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The paper needs to discuss William Shakespeare`s Othello, the Moor of Venice as a tragedy, and answer, as defined by Aristotle, is it correct to label Othello a “tragic hero” and to classify the play as an Aristotelian tragedy?
Name: University: Course title: Instructor: Date: Othello the Moor of Venice as a Tragic Hero Introduction In one of his great works, William Shakespeare is well acknowledged for his play Othello which he wrote on the year 1950. It brings out the theme of tragedy befalling one of the main characters. Tragedy is a common ending that is experienced among most of the influential characters according to Aristotle. According to Aristotle, tragedy was inevitable in his piece work of philosophy (Adas, Liftig & Barrett, 66). In this play we find out that the tragedy was Othello killing his wife Desdemona because of infidelity. After killing his wife he then murders himself after realizing what he has done was out of clear proof. Tragedy according to Aristotle is depicted as a strong force of shortcomings beyond the control of the main character. The tragic character is challenged by outcomes and their final decision is significant in their fate. Particular tragedies have to hit the hero to influence their thoughts and lead them to their breakdown. In this paper, I present a discussion on the play Othello by William Shakespeare as it outlines tragedy according to Aristotle and find out whether or not really Othello was a tragic hero. The paper also answers the question whether the play is an Aristotelian tragedy. Othello is a character in this play that the title of tragic hero can be related to him. He is one of the most influential characters in the play. He is depicted as a han...

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