Othello Swan Song
Othello’s Swan Tune In William Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice he provides his character of Othello as having all the great qualities of a true leader, however likewise a man who does not have any type of reasoning power. Othello being the ideal hero has strength, prowess, and battleground knowledge. Nevertheless these ideas of management do not translate well into circumstances in the real world and in this case, situations handling the heart. The battlefield and senate are where Othello feel most comfortable.
They are locations of truth where males go to be truthful about matters of war. Also, these matters of war and state are fairly basic and are topics in which Othello can relate. This simple view that Othello has, does not bode well for him on the topic of true love and enthusiasm. His marital relationship is one based upon stories and he never truly analyzes who his real friends are. In Othello’s mind he is liked by everyone he knows. This evaluation of Othello’s character would show that he indicates well and leads even better, but he lacks judgment abilities and good sense.
This is most apparent in his last speech before he dedicates suicide, where although his end is proper, he never fully understands what he has done, or takes duty for what has actually just happened. It is clear that Othello enjoys Desdemona, and the quote “One who liked not sensibly, but too well” (Shakespeare V. ii. 353) is directed generally at her. When he does pertain to realize the truth behind Desdemona’s innocence, Othello is legitimately tortured. “This appearance of thine will hurl my soul from heaven/ And friends will snatch at it” (V. ii. 283-284) It is obvious that he tortured by the fact that he has simply killed his spouse.
It is now for the first time seen that perhaps Othello is at a loss of what to do with his power “Do you return to puzzled? Tis a lost fear:/ Male but a rush versus Othello’s breast,/ And he retires.” (V. ii. 279-280) This is not Othello’s normal hard grit style, however this is how the method a guy of nobility should react when he has actually mistakenly taken the life of his better half. Yet Othello’s words in his speech offer a much deeper thought into how he still does not seen to fully understand the circumstance. “Who can control his fate?” (V. ii. 274) he asked, which reveals he is not taking complete responsibility, placing the responsibility on the paradises.
It is beyond a doubt that Othello remains in truth the one to blame, though he still can not recognize his failure at reasoning. Though the last words of Othello are exceptional, they like Othello himself, are flawed. Every sentence appears to expose a character defect or individual problem. When he says he “loved not wisely, but too well” this is likewise true in terms of Iago. Othello’s marriage is based entirely on stories and on pity. Othello objectifies his wife and shows no trust in her. It is arguable whether Othello is gullible, however he does purchase Iago’s deceiving tale of Cassio’s affair.
This is where the quote enters into play. Till Iago, Othello was never ever betrayed by anybody. He puts so much love and trust into Iago that he is blinded by his shrewd methods. In his final moment Othello genuinely thought that he was being had and blames his hand for the sin he devotes “of one whos hand,/ tossed a pearl away.” (V. ii. 255-256) He still does not see that his faults were exploited by Iago and used against him. Although killing himself could be viewed as a dignified action, Othello truly thinks that he was required to do this action by some hidden evil, not by his credible ally Iago.
It is not up until Iago’s strategy came to light by Emilia that Othello realized Iago is genuinely wicked, however still holds on to the concept that a noble man such as he need to have been had by satanic forces to do such an evil criminal offense. It is practically as though at this moment Othello can not believe that he is capable of such a deed. So if one were to go deeper, it could be seen that Othello in a particular way is guilty of loving himself too well. He is acknowledged as having such a high track record as a military leader, which is supported by the truth that he never in the play flaunts his fighting abilities, but nobody challenge him being a qualified general.
Therefore he needs to have the qualities needed to reach such a rank. He speaks well, and is commonly respected. However these skills as a general only cause issues in his life as a civilian. Othello has it in his head that he is such a worthy man, (because up till this point he has actually had no factor to think other smart) that when his nobility is risked, he does not put the properly on himself but on outside forces that run out his control. It is possible to observe Othello as a good, kindhearted man who is never ever betrayed until he is by Iago.
He is a strong soldier who falls from splendor only since Iago is so shrewd therefore evil. In Jeff Statts character evaluation of Othello he specifies “tragic” as “something really unfortunate, even or individual not most likely to win love of the surrounding world”(Statts) It is also possible to say that maybe Othello does not pass away as a terrible hero, however as somebody who is destroyed by evil. However the truth that his marriage might be seen as shallow which if Othello had just been sincere with his better half and his lieutenant then he would have discovered the reality himself.
Jeff Statts short article says it quite nicely, “The mix of blind love to his partner without logical thinking is the main problem that will lead our hero to his tragic ending.” (Statts) Othello could lead, but when it concerns reasoning, he can not. Works Cited Shakespeare, William. “The Catastrophe of Othello, the Moor of Venice.” Literature A Pocket Anthology. ‘Ed. R. S. Gwynn, Wanda Campbell. Toronto, Ontario: Pearson Longman, 2005. Print. Statts, Jeff. “Character Review.” 1888articles (2007 ): n. pag. Web. Dec 2010.; http://www. 1888articles. com/character-review-othello -0152 t57ezz2. html;. Bibliography Shakespeare, William. “The Catastrophe of Othello, the Moor of Venice.” Literature A Pocket Anthology. ‘Ed. R. S. Gwynn, Wanda Campbell. Toronto, Ontario: Pearson Longman, 2005. Print. Christie, M. J. Othello: Notes Toronto: Coles 1976. Print Crowther, John, ed. “No Fear Othello.” SparkNotes. com. SparkNotes LLC. 2005. Web. 15 Nov. 2010. Hunter, Britany. “O Shows to Have Long Service Life.” Carillion 44. 5 (2001 ): n. pag. Web. 1 Dec 2010. <. Othello is a play that has actually been studied quite completely. It is hard now a days to comprehend Shakespeare's English due to the fact that it is practically a totally various language then what we speak today. I defiantly think the most beneficial source when studying Shakespeare is Glow Notes. This gives you a precise translation into contemporary English and can assist those who are lost comprehend the magic of Shakespeare's plays