Othello Essay | Narcissism in Othello

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Narcissism in Othello

Summary: This essay explains the narcissistic behavior of Othello and Iago and gives examples to demonstrate this.
In the play Othello, Iago and Othello are two main characters that bear the trait of narcissism. Narcissism is a dangerous trait that plays a large part in the tragedy of Othello. This psychological condition is exhibited in both Iago and Othello throughout the play in both their actions and words. Narcissistic characteristics that either Othello or Iago show include high self-esteem, selfishness, underestimating the abilities of others, greed and envy, lack of empathy, and emotional coldness.

Although it is not obvious at first, Othello is a very narcissistic individual. Othello exhibits high self-esteem when he talks about all of his contributions to the state. Othello has done so much for the state of Venice that he feels a very high self-importance. "Till now some nine moons wasted, they have used their dearest action in the tented field; and little of this great world can I speak...

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