Essay on Othello

635 Words Feb 21st, 2007 3 Pages

Othello, by William Shakespeare is the story of Othello, who marries Desdemona and is tricked and deceived into believing that Desdemona is unfaithful by those whom he thinks are his allies. This essay will discuss the syntax, diction, and tone of Othello, along with discussing the literary type and the effect Othello had on me. It will also give an analysis of the type of reader who would enjoy reading Othello. The way in which William Shakespeare wrote Othello matches his other works in means of syntax, diction, and tone. The syntax he used was varied. There were no areas where a particular style of sentence was overused. The writing flowed evenly and was not choppy. Shakespeare's diction was also varied. He used
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Iago then plots against Othello with the help of Cassio and Roderigo. The scheming of Iago ultimately leads Othello to believe Desdemona is not faithful, and he kills her by suffocating her with a pillow. Shortly after he murders his wife, Emilia, who is the wife of Iago and the servant of the now deceased Desdemona, informs Othello of the treachery of Iago. Iago then kills Emilia. Othello finally takes his own life with a knife and falls beside his wife. All the treachery, jealousy, hate, loathing and death clearly allow William Shakespeare's Othello to be classified as a tragedy. This prominent and classic work of literature was difficult and challenging for me to read and fully comprehend. This was so because of the complex syntax, diction and tone. I find theatrical plays hard to understand just by reading them. It is easier for me to understand them when they are read aloud by different voices. This allows me to follow the dialogue easier, thusly making it easier to understand. William Shakespeare's Othello is a complex work of literature that utilizes unique syntax, diction, and tone. It takes an educated person in literary styles to fully comprehend and interpret the tone and diction used. This tragedy had an effect of confusion on me. It was rather difficult to understand. I would recommend William Shakespeare's Othello to anyone who is interested in literature involving tragic events, to anyone who

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