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  • Date On Shakespeare's Othello
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    mixed with possessive love. The protagonist of the play is Iago who establishes his plot to ruin black high ranking officer, Othello. On the path to Othello's ruining he also destroys the lives and reputations of many other key characters in the play. The play ends tragically with the murder of Desdemona, Rodrigo and Emilia and finally the suicide of Othello. The play carried several themes and messages such as evil, which is portrayed by Iago, jealousy, which is portrayed by both Iago and Othel...
  • Female Characters In The Play Othello
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    The function of imagery in the mid-sixteenth century play Othello by William Shakespeare is to aid characterization and define meaning in the play. The antagonist Iago is defined through many different images, Some being the use of poison and soporifics, sleeping agents, to show his true evil and sadistic nature. Othello's character is also shaped by much imagery such as the animalist ic, black and white, and horse images which indicates his lustful, sexual nature. Characterisation of women is h...
  • Iago's Play
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    Othello, by William Shakespeare, is Othello's tragedy but Iago's play because Iago is the one who is constantly controlling the action. Iago manipulates situations in his favor by speaking directly to the audience. This allows Iago to show the audience his point of view on all matters concerning the play and twist their conception of him in his favor. Iago merely displays his manipulative character in convincing us that he is no villain and is justified in his actions against the other character...
  • Conflicting Values Of Othello And Iago
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    Othello isn t a play about racism as much as it is a play about jealosy, conflicting values, and the power of suggestion. Some racism is displayed within the play, but that is simply a reflection of how most minorities were treated in the time period when the population in Europe was predominantly of white skin color. This racism was also only brought out by rage and anger in some of the characters of Othello, and was not displayed by hate. Jealosy and the power of suggestion also played a contr...
  • Perfect Example Of Inhumane Behavior In Othello
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    Inhumanity of Mankind The inhumanity of mankind is displayed all throughout Othello. In every act and scene it is the main underlying theme from the simplest of degrading comments from Brabantia to the complex schemes thought up by Iago to ruin Othello, have his wife dead, and get money from Roderigo. This in my mind is what the play really revolves around. Othello never rises in this play. From the very beginning they show this man's demise and the people who are doing it to him. Othello's deat...
  • Nature Of Othello's Character
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    Othello: The Tragic HeroIn William Shakespeare's Othello, Othello is the tragic hero. He is a character of high stature who is destroyed by his surroundings, his own actions, and his fate. His destruction is essentially precipitated by his own actions, as well as by the actions of the characters surrounding him. The tragedy of Othello is not a fault of a single villain, but is rather a consequence of a wide range of feelings, judgments and misjudgments, and attempts for personal justification ex...
  • Play Othello
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    Shakespeare's Othello includes the memorable tragedy of a husband's jealousy, a wife's innocence, and man's ability to manipulate any situation. In the play Othello, Othello sees the person that he is in many different ways. For example, in Act I, Othello states that he is "rude in speech and little blessed with the soft phrase of peace" (scene 3.83-84). This indicates that he knows his limitations and he has accepted what he does for what he is. Also, Othello is strong and valiant, but also com...
  • Desdemona And Othello
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    Othello In this speech, Othello lets his mind take over all his self control. A usual cool tempered person Othello is inflicted with rage about the possibility of his wife sleeping with his lieutenant, Cassio. Iago has the ability to cloud the head of Othello with lies about the Desdemona and Cassio causing suffering and tragedy. A tragedy is a serious action or event that always turns out the worst way possible. Iago has setup Othello just enough for Othello to create his own disaster. The lite...
  • Most Tragic Shakespeare Play
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    Othello: Shakespeare's Most Tragic Play William Shakespeare have written many plays. His most tragic play is Othello. Othello is also the name of the main character in the play, he is quite hard to understand. In order to have a better understanding of Othello's character, examining his changes throughout the play, flaws and why he is considered a tragic hero will give the reader an insight of his overall personality. Othello changes many times throughout the course of the play. At the beginning...
  • Iago And Desdemona The Play Othello
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    'Othello' 'Othello' was written by one most influential writer in all of English literature, William Shakespeare during his great tragic period. Othello is set against the backdrop of the wars between Venice and Turkey that raged in the latter part of the sixteenth century. The subject of Othello is 'Love and Death', while the theme suggests 'The Incompatibility of Military Heroism & Love'. 'Othello' consisted of three major characters including: Othello, Desdemona, and Iago, each of which play ...
  • Evidence Of Othello's Pride
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    A Shakespearean tragedy is one that encompasses many different elements. Shakespeare presents all of these elements spectacularly in Othello. For a tragedy to occur there are five conditions. The protagonist, Othello in this case, must experience a death or a total loss of ranking in society. The audience must also be captured by the actors and feel some sort of connection to them. This is known as catharsis. In Shakespearean tragedies the protagonist always has a character defect or a tragic fl...
  • 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...
  • Female Characters In The Play Othello
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    The function of imagery in the mid-sixteenth century play Othello by William Shakespeare is to assist characterises and defines meaning in the play. The enemy Iago is defined through many different images, Some being the use of poison and soporifics, sleeping agents, to show his true evil and sadistic nature. Othello's character is also shaped by much imagery such as the animalist ic, black and white, and horse images, which indicates his lustful, sexual nature. Characterisation of women is heav...
  • Iago's Lures Othello Beyond Judgment
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    Introduction / Thesis Shakespeare's Othello is not simply a play which embodies the conflict between insider and outsider. The paradigm of otherness presented in this play is more complicated than the conclusion, "Othello is different; therefore, he is bad". Othello's character is to be revered. He is a champion among warriors; an advisor among councilmen; a Moor among Venetians. Yes, Othello is a Moor, but within the initial configuration of the play, this fact is almost irrelevant. His differe...
  • Tragic End Of Othello
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    Aristotle once defined a concept of tragic hero, which should be a character with a flaw in personality or judgment that will lead this character to some actions resulting into disaster. In the play, Othello, written by William Shakespeare, Othello fits the concept of a tragic hero. The tragic end of Othello happened due to the character flaws that he had. Othello was a tragic hero, because of the tragic end that he brought upon himself. Othello is shown as nave, unsophisticated, proud, and stro...
  • Removing The First Act Of Othello
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    William Shakespeare's Othello is a tragic play consisting of five acts. Although each act is not of equal importance, each serves a distinct role that affects the quality of the play in its entirety. Removing any act would therefore greatly diminish the final product of this play; consequently, reducing the play's appeal to the audience. Since Act I satisfies several essential purposes, removing it would be a mistake. Ultimately, we would no longer be seeing Othello the way Shakespeare had inten...
  • Play To The Movies
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    True love, can be a fantasy come true or you worst nightmare in my perspective, for love is a strong word and its used to frequently, but in the three movies I have observed you find yourself truly believing in love and in my opinion, True love is out there, and if your lucky you will meet the right person, the man or woman of your dreams. The three movies I picked are Shakespearean plays, Romeo and Juliet, the modern movie made in 1996, Othello which is also a known classic, tragic love story, ...
  • Iago's Honest Reputation
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    Reputation plays a big role in the play Othello written by Shakespeare. Iago uses his reputation as an honest man to deceive Othello and everyone else. Othello's reputation also plays a big role throughout the play. Cassio's changing reputation has a big part in the outcome of the play as well. Iago's reputation played a 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". Iago convinces everyone that he is ...
  • Bestiality In Othello Animal Image
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    For as long as literature has been around, authors have used imagery to make their point more understandable. Many times the use of bestial imagery is utilized to draw similar themes or traits between the actions of a character and others in the story. This is not a new technique, in fact it is one that dates back to the days of Shakespeare. The play Othello portrays bestiality as recurring theme and image from the beginning to the final verse of this tragedy. In the case of Othello, success als...
  • Racist Comments Towards Othello
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    Right from the beginning of the play we notice a racist tone from Iago in reference to Othello. In only Iagos 2nd piece of dialogue he mentions Othellos "moor ship ancient". Showing Iagos obsession with Othellos race and colour. Also in this opening conversation he says how he is trapped with Othello". Whether i in any just term am affin'd to love the moor". This line is very important to the plot in my opinion. I say this because it shows that there is only one way to get out of his relationshi...

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