On
another hand, A.C. Bradley looks to Othello as hero, pro – Othello, a victim
and an “open and passionate, a lover the strength of whose passion inspired the
love not only of Desdemona but the audience. The newness of Othello’s marriage
made his jealousy credible”. He blames the society and Iago because they
transformed Othello from a noble and a pure person to a monster. In this
community of Venetians, where the racism, class and gender play a center role,
they consider anyone who is dark and outsider as an uprooted person, homeless
and from a low status class. Roderigo and Brabantio take it for granted that
the marriage between black African and Brabantio a white Venetian woman is
deeply unnatural. Brabantio himself thinks that his daughter had been bewitched
by black magic. These are humiliating charges that Othello has to defend
himself and his marriage. His first speech about his wife reflects his noble
feelings towards Desdemona and his deep love. He is new to love, sensitive, new
idiom in marriage. His love is disturbed by Iago’s lies when he abuses
Othello’s ears and claims that his wife is cheating him. Othello is an open
nature; he trusts on everybody and always calls Iago by “honest When he
loves, he loves faithfully he says “”I will chop her into messes –Cuckold
me?”. Bradly sympathies with Othello because the racism in the society and the
devilish Iago , both are considered as an external powers, have distracted him
and make him loose his sense of nobility and rationality. Bradly finds Iago a pure
evil, the master of manipulation and the driving force that moves the play.
Othello is a hero because he has achieved victories and faces the danger and
obstacles during his life until he becomes a general in the Venetian army.
Unfortunately, the Venetian society has a large part contributed to Othello
demise .He kills the alien within himself; Othello enacts his role as the
outsider striving to
belong to a society that always excludes him