Othello

Elizabethan Times- Othello

How do the opening scenes and closing scenes of your Shakespearean text reflect the Elizabthan values/ beliefs? The Venetian society in which the Shakespearean play, Othello is set in is a clear representation of the writer’s context. The values, attitudes and beliefs that Shakespeare reveals in the opening and closing scenes of Othello, are the […]

Read more
Othello and King Lear: A comparison

If Shakespeare was alive today it is certain that there would be a lot written about him. We would read reviews of his new plays in newspapers, articles about his poetry in the literary papers, and gossip about his love life and his taste in clothes splashed across the glossy magazines. His views about everything […]

Read more
Othello Essay

The movie Othello is full of very believeable and well developed characters. As it is a tradgedy, thought, we have to have a victim or victims, in this case Othello, and the cause of their misery, which is Iago. Iago manipulates Cassio, Roderigo, Emilia, and Othello, useing a variety of methods. Iagos plots are skillfully […]

Read more
Shakespeare’s Othello

Othello is one of William Shakespeare’s most admired plays from the seventeenth century, 1601-1604. Othello is a heroic character of a competent and courageous soldier of advanced years serving in the Venetian Republic. Shakespeare’s literary work improves with his writing becoming more interesting and intriguing to the audience. This is through his enriched language and […]

Read more
Othello, the Moor of Venice

Othello, The Moor of Venice by Shakespeare is a play that demonstrates the impacts of control and problems arising from it. Themes such as jealousy, betrayal, love and racism are widely brought out in Shakespeare’s play. It is essential to research for adequate evidence to prove that the play is truly a tragedy. Moreover, it’s […]

Read more
Othello: Theme of Jealousy

Jealousy is a controlling emotion. It is a feeling that can annihilate relationships, and devour the concerned individual’s mind. Whether exhibited in a platonic or sexual relationship, once jealousy is insinuated, it can result in distressing outcomes. Jealousy can swiftly turn to fury or rage, after which it overwhelms the victims; making them fanatical about […]

Read more
Othello Paper

In Aristotle’s poetics, tragedy refers to imitation of a serious act that has certain magnitude and is embellished in speech and is accomplished by evoking such emotions as terror and pity. In his poetic works, Aristotle introduces six different elements which he outlines as being components of tragedy. They include plot, diction, spectacle, character, song […]

Read more
Othello by Shakespeare

Desdemona is one of the characters in the play Othello directed by Shakespeare (1601-1604). She is a very beautiful lady who lets her father down after escaping with Othello. She decides to move with her husband to Cyprus after he was allocated there to serve in republic of Venice. During her stay in Cyprus, her […]

Read more
Othello and Desdemona

This paper investigates the literature available in the Shakespeare story of Othello. It analyses the nature of love that existed between Othello and Desdemona. In addition, the paper elucidates the nature of commitment between the two, and decides on who among them was responsible for the commitment. According to the literature available, Desdemona certainly had […]

Read more
Othello – College Essay

Othello’s last speech makes me feel sorry for him because I see him describing the circumstances through which he was deceived. He tells Lodovico that he must speak of a person who loved wisely, too well and “of one not easily jealous, but being wrought/ perplexed in the extreme” (Act 5, Scene 2 of Othello). […]

Read more
Deception in “Othello”

In the play “Othello” by Shakespeare, the concept of deception by friends comes out clearly. The main villain of the piece in “Othello” is Iago, who manipulates all the characters of the play including his wife, Emilia, getting them all caught up in an intricate meshwork of lies. It is unfortunate that the lies of […]

Read more
Othello’s Deadly Error

Once implanted, jealousy grows rapidly often resulting in destruction. Jealousy’s devastating power derives from its myriad sources within the human psyche. Sexual tensions, financial greed, obsession for power all establish the foundation of jealousy among the male characters in Othello and eventually each is overwhelmed with resentful intentions. In some ways, Shakespeare’s play, Othello is […]

Read more
It is impossible to decide weather issues of race and gender

The question of gender is even more pronounced in Othello than in most other tragedies because male sexuality is, by virtue of the hero’s skin colour, as much as an issue as female sexuality (Callaghan, 36). Hence issues of race and gender can be seen throughout the Shakespearean play Othello. It can be said that […]

Read more
William Shakespeare’s Othello

In William Shakespeare’s Othello, we witness the tragedy of a man tormented by the fabrications of his own mind. Originally, Othello is tempted by Iago to believe in his wife’s infidelity. Following a relatively brief period of temptation, Othello marries the devil himself. From this point on, Othello has made up his mind and will […]

Read more
How Would You Stage The final Scene of Othello

The final scene is vital to any play. This is because it provides a conclusion to the previous events that have taken place. In the case of Othello the final scene brings an end to all the confusion and deception that has been evident throughout. Therefore, the staging of this scene should be carefully devised. […]

Read more
A marriage of convenience

Lines 130 to 177 in act 1, scene 3 of the Othello play is what encompasses Othello’s speech to the Duke, the senators and Brabantio. Othello and Brabantio were present in front of the Duke and the senators, basically because Othello was being accused of witchcraft, since there was no other reason why a beautiful […]

Read more
Honest Iago

In Othello, the evilest of protagonists Iago, is able to make himself seem noble and honest by means of skillful manipulation of language. A puppeteer of the mind, Iago pulls the strings of each character, thus exploiting their weaknesses with an armory of verbal weapons. In his speeches he reveals himself to the audience to […]

Read more
What’s the significance of the moments when Iago addresses

Trying to psychoanalyse the nature of Iago is like trying to decipher the enigma. Iago is a character with so many different facets to his name that literary critics have been divided for years as to whether Iago is indeed a highly complex character or if he is one who is in fact very simple. […]

Read more
Shakespeare’s Othello

In order for a play to progress at a steady rate, yet still be capable of maintaining an audience’s attention, it must have at least one climactic scene or episode. In William Shakespeare’s “Othello”, the third scene of Act Three is the most suspenseful. Through elements such as pace of action, dialogue and stage directions, […]

Read more
Othello’s curse of distrust

This is a story about a love between a black man (Othello) and a white woman ( Desdemona). These two lovers marry and try to maintain their love for each other at all costs. This includes loving each other albeit without the father’s (Brabantio) approval. This love turns sour because of the carefully choreographed vengeance […]

Read more
Othello is so noble

Is Othello egotistic? Do we love or loathe Othello? These questions have answers for and against them. We can see from the quotes by Bradley and Leavis that they both have very different opinions. From the start of Brdley’s quote we can see that he believes Othello is ‘noble’. From analysing the play I personally […]

Read more
In Othello, Why is Act 3 Scene 3, the Pivotal Scene

“Othello” is written by William Shakespeare in 1602. The leading roles of the performance are Othello who is the main protagonist, Desdemona who is Othello’s wife and Iago Othello’s so called friend and ancient but also the iconoclast, but throughout the course of the play we find this very much untrue. Othello is another tragic […]

Read more

Get access to
knowledge base

MOney Back
Guarantee
No Hidden
Charges
Unlimited
Knowledge base
Become a Member