Document on Fate and Free Will Othello

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Running head: FATE AND FREE WILL OTHELLOFATE AND FREE WILL OTHELLOName of the Student:Name of the University:Author Note:
FATE AND FREE WILL OTHELLO2As the audience agrees with the fact that ‘Othello the Moor of Venice’ is one of thegreat tragedies of Shakespeare where the protagonist faces fateful undoing due to his flawand suspicion. The tragic hero as the researchers convey, a man with great honour andflawless intension finally meets his doom. There the question arises that if Othello was freefrom malicious feature, then why did he suffered? There are ample evidences that supportOthello as a ruthless and suspicious man by nature, but evidences also convey that he wascompletely deceived by Iago’ treachery and ambition.As the play opens the audience finds Othello to be a virtuous and dedicated Moor,who was deeply passionate for Desdemona. He wins whatever he desires, whether it is battleor Desdemona’s heart. He is not only an army general representing his valour but alsorespected by his contemporaries. The audience finds no guilt in him to shoulder and he hasnothing to hide. He says, “I must be found. My parts, my title, and my perfect soul shallmanifest me rightly”. Othello handles all the matters with nobility as well as forthrightnesseven when he was accused of abducting Desdemona. He explains his every actions andconvinces the audience as well as the court that without any magical power or using drug, hehas won over his beloved. Desdemona’s own accounts have supported his innocence andunadulterated love. She recounts, “Othello's visage in his mind, and to his honours and hisvaliant parts did I my soul and fortunes consecrate". To the analysts, Othello's innocence hasmade him gullible and susceptible therefore, he is easily entrapped in Iago’s treachery.On the contrary, the antagonist Iago is a snake hidden in the grass. He is the catalystwho sets the innocent Othello into the downward spiral of rage, jealousy, suspicion andfinally violence. Iago’s hatred of Othello’s reputation resulted to vengeance. He masked hisevil intention behind manipulation and false rhetoric. The audience will agree that thisdeceitful man could choose anyone and use him as pawn. He actually sought vengeance toOthello but played with each and every character that came near him. He manipulates Othello
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