The Tragedy In Othello

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Once Albert Schweitzer has said, “The tragedy of life is what dies inside a man while he lives.” This conveys that life is a precious gift, but during lifetimes, people wasted or abused the gift, which turn into a tragedy. Othello stands as one of William Shakespeare’s tragedies, originally written as a play and adapted into films, TV productions, and a remix. This story revolves two characters: Othello, the general in Venetian army and Iago, the main antagonist. Moreover, the bearer of Othello, but wants to ruin his life. Imagine Dragons, an American rock band composed the song “demons” and released it on Jan 28, 2013. The two portrays their overwhelming fate (Othello) and fighting their imperfect selves (“Demons”) equivalently to what the quote said about the tragic lives of men. Both Shakespeare’s…show more content…
Cassio is the one Iago wanted dead or out of position. However, at the end of the play, Cassio didn’t die and Othello advocated him a higher position. Again, lies and ironic thing always come out from Iago’s mouth. He speaks, “O, beware, my lord, of jealousy…...”(3.3.195) A shameless lie from Iago, jealousy is the reason why Iago betrays Othello and ruining everyone’s lives in the first place. Ironic reflects in the lyrics, as well as the video. The song says that the people who we “hail” are actually “the worst of all.” (lines 6-7) The lyrics/singer expresses that the people who we hail, or the ones we adore, a famous person, a god, or even a close family/friend, happens to turn into the most untrustworthy people. Uniformly, the video takes into the life of a boy whose threatened by his dad. We think our dad is the one who we respect, the person who has the most influence. However, not for this boy, his drunken, aggressive dad beats him up with a beer bottle that makes him the one who is unreliable and has the worst influence. These are ironic because the person we admire is actually the “worst of
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