Discuss the character of Othello as a tragic hero. Include the qualities that show his greatness as well as his weakness.  

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Othello is a character who starts out honorably but is led astray by a tragic flaw.  His own self-doubt and lack of confidence cause him to end up believing Iago and blaming Desdemona for a fictitious affair.  By the time Othello learns the truth, he has already killed his wife and therefore kills himself in an act of repentence.