The Failure Of Cassio In Shakespeare's Othello

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Within Othello Cassio is portrayed as a soldier who , “never set a squadron in the field”and is portrayed as having a general lack of experience (Act I.i.23). Even though this is the case Cassio is still Othello 's officer because he understands the theory behind war and is an honorable man. Cassio throughout the early stages of the book treats Desdemona extremely kindly because he is a noble man not because of lust but this proves to be his downfall. Due to his lack in experience Cassio is extremely gullible and fails to see through Iago 's plot to take his position and become closer to Othello. After Iago causes Cassio to lose his position as officer Cassio is only concerned about his reputation as he says, “Reputation. reputation,
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