Othello And Othello By William Shakespeare Essay

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William Shakespeare had different themes incorporated to his tragedy Othello, some of the most important themes in the story such as love, jealousy, betrayal, revenge and repentance can been interpreted by the reader right away, while there are some themes such as God, religion and the possible homosocial relationship between Iago and Othello that the reader needs to read really closely in order to see them. I believe that one of the most important themes in this Shakespearean drama is the homosocial relationship between Iago and Othello. This theme is important because Othello’s need to trust his subordinates more than his own wife, allows Iago to manipulate him and to believe anything that Iago tells him. Another reading that we did in the class this semester and that has similar themes to Othello is The Epic of Gilgamesh, these two stories share the same central theme that can be seen as one of the most pivotal themes in the whole story. In the two stories the homosocial relationship that the main characters have is a slightly different. In Othello the homosocial relation between Othello and Iago is based in Othello’s need to trust his subordinates, so that when he has doubts they can help him, in Iago’s perspective the homosocial relationship between the two of them is based in Iago’s ability to manipulate Othello to believe everything that Iago tells him in order to accomplish his revenge on Othello. In The Epic of Gilgamesh the homosocial relationship between…

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