Othello Essay | The Character of Iago in Othello

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The Character of Iago in Othello

Summary: The character of Iago in William Shakespeare's Othello.  Is he a villain or a man suffering from his inner turmoil?

No one has ever failed to appreciate the skilled art with which Shakespeare has defined the characters of his plays; great and small alike, their distinctiveness, their dignity, their misery, and their integrity are captured and displayed.  In particular the depiction of certain characters in Othello have been universally acclaimed.  Identified by many scholars as one of Shakespeare "great" tragedies, along with Hamlet, Macbeth, and King Lear, Othello follows a traditional tragic pattern, tracing the central character's fall from greatness and bringing together qualities of nobility with choices that lead to inevitable suffering. Othello is also one of Shakespeare's most emotionally compelling plays. The drive, with which the devastating series of events disentangle, creates a breathless sense of muddled chaos that mesmerizes viewers almost as much as it propels the characters.  In the course of Othello, we are exposed to a...

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