"a fatal flaw leading to the downfall of a tragic hero"Othello's fatal flaw is how easily he is manipulated by Iago. Othello follows Iago's plan exactly, and never stops to question the validity of the rumors. (3.3)
Oh no! What have I done...
"excessive pride/arrogance leading to disgrace"Iago's jealousy and pride are the catalysts for the demise of Othello. In Act 1, Scene 1, Iago finds out that he has not been promoted to lieutenant, but Cassio has. Iago begins to resent both Cassio and Othello and forms a plan to take down both of them. (1.1)
"Will you, I pray, demand that demi-devil / Why he hath thus ensnared my soul and body?"
"And smote him thus... Killing myself, to die upon a kiss."
"an action by the hero that leads to their downfall"When Othello kills Desdemona, his downfall begins. Even though Iago is behind all of this, Othello's real downfall is started by himself. (5.2)
"reversal of fortunes for the hero; a turning point"Othello realizes what he has done by killing Desdemona, and everything starts to fall apart. This is the turning point when Othello sees the effects of his actions and acknowledges how he has changed. (5.2.334)
"Thats he that was Othello. Here I am."
"a moment of discovery when the hero recognizes the true nature of another character"Othello soon connects the dots and discovers that Iago had been tricking him the whole time, resulting in the murder of Desdemona. (5.2. 353-355)
"Demand me nothing."
"inescapable justice (good or bad) for the hero"For Othello, the inescapable justice, called Nemesis, is his own death. After he realizes what has happened to him and the people around him, he takes his own life. (5.2.417-421)