We learn from this that not every honorable person has a good reputation and not every reputable person is honorable. Brabantio, Deception, Desdemona 976 Words 3 Pages Othello is tragedy written by William Shakespeare, that demonstrates the power and strength of reputation. Iago lusts for power, but his sense of power is attained by manipulating and annihilating others in a cruel and unusual way. This blow to his pride and honor is his motivation to engage Othello into a jealous and angry rage, and brings Othello down to his level. Iago has almost 20% more lines than Othello, and has more asides with the audience.
In fact, he later tells Emelia: If heaven would make me such another world Of one entire and perfect chrysolite, I'ld not have sold her for it. I intend to show at the end how either extreme leads to their downfall, and in this way they can compare to each other through what happens to them in the end. What Iago gives him instead is imaginary pictures of Cassio and Desdemona to feed his jealousy. Foolishly Othello believes Iago and accuses Desdemona of being unchaste. The course of action he proceeds to follow is one that not only ends his own life, but also the life of his wife and others. Why I should fear I know not, Since guiltiness I know not; but yet I feel I fear. I know I need improvement of my writing style and my implications, and these are the areas in which I would like the most feedback.
Othello bases his reasoning on merely the missing handkerchief, which leads him to believe that Desdemona has been lying to him. A Iago is devastated, hurt and angry that Othello has given the lieutenant position to Cassio. Othello is also very trusting. He cannot comprehend why Othello got the job he has, while he is stuck in the same position. Iago's Reputation Double-Talk If Iago has a reputation for anything in this play, it is being honest. This status in fact partly causes Desdemona's death.
I pray you, in your letters, When you shall these unlucky deeds relate, 390 Speak of me as I am; nothing extenuate, Nor set down aught in malice. Shakespeare is a world-renowned playwright. He normally possesses much self-control. Finally he decides to execute his wife with his own hands. He is repeatedly called ''honest Iago'' by other characters, especially Othello. In my eyes, Hamlet, Cassio, Iago, and Othello have all lost real honor.
The play describes how Othello and Desdemona attempt to build a life together, disregarding their difference in age and race. Alas, why gnaw you so your nether lip? It shows that even if you are innocent that bad things can happen to you. Honor seems to be one of the main reasons Desdemona fell in love with Othello. Is Othello's Motive in Killing Desdemona Honor or Jealousy? He is living in Venice. Othello finds that love in marriage needs time to build trust, and his enemy works too quickly for him to take that time. In means of applying this theme of dishonorable behavior being followed by more of the same: you could also argue that if Claudius had not killed his brother, than Hamlet may have never become as dishonorable as he became. What's the matter with thee now? Cassio reputation as a loyal, just and honest soldier are trashed when he gets drunk.
His honor is so important that he will get it and defend it by any means, as shown in his devious dealings throughout the play. . Love In Othello, love is a force that overcomes large obstacles and is tripped up by small ones. For the first part of the play, to me, he seemed to have a lot of integrity. Honor can be connected to almost any actions made by. Perhaps the most pernicious form of race as an instrument of division is Othello's own view of himself as an outsider, which makes him more susceptible to Iago's plan.
He says to Lodovico, nobleman who is returning to Venice: When you shall these unlucky deeds relate, Speak of me as I am. Hatred is often skin deep occurs throughout the entire film and shows how racial prejudice can affect not only the person who it is against but even the people around them. Do you go back dismay'd? Gratiano, keep the house, And seize upon the fortunes of the Moor, For they succeed on you. For naught did I in hate, but all in honor 5. Throughout the play, language proves to be deceptive and insufficient.
It sounded like all he wanted was forgiveness from his good friend. Othello, however, is not aware how deeply prejudice has penetrated into his own personality. Iago has only to push Othello to the belief that he has been betrayed, and Othello does the rest, judging, condemning, and executing Desdemona. In these plays, honor is very important to the characters. Iago is a perfect example that the difference between reputation and honor is like the difference between appearance and reality.
Othello kills Desdemona because he is concerned about the affect that Desdemonas s unfaithfulness will have on his reputation. He should have realized that Iago has every motive to lie to him. Then must you speak Of one that loved not wisely, but too well; Of one not easily jealous, but being wrought, Perplexed in the extreme; of one whose hand, Like the base Judean, threw a pearl away Richer than all his tribe; of one whose subdued eyes, Albeit unused to the melting mood, Drop tears as fast as the Arabian trees Their medicinable gum. For some, to act in a certain way with self control ultimately leads them to strengthen their character and image. My friend, thy husband, honest, honest Iago. Othello sees Desdemona giving up everything to be with him.
The central protagonist of Othello is none other than Othello himself, a man whose background ultimately shape and dictate his life during the play. Some critics state that Iago's actions are motiveless and that he is a purely evil character. His own character influenced her love thereafter, but initially, I believe it was solely his honor. To lose this credit with his superior is, for Cassio, like losing himself. While killing Desdemona, he feels it is his right to kill her because she has done such a huge injustice to him.