Othello, By William Shakespeare Essay

1177 Words Mar 4th, 2016 5 Pages
“I pray you, in your letters,/When you shall these unlucky deeds relate,/Speak of me as I am; nothing extenuate,/Nor set down aught in malice. Then must you speak/Of one that lov 'd not wisely but too well;/Of one not easily jealous, but being wrought,/Perplex 'd in”(Othello 5.2.340-346). A play containing the enticing lures of evil, and double crossing villainess characters is featured in Shakespeare 's, “Othello”. Despite the thrilling tale Shakespeare presents, the real part that reals in the audience 's attention is the how evil is portrayed within Othello. Throughout the play, Shakespeare uses the figurative language piece, personification to victimise and draw the audience 's attention to Othello 's intelligence, brave personality, and is able to even trick the audience into feeling sympathetic towards him, the audience falls captive to this because of Othello’s innocence, heroic personality, and charm. By drawing attention to these aspects of Othello, Shakespeare gets the audience wondering, is Othello really worthy of this sympathy? With this, Shakespeare is also able to communicate a lesson about evil by creating a heroic tone, and reveals the theme that evil is deceiving.
Throughout the play, the audience finds themselves admiring the fallen hero Othello and rooting for him in his struggle for the truth. Here Shakespeare uses figurative language to victimise Othello in the audience 's eyes despite the reality of the situation by drawing the audience 's attention to…

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