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by William Shakespeare

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What are all the examples of guilt in Othello? I know Iago is guilty, and so is Othello, but who else?

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Although Iago and Othello certainly are the characters who appear most guilty in this complex play, the large amount of characters involved in Iago’s plot to destroy Othello places blame, in lesser degrees, upon each of them.

Two characters who have not yet been mentioned but play a vital role in Othello’s downfall are Roderigo and Brabantio. Roderigo, whose money finances Iago’s plot throughout the whole of the play, goes along with Iago simply because he has feelings for the now-married Desdemona. Therefore, Roderigo must bear at least a small portion of guilt for this tragic story. Brabantio, likewise, can be viewed as bearing guilt in the whole affair. Once Brabantio learns of Othello’s marriage to his daughter, Desdemona,...

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What do you mean by guild? Are you trying to ask, Who is guilty in the play Othello?