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    and that all things ultimately tend toward evil” and that “evil outweighs the good” (The Free Dictionary). ‘Tragedy’ is generally associated with misery and death, which are considered as the worst occurrences in personal lives. In this essay, using Othello as an example, tragedy is examined as a genre of pessimistic perspectives. First, in accordance with the pessimistic approach, the prevailing themes in Othello were addressed from a negative point of view. Love, the main subject around which the

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    Othello: A Covert Discussion on Racism

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    as outcasts. In this essay I will tempt to show how even though it was the norm in Victorian England, Shakespeare already had another mind set, and was trying in this creative way that the mind set of the people was not correct even for that time. How and why did Shakespeare purposely portray Othello the Moor as a tragic hero, like Hamlet or King Lear, or did this character redevelop over time, as society’s view on racism changed. This issue of race is not signaler to Othello alone but through out

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    Dramatic Devices in Othello Many people will argue that soliloquies are outmoded, embarrassing and a thing of the past. They hold this idea because they believe audiences want to see more action rather than talk. However, I disagree and believe that soliloquies are important dramatic devices which are important in making any kind of drama successful. In this essay I will discuss both arguments with reference to the play Othello. Modern day children are brought up into seeing lots of visual

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    Color Imagery In Othello

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    Desdemona by Othello, Emilia vehemently attacks Othello for his wrongdoing. In act five scene two, Emilia says this to Othello: "O, the more angel she, And you the blacker devil!" (V.ii.129-131). Emilia is not only mad that the pure and immaculate Desdemona was killed, but is enraged that the devil (i.e. Othello), has slain an angel. This scene suggests that the word black was used as a metaphor for the devil and darkness since Othello killed Desdemona in the shadows. Emilia also sees Othello as a monster

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    Analysis of an Extract from William Shakespeare's Othello In the play 'Othello', four characters are murdered. The character Iago, who manipulated certain characters into wanting to kill them. Desdemona, Emilia, Othello, and Roderigo, are killed. Iago originally did this out of jealousy of Othello and Roderigo. The deaths of these four characters were inevitable. There was justice in this play for all of the characters who were involved in the killing of the four characters. Act V Scene

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    for his deviousness, or is that just a reason for Iago to act the way he does? Since the publication of Othello by Shakespeare, in 1622, there have been many other simplifications of it published, however all staying on the original story. But there’s gotten to be some of controversy over many parts of the book, and relates to what the rest of the essay will discuss. “The theme of sacrifice is prevalent throughout all of Shakespeare’s writings, and is embodied as sacrifice for the greater

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    within society, with particular reference to Othello and Tess of the d’Urbervilles This essay will explore the social interactions between characters, the effects of appearance on their relationships and how this drives them to make certain decisions. This includes how the claustrophobia of their society is portrayed and its effects through form, style and literary techniques. All four texts explore the conflict between public and private selves. In Othello , Shakespeare reveals the taboo surrounding

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    The Turkish-Venetian War in Othello

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    The Turkish-Venetian War in Othello According to A. L. Rowse, William Shakespeare's Othello is one of the most perfect plays ever written (13). There is practically nothing in it that does not contribute to plot or character development (unlike Hamlet, which is filled with a large cast, complexities, and sub-plots). G. B. Harrison agrees that the construction is perfect (1058). Only two brief scenes with a clown in Act III don't seem to advance the play any. That, and one strange plot element:

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    The Imagery of Othello

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    The Imagery of Othello Talks In the tragedy Othello the Bard of Avon uses imagery to talk between the lines, to set moods, to create a more dramatic impact on the mind of the audience, and for other reasons. Let’s consider imagery in this essay. A surprising, zoo-like variety of animal injury occur throughout the play. Kenneth Muir, in the Introduction to William Shakespeare: Othello,  explains the conversion of Othello through his increased use of animal imagery: Those who have

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    way he acts just by being female and attractive is enough to drive men insane. William Shakespeare's plays, Othello and Hamlet, demonstrate on paper, on film, and in other art forms that female sexuality and beauty are a threat to patriarchal society and that they must be controlled. Showalter affirms this in her essay by quoting David Laverenze's essay, "The Woman in Hamlet." In this essay he asserts that, " Hamlet's disgust at the feminine passivity in himself translated into violent revulsion against

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