Essay about A Literary Analysis Of William Shakespeare 's ' Othello '

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“Othello” A Literary Analysis Little is known of Shakespeare’s life. According to the short biography written in The Compact Bedford Introduction to Literature (Meyer, 2014, pp. 1145-1154), Shakespeare was born in Stratford-on-Avon on or about April 23rd, 1564. His father was an important person in the town. He held several town offices and married a woman from a prominent family. However, when Shakespeare was a teenager the financial situation of the family became problematic. There are no records of education, but it is assumed that he attended the Stratford grammar school. At the age of eighteen he moved out on his own and married a 26-year-old woman named Anne Hathaway. They had a daughter in 1583, and then twins, a boy and a girl, in 1585. The next seven years of his life are completely unknown. However, there if firm evidence that by 1592 he was a successful playwright and actor in London. He also became a poet with two poems, “Venus and Adonis” and “The Rape of Lucerne” in 1594. He died on April 23rd, 1616, and was buried at Holy Trinity Church. Shakespeare’s plays ranged from comedy to history and tragedy (Meyer, 2014). Some literary elements that Shakespeare used in “Othello” include symbolism, setting, tone, writing style, and theme.
Symbolism is a big thing used in Shakespeare’s play “Othello”. A symbol is defined as a person, object, image, word, or event that evokes additional meaning that just it’s literal definition (Meyer, 2014). They add an…

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