1.1 Othellos Lack of judgment
is explored throughout the
play and is highlighted by
the plays dramatic irony:
the audience knows what
is going to happen to the
1.2 Othello chooses to
trust the wrong
people putting trust
in the villain
1.2.1 The audience knows that if Othello put trust in his faithful wife Desdemona,
then the tragedy would not have occured
1.3 If Othello questioned defective evidence, tragedy
could have been avoided. In act 3 Scene 3, Iago
easily manipulated Othello convincing him that
circumstantial evidence is as good as visual
evidence. Iago's gullibility is explored further when
Iago tells Othello a dream Cassio had about
Desdemona. After this Othello is convinced of her
unfaithfulness and vows for revenge against her
"I'll tear her to pieces"
2 The Villainy and intelligent nature qualities of Iago
2.1 Iago's villainous nature is highlighted within his
2.1.1 "Now, I do love her too... Not out of
absolute lust- through peradventure"
2.2 Iago's constant references to predator prey relationships throughout
this play further highlight his villainy
2.2.1 "With as little web as this I will
ensnare as great a fly as
2.3 Iago's villainy fuels his
revengeful ideas, leading to
the eventual downfall of the
plays tragic hero
2.4 "Yet that I put the Moor at least into a
Jealousy so strong that judgment cannot
3 Iago using key women throughout the play
3.1 Desdemona at the start of the play is introduced as
powerful as the decieved her father by marrying Othello.
3.1.1 "She did deceived her father marrying you"
3.2 Desdemona's kindness
toward Cassio "I will do all
in my abilities in thy behalf"
3.2.1 It is then Iago is able to 'plant'
the 'seeds' of doubt into
3.3 Iago uses her love and trust
towards to moor to exploit him
being unfaithful to him "go in, and weep not; all things shall be well:
3.4.1 Uses her to seek revenge on the Moor
18.104.22.168 He asks her to steel Desdemona's
handkerchief "I nothing but to please
4 Othello acts as a lesson about the
power and mistrust of deception,
falling for simple minded proof and
the destructive forces of Jealousy.