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The Theme of Reputation in "Othello"

Summary: In William Shakespeare's play "Othello," Iago blurs the idea of keeping a good reputation. Thanks to his own reputation as being honest and loyal, Iago has the power to persuade and manipulate people, to ruin their reputations, and to build up his own. Iago is so two-faced and compelling that others believe him exceptionally easily, and his true thoughts on "reputation" keep the tragedy of Othello going in its twisted plot.
In William Shakespeare's Othello, the idea of keeping a good reputation is blurred. It is because of one main character: Iago. His reputation for being honest and loyal goes hand-in-hand with his ability to persuade people of many things. Iago is so two-faced and compelling that others believe him exceptionally easily. Iago's true thoughts on "reputation" are what keep the tragedy of Othello going in its twisted plot.

Iago's main representation of what he believes the importance of reputation is appears when he is getting Michael Cassio drunk. Cassio is worried about his reputation and what will happen to it if he becomes drunk. Iago tells him that reputation is nothing. It can be rebuilt over and over without any trouble. Iago's true thoughts on reputation are quite different.

Iago's genuine thoughts on how important reputation is are exceedingly strong. They contradict what he...

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