Othello Lies And Deceit Analysis

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Whoever said a “little white lie would never hurt anyone” was completely wrong. Written within the plays of “The Crucible” by Arthur Miller; and “Othello” by William Shakespeare, we see the effects of lying and deceit. A lie is powerful and damaging. A lie can destroy a reputation, can destroy a marriage, can destroy a town, it destroys lives. We witness the snowballing effect that lies and deceit produce. It spreads like a plague. “The Crucible” is a play written about the Salem Witch Trials of 1692. The small Massachusetts village of Salem reels from the effects of lies and deceit. It started with Abigail, a young woman who was caught practicing witchcraft in the woods with others from the village. Instead of bearing the consequences of their actions, Abigail deflects the powerful accusations of witchcraft and begins to plant the seeds that will grow to hysteria and overtake the village. It is demonstrated throughout the play that Abigail is hiding truths within the folds of her skirt. She forcefully…show more content…
Iago’s hatred of Othello stems from the rumor that Othello bedded his wife Emilia and was fueled by Othello’s choice to promote Cassio, the inexperienced soldier. The story begins with Iago manipulating Desdemona’s (Othello’s wife) father. Convincing him that Othello used witchcraft to win over Desdemona. When that plan fails, another is hatched as Iago plans to use a small gesture against Cassio. He will succeed in convincing Othello that his wife was unfaithful. Iago fuels Roderigo’s lust for Desdemona and uses him as a pawn in the plan to ruin Cassio. The spider, Iago, continues to weave the complicated web of deceit finally entwining Othello, Roderigo and Cassio. All the while upholding the veil of the “honest man”. With a swell of rage and jealousy, Othello kills his wife, Iago murders his, Roderigo is murdered, Othello falls on his
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