Othello Growth Mindset Analysis

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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. Fixed mindset individuals believe their basic abilities, their intelligence, their talents, are just fixed traits. A fixed mindset is believing that you can't do better when you make a mistake. A growth mindset is wanting to
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I say this because Iago is evil but he knows that he has more potential and he doesn’t give up easily. Iago has a talent for understanding and manipulating the people that is around him and that makes him both a powerful and a compelling figure. This is how he shows that he has a growth mindset. He believes in cheating and lying for gain. Once he proves to himself that he is indeed evil he challenges himself and proves that he can get even more evil by manipulating people. In Othello, Act 2 Scene III Iago states “And what’s he then that says I play the villain, and know that it will laugh as though he were a clown”. Though he lies the most, with his manipulative ways Iago inspires all of the play’s characters by “using” the trait that is most important to Othello. This trait is trust. An example that is similar to Iago’s growth mindset is in the article “Mindset: The New Psychology of Success” by by Carol Dweck it states “That evening on the way back to your home, you find that you’ve gotten a parking ticket. Being really frustrated, you call your best friend to share your experience and you brush it off” (p. 53) this shows how Iago is when it comes to him being evil. If he makes a mistake he’ll brush it off and continue to do what he has always done. Now Iago shows he is a gritty individual by keeping a determined persona. He cares for no one, yet he devotes his whole life to revenge and being evil rather than walking away
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