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					OTHELLO: CHARACTER OVERVIEW CHART
CRITERIA Archetype’ Motivation Action Othello Tragic Hero Love of Desdemona Kills Desdemona/ Kills Self Patriotism, Love, jealousy, Pride new husband, servant of State of Venice— jealous murderer who commits suicide Desdem. Virgin (innocent) Love of Othello Pleas for Cassio’s restoration Love-Virtue Blissful new bride— wrongfully murdered victim Iago Devil & Shadow (villain) Hatred/ ruin of Othello & Cassio Plots Cassio’s & Othello’s downfall Hate-Evil Jealous ‘ancient’— non repentant; sentenced to death by torture Cassio Sidekick (faithful companion) Loyalty to Othello None Emilia “Worldly’ Women/ Wife Love of Love of Iago; Desdemona guide to Desdemona Stabs Provides Cassio handkerchief to Iago; exposes Iago as Villain Love— Trust— naivety; misguided gullibility faith Jealous Contented fool-used retinue— and stabbed by discarded Iago (murdered by Othello) Roder. The Dupe/ Fool

Emotions/ Attributes ‘Arch’ (beginning to end)

Dutyprofessional Promoted to lieutenant by Othello—in command of Cyprus


				
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