The Rational Character In Shakespeare's Othello

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Othello starts out as rational and confident, but when Othello’s jealousy leads him to a downfall and to an end, he becomes a beast without a ounce of rationality. The progression of othello’s character conveys the idea that he once had it all, he was rational and a confident warrior.
The exposition of Othello introduces Othello as a confident and rational warrior and a loving husband to Desdemona. He was a trusting man who would believe in the absolute best in everyone. The trust he held lead to his downfall. Although Iago appears to be the primary reason for Othello's downfall, it is actually a combination of Othello putting his trust in the wrong person due to male pride, Othello's unwaveringly states “Even so my bloody thoughts with violent pace Shall ne'er look back, ne'er
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After Othello telling Brabantio to keep an eye out for his daughter othello answered to Brabantio's statement by saying he puts “His life upon her faith!” (I.iii.287-290). Othello chose to de-escalate the situation and calm Brabantio by asking him to name the place where he wants Othello to answer to his “crimes”; this logical demonstration of self-control by Othello shows his rational character. Brabantio present Othello the Duke with claims of Othello bewitching his daughter, but Othello calmly explained to the Duke his and Desdemona’s love story. The Duke was very understanding and even said it is no surprise that Desdemona fell for Othello; he claimed that even his own daughter would fall for Othello. Having no other option, Brabantio reluctantly gave his blessing to Othello and Desdemona’s union, but, before he left, Brabantio warns Othello that “[Desdemona] has deceived her father, and may [him]”. Othello, not only ignored that
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