Othello Grit And Mindset Analysis

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Jamaica Scott

Grit and Mindset takes a turn on Othello

I study dance and would like to pursue it as a career. I love competitions and auditions especially! Meeting new people , the intensity and luck filling the air. Everytime I audition for a dance company, a certain spot in a piece or so and I don’t get it, I keep trying until I am accepted … and never do I let it affect my love for dance and that right there is what Angela Duckworth would call grit and growth mindset. I feel as if grit is the actions you take and your mindset is the motive, they are similar but very much different.
Grit is consistency in a course of action despite of any difficulties, obstacles, and/or discouragement. Duckworth found that smarter students actually had less grit than their peers who scored lower on an intelligent test. Duckworth had even created the grit test. The goal is to identify and measure the various skills and traits other than intelligence that contribute to human development and society. However, people can learn to become …show more content…

Throughout the whole play he is willing to revenge on anyone in anyway but mainly Othello. Iago hates Othello and devises a plan to destroy him by making him believe that his wife is having an affair with his lieutenant, Cassio. Also Iago has a fixed mindset on trying to break up Othello and Desdemona’s relationship. Iago told roderigo all the tactics he has on Othello. He says how he follows Othello not out of “love” or “duty” but because he doesn’t want to exploit and dupe his master. “Were I the moor, I would not be Iago. In following him, I follow but myself; Heaven is my judge not for I love and duty, but seeming so for my peculiar end. For when my outward action doth demonstrate.” (1.3). Iago is all about not revealing the real him or intentions to anyone. Here, he tells Roderigo he will never allow his outward actions to show and prove his true feelings

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