The Tragedy Of Othello By William Shakespeare Essay

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The play “Othello” is one of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedies, considering that tragedies were his most appealing attribute as a playwright (although many enjoyed his other work). This tale of a Moor who “loved too deeply” is one that shows how Othello’s promising love transforms into calamity by the seed of jealousy that was corruptly planted by the cruel, villainous Iago. The original name given is “The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice” but it is modernly referred to as simply “Othello”. The meaning of this title is merely that the entire tragedy is centered on one man and those he affects. The misfortune affects more than just Othello, but it is because of Othello and those who hate him, that catastrophe transpires.
Although the actual date of William Shakespeare’s birth is unknown, the date of his baptism is April 26, 1564. The date of his baptism provides an assured idea of when his actual birthday may have been because children were typically baptized close to their arrival into the world. From 1594 and onward, Shakespeare began his acting and playwriting career. The first acting company that he became involved in was Lord Chamberlain’s Men Company. After this endeavor of making a statement in the department of theater, he began writing plays that captured human emotions, responses and conflict and placed them onto the stage. In Shakespeare’s private life, he married Anne Hathaway-who was eight years older- and had three children. His daughter, Susanna, was the…

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