and practicing upon his peace and quite even to madness.
(II, i, 1333) Othello shows his naive-ness in act III scene iii when from a distance he and Iago witness Cassio leaving Desdemona, and instead of talking to his wife he listens to Iago instead.
He also states that Othello s tunnel-vision idealism, based on conceptions of his own magnanimous forthrightness and self-importance, (235) is what made Othello susceptible to influences and schemes of evil intent by individuals.
One can clearly see these flaws in Othello when Iago pours lies into his head about Desdemona and Cassio.
Iago with malicious intent uses this opportunity to implant the idea of Cassio trying to steal Desdemona from Othello, in order to spark rage, anger, and jealousy in Othello, setting the change of events that lead to the tragic end of the play.
In all Shakespeare creates one of the greatest fictional villains ever.The only thing that got Iago caught was his own greed.Explore the different themes within William Shakespeare's tragic play, Othello.To "prove" something is to investigate it to the point where its true nature is revealed.Othello demands of Iago "Villain, be sure thou prove my love a whore, be sure of it, give me the ocular proof" (Act 3, Scene 3).Then in scene II after provoking Brabantio, using his love for his daughter against him, leaving Roderigo to side with Othello, offering him Brabantio s intent, even though it was provoked by himself.Even though that didn t work he is able to get himself in a better position to further inflict harm, and confusion between Othello, Desdemona, and Cassio.In my opinion, Champion is able to describe Iago and Othello exactly the way the play sought to portray them, Iago as a great and evil manipulator and Othello as the heroic tragic hero, innocent, but naive, proud, but single-minded.Iago s manipulatory nature is shown to us all through out the first act, when in scene I he conspires with Roderigo to rave up Brabantio into confronting Othello s secret marriage to his daughter.Appearance and Reality Appearance and reality are important aspects in Othello.For Othello, seeing is believing, and proof of the truth is visual.