Friday, February 15, 2019
Hidden Meaning of Shakespeares Othello :: GCSE English Literature Coursework
The turn Othello is a tommyrot of jealousy, revenge, and deception. Iago, a disgruntled military officer, in a quest for revenge against Othello, lies, cheats, and bullys everyone around in order to get what he wants. He uses Roderigo, Brabantio, and and about every other character in the play to get his goal of ruining Othello. This summary is what the play might seem desire to the unseeing eye, but to the indepth and trained reader there is more to the baloney then send-off appears. To truly understand Othello, or any play for that matter, you wee to think about what happened before the play that brought about the situations you read. You have to think about the relationships that existed betweeen all the characters. You have to imagine Roderigos passion for Desdemona, foresee Brabantios contempt for Othello, envision the jealousy and distrust that existed between Desdemona and Othello before Iago arrived on the scene. All of those factors were there before Iago put his scheme into action, he didnt create the natural tension between all the players. He however made all of those already dangerous relationships fatal. Im not saying that Iago was not at fault in Othello, Im only saying that he didnt create the scenario, he just ignited it. One of the main factors in Othello is Roderigo, Iagos half witted right peck man. Roderigo is the person who supplies Iago with money, and is also the person who at the end of the book tries to off Cassio. The reason that he tries to executing Cassio is because Iago convinces him that Cassio is Desdemonas adulterous discernr. The reason this angers Roderigo to the point of murder is because he is in love with Desdemona. His desperate and imagined passion for Othellos wife is what finally drives him to kill another human being. It may seem at first that Iago made him act how he acted, but his motivation was actually his love for Desdemona. Iago did not ceate Roderigos love for Desdemona, he merely channeled i t. You learn of Roderigos love for Desdemona in the first act of the first scene, when Brabantio(Desdemonas father) sees Roderigo outside of his window. The worser welcome. I have aerated thee not to haunt about my doors. In honest plainness curtilage hast heard me say My daughter is not for thee.