Othello: Noble Moor or Tragic

Thirdly, character must be true to life... The fourth point is consistency: for though the subject of the imitation, who suggested the type, be inconsistent, still he must be consistently inconsistent.aE In laymen's terms, a tragic hero must have these characteristics: (1) be a nobleman, prince, or person of high estate; (2) have a tragic flaw, and a weakness in judgment; and (3) fall from high to low estate. Othello, being a Moor, did not come from an esteemed background. Instead, he tells Iago, "I fetch my life and being From men of royal siegeaE (Shakespeare 21). In other words, Othello earned his rank through his military achievements. Iago sees the Moors true character, saying he is, "of a constant, loving, noble natureaE (Shakespeare 79). F. R. Leavis declares that Othello, "is likely to remain...the entirely noble hero, object of a sympathy poignant and complete as he succumbs to the machinations of diabolic intellectaE (Leavis 483). Heilman believes that all of Othello's traits, his "latent capacity for violenceaE (Heilman 166), his ability to "end things with a beguiling masterfulness...his very use of reckless poweraE (Ibid), and his qualit


 
 
 
 
 
 



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