Othello, the tragic hero

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Along with Hamlet, King Lear, and Macbeth, Othello is one of four Shakespeare's greatest play that deals with tragedies. More than anything else, what distinguishes Othello from its great tragedies appears in the role of its villain, Iago. Iago is a character who essentially writes the play's main plot, takes a key part in it, and gives the direction to others, especially, to the noble moor, Othello. In Shakespeare's classic drama, "Othello, the Moore of …

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…and chains, she loved honestly and freely, but Othello also ended the life of a noble, strong and religious man (himself). Othello tragedy was caused by his own jealousy and the fact that he allowed Iago to manipulate him. Although he was lead down a road of deceit, exploited of his trust and love by an evil man, Iago, these acts of unfaithfulness went unchecked, which led him to his own eventual self inflicted death.