general who remains calm in the face of disaster. However once Iago confides in Othello that he believes Desdemona is cheating on him, Othello transforms into an entirely different person. Believing her to be unfaithful, Othello heartlessly suffocates Desdemona in her bed despite her denying being involved in any affair up until her final breath. Othello’s jealousy causes him to jump to conclusions and not doing his due diligence in investigating Desdemona’s possible infidelity himself. Once it is proved to Othello that Desdemona was innocent and the affair was fabricated by Iago, Othello despairingly stabs and kills himself. Shakespeare uses Othello to warn against jealousy by providing an example of the possibly fatal consequences to those who harbor such envy. Yet again cruelty comes as a result of the provocation of the character's fatal flaw, and in the case of Othello it was his
In Othello you will find that everyone isn’t always how they may seem to be. They would lie just to become close to you and get what they want. In Othello Act 5, Scene 2 there are conflicts between Othello and Iago. “Emilia: Then you told a lie, a sick, wicked lie. I swear on my soul it was a lie. You said she slept with Cassio. Did you say Cassio? Iago: Yes, with Cassio. Now be quiet.” (Act 5, Scene 2, Page 10) Iago had told Othello that his wife Desdemona cheated on him with Cassio. When all of it was just a lie so Iago can get a chance to kill Cassio. “Othello: It’s sad, but Iago knows she had sex with Cassio a thousand times.Cassio confessed it, and she pledged her love for him by giving him the handkerchief I’d given to her. I saw it in his hand. It was an old memento that my father gave to my mother.” (Act 5,
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.
Love: is it human’s greatest success or human’s greatest flaw? Are we as humans so pulled towards the false ideology of what love is supposed to be like that we completely lose sight of who we are as people in the process and willing to go to great, dangerous lengths to attain this unachievable love? We are forced to ponder this question as we are taken through a journey of love in both the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, and also William Shakespeare’s play, Othello. Readers are shown through both the novel and the play of the lives of the men who are so different yet portrayed as the same kind of fools in love—the dashing Jay Gatsby of West Egg and the Lieutenant Othello of Cyprus—in these tragedies that love is not just what
In the play, Iago feeds Othello lies about his wife Desdemona. Iago’s false words enraged Othello and Othello begins to think poorly of his innocent wife. Othello angrily turns to Iago and yells “ O, devil, devil!” (IIII.i.273) in frustration with his loyal bride. Iago is getting into Othello's head so much that Othello fails to see the truth. As the play goes on, you see Othello’s actions become violent. As Desdemona approaches Othello, Othello strikes her causing her to cry and leave the room is sadness
Society often perceives confidence as a positive trait. However, in Othello, Shakespeare examines the theme of confidence in Desdemona and Othello’s characters and how their varying levels of confidence cause their downfalls. Through the results of the tragedy, Othello demonstrates that having an excess of confidence, whether based on truths or lies, can be dangerous.
How can you tell if someone is lying to you? Chances are that you can't tell if they are lying to you or not so you believe them. This is exactly what happens in Act III Scene iii of the play Othello by William Shakespeare. Iago goes up to Othello and tries to trick him into thinking his wife is unfaithful by practically saying that “I think that your wife is cheating on you with Michael Cassio”. Othello doesn’t believe him at first, but Iago is a very good liar and eventually convinces him that Desdemona is cheating on him. Othello didn’t want to believe it at first but Iago continued to tell Othello being repetitive with his lies. Othello gave into these lies then eventually wanted to kill Desdemona because she was cheating on him with Cassio.
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 great tragedy play written by William Shakespeare, “Othello”, incorporates themes such as revenge, prejudice, jealousy, passion, and hypocrisy. Othello being the military general represents the desire to be good in life while Iago’s greed, jealously, and psychological problems can be interpreted as the temptation to sin and separately Roderigo’s love for Desdemona and jealousy of Othello is a depiction of both, temptation to sin and desire to be good. All together they embody the human struggle between the desire to be good and the temptation to sin. This magnificent play is an allegory of the seesaw of Yin and Yang.
In the Shakespeare play, “Othello” , Iago seeks revenge against his military leader Othello because Cassio was promoted as lieutenant over him. Iago’s plan that led up to the murder of Desdemona (Othello’s wife) involved taking Cassio’s position and manipulating Othello to believe that she had been having an affair with Cassio (lieutenant of Othello). The most controversial question of this case is; is Iago legally responsible for the murder of Desdemona? Do you believe Iago is guilty or not guilty? Throughout the process of Iago’s plan he was able to drive the Moor mad and jealous, resulting in him killing his wife. Many assistant district attorneys of Cyprus believe that Othello (military leader of Cyprus) committed voluntary manslaughter
In Othello, it is jealousy that ultimately leads to the downfall of three characters, Roderigo, Othello and Iago. "O, beware, my lord, of jealousy; It is the green eyed monster" (III.iii.163). Although, Othello is not the only play where William Shakespeare has made jealousy a central motivator. He did it in Macbeth also. Jealousy has many faces between these two plays and in both they lead to the downfall of characters.
The following passage is significant to the play ‘Othello’ in retrospect to the plot progression, as it reiterates themes and introduces important facets to the plot development. Through Iago’s cunning manipulation and Shakespeare’s crafting of language, this passage is constructed as a pivotal point of the play, marking the transition of Othello’s personality and revealing his deepest insecurities that eventually lead to his downfall and tragic ending.
Act 3, Scene 3 of Shakespeare’s Othello embodies a pivotal point in the play, as it is a transition act that grounds the foundation of Iago’s development as an antagonist and the play’s development as a tragedy. In fact, Othello is written by William Shakespeare in the early 17th century. In Act 3 Scene 3, Iago begins his insinuations of an affair between Cassio and Desdemona, which petition Othello to consider the likelihood of Desdemona’s infidelity and Cassio’s disloyalty. In this particular scene, Shakespeare makes meticulous use of linguistic and dramatic techniques to characterise Iago as an scheming, deceptive and hypocritical antagonist.