Summary of Shakespears "Othello".

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Othello The Moor Of Venice

All problems in the play grow from a seed of passion. This seed is planted deep within the characters, it controls there every movement and action, there every thought. They are lost in there own lives so completely that they cannot see anything outside of their tiny boxes. Even Iago, supreme ringleader and puppet master, is trapped by a web of his own weaving because he became to involved in his own schemes. They all care about themselves and those immediately close to them, an apparently fatal flaw.

Othello, and his false accusations. The play ends with the tragic death of Desdemona and Othello, a result not of Iago's deceit, but of Othello's blind jealousy, he accuses and accuses until he turns blue in the face. Yes, he had some proof but I believe he really did love his wife, and he should have confronted her.

Instead he became lost in his little green soul and murdered his beloved in a fit of rage, a fit of passion. Well illustrated in his quote " Tis' he O brave Iago, honest and just/ that has such noble sense of thy friends wrong/ Thou teaches me... Forth of my heart (Desdemona) those charms, thine eyes, are/ blotted. / Thy bed, lust-stained, shall with lusts blood/ be spotted. (Act V, Scene I, Line 34-36, 40-41)".

Rodrigo, and his apparent gullibility. Near the end, Rodrigo is murdered by his "best friend" Iago. Iago, who had lead him on for years. Iago, who had held Rodrigo's purse as his own. Iago, who's will had been carried out by everyone but him simply because he was trusted. That Iago. " Tush, Never tell me! I take it much unkindly/ That thou, Iago, who hast had my...