Brabantio Essays

  • Iago's Reason In Othello

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    and Roderigo, in the beginning, wake up Brabantio and tell him of Desdemona’s marriage to Othello, who is then angered by Roderigo’s presence due to the continuous past attempts of asking Brabantio for Desdemona’s hand in marriage. Roderigo was already not on Brabantio’s good side, causing Brabantio to not want to listen to anything Roderigo had to say. Iago, on the other hand, used his trick of manipulation to get Brabantio to listen to him. As “Brabantio yells, ‘Thou art a villain’ to which Iago

  • Jealousy Quotes In Othello

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    In the beginning of the tragedy Othello tells Brabantio to “Keep up your bright swords signior, for the dew will rust them” (1.2.72-73). This statement gives the reader insight to Othello’s level-head and smart decisions, before he allowed jealousy to cloud his vision. Othello becomes convinced that Desdemona

  • Growth Mindset In Othello

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    be kind of impossible to not be able to read their face, body movement, and notice the little twitches or things a person does when they are going to do something devious. The final actor in the play that showed grit and mindset is Brabantio who is a

  • Othello Betrayal Analysis

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    their relationship in the first place. Once Iago finds out, he immediately tells another character, Roderigo, to shout the news up to Desdemona’s father. Once her father Brabantio learns of this, he gets fearful for Desdemona. Because of Iago spilling the secret, Othello got insulted for his race, his age, and his manners by Brabantio in court. He got embarrassed and had to publicly defend himself in the Duke’s meeting room, something that an “honest” (as described many times by himself and others)

  • The Dangers Of Jealousy In Shakespeare's Othello

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    "Othello" by Shakespeare is a well-known and outstanding literary composition which pays distinctive attention to the dangers associated with jealousy. The play deals with the root and driving force of all evil and exemplifies how far jealousy can induce a human being as well as destroy lives by mere circumstantial evidence. According to Godfrey (1972), “Jealousy, once awakened, becomes self-perpetuating, self-intensifying, and where no evidence for it exists, the jealous person under the impulse

  • Iago's Manipulation Of Jealousy In Othello

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    characters to be easily manipulated and may cause the character to lose rational. Shakespeare did this to show strong of an emotion jealously is. Because of jealousy Iago is able to manipulate every character he talks to, whether they were minor like Brabantio, the father of Desdemona, or a major character like Othello, the Moor, the General, and supposedly Hero. If it weren’t for the jealously then the ending of Othello wouldn’t be so tragic. Othello’s jealously overcame Othello’s love, which made him

  • How Does Iago Manipulate Othello

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    is less capable of being a soldier than himself . Iago tells his friend, Rodrigo, a Venetian, he serves Othello, the Moor who is a general in the Venetian army .Iago knows that Othello has secretly married Desdemona, the daughter of a of nobleman Brabantio who is a senator and renowned citizen of Venice, whom Rodrigo loves Desdemona and asked her father’s hand in marriage which Iago is aware of. With Iago’s hatred towards Othello, he tells Rodrigo that he plans to use Othello for his own advantage

  • Iago Is To Blame In Othello's Persuasion

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    on him which made him paranoid which caused his downfall, he convinced Cassio to get drunk which made him lose his position of lieutenant, he convinced Roderigo to kill Cassio by using Roderigo’s love of Desdemona against him, and Iago riles up Brabantio by using his prejudice to his advantage by telling him that Desdemona married Othello which leaves him with a broken heart which eventually kills him. This is why the events of the play can be attributed to Iago. One reason why the tragedy can

  • The Seesaw Of Yin And Yang In Othello

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    well-known soldier in Venice and abroad. When Brabantio, Desdemona’s father, and his men were looking for Othello when he had married Desdemona in secret, Iago told him to hide from them but he said: ‘’Not I, I must be found./My parts, my title, and my perfect soul/Shall manifest me rightly.’’ (I.ii.30-32). This goes to show how Othello will not choose the wrong way to deal with situations, he would choose the right and honest way. After that, Brabantio and his men take out their swords to fight Othello

  • Iago's Psychopaths In Othello

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    an animal. The audience sees this treatment through his constant manipulations of Othello’s mind, planting seeds of jealousy. While talking to Brabantio, Iago also describes Othello and Desdemona’s relationship as animalistic. This furthers the idea that Iago views Othello as non-human, causing him to take inhumane actions upon him. He describes to Brabantio that “your daughter and the Moor are now making the beast with two backs” (Shakespeare 1277). This animalistic imagery shows that not only is

  • Examples Of Racism In Othello

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    racist mentality. These characters include Emilia, Brabantio, and Roderigo. Iago was by far most racist for he made his intentions clear as day by stating several times his hatred of the Moor. Throughout the play, Iago proclaims a number of reasons for his hatred,

  • Iago's Jealousy And Figurative Language In Othello

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    Othello is one of William Shakespeare’s classic plays which centres on two main characters, the villainous and manipulative Iago, and the powerful yet insecure Othello. Throughout the play, it is Iago’s goal to ruin Othello’s life which turns in to a constant battle for him. In the play, Othello is blinded by the manipulation of Iago, thus showing Othello’s jealousy and Iago’s manipulation, then causing him to commit a series of wrong acts. It is evident that throughout the play Iago uses his

  • Shakespeare's Nobility In Othello

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    Othello: My parts, my title, and my perfect soul Shall manifest me rightly (1.2.30-31) How does Shakespeare establish Othello’s nobility for us? Do you see this nobility as consistent or inconsistent with Othello’s later passion? Although nobility is an inherent characteristic of human nature, an individual’s virtue can be distorted through their social environment which may lead to adverse ramifications and this is displayed in Shakespeare’s play, Othello, where he represents Othello as a man

  • Stereotypes In Othello

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    high priority to the Duke of Venice. In Act 1 Scene 2, Othello mentions to Iago “My services which I have done the signiory shall out-tongue his complaints”. This was lead by the comment which Iago stated related to the pursuing of Desdemona that brabantio is up to. This is a source to the stereotypical “ As a moor, Othello should succeed as officer in the military. This is actually scene moreso as a positive stereotype for Othello because he gains

  • Examples Of Unjustified Loyalty In Othello

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    mental state. In the movie Othello, the main character Othello had married young and gorgeous women named Desdemona. While Othello was talking and making moves with Desdemona, A man named Lago had to snitch on Othello to Desdemona’s father who is brabantio. While the whole situation is happening, Lago is trying to set up a plan to destroy the love between Desdemona and king Othello. Almost trying to kill each other because of

  • Iago's Manipulation In Othello

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    In Shakespeare’s classical play, Othello, Iago manipulates the characters of power to obtain what he wants which is revenge. Iago uses several different methods to trick these characters to fall into his trap, these methods include using the characters weakness against them, and making himself appear different to gain the trust of the other characters. With these different methods he can exploit these characters and their flaws so the fall easily into his plan to obtain Cassio’s position as second

  • Essay On Iago's Ability To Deceive Others In Othello

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    Iago uses rhetorical appeals to gain this new reputation. An example occurs when Iago tells Othello, “Nay, but he prated/ And spoke such scurvy and provoking terms/ Against your/ honor”(1.2.7-9). By telling Othello that Brabantio has been talking negatively about him behind his back, Iago tries to gain Othello’s trust so when he puts his plan into action. Othello won’t question if Iago actually tells the truth or not. Another example is when Iago state, “What, man, there

  • Analysis Of Shakespeare's Othello Manipulation

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    uses his/her individual aspirations and passions to motivate them to the devious plans he wants. For example, “Call up her father. Rouse him. Make after him...Do, with like timorous accent and dire yell” (1.1 69- 79). Iago uses Roderigo to inform Brabantio about the relationship his precious daughter Desdemona has with a moor Othello. Iago’s initial intention is the downfall of Othello and get the position, as a lieutenant, he wants. Throughout the play, Iago continuously manipulates Othello by showing

  • Iago's Use Of Manipulation In Othello

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    This is evident in the use of bestial terms by Iago to Brabantio, “An old black ram is tupping you white ewe”. Great dichotomy and contrast is created here. As a result, despite Othello’s high standing military rank”, Othello is never able to feel comfortable nor accepted in the broader Venetian society. The bestial

  • Character Analysis In Othello

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    over Cassio and his wrath can be brought to justice. In the OED, ‘hunting’ is a term that can be defined as ‘to go eagerly in search of or seeking something.’ Roderigo is constantly in search for Desdemona’s love, asking around for approval from Brabantio, and advice from Iago. Additionally, Iago is in search of gaining a higher position in the Venetian army, and Othello’s dismay from his