Oedipus And Othello Analysis

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Oedipus, The King and Othello, The Moor
Nowadays, most people know Sophocles’ play written in 420 B.C., “Oedipus, The King” and William Shakespeare’s play written in 1604, “Othello, The Moor of Venice”. However, readers do not notice through the flagrant differences, the meticulous similitudes which let presume that Sophocles influenced Shakespeare.
“Oedipus, The King” has been translated many times since Sophocles wrote it. This translation was necessary to allow people to understand the play over time. Nevertheless, it deprives them of the original version with significant Greek words which allow a deep analyze. Lately, most people do not understand Greek. In contrast to the Elizabethan English and Shakespeare vocabulary (“Dost thou prate, rogue?”), they are not fluently spoken but still studied at school. Consequently, “Othello, The Moor of Venice” conserved its authenticity and still accessible to a vast audience. Both plays are a tragedy; nevertheless, they have particular distinctions. In the typical Greece tragedy, the characters from Greece mythology as Oedipus tragically end, despite divine interventions as Apollo’s prophecies. Whereas in the classic Shakespearean tragedy, the play ends with
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Shakespeare wrote Othello to expose the danger of Jealousy while Sophocles wrote Oedipus to confirm that people cannot escape the fate with Knowledge. Oedipus is blinded by his Knowledge as affirmed the sightless wise, Teiresias, “Since you have taunted me with being blind, here is my word for you. You have your eyes but see not where you are in sin, nor where you live, nor whom you live with ». By cause, he cannot “see” the truth behind the prophecy. Othello was overwhelmed by Jealousy as demonstrated Iago’s saying, “O, beware, my lord, of jealousy! _ It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock _ The meat it feeds on”. His jealousy impeded him to see Desdemona’s loyalty through Iago’s

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