William Shakespeare 's Othello, The Moor Of Venice

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Ben Jonson, an English playwright of the Seventeenth Century, predicted Shakespeare’s future when he said, “He was not at an age, but for all time!” in the preface to the First Folio (Why Study Shakespeare?). That is easy to understand why Ben said so. Shakespeare, is an well-known English playwright, who possesses a huge treasure of literature including excellent dramas, comedies, romances, and tragedies. His pieces of work such as Romeo And Juliet; King Lear; The Winter’s Tale; Othello, the Moor of Venice; Twelfth Night; Hamlet, Prince of Denmark and so many others are not only known by his brilliant manipulation of scenes, characters, and language, but also their humanity meanings in life. Othello, the Moor of Venice is a typical play which includes above issues. It was written in 1604 when racism was being an ebullient matter (William Shakespeare: The Dramatist). That is one of the factors affects to the plot. Besides that, the play also mentions the jealousy of the main character, Othello; and the portrayal of marriage in sixteenth century. Based on two main characters, Othello and Desdemona, Shakespeare skillfully set off the combination among jealousy, racism, and oppose marriage. Othello, the Moor of Venice is “an intense and powerful domestic tragedy” for what the authors of William Shakespeare: The Dramatist said. The story is about a Moor, a black man who is made to believe that his new bride has cheated him with one of his lieutenants, Cassio. Iago, Othello’s close ensign who arranges a snare by using the handkerchief Othello gave to Desdemona but she dropped why trying to ease her husband’s headache. Iago’s wife Emilia takes it and gives it to her husband. Thus, Iago easily makes Othello believe that Desdemona gave ... ... middle of paper ... ...e still some cruel influences want to ruin his career because “he is different”. Many critics assumed that Shakespeare’s success bases on his ability to create a variety of personalities like Othello and Desdemona. However, he has more talents that participate in his achievement. Those are “his love of playing with language” and “his openness, his lack of any restrictive point of view, ideology, or morality”. If someone love learning language, read Shakespeare’s works. He has a treasure of metaphor and the way using the word is really skillful. That is why he is known as the most widely studied and translated writer in all ages (Harold, 7). Othello, the Moor of Venice is one of excellent tragedies of Shakespeare. Analyzing the mains characters Othello and Desdemona, Shakespeare finds out the consistence among the images: jealousy, oppose marriage, and racism.
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