Othello Essay | Jealousy and Tragedy: Othello

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Jealousy and Tragedy: Othello

Summary: Analyzes William Shakespeare's tragic play, Othello. Explores the theme of jealousy and describes it as Othello's tragic flaw. Provides a brief plot synopsis.
In Othello, the Moor of Venice, written by William Shakespeare, the main character Othello is a nobleman and commander of the Venetian army. A man who has such a significant place in society is seen to be a model of perfect behavior, but Othello has a tragic flaw that is jealousy. His insane jealousy is the ultimate cause of his marriage's downfall and his death.

In the beginning, Othello's marriage to Desdemona is seen as illegal and trivial in the eyes of Desdemona's father, Brabantio. The marriage is brought before the duke of Venice and is counted as a legal and caring marriage due to Othello's story of how he wooed Desdemona by telling his war stories. The ultimate test of their marriage is when Iago, the trusted friend of Othello, tells Othello that Desdemona is being unfaithful to him by having an affair with Cassio...

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