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  • Othello A Racist Play
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    Othello - A Racist Play? - Although there are lots of things to suggest this is a racist play I don't think that racism actually dominates the play, even though it has a racist theme. There is a romantic union between black and white which gets destroyed because most people think the relationship is wrong. At the time the play was written, 1604, even the Queen of England was racist so there must have been a strong hatred of blacks around that time. Most racist comments in the play are said by pe...
  • Testimony Of Othello And Desdemona
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    In the tragedy Othello, Shakespeare created a mood that questioned the sexual morality of each of the characters. Subjects like sexism, love, hate, jealousy, and deception were thoroughly developed in the play of Othello to enable the audience to have a real sense of the characters knowledge, or what the characters presumed to be true knowledge. One may conclude that Shakespeare wrote Othello to express to the audience to seek their own proof about unfaithfulness and not rely on the knowledge or...
  • Othello Believes Iago
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    Irony in Othello One of the main themes that runs throughout William Shakespeares Othello is that of irony. Both verbal irony and dramatic irony are found in the play. This irony is used to show the audience outside views on characters and situations. In Shakespeares Othello, irony is present in the lives of Othello, Desdemona, and Iago to further the development of their character and the plot. Irony is present in Othellos life in numerous cases. The play centers on the irony that Othello belie...
  • Desdemona's Deceptions
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    Deception In Othello One may readily perceive the theme of Shakespeare's "Othello" as deception. Deception appears many times in Othello, but in almost every incident the degree of deception is different. Deception is to "deceive another, illusion, or fraud" (Webster's New World Pocket Dictionary 69), which is seen as a wrongful act. However, deception may be used to protect someone from getting hurt therefore being used with good intentions. The very first act of deception is done by the charac...
  • Othello's Trust Of Desdemona
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    Themes in Shakespeare's Othello Throughout Shakespeare's play, Othello, there are many themes interwoven to describe the author's perspective of the true nature of a man's soul. Three themes critical to the play are doubt versus trust, monstrous imagery and the fallible love of man. One central theme of the play is the major contrast of doubt versus trust. For whatever reason, Othello's trust of Desdemona is too weak to resist Iago's accusations. As happens in many of Shakespeare's works, miscom...
  • Red Handkerchief To His Head
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    The novel Othello by Julio us Lester is one of the most interesting love stories I have ever read. Iago the greatest villain of all times plays with the red handkerchief to ruin and sometimes determine love for people. Othello loves his red handkerchief and gives it to Desdemona to have as a symbolism of love for them. Desdemona takes the handkerchief and puts it in her blouse. Othello has a headache when he gets home so Desdemona puts the red handkerchief to his head to make him feel better. Ot...
  • Hands Of Othello And Desdemona
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    The Significance of Othello's Ethnicity. In William E. Cain's essay, "The Triumph of Will", he clearly states, as is represented by James that Othello's race is not an issue in the play. I strongly agree with James and believe that if Othello's skin was white it would not affect the outcome of the play at all. Desdemona's marriage to any other man, black or white, would have been just as upsetting to Barbantio and Roderigo, and in this paper I will further discuss my reasoning. As I have mention...
  • Emotional Destruction The Tragedy Othello
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    Emotional Destruction The tragedy Othello, was written in a time of great racial tensions in England. According to Eldred Jones, in 1600 just three years before Othello was written, Queen Elizabeth proclaimed an order for the transportation of all " negars and black moores' out of the country. It is in this manner that Shakespeare began the masterpiece of Othello, a drama about a noble black Arab general, Othello, who falls in love with and marries, Desdemona, a young white daughter of a senator...
  • Iago's Destruction Of Othello
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    Shakespeare has produced an incredibly large library of work, including 38 plays and countless sonnets. His plays are divided into four main sections: the Histories, the Tragedies, the Comedies, and the Romances. Othello falls under Tragedy, as it ends with the death of numerous characters, including the principals. Shakespeare's work has been produced since the Renaissance in all artistic mediums from the original theater to opera, symphony, film, and ballet. It has also been consistently revis...
  • Desdemona Iago
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    The story of Othello is a tragedy caused by love, money, and power. Othello was looking for love because he already had money, and power, and that snake Iago was looking for money and power. Iago was not concerned about love because heed rather have money and power. In this story almost all of the main characters were either looking for love, money, or power. Othello ended up killing his love of his life Desdemona and himself, Othello loved Desdemona so much that heed rather murder her then have...
  • Desdemona And Emilia Exit As Bianca
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    Othello Essay By Samantha Dharma In Shakespeare's "Othello", the role of women is deeply emphasized; the significant characters of the play Othello, Iago, and Casio, each have a lady that stands behind him. These women each have commitment to remain faithful and respect their husband's needs, especially Desdemona and Emilia. Desdemona is the victim of this play; Shakespeare portrays her as the loyal wife even up to her death. Throughout the story, Desdemona appears to live for her husband. Desde...
  • Othello And Desdemona
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    The Mood of Othello Othello is a play that evokes many emotions from a reader's mind. The mood is changing, yet throughout, it demands a lot of contempt for the villain, Iago. Beginning with act one, there is an immediate setting for suspicion which will remain characteristic throughout the whole story. There is a touch of happiness for the newlyweds, Othello and Desdemona, which quickly disintegrates with the mighty villains lies and deceit. There isa feeling of empathy for Othello when his ext...
  • Desdemona And Othello
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    Reputation plays a very important role in the play Othello. The character of Iago uses his reputation as an honest man to deceive Othello and other characters in the play. To Cassio reputation meant everything. Othello's reputation played an important role in the play. Iago's reputation played a very key role in the play. Everyone thought of Iago as an honest man. O, that's an honest fellow, You advise me well... goodnight honest Iago -... that's an honest fellow I know thou rt full of love and ...
  • Their Own Opinions On Othello
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    Othello's character in the duration of 'The Tragedy of Othello', by the world's greatest writer, William Shakespeare, is first shown as a hero of war and a man of great pride and courage. The other main characters in the play all form their own opinions of him and, as the play continues, his character begins to deteriorate and become less noble. Othello's character changes from a flawless military leader, to become a barbaric murderer. Throughout the first act of the play, Othello is shown as ma...
  • Othello's Wife
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    Othello: This is main character in the play. He is a Moorish General and head of the army of Venice. He is a warrior, honest, and loves his new wife, Desdemona very much. His one flaw is that he trusts his ensign, Iago too much and allows Iago to corrupt him. Iago cons him into believing his wife is cheating on him, and he kills her for it. When he realises she was not cheating, he commits suicide in anguish. Iago: He is Othello's ensign, and the main villian in the play. He hoped to be promoted...
  • Iago And Othello
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    In William Shakespeare's Othello there is a wide array of themes. One of the themes, which is found true to nearly every character, is of the act of control throughout the play. Another theme portrayed through Iago, is the recurring use of words such as 'monkey', 'lion', etc. in 'romantic' conversation. In Othello, characters such as Roderigo, Brabantio, Desdemona, etc. at one point of the play believe that they have complete control over another character or situation only to find that the pers...
  • Iago And Othello
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    Othello: Good and Evil, A Classic Battle Othello, as he appears in the Shakespeare play of the same name, is a Moorish general in the service of the city of Venice. He is well known by the people of Venice as an honorable soldier and a worthy leader. In this play we are presented with a classic struggle between good and evil. Othello's ancient, Iago, a cunning, untrustworthy, coveting servant, and Iago's henchman Roderigo, the scorned suitor of Othello's wife, Desdemona, represent evil. Good is ...
  • Nature In Othello's And Desdemona's Relationship
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    Characters play an important role in assisting playwrights in developing themes. In Shakespeare's Othello the characters play an essential role in being able to communicate the themes of the play and how they are relevant to their society. Othello tells the story of a black man marrying a white woman, whom he murders because he becomes convinced that she is unfaithful. In the text, the characters and their responses to one another inform the audience of the importance of themes, such as class, p...
  • Handkerchief To Othello
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    Look closely at the handkerchief. What does it mean to Othello, Desdemona, Emilia, Iago, Cassio, Bianca? In the play Othello by William Shakespeare, the handkerchief plays a huge part, if not the most significant reason in the unfolding of the tragedy of Othello, provides a perfect opportunity for Iago to manipulate Othello's mind and turn him over the edge from an in control leader, to a passionate beast which brings about the murder of Desdemona. The handkerchief has great meaning to Othello. ...
  • Othello's Feelings For Desdemona
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    In Othello the character of Desdemona is meant to be an innocent, true and loyal character, which falls deeply in love with Othello, the moor (who is the general in charge of Venice) and marries him; despite that fact that her Father, Brabantio, a Venetian Senator, is deadly against this, as the moor is black. Desdemona 'appears' or is written to be a young, pretty lady and because of this many gentlemen throughout the play, including Casio, Roderigo and Iago, admire her. Before we even meet Des...

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