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William Shakespeare introduces the name character of this drama Othello as a guy who is well respected by the citizens of Venice. Othello is a prestigious army guy whose conquests have inserted into Venice's glory. He has always resided in the public eye and been held in high regard. When he's confronted with the possibility of his new bride's demeanor, Othello doesn't know how to face and control these new emotions. Othello's lack of comprehension of his private self and feelings leads to his downfall and catastrophe within the drama. Shakespeare uses Othello to attest that one's public standing holds no virtue if he is unable to understand and confront his emotions and personal actions. In Act I, Shakespeare establishes Othello's public character. Othello has served in the military since he was seven years old, and his entire life was one of "feats of broils and battle" (1.3.89). As he describes to Brabantio, Desdemona's father, Othello acquired the favour of Desdemona during his epic tales of the battlefield and also of the risks that he overcame. Instead of appealing to Desdemona to a private level, Othello intrigues her with his accounts of military courage. Desdemona learns of Othello's public demeanor, but among his personal life. Prior to his marriage, Othello does not demonstrate an interest in Desdemona and therefore he does not try to punish her. Instead, Desdemona falls in love with Othello's public identity. Othello has relied upon his public standing, and he's not had to face complex personal relationships and feelings. Shakespeare first alludes to Othello's requirement to conceal behind his public character in the very first scene of the play. Iago says, "But he, as loving his own pride and purposes, '' / Evades them using a bombast c.. .