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  • Othello

    William Shakespeare wrote Othello in 1603 to 1604, which is known as the seventeenth century. This play was written as a tragic masterpiece. When William Shakespeare wrote Othello, it aroused the paradoxical blend of discomfort and pleasure in its audience, and has continued to do so for the many years that has past since the play was written. The play contains anecdotes of viewers endeavoring to interpose by furiously disapproving the villain, screaming information to the mislead hero, or even quickening onstage to save the destined heroine, and if such stories disclose a essential mistake of the nature of theatre, they also reveal Shakespeare’s dazzling development of the space between the actors and the viewers. In the play Othello, there…

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  • Adultery In Othello

    death even though she has only ever been completely faithful, trustworthy and loving to him. Iago showed Othello at the beginning of the story that he was an honest and trustworthy man, had Othello come to the realization Desdemona was a strumpet on his own, and disguised a plan to prove Desdemona’s adultery. The play Othello, is like a puppet show and Iago is the puppeteer; controlling the outcome and fate of each of the characters. Iago was upset with Cassio because he got the job to become…

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  • Lies In Othello

    there is no greater example of this than in William Shakespeare’s Othello. Specifically, Othello is more than capable of administering the poison of lies, especially because it is in his nature to justify questionable actions and do whatever it takes to succeed. Just as Othello is a capable liar, Desdemona is the perfect victim; weakened by her strongest traits. Everything that makes Othello fall for her, ironically allows her to fall victim to him. Conjointly,…

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  • Othello Report

    1. Characters: Othello: the moor Barbantio: (a Venetian senator,) father to Desdemona, protective over his daughter Cassio: Honorable lieutenant (to Othello) Iago: (Othello’s ancient) a villain, deceives people that trust him Roderigo: a gulled gentleman, loves Desdemona, pays Iago to sabotage her marriage with Othello Duke of Venice: calls for Othello to talk about Turkish fleet Senators (of Venice): Meet with the Duke about the Turkish fleet Montano: governor of Cyprus Lodovico and Gratiano:…

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  • Hedonism In Othello

    In the very end, Othello tragically dies alongside his wife. He tragically fell from being the prestigious Moor to a murderous lunatic who believed in falsifications of his own wife. His focus in negativities, such as heavily viewing the possibility of his wife being unfaithful towards him instead of earnestly focusing on the positive possibility that Desdemona, his wife, is actually remaining faithful towards him, and the abundant hedonism in the play, such as his drastic desire for vengeance…

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  • Femininity In Othello

    In Othello, even though Desdemona embodied the typical female role of a submissive and domesticated wife, she is still punished for her suspected disobedience by her husband, Othello. Othello is one of Shakespeare’s great tragedies. It takes place in Venice and focuses on the romantic relationships of its characters. The play opens with its main villain plotting against the protagonist. The villain, Iago, has promised Rodrigo that he will get Desdemona to fall in love with him. However, things…

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  • Chauvinism In Othello

    values. Othello is one of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedies. He utilized the downfall of Othello to reveal the social issues of racism, women roles as well as different values that distinctive characters possessed. Jean Racine once commented about the tragedy: “Life is a comedy to those who think, a tragedy to those who feel. ” Othello’s male chauvinism makes he cannot think and dooms his death. Moreover, Aristotle shared his view of tragedy in his Poetics, which…

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  • Ambition In Othello

    Shakespeare’s “Othello” is a whirlwind of a story as it follows the emotional roller-coaster of an army general in the midst of love. The role-character, Othello, is an articulate, passionate and intelligent African-American who finds himself blinded by the love he has for his wife, Desdemona. Although Othello seemed to many as the epitome of strength and confidence, every superman has their kryptonite. Othello was punctual, knew just the right words to say at the precise moment, he was a…

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  • Stereotypes In Othello

    In William Shakespeare’s play “Othello,” Othello is respected for his status as military general for the Venetian army and his stance while he is discriminated for his looks and race -a commonality of the time. Similarly, because of the media portrayal and our looks, hispanic females in today’s American society are both dominating for the “spicy latina” and as a symbol of sex and “spiciness” for “spicy latina.” “Othello” tells the story of the fall and demise of a Venetian general who was…

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  • Dominance In Othello

    regarded as the noble provider in a family and women were the submissive housewives. In Shakespeare's play Othello it is set in the same era Shakespeare lived in along with all of its ideals . The ideas and societal norms of the time are reflected in the play. The oppressive views of women and the male dominance over the three female characters Desdemona, Emilia, and Bianca…

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