Essay on William Shakespeare 's Othello And The Film

1279 Words Jul 19th, 2016 6 Pages
While Martin Luther King was still alive he was one of the best speakers up to date for several reasons, one being his use of persuasive and aggressive language to combat racism. The language one uses can portray the message of their speech/text/film differently and can achieve different results. Films and books alike both use vacillating language which aids to portray and develop various themes in their own unique way. The play Othello and the film “O” both have similar characters which use passionate and intense language to express and maturate the theme of revenge and the theme of jealousy. However, in the play Othello, the theme of revenge and jealousy is conveyed through strategic, intense and persuasive language. While the film “O” uses pugnacious language and goes up and beyond in terms of aggressiveness by using many curse words to aid the development of the theme of revenge and jealousy. The play by william shakespeare is powered by many themes but ones that stand out are jealousy and revenge.

The play Othello and the film “O” both have characters which use passionate and intense language to express and develop the theme of revenge and jealousy throughout persuasion. Othello uses insulting and passionate language to help deliver a persuasive language that is evident in the speeches of the characters who aid in developing the theme of revenge and jealousy: “O, beware, my lord, of jealousy!/It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock/The meat it feeds…

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