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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Shakespeare Tragic Hero... which Iago seeks to destroy: The Moor is of ... Thomas Marc Parrott writes: Othello himself is perhaps the ... of Shakespeare's tragic heroes, a noble soldier betrayed ... (2806 11 )

Character of Othello... Othello, who appears in Act 1, Scene 2. Instead of a barbaric Moor, the Othello who strides ... like Hamlet or a king like Oedipus, or even a man of noble birth ... (1134 5 )

Othello... Othello fits in many ways the description of the tragic hero offered ... Brabantio says he loves Othello; Lodovico speaks of him as "the noble Moor"; and Cassio ... (4877 20 )

The Characters in Othello... Othello fits in many ways the description of the tragic hero offered ... Brabantio says he loves Othello; Lodovico speaks of him as "the noble Moor"; and Cassio ... (4877 20 )

A Close Reading of Othello A close reading of... who is not a "lordship" or noble, but who ... while believing and feeling that the Moor is unworthy ... audience know that Iago's resentment against Othello and Cassio ... (990 4 )

A Close Reading of Othello A close reading of... o who is not a ôlordshipo or noble, but who ... Moor while believing and feeling that the Moor is unworthy ... know that IagoÆs resentment against Othello and Cassio ... (1010 4 )

 
 

 
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