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Othello: a Tragic Hero?

Summary: Discusses the William Shakespeare play, Othello. Describes how Othello fits ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle's definition of a tragic hero.
Satire is used in dramatic works in order to exaggerate the characters' features and to make the presentation light-hearted. In contrast, the audience achieves feelings of fear when defeat is found through evil doings. By observing the life and death of Othello, Shakespeare truly adheres to the definition of a tragic hero. Othello is a man of nobility, contributing to Venetian society. His fall is the result of a powerful human force that triggers his tragic flaw. Lastly, he is illuminated with the truth before he dies a great death.

Othello is admirable, and his respected by those wielding power, despite the color of his skin. The duke expresses he holds a high opinion of Othello when he puts public affairs on hold to listen to him speak about his wife, "The Turk with a most mighty preparation makes / for Cyprus, the fortitude of the place...

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