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  • Free Essays - Jealousy in Shakespeare's Othello

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    Jealousy in Othello "O, Beware, my lord, of jealousy! It is the green-eyed monster (3.3.195-96)..." If a monster with green eyes were coming at an individual, what would one do? The answer of course, depends on the circumstances of that particular person. Would one permit the green-eyed monster to conquer his or her own mind, and control his or her every move? In this case the green-eyed monster would indeed be jealousy. Now lets use Iago for example. He was prejudice towards the African

  • Jealousy, the Monster in Shakespeare's Othello

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    The Monster in Othello This essay is about William Shakespeare's Othello.  It focuses on Iago's words to Othello, "O, beware, my lord, of Jealousy.  It is the green-eyed monster." in act 3, scene 3 and just how important this warning was not only for Othello, but also for Roderigo and for Iago. Before considering the importance of Iago's words, it is important to define what jealousy means.  According to The New Lexicon Webster's Encylopedic Dictionary of the English

  • Jealousy and Race in Othello

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    Othello is one of Shakespeare’s tragedies; originally written as a play and performed to an Elizabethan audience. Othello and many of Shakespeare’s other plays have been performed to various audiences since, and have been adapted into Opera, Ballet, Film and television productions. Othello has survived the centuries to this day and age; and continues to captivate and remain relevant to a modern audience; Othello certainly is a timeless classic work of art. “The object of tragic imitation is men

  • The Reputation of Othello

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    The Reputation of Othello Where in the rankings does this Shakespearean tragedy stand? This essay will explore the answer to this question by considering professional literary commentary. Francis Ferguson in “Two Worldviews Echo Each Other” ranks the play Othello quite high among the Bard’s tragedies: Othello, written in 1604, is one of the masterpieces of Shakespeare’s “tragic period.” In splendor of language, and in the sheer power of the story, it belongs with the greatest.

  • Jealousy In Othello

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    Composition 1102 February 25, 2014 Othello: A Tragedy of Jealosuy “Jealousy is troublesome to others, but a torment to themselves.” Those are words from a famous entrepreneur and philosopher, William Penn. In William Shakespeare’s Othello, the act of jealousy is a powerful sensation seen almost in every aspect and relationship throughout the tragedy. Furthermore, it is one of the most important topics in the play. Based on the conflicts within Othello, jealousy can be defined as troubles or misfortune

  • Shakespeare's Othello, The Moor of Venice

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    Othello is a famous literal work of Shakespeare. In most of his literal writings he addresses the ideas and concepts of human behavior, varying from love, to hate, to revenge and many other aspects. In Othello, he presents yet another masterpiece which talks about the tragedy of noble hero who is brought down and destroyed by a human flaw which is jealousy. Othello is a domestic tragedy and encompasses various timeless themes that include; love, revenge, hate, jealousy and trust (Feather, p. 244)

  • William Shakespeare's Othello

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    William Shakespeare's Othello The play Othello was said to have been written in 1603/4, but no one really knows. It was first performed in front of king James I. It was very original because it had a black tragic hero and at that time it was very rare too see a black character let alone a main one. The key themes are the same in most of Shakespeare's plays (love, jealousy, appearance and reality, dark and light. The main theme is Othello's jealousy, which results in his downfall. Vital to

  • Tragic Hero in Othelo by William Shakespeare

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    Conventions of Othello Shakespeare has been a part of the American Society for many years. Compared to other Authors, he has a different style of writing but within his own writings, they are all very much alike. He has written many plays including Othello and Romeo and Juliet. Shakespeare was a man who wrote plays that followed the same literary conventions. These conventions included tragic hero, fallacy, irony, and also suspense. A tragic hero is a male figure who is high in society and one who

  • Villains, Sin, and Sex in Shakespeare's Othello and King Lear

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    and Sex in Othello and King Lear Many of Shakespeare plays are littered with crude and graphic sexual references, jests, and insults. But there is one type of character present throughout Shakespeare's plays that twist the sexual imagery and repartee, and that is the villain. There is a deeply rooted combination between sex and evil.  This essay will develop this idea in depth by focusing on Iago of Othello and Edmund of King Lear. Iago is probably viewed as one of Shakespeare's greatest

  • The Flaws of Othello, Murderer of Desdemona

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    In Shakespeare’s play Othello, the main character Othello is typically victimized and portrayed as a mere scapegoat of the villainous Iago’s devious plans. However, Othello is not completely void of responsibility for the death of his wife. Othello, the tragic hero, is just as responsible as Iago for his premeditated murder of Desdemona due to his own internal flaws. Specifically, flaws such as his vivid imagination and his self over-idealization are brought to the surface by Iago, which consequently