Othello Is a highly conflicted character which exacerbates his complexity as the protagonist. Where he struggles with which identity he should embrace in this Venetian Christian society. The two different conflicting sides of Othello: The Christianizes Moor: [Symbol]Based on Antimony’s perspective, we learn that Othello Is hypocritical In nature. In the context of ‘magic’, When Othello was accused as having used ‘black magic’ to seduce Desman, he attempts to be sophisticated by depicting himself as a devout Christian In a Venetian Christian society, by stating loftily that “he Is above such primitive traffic and belief”.
In comparison, Othello portrays himself to believe in magic in front of Desman, even though he had initially denied it in front of Barbarian. As Illustrated In Othello saying ‘There’s magic in the web of It” to Desman His insecurity stems from the fact that he sees himself as an outsider in the society, which contributes to his hypocritical nature. This hypocritical nature of his makes him more vulnerable to Sago’s treachery. Symbol] Another learning point from the article would be that by the author introducing the perspective of the audience of that time frame, bringing in contextual background knowledge; it has provided a new basis for Othello personality traits. Where with this peculiar perspective. Indicates the complexity of Othello character through his insecurities stemming from religion and race. “An Elizabethan audience would not have been willing to grant Othello the unlimited admiration he receives from Cassia.
Desman, the Duke, and his senate at the beginning of the play. ” This illustrates that despite Othello being surrounded by people who admire and respect IM; the overall society rejects him entirely, seeing him as an anomaly. Othello state of not being normalized based on societal norms Is extremely fragile and unstable. With this perspective in mind, it is plausible to say that this has contributed to Othello Insecurities and fears. Where Othello feels that someone of his race and skin should not deserve to marry the pure, white Desman.
That he sees their marital union as that of contaminating Desman. This insecurity of Othello is easily Identified and exploited by Ago. [Symbol]Moreover, based on the perspective of the Elizabethan audience, Anthony indicated that “had things only been slightly deferent, (and perhaps more normal) (Othello) would have been fighting on the enemy side, with the Turks and against the Venetian” this further enhances Toothless character as that of an anomaly, as well as inject suspicion of the overall Venetian society towards someone like Othello.
Especially so, since Othello Is not a ‘true’ Christian, but rather a “Christianizes Moor” [Symbol] Based on the concept of a ‘Roman’ General, we learn that Othello, having a reputation as a ‘Roman’ General, greatly upholds “honor” in the Roman military radiation. Othello also has “deeply professional feelings about soldierly’. Anthony supported this point by elaborating the technical devices in place, to illustrate the dedication Othello feels for this reputation as a General.
This also emphasizes the point that Othello is inexperienced and uncertain in affairs that are not related to military and war. Since, he thinks he is contaminating Desman, this a perspective on his own part, construed by his fears from internalized racism. In which, Ago eagerly exploits. Application of learning points in the Comparison of the two plays: A Streetcar Named Desire and Othello: The comparison of the two protagonists in both plays introduces the concept of a conflict character with regard to societal normalization as well as the concept of an identity crisis