A tragic hero possesses all of the characteristics of a hero and suffers from a tragic flaw that leads to their ultimate demise othello is such a hero because his jealousy accumulates into an explosive rage where reason will never be seen. Othello is a tragic hero because of his greatnesses and his weaknesses he is a noble man who possesses all the qualities of a military leader, which he is he has control over himself and shows courage as well as dignity just as othello is a virtuous man there are some flaws within him, these. Othello fits all of the criteria of a tragic hero that aristotle outlined in his work, poetics according to aristotle: 1 the tragic hero has a noble stature and a high position in his culture othello is a general and commander of the venician armed forces later he his governor of cyprus 2 the tragic hero, is great, but not perfect.
However, othello meets the criterion of tragic hero more precisely than does antigone his flaw is believing the words of his advisor iago and not trusting his own wife, desdemona othello allowed iago to construct a scenario made of, largely, circumstantial evidence to easily manipulate him. Othello: the tragic hero in william shakespeare s othello, othello is the tragic hero he is a character of high stature who is destroyed by his surroundings, his own actions, and his fate. Othello as tragic hero from hamlet, their apparent defeat is really a moral victory but it is very different with othello and desdemona, for there is an element.
Othello a tragic hero with hamartia othello, the protagonist of the tragedy, is a tragic figure because he is a man of great character and some virtues but brings about his own doom due to a tragic flaw. Yes, othello is a tragedy, so the eponymous moor, by rights, should be a tragic hero but does he really fit the aristotelian bill well, truth be told, very few of shakespeare's tragedies fit aristotle's view. Othello is a play of a tragic hero othello's three main characteristics which cause him a downfall firstly, othello's tragic flaw would most likely be his jealousy this is brought on by simple persuasion by iago even though iago used extreme manipulation to get othello to be jealous, iago does not really have to try very hard to get othello in a jealous state of mind. In the discussion of whether othello fits the role of a tragic hero, the following concepts need to be considered firstly, as befitting a tragic hero, othello holds an important role he is well-respected and admired by all. Oedipus and othello have the nobility that a true tragic hero must have, yet this nobility is only the armor that covers the true weakness that lies within each man although they show it in different ways, oedipus and othello both suffer from a similar character flaw, the sin of pride.
Page 245 james p hammersmith shakespeare and the tragic virtue [par 1] one of the more perplexing puzzles in teaching shakespeare is that students still bring with them the conviction that shakespearean tragic character is grounded firmly and eternally in the pseudo-aristotelian concept of the tragic flaw. Othello: the tragic hero in william shakespeare's othello, othello is the tragic hero he is a character of high stature who is destroyed by his surroundings, his own actions, and his fate he is a character of high stature who is destroyed by his surroundings, his own actions, and his fate. This paper discusses othello as a tragic hero and compares him to the great aristotle's concept of what a tragic hero actually is first, we need to understand the characteristics of a so-called tragic hero as defined by the greek critic, aristotle.
- othello as tragic hero i would agree that it is helpful to an understanding of othello's character to think of him as a tragic hero on the surface, the opinion may be different because he kills his wife and commits suicide to end his anguish. Othello's nobility is quite evident, however, he does have traits that can be viewed as tragic flaws othello is a tragic hero because of his tragic flaw there are many undesirable traits in othello, like his jealousy and gullibility however, the core of these problems and his main tragic flaw is his insecurities. William shakespeare's othello, from the play, othello, is a tragic hero because he enters the play as a strong, powerful character but is reduced to a man driven by jealous rage by the end.
Othello is considered the most tragic shakespeare play othello is a character of many possibilities his character is quite intriguing, the changes he goes through, the flaws among him and why he is considered a tragic hero gives us a detailed explanation of othello as an overall person. Othello is a tragic hero for several reasons first, let's examine the definition of a tragic hero a tragic hero is the protagonist of a story who has a fall from grace. The question remains: is othello a tragic hero to trust or not to trust william shakespeare's 1603 tragedy, othello , remains one of the most important and debated plays in all of english literature. Why is othello black understanding why shakespeare made his tortured, tragic hero a moor by isaac butler if othello really is that decent, honest, and credulous, if he can really have.