Shattered mind .pdf - Martinez 1 Lucelis Martinez The Infallible Ms.Le AP Literature period 2 May 14th 2019 Part 1 Othello\u2019s Shattered Mind Acts III

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Martinez 1 Lucelis Martinez The Infallible Ms.Le AP Literature, period 2 May 14th, 2019 Part 1: Othello’s Shattered Mind- Acts III, IV, V In act III, Othello’s mind begins to shatter so brutally, it can not be fixed. I chose to draw a Joker card because Iago fits the description of the Joker perfectly. A joker is a jester of the court and Iago sees himself as that. Although he is third in command, he considers he has been humiliated because Othello promote Cassio before Iago. Also, obviously a Joker cared about entertaining people with comedy and tricks, which is Iago’s favorite tool. Iago utilizes small bits of information and the smallest event to create a shocking ripple effect for Othello and those around him. I also chose to use this illustration because there is literally a clown in the scene that even says, “ No, I hear not your honest friend; I hear you,” (line 20). This comment was a joking response to Cassio but the use of the word honest is on the nose with all the motifs and themes present in the story. As Othello begins to believe in the word of a joker, his mind begins to shatter past the point of fixing. In act Iv, the Joker takes over once again and his webs become even stickier, as he utilizes a handkerchief to deceive Othello until his mind is a mess. Othello states, “Boding to all- he had my handkerchief,” (line 22). The actual handkerchief isn’t of importance but the real issue at hand is that a handkerchief is an intimate gift, especially because it was the first gift that Othello gave Desdemona and for her to give it to someone else, is to pawn off his love. This betrayal hurts even more for Othello because she is his first true love, and they just got married. His insecurities were already growing from he constant (and naive)mentioning of Cassio, and the
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