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Is Othello a Tragic Hero?

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In Othello, what leads to the title character's tragic downfall?

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1. What separates Othello from the other Italians in the play?

2. Which attribute(s) characterize(s) Othello as a heroic figure?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combination enable you to check your mastery of the concept of 'tragic hero' and decide whether or not Othello's character could be described as such. The quiz will ask you how Iago was able to manipulate him so readily, to identify Othello's final assessment of himself and more.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be tested on:

  • The definition of 'heroic figure' and why Othello qualifies as such
  • What fatal flaw overshadows Othello's heroism
  • The character trait in Othello that makes him easy prey for Iago

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - confirm your understanding of why Othello is hailed as a hero by the Italians
  • Defining key concepts ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as heroic figure
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about Othello's ethnic identity and what he must overcome
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about Othello's famous line after he has killed Desdemona

Additional Learning

Review the lesson titled Is Othello a Tragic Hero? for further study. The lesson addresses the objectives listed:

  • Explain how Aristotle characterizes a tragic hero
  • Analyze the reasons behind Iago's deliberate destruction of Othello
  • Examine how some of the very qualities that make Othello admirable contributed to his ruin
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