What is the main cause of the tragedy in the play Othello?
Herein, what makes the play Othello a tragedy?
As in every Shakespearean tragedy, all those who were touched by the evil of the corrupting of the hero die as well, the innocent and the guilty. So, in short, Othello is a tragedy because the good man he was is corrupted, twisted, and finally destroyed by his jealousy, the flaw in his otherwise admirable nature.
Furthermore, what causes Othello's jealousy? Jealousy runs the characters' lives in Othello from the beginning of the play, when Roderigo is envi- ous of Othello because he wishes to be with Desdemona, and to the end of the play, when Othello is furious with envy because he believes Cassio and Desdemona have been engaging in an affair.
In this way, what type of tragedy is Othello?
Othello. Othello is a play that is a mainstream Shakespearean tragedy and therefore is an obvious text for Paper 1. It is a play capable of arousing deep emotions in audiences, exciting feelings of pity and terror (feelings that according to Plato ought to be kept in check).
What is the prime tragic flaw of Othello?
Othello's tragic flaw is being gullible. His background of baseness makes him a weak minded person. Iago is an evil man who wanted to see the downfall of Othello.