According to Aristotle a tragic hero is a person, usually a man, of high position with outstanding qualities and greatness about him. In the plays Oedipus Rex by Sophocles and Othello by William Shakespeare the main characters are classified as tragic heroes. Oedipus grew up with his adoptive parents as his biological parents did not want him fearing a prophecy that Oedipus would kill his father and marry his mother. Othello was betrayed by a soldier, Iago, because the soldier did not get the position he wanted. Iago began to spread lies about Othello’s wife, Desdemona, as well as other people he trust.
Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck and her colleagues’ researched the very simple ideology that of which dictates almost every part of people’s lives. This ideology that Dweck discovered can limit ones potential for success. It is possible that this can influence people’s self-awareness, self-esteem, the ability to face challenges, and the resilience to setbacks. The ideology that Dweck mentions is mindset.
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.
Throughout the story Othello by Shakespeare, it is commonly believed that the moor’s jealousy leads to the tragic events in Othello, it is actually Iago’s jealousy that causes it. Iago plays a proficient role in the cataclysm of all the major characters within the play, definitely characterizing him as evil and cold hearted. Iago is a deceptive individual who lies and manipulates in the hopes of seeking revenge. He is portrayed as a villain and is known as a degenerate because of the naive chaos he creates between Othello, Desdemona, Roderigo, and Emilia. Iago is suppose to be a loyal servant towards Othello, nonetheless Iago grew disdain and irrational towards Othello and used his alleged loyalty to carry out his plans towards his downfall.
Shakespeare 's famous play Othello, centers around a very valiant war hero Othello. Othello is a war veteran who is married to a woman named Desdemona. But Desdemona is not only loved by Othello, she is also loved by a man named Roderigo. Roderigo is a very desperate man, very desperate for Desdemona. Roderigo will do almost anything to get to Desdemona, this includes paying someone to literally go in and break them up at any cost.
Manipulation of Character 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.
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. One's perception of a situation is directly proportional to the demeanor of a person. When a person changes the way that they look at a situation, the entire way that they present themself; their attitude, behavior, and traits that they exude, change.
Many people are losers at one point in their life! Many people will fail at many things before they can be successful at what they want to achieve. Carol Dweck developed the idea of growth and fixed mindset. Having a growth mindset is the belief that people can learn from their mistakes. People that have a fixed mindset believe that they are born with certain skills and that nothing can change that.
Marilenny Donis Ms. Milliner EES21QH- 01 1/20/17 Having Grit or a Gritty individual is a person who has passion, resilience, determination and focus that allows them to maintain the discipline and optimism to reach their goals even when they faced failure, rejection, discomfort and lack of progress for a very long time. There are two different types of mindsets. There is a “fixed mindset” and a “growth mindset”. The growth mindset allows a person to live a less stressful and more successful life.