Othello is a highly conflicted character which exacerbates his complexity as the protagonist. Where he struggles with which identity he should embrace in this Venetian Christian society. The two different conflicting sides of Othello:
The Christianized Moor:
[Symbol]Based on Anthony’s perspective, we learn that Othello is hypocritical in nature. In the context of ‘magic’, When Othello was accused as having used ‘black magic’ to seduce Desdemona, he attempts to be sophisticated by depicting himself as a devout Christian in a Venetian Christian society, by stating loftily that “he is above such primitive traffic and belief”. In comparison, Othello portrays himself to believe in magic in front of Desdemona, even though he had initially denied it in front of Brabantio. As illustrated in Othello saying “There’s magic in the web of it” to Desdemona
His insecurity stems from the fact that he sees himself as an outsider in the society, which contributes to his hypocritical nature. This hypocritical nature of his makes him more vulnerable to Iago’s treache...