Ago to lieutenant, Ago starts to plot revenge by convincing Othello that Desman is being unfaithful with his “right hand man” Cassia. By doing this Ago destroys Othello marriage and leads him to his tragic downfall of killing his wife followed by himself. Overall Shakespearean Othello is an outstanding example of a well-crafted tragedy. Othello being a general in the Venetian army shows the nobility of his character. You would also believe that that would show Othello is a person of who believes in strategic ideas. But, with Desman that is not the case.
It seems as Hough love and loyalty went out the window before the first piece of facts could even be presented. “O God, that men should put an enemy in their mouths to steal away their brains! ” -Cassia (Act 2, Scene 3) At this point of the play Cassia knew nothing of lags plot against him involving Reordering; more less of lags plot against Othello, but yet, his drunken words fit so perfectly to explain the downfall of Othello and Reordering. Othello made the mistake of speaking his evil fears about his wife to his enemy Ago. Reordering made the mistake of speaking his evil desires of money to Ago.
So what makes a good villain? Is it there “craftiness”, the seniority of their character or Just their creativity? Maybe all the above. So what makes a good hero? Is it there “craftiness”, the seniority of their character or Just their creativity? Once again, maybe all of the above. There a thin line between a hero and a villain. “l follow him to serve my turn upon him. We cannot all be masters, nor all masters cannot be truly followed. ” -Ago (Act 1 scene 1) Ago was telling Reordering that was going to befriend Othello. So the only advantage Othello allowed Ago to have was the knowledge he mined by being this “friend”.
That’s goes to show no one can be trusted. Martin 2 “The robbed that smiles steals something from the thief: He robs himself that spends a bootless grief. ” (Act 1 scene 3). By Othello killing his wife he robbed himself. By killing himself he robbed himself of everything he ever had. Which shows the weakness of this character. Being human Othello is entitled to weaknesses. Such as his weakness to Ago. (In Act 1 Scene 30 Reordering said “It is silliness to live, when to live is torment, and then have we a prescription to die when death is our physician. ” Othello made his own torment.
Along with his own prescription. While all the while Ago was his physician. Othello said (Act 2 scene 3) ” His unkindness may defeat my life, but never taint my love. ” This is a very true, yet also a very false statement said by Othello. Simply because, Othello love was well indeed tainted before the death of Desman, but purer than ever before his death. (Act 3 scene 3) Othello said “Excellent wretch! Perdition catch my soul but I do love thee! And when I love thee not, chaos is come again. ” Eternal punishment catches Othello soul, but claims here is still love there for Desman.
That Just goes to show lies have been told since the beginning of time itself. For thousands of years friendship and Jealousy have went hand and hand. Mainly because the hearts of men are naturally Jealous, and find it overly necessary to be dominate. So when Ago (in Act 3 Scene 3) said, “O beware, my lord, or Jealousy! It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock the meat it feeds on. That cuckold lives in bliss. Who, certain of his fate, loves not his wronged; But, o, what damned minutes tells he o’er who dotes yet doubts, suspects, yet strongly loves! He was simply talking about himself but manipulated his words to seem as though he was not to be in question. Othello should of listened to his wife word over his so called “friends” word. That was not done because Othello trusted his fellow soldier instead. Desman is a naturally sweet and loving person. So when Cassia was extremely drunk, and Reordering provokes him to a violent quarrel, and ultimately is dismissed from his service as lieutenant Desman is understandably sympathetic to his situation. This is something both Othello and Ago know.
It seems as though Ago had even a better understanding of that, than Cassia. Which is why he encouraged Cassia to speak to Desman on his own behalf. “Our general’s wife is the general;- I may say so in this respect, for that he hath devoted and given up himself to the contemplation, mark and denouement of her parts and graces;- confess yourself freely to her; importune her help to put you in your place again. ” To Cassia this was great advice. To Othello, in the beginning this was fine until Adhesion’s first gift from Othello went missing. It was a magical handkerchief handed down to Othello.