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Othello And Desdemona

- Obsidian and Alabaster: Othello and Desdemona Othello and Desdemona’s marriage was doomed from the start. Even considering the racial nature of the marriage, his lack of a constant home, and the improper method of his courting, there is another reason why their marriage would never have worked. Othello’s label of Desdemona prevents him from considering her a person. He thinks of her instead as superior to himself in every way, to the point that she is a god. Her race, beauty, and status make her godly in his mind....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Othello and Desdemona]

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Desdemona And Emilia Are Two Of The Main Characters Of William Shakespeare 's Othello

- ... However Emilia, who is still unaware of what is going through her husband’s mind, hands him the handkerchief of Desdemona to Iago due to the fact that she notices Iago’s fascination with it. Emilia, still worried about how Desdemona might feel, hands the handkerchief to Iago, If it not be for some purpose of import,/ Give’t me again. Poor lady, she’ll run mad/ When she shall lack it. (III, iii. 73) Emilia’s ignorance blossoms in this scene as she gives her husband’s the object that will make his plan fall in place....   [tags: Iago, Othello, Michael Cassio, Desdemona]

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Othello Desdemona By William Shakespeare

- ... Later, Iago used the handkerchief by placing it in Cassio’s room to frame him, reinforcing the lie that he was having an affair with Desdemona. When Bianca, a prostitute that holds affection towards Cassio, finds the handkerchief she accuses him of seeing another woman. While she threw the handkerchief in Cassio’s face, Othello caught the scene and believed his wife was really cheating on him. This only dragged Desdemona into unnecessary conflict that Iago put her in. With this in his mind, Othello demanded Desdemona to tell him where the handkerchief went....   [tags: Othello, Iago, KILL, Marriage]

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Othello and Desdemona

- In Shakespeare’s Othello, Othello and Desdemona’s marriage was doomed from the start. They did not start well; their marriage was controversial because of their race and Othello’s failure to follow proper etiquette while he was courting her. However these issues could have been overcome with time. The biggest problem is Othello’s attitude to Desdemona. Othello’s model of Desdemona prevents him from considering her a person. He thinks of her instead as superior to himself in every way, to the point that she is a god....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Shakespeare, Marriage]

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Othello and Desdemona

- Close Reading: Othello Othello is a man of romantic nature. He has fell in love with the beautiful Desdemona. He was accused of stealing her away from her father. Othello was of a different race and did not fit in with her family. Othello makes a plea for Desdemona and tells his story which wooed her to begin with. Othello tells of the love that her father showed him since his boyish days. This was like a match made in heaven that overcame many obstacles which got in their way. Othello could not understand why he was good enough to work and fight alongside of her father, but was not good enough for his daughter....   [tags: Love, Poetic Analysis]

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Shakespeare's Othello - Desdemona in Othello

- Desdemona in Othello         In William Shakespeare’s tragic drama Othello, the wife of the protagonist is Desdemona. She is a lovely, intelligent, wholesome and pious person. This essay will analyze her.   In Act 1 Scene1, Iago persuades the rejected suitor of Desdemona, Roderigo, to accompany him to the home of Brabantio, Desdemona’s father, in the middle of the night. Once there the two awaken him with loud shouts about his daughter’s elopement with Othello. In response to Iago’s vulgar descriptions of Desdemona’s involvement with the general, Brabantio arises from bed and, with Roderigo’s help, gathers a search party to go and find Desdemona and bring her home....   [tags: Othello essays]

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Shakespeare's Othello - Othello and Desdemona

- Othello and Desdemona In the play, The Tragedy of Othello, Shakespeare really tests our conception as to what love is, and where it can or can't exist. Judging from the relationship between Desdemona and Othello, the play seems to say that marriage based on an innocent romantic love or profane love is bound to fail. Shakespeare is pessimistic about the existence and survival of a true type of love. There is a common thread of betrayal and deceit among his female characters, especially. Othello and Desdemona, as portrayed in the play, are the two greatest innocents there ever were....   [tags: GCSE Coursework Shakespeare Othello]

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Shakespeare's Othello - Desdemona, the Heroine in Othello

- Desdemona, the Heroine in Othello         In William Shakespeare’s Othello Michael Cassio’s praises of the richly blessed Desdemona, as he awaits her arrival on Cyprus, are well deserved. This essay will amply support this statement.   Blanche Coles in Shakespeare’s Four Giants interprets the protagonist’s very meaningful four-word greeting to Desdemona which he utters upon disembarking in Cyprus:   Othello’s four words, “O, my soul’s joy,” tell us that this beautiful Venetian girl has brought great joy, felicity, bliss to the very depths of his soul....   [tags: Othello essays]

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Shakespeare's Othello - Desdemona the Wonderful

- Othello: Desdemona the Wonderful         The innocent and charming personality of the wife of the general in William Shakespeare’s tragic drama Othello can hardly be rivaled – and yet she died the victim of a horrible murder. Let’s consider her case in this essay.   Louis B. Wright and Virginia A. LaMar in “The Engaging Qualities of Othello” comment on the virtue within the innocent wife of the Moor, and how pain came into her life:   Desdemona is warmhearted, tender, faithful, and much in love with her husband....   [tags: Othello essays]

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Shakespeare's Othello - Desdemona the Ideal

- Desdemona the Ideal         What wife can compare to the ideal wife which the Bard of Avon has painted for us in his tragedy Othello. She is appreciated by everyone except the villain.   Angela Pitt in “Women in Shakespeare’s Tragedies” comments on Desdemona as the ideal wife:   Handbooks of the period explain in some detail what is required of the ideal wife, and Desdemona seems to fulfill even the most conservative expectation. She is beautiful and also humble:   A maiden never bold Of spirit so still and quiet that her motion Blushed at herself....   [tags: Othello essays]

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Othello’s Desdemona: A Representation of Good

- In sixteenth century literature, women rarely were given substantial roles. Often women were depicted as having great folly or the source of the main character’s downfall. Even in the twenty-first century, many critics still believe that Shakespeare’s Desdemona in Othello has no other purpose than to be a puppet in Iago’s diabolical plan. However, to draw such a conclusion would be a mistake. Shakespeare used Desdemona to personify a Christ-like figure, a representation of good in the battle of good versus evil, and an independent warrior to prove that she is a round character in Othello....   [tags: Othello Essays]

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William Shakespeare 's Othello, Desdemona, Emilia, And Bianca

- Throughout history women have always been treated differently. Some were not always accepted by society, when others were expected to be something. It is demonstrated in William Shakespeare’s play, Othello, that women are not treated as an equal during his time period. In society, women were expected to be mothers and to treat their husband if he was royalty. The women in the play, Othello, are the characters, Desdemona, Emilia, and Bianca. These women went through many different events throughout the play that involved their loved ones....   [tags: Othello, Iago, William Shakespeare, Woman]

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William Shakespeare 's Othello, Desdemona, Emilia, And Bianca

- ... In the culture and society of this time, it was viewed as acceptable to call women whores in public. She did not take that insult lightly. Her response to that comment is simply direct and strong. Obedience was a massive part of that culture. Especially for the women, which always had to be obedient to their husbands. The women rarely had say in anything. If they didn 't listen to what their husbands said they were seen as disobedient wives. If they even thought about being disobedient there was definitely some tragic outcomes....   [tags: Iago, Othello, Marriage, Black-and-white films]

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Examing the Interracial Marriage of Othello and Desdemona

- Centuries ago in Elizabethan England there were many traditions about marriage and the treatment of women. One strong tradition of these times was the practice of marriage between races. Interracial marriages were considered extremely taboo. (High Beam). In this era marriages were arranged by the parents with strong help from the local church. The individuals had little choice as to who they would marry. (Elizabethan England Life). Yet another example of these traditions was the respectable treatment of women....   [tags: Elizabethan England, racism, Shakespeare]

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Desdemona as a Tragic Victim in ‘Othello’

- In Shakespeare’s play “Othello” the main characters Othello and Desdemona suffer a tragic fate due to their actions and unforeseen circumstances. A majority of Desdemona’s suffering is down to Iago’s manipulation. However, it could also be argued that Iago is not completely to blame for the misfortune of Desdemona. We as the readers can see evidence of this at certain points in the play where Iago has planted the seeds of despair and Desdemona and Othello have fallen for his plans. In this essay, I will look at key moments in the play where Desdemona is presented as a tragic victim by the writer and justify why she is a tragic victim using quotes from the play....   [tags: Othello, characters, shakespeare, ]

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The Flaws of Othello, Murderer of Desdemona

- ... Unfortunately, none of these attributes pertains to his real self, rather, these are the aspects of his ideal-self he wishes to have. Othello did not love Desdemona enough; if Othello loved her, he should have given heed to Desdemona’s side of the story and defended his wife over all others. Yet, Othello performs none of these acts; he does not even listen to Desdemona when she adamantly tells him that the accusations are false. Othello also did succumb to jealousy very easily, showing that he is human and very much subjected to the weaknesses of human passion....   [tags: Shakespearean plays analysis]

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Desdemona from Othello

- In Greek, Desdemona means ‘the unfortunate’, perhaps reflecting an ideology that she is not meant to be liked, merely pitied for her misfortune as a tragic victim (commonly defined as someone who dies due to the faults of others). Throughout Othello, Desdemona is presented as pure and innocent – in regards to this, Auden’s comment is unusual as Desdemona is seldom criticised; indeed many critics are complementary, giving her titles such as ‘gentle Desdemona’. Desdemona is a victim of both Othello’s jealousy (the ‘green-eyed monster’) and Iago’s malevolence....   [tags: Othello Essays]

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Shakespeare's Othello - Pitied Desdemona

- Othello and Pitied Desdemona         William Shakespeare’s tragic drama Othello sees the destruction of two very beautiful people because of a sinister intervention by a third. The most beautiful of all is the lovely and irreproachable Desdemona. Let us in this essay consider her character.   In her book, Everybody’s Shakespeare: Reflections Chiefly on the Tragedies, Maynard Mack comments on the heroine’s final song:   Desdemona, preparing for bed on the night that will be her last, remembers her mother’s maid “called Barbary”:   She was in love, and he she loved proved mad And did forsake her....   [tags: Othello essays]

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Shakespeare's Othello - Loving Desdemona

- Loving Desdemona         William Shakespeare, in his tragic drama Othello, creates a most exquisite character in the person of Desdemona. Her many virtues clearly require that she be given detailed consideration by every Christian member of the audience.   David Bevington in William Shakespeare: Four Tragedies describes the depth of virtue within this tragic heroine:   We believe her [Desdemona] when she says that she does not even know what it means to be unfaithful; the word “whore” is not in her vocabulary....   [tags: Othello essays]

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The Relationship Between Othello and Desdemona

- The Relationship Between Othello and Desdemona We first learn of there being a relationship between Othello and Desdemona when Iago and Roderigo are telling Roderigo (Desdemona's Father), that 'an old black ram is tupping your white ewe'. This is referring to Othello and Desdemona having sexual intercourse, and shortly after hearing this, we become informed that Desdemona is 'Tying her duty, Beauty, Wit, and Fortunes In an extravagant and wheeling stranger'. This suggests to us that Desdemona is considering the idea of marrying Othello....   [tags: Papers]

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Shakespeare's Othello - Othello and the Heroine, Desdemona

- Othello and the Heroine, Desdemona         In William Shakespeare’s tragic play Othello we see a very exceptional woman in the person of Desdemona, wife of the general. She, as Cassio says, is a “paragon” of virtues, unlike the other female characters in the drama.   H. S. Wilson in his book of literary criticism, On the Design of Shakespearean Tragedy, discusses Desdemona’s entry into the Moor’s life:   But Othello had not known Desdemona long; he had little knowledge of women in any case; his military life had left scant time for cultivating their society or studying them, before he met Desdemona; and there was a bitter modesty in the man, who thought it quite possible that, for...   [tags: Othello essays]

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The Character Desdemona and the Role of Women Depicted in Shakespeare's Othello

- The society in which Othello takes place is a patriarchal one, where men had complete control over women. They were seen as possessions rather than being just as equally human and capable of duties performed by men. All women of the Elizabethan were to obey all men, fathers, brothers, husbands, etc. Which leads me to the most reliable and trustworthy character of Desdemona, whom goes through many trials just to satisfy her love. Shakespeare brings the thought of Desdemona into the play by Barbantio, her father, “It is too true an evil....   [tags: othello]

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Othello By William Shakespeare 's Othello

- ... Here we see Othello enjoying time with his wife, he trusts her fully and counts every moment he spends with her a blessing. Othello and Desdemona are trusting and hopeful for their future together, not knowing the tests that come their way. Desdemona continues to be loyal to Othello, encouraging him and helping him feel better when he is distressed. For example, when Othello had to demote his lieutenant, Cassio, Desdemona encourages him to accept Cassio back and reiterates how she cares for Othello saying, Why, this is not a boon;/ 'Tis as I should entreat you wear your gloves,/ Or feed on nourishing dishes, or keep you warm,/ Or sue to you to do a peculiar profit/ To your own person:...   [tags: Othello, Love, Iago, Desdemona]

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William Shakespeare's Presentation of Iago, Othello, and Desdemona in Othello

- William Shakespeare's Presentation of Iago, Othello, and Desdemona in Othello From the very beginning of the play ‘Othello’ Shakespeare presents the friendship between Iago and Othello as a lie. Shakespeare makes us see that Iago is only pretending to serve Othello for his own ends and following this on, Othello completely trusts Iago and is able to speak in confidence with him. All the way through the play, Shakespeare shapes the audiences response to make us want to like or dislike them, admire or have sympathy for them....   [tags: Papers]

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Shakespeare's Othello - Character Development of Iago, Desdemona and Othello

- Character Development of Iago, Desdemona and Othello   The three characters of Iago, Desdemona and Othello are gradually revealed to the audience as Act One unfolds. All three are linked to one another and talk to and about each other. Their characters unfold through their interaction with others and how they behave in isolation. The first impression formed of Iago comes from what Roderigo says. Being gullible, Roderigo has given Iago his purse. A character who accepts an offer like this is likely to be of doubtful reputation....   [tags: GCSE Coursework Shakespeare Othello]

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Othello, By William Shakespeare

- Shakespeare is prominent not only in inventing new words, but also in using such themes as death, love, and betrayal throughout his works including Othello. However the central theme of the play is jealousy which we face right from the beginning meeting Roderigo, who envies Othello because he wants to be with Desdemona. In the end of the play we see how furiously jealous Othello is because he is sure Cassio and Desdemona have an affair. In the story of Othello by Shakespeare it is clear that Iago plays a significant part as he is introduced right from the first scene....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Desdemona, Love]

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The Tragedy Of Othello By William Shakespeare

- ... When Othello sees that he Cassio is warring the handkerchief on his hand he goes ballistic and goes to confront Desdemona and ultimately killing her and himself at the end. Othello was an outsider and he gets treated like one too. He was different because he was a moor, which is a word for an African Muslim man. Othello’s alienation can be seen throughout the play when analyzing how other characters react to Othello and how they treat him. In “Othello’s Alienation” by Edward Berry, Berry says Perhaps the most pervasive sign of Othello 's alienation is to be found in the use or, more precisely, the avoidance of Othello 's name....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Brabantio, Desdemona]

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The Tragedy Of Othello By William Shakespeare

- The Tragedy of Othello the Moor of Venice was written by William Shakespeare, and it is only one of countless notable plays he wrote. A reoccurring theme in Othello is jealousy brought on usually by deception; throughout the play people often hide their true intentions and are not always what they appear to be like W.H Auden said “There 's always another story. There 's more than meets the eye.” The relationships Iago built on manipulation, lies, and false promises were a crucial part of the play; Iago was able to deceive other characters by twisting the situation so that characters like Roderigo, Cassio, and Othello misinterpreted what they saw....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Brabantio, Desdemona]

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Othello, The Moor Of Venice

- Over the years, literature has brought people memorable villains in plays, moving pictures, and various novels. One character deserves to be ranked high in the category of greatest villains, but it is not the reason one would think. Iago, one of the popular characters in The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice, had the ability to manipulate the other characters so well that it awed the audience and in the end deceived them too. An article in by Haim Omer and Marcello Da Verona they asked the question, “How could Iago, on the strength of words, suggestions, and innuendoes – without the slightest shred of concrete evidence – convince and change Othello so thoroughly that, in the course of a...   [tags: Othello, Iago, Desdemona, Brabantio]

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Hamlet and Othello: Ophelia and Desdemona

- Ophelia and Desdemona play the role of the "innocent lady" in Shakespeare's Hamlet and Othello. The roles of these characters provide a sense of completeness, faithfulness, and obedience to the leading male figures. In both plays, these innocent ladies end up dying. These deaths are both due to a false rejection of love. Othello kills Desdemona because he believes her love is false, and Ophelia dies ultimately because she reads Hamlet's mask of madness as rejection. These deaths exemplify the pattern of harmony turning to chaos in both of these plays, and provide proof of the decay that is spreading to everyone in Venice and Denmark....   [tags: Comparative Literature]

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Othello's Responsibility for Desdemona's Death

- Othello's Responsibility for Desdemona's Death Othello is one of Shakespeare's most popular plays. Its controversial issues and passionate characters excite audiences around the world. In the United States, the first ever on-stage kiss between a "black" man and a "white" woman occurred in a 1943 production of the play that went on to be the longest running Shakespearean play in the country's history. Othello is a play written in the early 17th century. It has many characters who are Othello, Desdemona, Iago, Roderigo, Cassio and Emilia....   [tags: Papers]

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Othello, By William Shakespeare

- Othello 's race does not greatly influence his downfall in the play. He maintains that while Shakespeare touches upon the issue of race, the cause of Othello 's demise lies elsewhere. However, the implications of race in the play directly lead to its tragic ending; it is this issue that impels the characters to set the tragedy in motion. Brabantio would agree to the union of Othello and Desdemona if it were not for Othello 's blackness. Roderigo could never be motivated to pursue Desdemona were it not for his belief that their relationship is unnatural....   [tags: Othello, Racism, Iago, Desdemona]

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The Beautiful Character of Desdemona in Shakespeare's Othello

- Othello and the Beautiful Character of Desdemona         The good character of Desdemona in William Shakespeare’s tragic drama Othello meets a wretched end because of the sinister treachery of an ancient. In this essay let us analyze the beautiful character of Desdemona.   Valerie Wayne in “Historical Differences: Misogyny and Othello” comments on the proper manner of interpreting Desdemona’s body as referred to by an irate Othello:   Desdemona’s body before her supposed adultery is  here likened to a paper-book, one of the books of blank paper that Renaissance students used for practice in writing, translation and copying....   [tags: Shakespeare, Othello]

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Desdemona’s Handkerchief in Othello

- In Shakespeare’s play Othello, one of the main character’s Desdemona possesses the most essential symbol and object in the play, a handkerchief. The handkerchief appears in Act III of the play and is a particularly important part in the plot of the play. It helps weave the entire story together. The handkerchief symbolizes Othello’s love and trust to Desdemona and Desdemona’s marital fidelity to Othello. The first symbol of the handkerchief is Desdemona’s marital fidelity. In the play, Iago gives the only description of the handkerchief when he says to Othello, "Have you not sometimes seen a handkerchief / Spotted with strawberries in your wife's hand" (III.iii.434-435)....   [tags: Shakespeare, Character Analysis]

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Othello, By William Shakespeare

- ... Furthermore, Othello is an outsider due to his race. Even though he is a highly respected general he is still referred to as “Moor”, “blacker devil” and “beast”, lowering his confidence and self-esteem, adding to his insecurities of his race and heritage. His skin colour makes him vulnerable to stereotypical allusions and assumptions. Iago eventually uses his flaws and insecurities to deceive him and form his triumph. It is because of his triumph, we see the tragedy he forms as he plays on human vulnerabilities, weaknesses and insecurities....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Brabantio, Desdemona]

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The Role of Desdemona in Shakespeare’s Othello

- The Role of Desdemona in Shakespeare’s Othello In Othello’s society only men made decisions. Thus, in Othello, the title character and other male characters drive the plot, leaving the women to deal with the consequences. Desdemona’s role in the play shows the way the male-dominated society treats women. Desdemona and Othello have just eloped at the beginning of the play. The first run-in with Desdemona is with her father, Brabantio. He asks her about her duties as a daughter, and she responds saying her duty as a wife now supercedes her former place....   [tags: Othello Essays]

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Othello and Desdemona's Love In Act 1 Scene 3

- Othello and Desdemona's Love In Act 1 Scene 3 The scene begins with the Duke and senators sitting around a table in the dukes chamber, the conversation is based around what is going on in Cyprus the conversation is between the Duke a Sailor, An Officer, a messenger and senator's. Lots of different people express their different thoughts but in the end the main message is that soon Cyprus will be under attack by the Turks. Just as the conversation is getting intense one of the Senators says First Senator: "Here comes Brabantio and the valiant Moor"....   [tags: Papers]

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Iago as the Cause of the Tragedy of Othello and Desdemona or as the Catalyst

- Iago as the Cause of the Tragedy of Othello and Desdemona or as the Catalyst The play Othello was originally written from a collection of one hundred and twelve stories called Cinthios Gli Hecatommithi. The stories were mostly moralistic in tone. The stories were written in French and Italian only. Therefore, Shakespeare had to have read it in Italian of French. From all the one hundred and twelve stories Shakespeare, chose one, regarding the Moor of Venice, Othello. Shakespeare’s main innovation was in developing the villainous character of Iago with his complex and ambiguous motives....   [tags: Papers]

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Othello, The Status Of Women

- ... Othello lacks negative capability, a concept first stated by the poet John Keats about Shakespeare’s plays. The concept states that men should be able to think about and view the world without the need to change the uncertainties of life into strict rational system. Even though Desdemona is her own person, Othello tries to control every aspect of her life and does not trust her when she acts out of his control, for example, when she defends Cassio to Othello. Because of this homosocial world of men and Othello’s lack of negative capacity, Iago is easily able to use his skillful rhetoric to plant the idea in Othello’s mind that Desdemona is cheating....   [tags: Othello, Iago, William Shakespeare, Desdemona]

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Analysis Of Shakespeare 's ' Othello '

- ... In all three, Othello is a considered an outsider due to his skin color, and is an easy target for Iago’s manipulation. Despite the hurdles of racism, Othello is able to succeed whether it is as a high-ranking general or as a star basketball player. “Gli” makes use of the motif of racism right form the start, not even giving Othello a real name, only calling him the “Moor”, a degrading and dehumanizing name. Despite this Othello doesn’t escape his insecurities and falls prey to Iago’s manipulation almost immediately without full proof, thinking he isn’t worthy of Desdemona’s love, and thus Iago must be correct....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Michael Cassio, Desdemona]

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Is Othello A Tragic Hero?

- Tahlea Robinson World literature I 2 April 2015 Was Othello a tragic hero. In order to be considered a tragic hero, one must ultimately be a genuine person, but makes some error in judgment that causes his downfall. A simple mistake or character flaw can bring them to an abrupt end, followed by a loss of everything they have. In William Shakespeare’s Othello, Othello carries certain characteristics that make him seem very ingenuous. Although he is a prestigious character, he allows his surroundings to spin him into self-destruction....   [tags: Othello, Jealousy, William Shakespeare, Desdemona]

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Analysis Of Characters Othello, Iago and Desdemona

- Analysis Of Characters Othello, Iago and Desdemona Works Cited Missing Desdemona is the daughter of Brabantio, a man of reputation in Venice, and the wife of Othello, also a man spoken often of. She is part of the upper class of Venetian society. Desdemona may be perceived by the audience as a character to be admired and respected or as a naive young woman in need of attention ....   [tags: Papers]

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Analysis Of William Shakespeare 's ' Othello '

- ... All through the play of Othello, Iago 's vulgar discourse about Othello and his fruitful success of Desdemona 's adoration, and fondness is the impetus that sets whatever remains of the play into movement. Note that the per user of this Shakespeare play has not been acquainted with Othello himself specifically. Since he is presented by Iago, plainly a questionable malevolent source with ulterior thought processes. Othello is instantly given a role as a suspicious character whose reliability must be demonstrated....   [tags: Othello, Iago, William Shakespeare, Desdemona]

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Desdemona and Othello's Relationship

- Desdemona and Othello's Relationship Desdemona is a young Venetian noblewoman, who falls in love with a general in the army who works for her father, a senator. As a child she finds herself infatuated with Othello, and the childhood lust grows into love. Their elopement begins a downward course for them both. In spite of her youth and inexperience, she's strong enough to stand up to her father's disapproval of her marriage, and is loyal to Othello until she dies. Whether it is her father Brabantio, or husband Othello, she is objectified....   [tags: Free Essays]

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How Iago Convinces Othello that Desdemona and Cassio Must Die

- How Iago Convinces Othello that Desdemona and Cassio Must Die In Act Three, Scene Three of ‘Othello’, by William Shakespeare, the main theme is Iago’s plan to convince Othello of Desdemona’s infidelity with Cassio; and ultimately get them punished. By the end of the scene, Iago has succeeded in his malicious plan and Othello is sure that Cassio and Desdemona must be killed. Iago manages to do this through skilfully using his ability to manipulate and entrap Othello into having total faith in his words....   [tags: Papers]

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Analysis Of George Orwell 's ' Animal Farm ' And William Shakespeare 's Othello

- ... When looking at Animal Farm on the other hand. Napoleon, instead of overcomplicating things he automatically commands respect due to his intelligence and simple use of language. By having Napoleon simplifying his language when he speaks to his “comrades” He infatuates them with his speech patterns. This was an effective method Joseph Stalin also used when addressing the Soviet Republic. With constant thinking of how Napoleon and Squeaker can garner support for his goal. They figure that instead of overcomplicating things and lying by omission to reinforce his points....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Animal Farm, Desdemona]

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Desdemona in William Shakespeare's Othello

- Desdemona in William Shakespeare's Othello In Act One, Scene Three when we first hear of Desdemona through her father Brabantio, the image of a small, shy and innocent young girl comes to mind. When Brabantio tells the Duke of his daughter he calls her ‘A maiden never bold; / of spirit so still and quiet’ and the only reason she married Othello is because ‘she feared to look on’ him. Brabantio seems sure that this is the daughter he knows so well and he believes that she must have been ‘wrought upon’ as he does not think it is possible that she would disobey him and marry behind his back....   [tags: Papers]

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Compare Relationships Between Romeo and Juliet and Between Desdemona and Othello

- In Two of Shakespeare’s most noted plays Romeo and Juliet and Othello Shakespeare explores the essence of tragedy. How regardless of what measures they take my the nature of the play both relationships are doomed before they flourish, The extent in witch obsession clouds the minds of the luckless heroes and by what extent the women seem to be more in control of the men than the other way round. In the plays ‘Romeo and Juliet’ and ‘Othello’ by William Shakespeare, Shakespeare uses the concept of a tragic hero to create two characters who by the nature of a tragedy are doomed to fail in their relationships and endeavors....   [tags: tragedy, doomed, women, control]

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Act Two in Understanding Desdemona in Othello by William Shakespeare

- Act Two in Understanding Desdemona in Othello by William Shakespeare The play “Othello” written by William Shakespeare is a tragedy in which appearance and reality are juxtaposed with jealously, hate, honesty and innocence. The character of Desdemona is one of the most admirable, and yet most pitiful, in all of Shakespeare. She is completely innocent, unable to comprehend how her husband can be jealous when “I never gave him cause!”. The other women in the play are cynical Emila and Cassio’s mistress, Bianca: contrasted with these two, Desdemona stands as an icon of female purity....   [tags: Papers]

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Iago 's Lack Of Promotion

- ... / Live Roderigo, / He calls me to a restitution large / Of gold and jewels that I bobb’d from him / As gifts to Desdemona; / It must not be. If Cassio do remain, / He hath a daily beauty in his life / That makes me ugly; and besides, the Moor / May unfold me to him; there stand I in much peril. / No, he must die. [Be’t] so. I [hear] him coming.” (V i, 11-22). This portrays how Iago ruthlessly takes advantage of foolish Roderigo for his own needs and then disposes of him once he no longer needs him....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Brabantio, Desdemona]

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The Feminist And The Conservative

- ... However Emilia, who is still unaware of what is going through her husband’s mind, hands him the handkerchief of Desdemona to Iago due to the fact that she notices Iago’s fascination with it. Emilia, still worried about how Desdemona might feel, hands the handkerchief to Iago: If it not be for some purpose of import,/ Give’t me again. Poor lady, she’ll run mad/ When she shall lack it. (III, iii. 73) Emilia’s ignorance blossoms in this scene as she gives her husband’s the object that will make his plan fall in place....   [tags: Iago, Othello, Michael Cassio, Desdemona]

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Comparison of an Evil mastermind in Shakespeare’s Othello and MacDonald’s Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet)

- Iago is one of the most renowned villains of pre-modern literature, as first introduced in Shakespeare’s Othello. His deceiving personality and complex nature is painted such that readers are amazed by his ingenious schemes. At the beginning of Shakespeare’s Othello, Iago is represented as trustworthy and honest, but readers soon realize that he is the opposite of what he seems. Even though Iago’s personality and thoughts are revealed less in MacDonald’s Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet), he carries on the same immoral legacy as in Othello....   [tags: Play Analysis]

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Who Is The Blame For Desdemona 's Death?

- ... Now Iago doesn’t have a problem with Desdemona. In fact he thinks Desdemona is an overall good women. He states “And by how much she strives to do good She shall undo he credit with the Moor. So will I turn her virtue into pitch, And out of her own goodness make the net That shall enmesh them all.” (II.III.324-336) What Iago’s saying is that he’s going to use Desdemona’s good nature for his own agenda. A reoccurring theme is seen about Iago. Iago takes the good twisted it and makes it get sour....   [tags: Othello, Iago, KILL, Michael Cassio]

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Characters in Othello by William Shakespeare

- Appearance vs. Reality: Shakespeare wrote different types of plays such as comedies, tragedies, and historical plays. The play Othello is one of his tragedies. It is about a character named Othello who is a Moor, in the service of Venice. Throughout the play Iago, Othello's lieutenant, manipulates Othello to believe that Desdemona, Othello's wife, is cheating on him. Various characters in the play Othello appear to be virtuous, upstanding individuals, but their actions reveal that they are not as they appear to be....   [tags: lago, cassio, desdemona]

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The Tragedy of Othello by William Shakespeare

- 4Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy… it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 8Love never fails. (New International Version, 1 Cor. 13.4-8). Marriage is the union between two individuals that love each other and vow to be loyal to one another for the rest of their lives. In The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice, William Shakespeare writes about two marriages: that of Othello and Desdemona and Iago and Emilia....   [tags: love, marriage, desdemona, emilia]

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Racism in Othello by William Shakespeare

- Have you ever thought about how much Othello’s race and the racism around him affected his life. Othello struggled a lot during the play because of his dark skin color. He was called several racist names like “the Moor,” “old black ram,” “Barbary horse,” and “thick lips” (Shakespeare 1.1.40; 1.1.88; 1.1.111; 1.1.66).The term “racism” has been around for several years; it started in the twentieth century (Bartels 433). By the way the Elizabethan era viewed black people was similar to how racism is today with all of the racial comments, and stereotypes....   [tags: skin color, desdemona, race, ]

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A Summary of Shakespeare's Othello

- ... What initially attracts many to Desdemona proves to be her downfall, and her Beattie 2 inexperience with the evils of the world leads to her demise. One's innocence attracts all types, yet this attraction may become lethal. Her husband, Othello, will protect her at any means. He will sacrifice himself for the love of his beloved wife. “[Othello]…Excellent wretch, perdition catch my soul, But I do love thee, and when I love thee not, Chaos is come again,”(Act 3. Scene 3).Desdemona plays the role of Othello’s, the protagonists’, husband, although she is loyal to all....   [tags: desdemona, cassio, deatg]

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Symbolism and Foreshadowing in Othello

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The Duality of Relationships in Othello by William Shakespeare

- The plot pushes forward into the joyful and innocent love between Emilia and Iago. Even though their relationship is not mentioned enough as that of Othello and Desdemona, a reader can definitely interpret the psychological aspects of both relationships. Desdemona is one who would never consider cheating or being unfaithful towards Othello. Emilia however states it as a “ ...a great price. For a small vice.” Emilia has a different view of men: “They are all but stomachs, and we are all but food; To eat us hungerly, and when they are full, They belch us.” Iago’s views on love are motivated by extrinsic needs....   [tags: lago, jeaulosy, illusion, desdemona]

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The Portaryal of Gender in Othello by William Shakespeare

- The portrayal of gender roles in William Shakespeare’s play Othello, demonstrates the inferior treatment of women and the certain stereotypes of men placed on them by society. Both the male and female characters in the play have these certain gender expectations placed on them. In a society dominated by men, it is understood that the women are to be seen rather than heard. The women are referred to and treated much like property. If indeed they do speak up, they are quickly silenced. One woman’s attempt to be the perfect wife is what ultimately led to her demise....   [tags: desdemona, marriage, independence]

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Fate or Free Will in Othello by William Shakespeare

- Are the characters governed by fate or free will. Fate means a power that some people believe causes and controls all events, so that you cannot change or control way things will happen. Free will means the ability to decide what to make independently of any outside influence. The different between the two they justify the causes that are in somebody else’s hands or in your own hands. The reason why I picked the background information that supports my hook because life can be influenced by the outcome of what you do regardless of what is in favor....   [tags: desdemona, decision, cheating]

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Jealousy, Love and Betrayal in Othello by William Shakespeare

- Examine the role of jealousy, love, and/or betrayal in Othello. You may want to pick one character (Iago or Othello perhaps?) and focus on one issue.(O) 15 The role of jealousy, love and betrayal play a major role in The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice. The entire play is based on the human interactions of the characters as related to Othello and Desdemona. The characters’ personalities, their social status, and their relationships to each other control the story line and their fate in the play....   [tags: lago, desdemona, tempest]

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Othello’s Dramatic Flaw in Shakespeare's Othello

- The play “Othello” by William Shakespeare was written in 1604 during the Elizabeth era. Othello is one of the most extraordinary characters in all of Shakespeare’s dramas. He enjoyed unheralded success in the combat zone, which gave him the reputation as one of Venice’s most competent generals. Even though he has great success in the battlefield, he has a dramatic flaw that causes a downfall in his life. The dramatic flaw that causes his downfall is jealousy. This was brought on by a simple persuasion of Iago, the evil character in the play....   [tags: othello]

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Othello is Solely Responsible for his Downfall in Shakespeare's Othello

- I believe Iago has nothing to do with Othello's downfall as Othello is an easily mislead man who is easily influenced. Not only did Iago not directly say Desdemona was having an affair, he neither didn’t give proof to confirm the rumours. By Othello believing the lies, it surfaces his inability to trust and have faith in his own wife. Othello is written by William Shakespeare and was set in Cyprus and Venice during the 16th century. It is about a well-respected military soldier who due to lies and deceits killed his wife for no reason and after turned the knife towards himself....   [tags: othello]

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The Handkerchief of Love and Deception in Othello

- Othello and Desdemona started their life together thinking it was to be forever. The handkerchief symbolizes the start of a new generation, a token of their union and ultimately determines their fate and the main characters lives being changed by the events. The films adaption, as in Shakespeare play, he makes the handkerchief significant to the plot. Othello’s mother gave him the handkerchief on her dying bed to give to the women he marries. “She, dying, gave it me, and bid me, when my fate would have me wive; to give her.” Desdemona and Othello confess their love for one another in hopes of a blissful life together....   [tags: Othello]

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The Evil Character of Iago in Shakespeare's Othello

- Iago is a complex character that takes evil to a whole new level in the 1600’s and plays a key role in this tale. Iago’s main goal is to get Othello and Cassio out of the army, but in the end fails to ruin Cassio’s life, only Othello’s. He uses many characters to his advantage, realizing how trustworthy and oblivious these people are. Iago cannot be relied on and has many masks, behind which he hides. He has many disguises and secrets that he hides from everyone and his acting skills come in handy when he works to destroy the happiness that many people have in this story....   [tags: othello]

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Plot and Character Analysis of Shakespeare's Othello

- Othello is one of Shakespeare's classics, this play has many oddities and puzzles. It roots into love, deception and jealousy. Also it clearly questions the debate of; can different cultures inter-wind without colliding. in addition, Othello has vivid racism, sexism, manipulation and savagery within civilisation. This play is set in Venice, Italy but due to circumstances all of the characters move to Cyprus. Othello is written between 1601-1604, the level of intensity and drama obviously indicated that he devoted a lot of time and effort into this play....   [tags: othello]

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The Power of Self-Destruction in Shakespeare's Othello

- Othello, the Moor of Venice published in 1622 by William Shakespeare, one of the greatest writers known in English literature. Othello has been said to be of the most touching and intimate of Shakespeare tragedies. The source of Othello comes from Girald Cirthio’s Tall of the Moor, considering the modification of a few details, this was a manifestation of Shakespeare’s ability to take a reputable story and elevate it into poetic tragedy (Cahn 106). Othello is the story of love, deception, and power....   [tags: othello]

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The Use of Dramatic, Situational, and Verbal Irony in Shakespeare's Othello

- In the play Othello, Shakespeare uses many literary devices to help the reader understand the theme of the story. One of those many literary devices used in the play, is the wide range of irony. Throughout the pages of the book the reader will see the use of dramatic, situational, and verbal irony. Shakespeare does not use irony in an understated way, it is very direct, and can be found on almost every page of the book. The use of irony creates suspense, and adds interest as to what will happen....   [tags: Othello]

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Tough Love in William Shakespeare’s play, Othello

- In William Shakespeare’s tragic play, Othello, Desdemona asserts, “‘wouldst thou do such a deed for all the world?’” (4.3.76). During a friendly banter, Desdemona asks Emilia this very question; would she cheat on her husband to help him become monarch and have power over all the world. She quietly replies that she would only in secret, but only for her husband’s own good. This question plays an essential role throughout Othello because Emilia is first accused of cheating on her husband. Additionally, she is obsequious towards Iago because of her female role and responsibility as a wife....   [tags: Othello]

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Othello And Othello By William Shakespeare

- ... He finishes up this discourse by saying " Hell and night/ Must bring this monstrous birth to the world 's light," contrasting Othello and Desdemona 's marriage with a "monster’s death," while likening himself and his misleadings to Satan. Iago ceaselessly makes remarks about how damnation is better than paradise. In a later talk close to the end of Act II, Iago keeps on relating the general population he is controlling to protests, this time additionally contrasting the whole situation with an amusement in which he plays the scalawag and Othello is a prize to be won....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Michael Cassio, Brabantio]

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Exposing Racism in William Shakespeare’s Othello

- The infectious discrimination of Elizabethan racists is derived from fear unnatural a racist’s hate plagues a vulnerable community of black slaves, with religion and war corrupting diverse cultures in the attempts to purify the existence of sin. This enlightening argument of what inspires William Shakespeare’s to compose the play Othello contaminates romantic relationships, Before the integration of black-skinned people into Elizabethan culture, Christian ideology coalesce Satan’s appearance with babies born black, with such manifestations supported by centuries of anecdotal evidence....   [tags: Othello]

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The Tragedy of Othello

- William Shakespeare masterfully crafted Othello, the Moor of Venice as an Aristotelian tragedy play. The main protagonist of the play, Othello, is the perfect example of a tragic hero. Shakespeare was influenced by Aristotle’s concept of a tragic hero and used Aristotle’s principles to create Othello. William Shakespeare attempted to create an Aristotelian tragedy play with a tragic hero and succeeded in Othello, the Moor of Venice by weaving in pity and fear into each line and action. The power of pity and fear creates the upmost tragic situation and follows in accordance of Aristotle’s definition of tragedy....   [tags: Othello Essays]

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Othello By William Shakespeare 's Othello

- ... Though that his joy be joy Yet throw such changes of vexation on’t, As it may lose some color”(1.1). Iago’s real intentions are not meant to help Roderigo get Desdemona’s hand, but to have Desdemona’s father go after Othello. This action would cause Othello into deep distress. Second, Iago brought Cassio into his schemes to make Othello even more suspicious. He creates a false accusation that Desdemona is having an affair with Cassio. The involvement of Cassio would make Othello to strike out in rage....   [tags: Othello, Iago, KILL, Brabantio]

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Shakespeare's Use of Aristotle's Guidelines to Tragedy in Creating the Play Othello

- Throughout time, the tragedy has been seen as the most emotionally pleasing form of drama, because of its ability to bring the viewer into the drama and feel for the characters, especially the tragic hero. This analysis of tragedy was formed by the Greek philosopher Aristotle, and also noted in his Poetics (guidelines to drama). As a playwright, Shakespeare used Aristotle’s guidelines to tragedy when writing Othello. The play that was created revolved around the tragic hero, Othello, whose tragic flaw transformed him from a nobleman, into a destructive creature, which would inevitably bring him to his downfall....   [tags: othello]

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A Summary of Othello

- Written by William Shakespeare, “Othello” is a twisted tale of deceit and betrayal that turned a beautiful love into a murderous plot due to outside jealousy. The play begins in with Iago and Rodrigo arguing in Venice. Iago is a soldier who is under Othello’s command and Rodrigo has been paying him to spy on Othello because he wishes to be with Desdemona, Othello’s lover. Rodrigo believes that Iago is loyal to Othello and has not been keeping up his end of the bargain due to his lack of information ....   [tags: Othello Summary Essays]

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Racism in Othello

- Racism is just one of the many problems that we have here in the United States today. Racism isn’t as bad as it used to be but it’s still here. In Othello, written by the one and only William Shakespeare, racism is the main theme and focus. England became involved in the slave trade during the late sixteenth and seventeenth centuries (Slights 377). Racism started in the twentieth century after this was written but the way the Elizabethan era viewed black people was similar to how racism is today (Bartels 433)....   [tags: Othello Essays]

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Gender Roles and Racism in Othello

- Gender roles and racism play a big part in Shakespeare’s Othello. “Othello is unique among Shakespeare's great tragedies. Unlike Hamlet, King Lear, and Macbeth, which are set against a backdrop of affairs of state and reverberate with suggestions of universal human concerns, Othello is set in a private world and focuses on the passions and personal lives of its major figures. Indeed, it has often been described as a "tragedy of character" (Locklear). Adding well-developed female characters to the play Othello creates a dimension of gender conflict and feminist views....   [tags: Othello Essays]

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An Analysis of Shakespeare's Othello

- “Think on thy sins” (5.2.43) he says, “They are loves I bear to you” (5.2.44) I respond. “Ay, and for that thou diest” (5.2.45). There is no pleading with my lord, his once amorous filled eyes are now brimming with anger, and anguish. This whole conversation has turned my mind into mush. How can he think that I would ever love Cassio. Is it not plain that he, Othello, is my lord and the only object of my affection. Does it not matter. I think it doesn’t. Othello’s whole body is shaking (5.2.50) and his eyes are rolling (5.2.41), these signs do not bode well for my life....   [tags: Othello Essays]

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A Closed Reading of Othello's Speech

- Othello is a man who is respected as a General in the Army. Brabanzio even considered him a friend. Thanks to Iago planting a seed in Brabanzio ear about his daughter, Desdemona, Brabanzio accused Othello of taking his daughter away from him by means of drugs or poision. Othello has fought on the battle-field and now finds himself on a very different kind of battle-field. He finds himself in a position of being forced to defend his honor, friendship and his love. There has been accusations made against Othello, so in a room filled with signors, masters, the Duke, and Brabanzio, Othello has a strategy of battlement in his own way....   [tags: Othello Essays]

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