Othello Is Essentially an Noble Character, Flawed by Insecurity and a Nature That Is Naive and Unsophisticated
Implant images into Othello's head that lead him to his own demise. Most importantly, Iago gives Othello the motive to murder his own innocent wife Desdemona, satisfying Iago's immense appetite for revenge and taking advantage of Othello's insecure nature.
Othello can be recognized to have a very self-destructive personality. He is a man with power within his community; he is also a man of much controversy. It was simply the sinister brilliance of a man like Iago that was need to capitalize on such character traits and use them for personal, bitter revenge. As a noble character, Othello is well respected by his Venetian society. He uses his honor and skill as a general to bridge gaps between himself and his peers. However, Othello sometimes makes a point of presenting himself as an outsider, whether because he recognizes his exotic appeal or because he is self-conscious of and defensive about his difference from other Venetians. For example, in spite of his obvious eloquence in Act I, scene iii, he protests, "Rude am I in my speech, / And little blessed with the soft phrase of peace" (I.iii.8182). While Othello is