오셀로의 성격연구 : 비극 원인을 중심으로
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This study is on Othello's personalities concentrated on the tragic causes in Othello. The former literature reviews have mainly focused on Iago's conspiracy against Othello. However, in this study, the cause of Othello's tragedy is not Iago, the external factor, but rather Othello's deceivable personalities. Accordingly, the purpose of this study is to investigate Othello's tragic personalities formed by his inner and outer circumstances. In this study, three main tragic causes are inferiority, jealousy, and self-centered honor. First, Othello has inferiority formed by ethnic bias which caused the tragedy. Othello's inferiority was caused by his skin color and ethnic prejudice. Repeated disparagement and contempt to Othello stated in the first half of the drama reveal the ethnic bias. Although Othello has a good reputable character described in the drama, he couldn't help having an inferiority complex about racial bias. Second, Othello's second personality trait which was a cause in the tragic end is characterized by jealousy. Othello believed in Desdemona's unchastity by Iago's conspiracy, so he was tragic end. It can be seen as Othello's potential personality traits. This jealousy was the cause tragic end by inferiority complex. Third, Othello's third personality trait which caused in the tragic end is self-centered honor. The greatest impact of Othello's self-centered honor as a feature of the tragic nature is the intro act and the final one. Othello shows deceptive behavior about his love in the scene Othello convinced fabulous Desdemona's impurity. In the last scene, he was called as 'honorable killers', he can be more focused on his self-defense rather than atone for Desdemona's death. Othello thought that the reason why he killed Desdemona was her unchastity, but, he was blamed with the reason of the tragedy in the final scene justified by his action in Desdemona's death. In conclusion, Othello's tragic characteristic causes are inferiority complex, jealousy, and self-centered honor.