Character Analysis of Othello
In the play Othello, the character of Othello has certain traits
which make him seem naive and unsophisticated compared to many other
people. This is why Iago, to get his just rewards uses him as a
scapegoat. Iago told Roderigo, " O,sir, content you. I follow him
[Othello] to serve my turn upon him "(I, i lines 38-9). Iago is
saying, he only follows Othello to a point, and upon reaching it he
will not follow him any longer. Iago has opened my eyes to see the
real meaning of deceit. No matter what, Iago will try to take
advantage of Othello any time and he will be easily lead to believe
the lies of Iago.
The Moor, as many Venetians call him, is of strong character.
He is very proud and in control of every move throughout the play.
The control is not only of power but of the sense of his being who he
is, a great warrior. In Act I, Othello has a scuffle with...