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    are able to see that some members of society such as the Duke, looked over his colour to assign him his position whereas, others such as Iago, look on his colour as a way to mock him. Hostility is shown to Othello by characters such as Iago and Roderigo. This attitude may have been encouraged by the widespread belief in the legend that blacks were descendants of Ham in the Genesis story, punished for sexual excess by their blackness. The Elizabethan's discussed at length whether this skin colour

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    Shakespeare's Othello

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    Venice when Roderigo and Iago having a discussion. Before the discussion with Iago, Roderigo finds that Desdemona has already been married off, to a Othello, a moor, none the less. Iago is enraged by this news, he decides that he now has more than one reason to hate Othello. Othello has not only taken the woman that Iago so desperately longs for, but he had just recently surpassed him over for the position of lieutenant for Michael Cassio, who is not as experienced as Iago. Iago and Roderigo go to the

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    In a work of typical literature, the blackness of something represents its darkness and how evil it is, and the whiteness represents the purity and goodness of something. William Shakespeare plays with the status quo of literature in his play Othello by giving Iago, a white man who should represent purity, an evil, black heart and by giving Othello, a black man, a noble, white heart when he should represent evil. Shakespeare “founds his play on the rupture between outward signifiers and inward signifiers

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    The Influence of the Turks in Othello

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    The Influence of the Turks in Othello In Shakespeare's play Othello the Turks are shadowy enemies always lurking in the background but never seen. Though invisible in the drama, the Turks play a significant part in Othello: references to the Turks and their Islamic/infidel culture illustrate the progress and illuminate the themes of the tragedy. The Ottoman Empire was the closest Islamic state to Shakespeare's Europe -- and the most dangerous. The fall of Constantinople in 1453 heralded the

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    character in a white dominated society. “What full fortune does the thick lips owe”(1.1.62). At the beginning of the play, Roderigo and Iago only refer to Othello in a racist way, such as the Moor and thick lips. The characters are certainly trying to get the point

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    Act i. sc. i. ADMIRABLE is the preparation, so truly and peculiarly Shakspearian, in the introduction of Roderigo, as the dupe on whom Iago shall first exercise his art, and in so doing display his own character. Roderigo, without any fixed principle, but not without the moral notions and sympathies with honour, which his rank and connections had hung upon him, is already well fitted and predisposed for the purpose; for very want of character and strength of passion, like wind loudest in an empty

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    Iago's Hatred for Othello in William Shakespeare's Play "Though I do hate him as I do hell pains." In Shakespeare's play "Othello", Shakespeare introduces one of the most complex villains ever seen in the world of literature. Iago's pure hatred for Othello convinced his own mine to tamper with Othello's life, manipulating him into causing the ultimate tragedy. Iago is portrayed to have many motives into why he does what he does to Othello. He is shown to be racist towards Othello, due

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    Iago's true motives are for his own evil pleasure and in this pursuit of "joy, pleasance, revel, and applause transform[s] [himself] into [a] beast" (2.3.291). Iago makes his feelings known for Othello in the first scene of Act I, when he and Roderigo tell Brabantio that the "old black ram [was] tupping [his] white ewe" and that with his daughter "covered with a Barbary horse", his grandchildren "will neigh to [him]" (1.1.85; 1.1.108). Iago quickly angers Desdemona's father with his vivid

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    Othello is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare. Emilia plays quite a role in the story. Even though throughout the tragedy Emilia veers from being a loyal servant to Desdemona, her actions were redeemed when she revealed the truth to Othello. Emilia was right to betray her husband for her lady because her husband, Iago, was deceiving and manipulating many characters. Iago was responsible for destroying Many relationships, using manipulation in this tragedy. For example, “Call up her

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    Thesis Paragraph: Looks can be deceiving. In F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel, The Great Gatsby and the play Othello by William Shakespeare, both display themes of appearance versus reality. This is visible from the actions of the characters as they challenge the importance of social reputation. They sacrifice their personal integrity through jealousy of others possessions, trickery and manipulation, and the disguising of true identity. They way characters appear in both works is a mere shell encasing

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