Othello Character Analysis

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Othello is the main character in the play Othello, the Moor of Venice. With the introduction and description into the play we soon find out that the first characteristic of Othello is that he is black; his dark skin makes him different from the beginning of the play. With this first description of the play`s most important character we already have an important theme or aspect to look inside of the character of Othello himself and also, we are given the opportunity to look inside Othello`s current position in society and again we can have a view into the society Othello has found himself in.This first aspect would be the aspect of racism in the era of Othello. Having in mind that Othello himself is well known for courageous deeds-Othello being a well respected soldier, he is known for having courage, integrity but none of these elements have any importance in the aspect of his social status by the fact that he is a black person. Regardless of the situations Othello finds himself into, this problem or simply the fact that he is black is coming back to him and to all of the characters in the play. He is doing his best to represent the honorable person, an equal man to all the men he is now close to but from outside the play, it looks quite a mission impossible. The best example for this is shown when Othello, after a long proclamation of Desdemona`s infidelity by Iago, calls himself only a black and barbaric man. Quote: „Haply for I am black, And have not those soft parts of

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