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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 and knowledge and the desire of Iago, led to Othello’s downfall. Ergo, Othello is the tragic hero in William Shakespeare’s play, Othello, the Moor of Venice. Since Othello focused on the negative possibility, instead of being open to a positive possibility, and since hedonism was evident in himself and Iago, Othello, a tragic hero in the Aristotelian tragedy, obviously fell from being a man whom the senators revered to a man who was wifeless and powerless and who committed suicide. By Othello focusing on the negative outcome, namely, his wife being unfaithful towards him, instead of the possible positive outcome of Desdemona being faithful towards him, Othello underwent a tragedy. At first, Othello seemingly…

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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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  • Bloom In Othello

    Bloom, Harold. Bloom’s Shakespeare Through the Ages Othello: Bloom’s Literacy, NY: 2008. Print. 1-311 The central thesis of Bloom’s book argues that the Shakespeare play Othello has not changed through the ages. However, the way people perceive it has changed. Bloom begins his book with a study of the first play that written then breaks it down throughout the ages. Bloom starts by stating, “The first recorded performance of Othello was November 1, 1604” (45) Bloom then states, ‘all…

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  • The Moor In Othello

    Moors struggled to find harmony in Shakespeare’s time in Venice, England, and throughout Europe. Othello, the Moor, plays the Other in Shakespeare’s play Othello. The Other is an interesting character that is seen throughout Shakespeare’s plays including Shylock in The Merchant of Venice and Caliban in The Tempest. The Other is usually an outsider, someone who can be mocked, abused, or condemned. Little says, “But, as Othello’s countrymen will finally have it, no amount of rhyming or coupling…

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  • Feminism In Othello

    Shakespeare 's Othello there are three women in the whole play each one symbolizing the ideal woman and what they truly are. Though the play is only centered around one woman, Desdemona. It can be said that Emilia and Bianca also play an important part as well by showing the restriction placed on woman during the Elizabethan times. In which Shakespeare is showing off the power of woman, this theory also known as the feminist theory. As Shakespeare manages to show different viewpoint about…

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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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  • 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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  • Jealousy In Othello

    William Shakespeare’s “Othello, the Moor of Venice” (reprinted in Greg Johnson and Thomas R. Arp, Perrine’s Literature: Structure, Sound, and Sense, 12th ed.) is one of the most well known tragedies across literature. In the famous play, Othello is the Moor that came into the Venetian city as somewhat of an outsider and acquired a high rank so quickly that it bothered many other men at the time. In addition to this, at the start of the play Othello marries Desdemona without her father’s…

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