Othello in Shakespeare's Tragedy Othello

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William Shakespeare’s dramatic and poetic techniques and his use of hyperbole are used to describe the characters emotions and weaknesses. The use of dramatic irony is used to create personal conflict. This is done throughout the play to describe the characters concerns and their situations. Othello is a character of which he believes he has high standards and is a strong character, but yet his love for Desdemona becomes a great weakness which causes conflict later in the play. Othello can be described as an isolated Moor, who competes in society with all whites, which makes him seem inferior to the crowd. However, he manages to cleverly outsmart Brabantio with the help of Desdemona into keeping his wife. Othello’s speech (Act I.3. 129-169) explains how Desdemona came to love him. “She loved me for the dangers I had passed, And I loved her that she did pity them” (Act 1.3. 167-168). Othello convinces Desdemona’s father, Brabantio, and the senators that he did not use witchcraft or magic to win Desdemona’s love. “Being not deficient, blind or lame of sense, Sans witchcraft could ...

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  • Analyzes how shakespeare uses dramatic irony and metaphors to explain the nature of the characters and show that othello is psychologically traumatised as a result of falling in love.
  • Analyzes how othello thinks he is able to play the role of god. he gives himself higher standards and enjoys having power over people.
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