The Importance Of Human Nature In Shakespeare's Othello

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Disadvantageous aspects of human nature unceasingly grow as bigotry increases; thus, dismally impacting mankind as a result. For instance, society becomes controversial in Shakespeare’s Othello when the destructive Iago formulates a plan to entangle almost everyone in the play; naturally, utilizing resources such as ignorance and bewilderment to carry out what he intends. In another event, Sarah Koenig’s Serial podcast portrays society as a system of criminal injustice and biased assumptions when the star of the series, Adnan Syed, becomes convicted of a crime without solid evidence; likewise, in Plato’s “Allegory of the Den,” the prisoners rest chained to their own ignorance with the same unadaptability as those subject to society’s everlasting…show more content…
Similar to Iago in Othello, Iago brilliantly deceives everyone around him with his confidential plan to take revenge on Othello even if that meant multiple casualties: “So I will turn her virtue into a pitch / And out of her own goodness make that net / That shall enmesh them all” (2.3.340-343). Through a metaphor comparing Iago’s plan to a net, Iago explains the utilization Desdemona’s innocence and ignorance to ensnare everyone in one trap of deception for his own benefit. Like Buxton, when Roderigo almost found out about his plan, Iago did not stop his plotting and eventually fooled everyone until the end. Because of this trickery, the villainous nature of Shakespeare’s Iago provides insight on how easily one’s credulous nature can become deceived; consequently, opening the mind to possible theories of deception and afflicting society with distrust, similar to the surviving men and descendants who remained reluctant to trust public healthcare ever

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