Dishonesty and Manipulation in Othello - Sample Essays
Dishonesty and Manipulation in Othello 11 ..
Take note, take note, O world,To be direct and honest is not safe.
I thank you for this profit; and from hence
I'll love no friend, sith love breeds such offence."
"Nay, stay: thou shouldst be honest."
"I should be wise, for honesty's a fool
And loses that it works for."
"By the world,
I think my wife be honest and think she is not..." (Act III scene iii, pages 51-52)
"As I am an honest man I thought you had received some bodily wound..." (Act II, scene iii, page 36)
The literal use of honesty can be
interpreted as any character's use
of the word "honest" or "honesty" for a direct meaning of being truthful.
These two principle characters are by no means the only ..
The multiple meanings of the word "honest" contribute to the complexity and plot of the play because the usage reveals Iago's true characteristics of being untrustworthy and manipulative, and it shows how fully Othello believes in Desdemona's purity.