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If one reads Shakespeare’s Othello, he can come to the conclusion that it might be one of the most tragic plays ever written by Shakespeare. It has characteristics that make it even more tragic than his other plays, and therefore for that reason, you can say that Othello is one of the most tragic heroes. Othello is a noble man, one who has grace with the ladies but also possesses all the virtues of a military leader that he is. He has shown that he is reliable and well known in the military and is well respected. His violent personality, is what draws people to him, as it does to Desdemona. The senators value him and hear what he says when he speaks. This is shown here by one of the senators. “here comes Barbantio and his violent Moor”, (Act1 scene3, 47). This is an example of the many comments which shows Othello’s character and personality as a person and an officer. They say he is one of the great leaders. Not only does he posses great character and courage, but also dignity. He keeps his control even when he is being accused of witchcraft during the first encounter with the senator when Desdemona’s father confronts him about his daughter. In one point in the play Iago starts unveiling his malicious plan. It makes Othello react, in a manner that he usually does not. Othello has many qualities that contribute to his overall worth one being his trustfulness. At this point in time, Othello says that Iago is a man of honor and trust, therefore has no reason not to distrust him. Many times Othello does not see the fake and malicious acts of Iago. This is done to extend the play and also add to Othello’s tragic flaw. Othello trusts too easily. Othello is used to dealing with military people and on the battle field, a place where you put your life in the hands of others and trust is very important. Iago’s reputation on the battle field is well known and is not tarnished. With Othello being a mil...

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