Othello

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After reading Othello by Shakespeare over about 3 times, I came to feel sorry for a man that I can easily say was gulled into tragedy by his own purity. I can see Othello as a man that could sit at the ‘Round Table” with King Arthur and rank among those wonderous knights of chivalry. At his end, he had nothing. The Duke calls Othello ‘Valiant Othello’ (1057) Othello also stands ready to face Brabantio, Iago tells him to run. Othello - ‘Not I; I must be found. My parts

Many years ago, women were used betrayed by their husbands or just men in general. They had no say so in anything. Whatever the men told them to do to do they did or they paid the consequences, in which they were bad. In the play "The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice," Shakespeare portrayed the women in a couple of different ways. Desdemona, Emilia, and Bianca were all portrayed as whores. Othello, Desdemona's husband of another race, didn't believe the fact that she didn't cheat

Should William Shakespeare's Othello be called Iago? It is possibly his greatest tragedy, yet it has many problems, curiosities, and questions. That is one specific question that should definately be thought about. I believe Othello is a good name for the play. It makes the reader think. What is Othello going to do? How is he going to do it? And what they don't realize is that it's Iago who brings about all these acts of evil. Iago is the deceptive one who is hiding behind the scenes. Som

The play Othello was written be William Shakespeare in the latter years of Shakespeare’s career. Shakespeare composed, revised, and acted in many theatrical performances throughout his life, he also owned the Globe theater where many of his works were performed. The work Othello was based on a story by Giraldi Cinthios, Tale of a Moor, which was a mellow drama about a moor and his doubts about his wife’s fidelity. In Shakespeare’s play the moor (Othello) is convinced by his jeal

Othello isn t a play about racism as much as it is a play about jealosy, conflicting values, and the power of suggestion. Some racism is displayed within the play, but that is simply a reflection of how most minorities were treated in the time period when the population in Europe was predominantly of white skin color. This racism was also only brought out by rage and anger in some of the characters of Othello, and was not displayed by hate. Jealosy and the power of suggestion also played a con

Everywhere you go, everywhere you look, there is always somebody different. The American society focuses on that person, or group of people. They make them feel worthless and treated them like animals. Imagine walking down the street and having people stare at you or call you Names, or talk behind your back. Imagine not knowing the time because nobody will tell you. Why won t they tell you the time, or spare you some change? Because you re black, actually, because you re skin is a different co

OTHELLO INTERPITIVE JOURNAL 2In act two Othello and others arrive in Cyprus. Iago is still plottingagainst Othello while he tries to ruin Othello s life. He is using othercharters to get to Othello. Othello is a very courageous, kind andadmirable General. However his kindness is gradually leading him intodestruction and confusion. Othello is a man who can take control in any situation. Even if the oddsare against him, Othello is a respectful man in any situation. Othellohas just reun

Is Othello a racist play? Othello Shakespeare RacismAlthough there are lots of things to suggest this is a racist play I don t think that racism actually dominates the play, even though it has a racist theme. There is a romantic union between black and white which gets destroyed because most people think the relationship is wrong. At the time the play was written, 1604, even the Queen of England was racist so there must have been a strong hatred of blacks around that time. Most racist com

Iago has no conscience. He is an angry man and is happy to take down everyone around him to get what he wants: revenge. It is in Act 1, Scene 3, that he devises his evil plan. Here we can see inside Iago's mind. It is easy to see that his primary motivation is jealousy: jealousy that Othello may have slept with his wife, and jealousy that Othello chose Cassio over him. As he plots his revenge, it is clear Iago respects and cares for no one. (Act 1, Scene 3, 378-381)

“evil: violating or inconsistent with the moral law…harmful…the devil, Satan.” . Does Iago fit this description, thus proving he is purely evil in his actions? Alternatively, does he have substantial motivation? In this essay I will discuss his motives and actions and come to my conclusion. Throughout Othello, the reader often asks himself why does Iago do the things he does? There are several factors, but the one that stands out the most is his jealousy of the