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Othello: Character Analysis

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Transcript of Othello: Character Analysis

Desdemona
Iago
Othello
Roderigo
Othello: Character Analysis

Othello : Main Character
Othello is the main character of Shakespeare's Play, Othello. He is often judged by other characters because he is a black moor. He is married to Desdemona who is a beautiful young girl. He is a brave and capable soldier in the service in the Venetian
Republic. After being sent to Cyprus, Othello gets
Manipulated by Iago, who makes him believe that
Desdemona is cheating on him. Iago gets into
Othello's head and Othello is finally convinced that
Desdemona is cheating on him so He ends up
killing Desdemona and himself in the end.
Desdemona : Othello's Wife
Desdemona is the beautiful young woman that married Othello. She is a more reasonable character in the story. When Cassio gets fired from his job, she tries her best to get him his job back. She gets a lot of criticism that is needed for being the stereotypical weak woman when in reality she is a
brave and strong woman. Desdemona gets killed in the
end when Iago gets to Othello and says that Desdemona
has been cheating on him with Cassio but in reality, she's
not.
Iago : The Villain
Iago is the most possibly the most evil villain in all of Shakespeare's Stories. In the beginning, he agrees to help Roderigo come up with a plan to sleep with Desdemona. Later on, he goes to Cyprus with Othello, the moor, and starts manipulating him, telling him that Desdemona is cheating on him with Cassio. He tells his wife, Emilia, to steal Desdemona's
handkerchief that Othello gave her and later he said that he saw
Cassio with Desdemona's handkerchief. But really, when Emilia
stole Desdemona's handkerchief, she gave it to Iago who hid it in Cassio's Room and Cassio found it. In the end, Iago gets caught but the harm has already been done.
Roderigo
He is a jealous follower of Desdemona who will do anything to be with Desdemona. He even went as far as to give mostly all of his money to Iago to get with Desdemona and almost kill Cassio. He doesn't realize he has been played until he gives all his jewelry to Iago to give to Desdemona and still nothing has happened. While trying to kill Cassio, he gets stabbed by Cassio and still doesn't die until Iago finishes of the job and kills Roderigo for good.
Michael Cassio
Cassio is Othello's Lieutenant who he deeply trusts up until when Cassio gets drunk and fights one of the gaurds during the celebration of Othello's wedding with Desdemona. Othello fires him so Iago convinces him that he should ask Desdemona for help so he does. He was the item of jealousy that Iago used to manipulate Othello and make him kill Desdemona. In the end, Cassio gets the job as Governor of Cyprus.
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