Iago's Successful Moral Degradation of Othello Persuasive Essay by Top Papers

Iago's Successful Moral Degradation of Othello
An argument for Iago's successful moral degradation of Othello in William Shakespeare's "Othello".
# 133459 | 1,750 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2007 in Drama and Theater (English) , Literature (English) , Shakespeare (Othello)

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The paper discusses how the basis for jealousy, submissive female roles, and racism all interrelate to bring about the tragic dissolution of Othello and Desdemona's moral righeousness and ethical indignation through Iago's treachery. The paper shows how the cunning trickery of Iago's jealousy for Cassio's success has him flourish through Othello's lack of objective reasoning. The paper describes how since Othello is easily fooled by Iago, Desdemona enacts submissive female roles that do not actively confront her husband against his accusations, thereby further representing a moral weakness on her part.

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