Review of Othello

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Othello is one of the four tragedies written by Shakespeare. Othello is a highly esteemed general in the service of Venice. He falls in love with Desdemona, but they are not allowed to marry due to Othello’s dark skin. So they marry privately. Iago, Othello’s trusted ensign, is deadly jealous of Othello’s promotion to the position of personal lieutenant. He begins an evil and malicious campaign against Othello. Iago sows discord between Othello and Desdemona. He lies to Othello that Desdemona has a lover, which makes Othello kill Desdemona in cases of disordered anger and envy. Othello is filled with regret and remorse when he hears the truth. He commits suicide beside Desdemona.
Shakespeare opens the pay with multiple types of conflict. Roderigo, a rich gentleman, also falls in love with Desdemona. So he dissatisfies the secret marriage between Othello and Desdemona. As the same time, Iago feels passed over for Michael Cassio because Othello promotes him. In addition, Iago also believes that Othello is the lover of his wife. Shakespeare uses these relationships to structure the story. And Iago’s emotive feelings are dictating the direction of the plot. Driven by emotion, Iago makes plans. Obviously without his plans, the plot would never have developed.
The love between Othello and Desdemona is pure, enviable, and over racism. However, Othello doesn’t feel confident in his black skin. The self-abasement makes Othello credulous, sensitive, jealous, and loses his head. Thereby he loses his wife and his own life regretfully. In fact, it’s not his fault. It is the society and his experiences that cause self-abasement. It can’t be changed by…...

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