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2 BookRags Essay Characterisation of Othello For the online version of Characterisation of Othello Essay, including complete copyright information, please visit: Copyright Information (c) BookRags, Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. BookRags Essay 1

3 Othello Othello is first introduced in the opening dialogue between Roderigo, Iago and Brabantio. His name is not used and he is referred to as `the Moor', `the thick lips' `the old black ram', `the devil', `Barbary Horse' and `lascivious Moor'. Iago describes him as `horribly stuffed with epithets of war' and `loving his own pride and purposes'. From these descriptions, the responder immediately understands that none of these characters like Othello. The extreme bias of their opinions has the effect of making the responder question them, and not immediately assume Othello is as he is described. In addition to the derogatory statements made, Iago grudgingly praises Othello, further heightening the sense that Othello may not be as Iago sees him. Iago says `the state cannot with safety cast him' and even admits that `another of his fathom they have none'. Shakespeare uses a character who plainly does not like Othello to praise him, which appears to suggest that without a doubt Othello does have some good qualities as even his enemies can see them. Soon after his suspenseful and contradictory introduction by Iago, Roderigo and Brabantio, Othello himself appears on the stage. Suspicions about the accuracy of Iago's criticisms are immediately confirmed, as Othello appears as articulate, intelligent, dignified and commanding. The first knowledge we gain of him is that he is an army general and that he loves a woman named Desdemona, a Venetian. These are the two most important things about him and constitute much of the play's action. His first actions involve skilfully avoiding a violent conflict with words and convincing the Duke of Venice and his men that he is truly and innocently in love with Desdemona in a very flowery and ornate speech. Characterisation of Othello Essay 2

4 However, from underneath all his poetic language, politeness and charm emerge occasionally subtle hints of Othello's flaws. It appears that he is somewhat arrogant and bombastic as Iago argued. He states that `My services which I have done his signiory/shall out tongue his complaints' and in the impression created is that he believes nothing can bring him down. His long speech about loving Desdemona is important as it tells the responder that Othello's life up until now has been almost exclusively centred on being a warrior. He has very little understanding of human nature and society. Othello realises that he does not understand society, and is very open about this, saying `Rude am I in my speech' and making other comments throughout about his lack of culture. However he does not realise that he does not understand human nature, including his own nature. This is shown through him making statements about himself such as that he will not be distracted from his duties by her. He also trusts the wrong people - he entirely trusts Iago, but easily doubts Cassio. However, the indications of flaws in Othello's character are very subtle and slight at this stage and the impression created is overwhelmingly positive and admirational. Act 2 Othello and Desdemona's marriage is blossoming and they are completely besotted with each other. Othello has military success and is praised ever more highly. In contrast to these scenes of happiness and love, Iago delivers soliloquies informing us of his intentions and fuelling his hatred. Suspense is created as it becomes apparent that Othello is going to be destroyed. This suspense is heightened by Othello making highly ironic statements such as `I will be happy if I die now'. Iago begins to play a more important part as he outlines and begins to implement his plan for Othello's destruction. This involves getting Cassio drunk and into a brawl. Othello is in charge of this, and we first see how he carries out his justice. Upon hearing one side of the story - Iago's - Othello immediately fires Cassio. Othello is shown to have very swift, irreversible and strict justice, and to have no sense of Characterisation of Othello Essay 3

5 needing the opinions of others in determining his justice. Act 3 After Cassio has been fired, Iago begins the next stage of his plan. He advises Cassio to approach Desdemona to plead his case before Othello. At the same time, he is feeding Othello information and hints that Cassio and Desdemona are having an affair. Othello responds very quickly to Iago's poison. All Iago needs to do is say a few half sentences and give some vague answers, and Othello is becoming very suspicious and jealous. However, he does try to convince himself that he is not jealous or suspicious and is still in love with Desdemona. His insecurities - over his age, colour and lack of culture - begin to figure very strongly in his mind. Iago also plays very cleverly on these insecurities, presenting them as reasons for Desdemona's supposed unfaithfulness. Iago also plays upon Othello's lack of knowledge of Venetian society. Othello is falling deeper and deeper into the trap of jealousy - without realising that he is becoming jealous at all. His language becomes like Iago's -he begins to use bestial imagery. Othello's downfall is emphasised through the degeneration of his language. He is now using extremely distasteful language to describe Desdemona - bestial imagery, disease imagery, whore imagery. Othello still does not think for a moment that he has fallen into any trap or that he is at all controlled by Iago. He does not confront Desdemona, or discuss his suspicions with anyone else. He accepts Iago's claims without sufficient questioning. This illustrates his lack of understanding of human nature and in particular the application of justice. Othello begins to suffer extreme anguish and mental torment. He cries `Why did I marry"' pg 113. He states that he wishes he had never `discovered' Desdemona's `infidelity' - that he wouldn't care if the whole world were sleeping with her as long as he didn't know. Although the responder is fully aware of Othello's complete misunderstanding of the situation, his pain in these scenes invokes a great deal of pity. Characterisation of Othello Essay 4

6 (pg 121) Iago begins to to present `proof'. Othello's immediate and utter acceptance of everything Iago says highlights exactly how entire Iago's control over Othello is at this point. Othello begins to think of taking action - we understand that he is not the kind of character who can just bear pain and perceived injustice - he feels that he must take action. He declares of Desdemona `I'll tear her all to pieces' pg 125. He swears that he will get his revenge. Even while swearing that he will be revenged, he acknowledges that he still loves Desdemona. He loves and hates Desdemona and this adds to his torment. His contradictory feelings and confusion are exhibited by his constant use of oxymorons such as `the fair devil'. For the first time, Othello discusses his beliefs with Desdemona, but he does not actually ask or state anything, he merely implies that he is unhappy with her. His continuing avoidance of actual confrontation suggests a belief that if he thinks it, it must be true and he does not need to consult others. Desdemona is unable to present the handkerchief Othello gave her (pg 135)(as Iago has stolen it) and Othello assumes this as proof of her guilt. Iago is relentless in his destruction of Othello and continues to feed him more poison. Othello's speech descends further from unpleasantry and hatred into incoherence. He even suffers physically - having a fit pg 147. On pg 157 Othello decides how he will murder Desdemona. Iago suggests strangling her in her own bed and Othello immediately warms to this idea, saying `the justice of it pleases me'. This statements exemplifies Othello's belief that he is behaving and acting only as is just, and is not affected in any way by jealousy. Characterisation of Othello Essay 5

7 Also on pg 157. Desdemona's society visits. This is a break from the chaos and turmoil of the other characters and a reminder of the life Desdemona should have led. During the meeting Othello hits Desdemona. His belief in her guilt is firming, demonstrated by his increasing willingness to almost confront her. The change in Othello since the beginning of the play is emphasised through characters who have not seen him change gradually witness his destruction. The Venetians have come to tell Othello that he is posted back to Venice and Cassio is to take his place. This infuriates Othello further, as he sees it as proof of Cassio's malice towards him. In Act 4, Scene 2 (pg 161) Othello first discusses his suspicions with another character. The fact that this occurs so late in the complication indicates his certainty of his own rightness. He confronts Emilia with his suspicions and she rejects them entirely. Othello's subsequent dismissal of her assertion displays his complete corruption and irrational conviction as to Desdemona's guilt. Othello then hints at his suspicions to Desdemona, but does not actually confront her. Desdemona's innocence is highlighted by her complete lack of understanding as to what Othello is talking about. She denies being a slut, and Othello again proves his unwavering conviction by disbelieving her. In Act 4 Scene 3, Othello orders Desdemona to bed where he kills her violently. After realising his mistake, he is destroyed and takes his own life. Characterisation of Othello Essay 6

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