Othello by Shakespeare Essay

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Many centuries have passed and almost everything has changed except one and that is discrimination . Discrimination is everywhere in the world, whether it is of caste, creed or color but it exists. It varies from place to place, country to country and from civilization to civilization but it exists. There are so many laws to stop it. But, it exists and it will exist no matter how hard we try to abolish it until there are a majority and a minority of people in imp this world. In Othello there is discrimination with Othello on the basis of his color and in The Importance of Being Earnest there is discrimination of class with Jack. In Othello there are many references to Othello’s race, not only by Iago, but by other characters as …show more content…
This implies that Iago is the biggest racist in play. He is using these racist words because of his anger. Desdemona's father argues Duke that Desdemona love for Othello is unnatural, since, according to him, Desdemona would never fall for a black man who she feared to look on “She, in spite of nature, Of years, of Duke country, credit, everything, To fall in love with what she feared to look on?”(1.3.97-99). Duke defends Othello against Brabantio's accusations that Othello used "magic" on Desdemona, but Duke of Venice implies that Othello is "fair" despite the fact that he is black. “And, noble signor, If virtue no delighted beauty lack, Your son-in-law is far more fair than black.”(1.3.286
-288). Afterwards, when the third gentleman about Othello that Michael Cassio lieutenant of moor Othello has arrived on shore and the moor himself is still at the sea. “The ship is here put in, A Veronese; Michael Cassio, Lieutenant to the warlike Moor Othello, Is come on shore. The Moor himself at sea” (2.1.26-29). Third gentleman is worried about the Othello’s safety, but he finds more convenient to say moor (black) to Othello. “And prays the Moor be safe” (2.1.35). Cassio thanks to Montano to defend the island and to respect the moor (Othello) “Thanks, you the valiant of this warlike isle That so approve the

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