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Othello as a Tragic Hero

Summary: A discussion of the main character, Othello, in the play that bears his name by William Shakespeare. Describes his change throughout the play from a great citizen and military leader, to an irrational and intuition-driven man, and finally into the role of the tragic hero
Throughout life the human personality adapts in many ways, based upon a variety of factors that influence its environment. For example, some extremely accepting and inviting young men and women might have been exclusive and cruel as teenagers because of their situation at home. Frequently, this change is for the better, adding something to a person's conscience that was previously not present. Unfortunately for Othello, this is not the case. Rather, his character goes through a number of downfalls as the play progresses, eventually leading to his demise and death. It is Othello's tremendous Hubris, coupled with the malevolence of Iago that leads to his tragic downfall.

Shakespeare opens the play with a number of incidents that give us a greater insight into Othello's person, without specifically stating what his characteristics are. Instead, the audience is forced to develop their own opinion of Othello by...

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