Downfall of Othello

An examination of the characters of Othello and Iago in Shakespeare’s Othello and how Iago deceived Othello.

Othello is a noble man who is deceived, as well as outwitted, by Iago, who immorally uses his wit in order to do so. This paper shows by which methods Iago was able to succeed in bringing about the downfall of Othello.
English literature has seen many great writers throughout its? time. However, one as great as William Shakespeare has not been seen. Amongst the many great plays of Shakespeare’s time, Othello has captured the hearts of many. In this play, the main character, Othello, is outwitted by the villan, Iago, who is very jealous and deceiving. He represents a vague image of a puppet master. Iago’s role-playing with the different characters gives him the power to control his victims’ fates. He is filled with so much jealousy and hatred through which he destroys everyone. Othello, on the other hand, is a tragic hero with both greatness and weakness. An honest, loyal, true and honorable man, Othello is destroyed during the course of this Shakespearean drama.