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  • Othello


    (II, i, 176-178, p.71) IAGO (To himself) He takes her by the hand. Yes, very good, whisper to her! With This little web, I’ll catch a fly as big as Cassio. Yes, Smile at her, go ahead! I’ll catch you in your own flirtation. Character Intent: Iago is definitely speaking these lines for one clear reason. Iago wants to manipulate Cassio and get him close to Desdemona therefore Othello could see this occur and become

    Essay Length: 851 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: November 9, 2009 By: Vika
  • The Role of Drama in Othello

    The Role of Drama in Othello

    The audience expects drama to entertain, stir emotions and provoke thought when viewed. All these three functions of drama are interrelated and cannot be studied independently. What defines a drama as a tragedy is its spectacular plots and overemotional characterization that enthral the audience into the world of the play. In theatre, the playwright uses the language of the characters and dramatic techniques to construct a view of the world and interrogate issues on the

    Essay Length: 1,354 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: November 10, 2009 By: Vika
  • The Issue of Time in Othello

    The Issue of Time in Othello

    Since the middle of the 19th century, many critics have analysed the double time scheme in Othello. This time scheme involves proceedings happening in both short and long time. There is no doubt that there are discrepancies in the way time is presented within the play. Shakespeare uses short time to heighten the intensity of the drama and to give us an impression of the reckless nature of the tragedy. Short time is basically just

    Essay Length: 1,017 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: November 12, 2009 By: Jessica
  • Othello-Identty


    “My lord is not my lord, nor should I know him were he in favor as in humor altered” (3, 4, 119-120) Throughout Shakespeare’s play �Othello’ we observe Othello’s identity and reputation fall to pieces, the way Othello sees himself and the way others perceive him is transformed completely. His qualities of a decisive, dignified and proud man at the beginning of the play are later overtaken by jealousy, rage and irrational thinking. His life

    Essay Length: 1,604 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: November 13, 2009 By: Mike
  • Othello


    "Othello" "Othello" was written by one most influential writer in all of English literature, William Shakespeare during his great tragic period. Othello is set against the backdrop of the wars between Venice and Turkey that raged in the latter part of the sixteenth century. The subject of Othello is "Love and Death", while the theme suggests "The Incompatibility of Military Heroism & Love". "Othello" consisted of three major characters including: Othello, Desdemona, and Iago,

    Essay Length: 480 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: November 14, 2009 By: Artur
  • Elizabethan Times - 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 exact to the ones accepted by the Elizabethans of the sixteenth century. With the limited number of Black people being

    Essay Length: 2,024 Words / 9 Pages
    Submitted: November 16, 2009 By: July
  • Othello Is Essentially an Noble Character, Flawed by Insecurity and a Nature That Is Naive and Unsophisticated

    Othello Is Essentially an Noble Character, Flawed by Insecurity and a Nature That Is Naive and Unsophisticated

    Othello is essentially an noble character, flawed by insecurity and a nature that is naive and unsophisticated”. Looking at William Shakespeare’s Othello The Moor Of Venice, the central character, Othello is revered as the tragic hero. He is a character of high stature that is destroyed by his surroundings, his own actions, and his fate. His destruction is essentially precipitated by his own actions, as well as by the actions of the characters surrounding him.

    Essay Length: 893 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: November 16, 2009 By: Tasha
  • Othello by William Shakespeare

    Othello by William Shakespeare

    Throughout the book “Othello” by William Shakespeare, Othello expresses a great amount of love. Whether the love was over lust or true love that is for the reader’s of this book to decide. Each reader interprets this novel differently. Othello asked to be remembered as “one who loved not wisely but to well.” This is a very accurate quote. Shakespeare’s whole novel Othello was based on this quote in the story. You will see

    Essay Length: 514 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: November 17, 2009 By: July
  • Othello Passage Analysis Act 3, Scene 3, Lines 163-215

    Othello Passage Analysis Act 3, Scene 3, Lines 163-215

    OTHELLO PASSAGE ANALYSIS ACT 3, SCENE 3, LINES 163-215 The passage act 3, scene 3, lines 163-215, is a true reflection of many valid and evident themes throughout the play, Othello. A dialogue between the two characters, Othello and Iago, is shared, and through it, much revealed. With great ideas, and tentative use of setting, it is a passage which truly highlights Shakespeare’s two characters. Othello is a great, powerful man of Venice, who has

    Essay Length: 1,030 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: November 20, 2009 By: Jack
  • Othello


    “At its heart, Othello is a play about relationships between two couples.” How are these relationships portrayed, and their involvement with each other? In William Shakespeare’s Othello. Othello is the main character. Many Venetians know and call him “the Moor”, he is a strong character and is very proud. He has power as being an honourable solider and a worthy leader. Othello does have a very trusting nature which does not go well for him

    Essay Length: 699 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: November 22, 2009 By: Steve
  • Othello


    Act 1 of 'Othello' is all based around one evening's events in Venice. It is very fast paced, where many things happen in a short time span. The opening of the Act is an argument with Iago and Roderigo, in which the audience first see Iago's character emerging. In the opening scene, Iago displays his crude characteristics and language. Perhaps his most revealing declaration at this point is his proud boast 'I am not what

    Essay Length: 440 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: November 23, 2009 By: Steve
  • Othello Iago’s Jealousy

    Othello Iago’s Jealousy

    A Web of Lies In Shakespeare’s “Othello” we are told a tale in which there is much manipulation amongst a group of nobleman for the potential of various personal gains. Whether one man wanted another man’s wife, or a man wanting a political promotion, most characters were somehow involved in lying, stealing, and murdering to get their goals, no matter how ruthless the manner they went about doing it. Regardless of all the actions that

    Essay Length: 574 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: November 23, 2009 By: Tasha
  • Othello Act 1 Summary & Response

    Othello Act 1 Summary & Response

    Othello Act 1 Summary & Response Roderigo and Iago are talking in a street and Roderigo tells Iago that Othello has made Cassio into his leuitenant. Iago becomes jealous and because of these, he hates Othello. To make trouble for Othello, the two of them inform the senator Brabantio that Othello has taken his daughter Desdemona with him. Roderigo mentions to Brabantio his love towards Desdemona. Brabantio is assured that her daughter is gone and

    Essay Length: 463 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: November 26, 2009 By: Edward
  • Genre Cpmarison for the Movie and Shakespeare’s Play Othello

    Genre Cpmarison for the Movie and Shakespeare’s Play Othello

    Genre Comparison “O” & Othello Many tend to use the words: jealousy and jealous, as a description of an attitude or emotion; but few actually knows the definitions of these words. To be jealous has to do with or arose from feelings of envy, apprehension, or bitterness. Jealousy is a jealous attitude or disposition. Jealousy is a very powerful emotion and has the potential to make people do various things. There is a statement for

    Essay Length: 909 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: November 27, 2009 By: Mike
  • Othello Vs. Iago

    Othello Vs. Iago

    Othello vs. Iago As the villain in Shakespeare’s play Othello, Iago has two main actions. They are to plot and to deceive. Iago wishes to plot and to deceive because he is jealous of Othello and hates him. Iago’s reasons for why he hates Othello is because he believes that Othello made love to his wife, and Iago is mad that Cassio was chosen to be Lieutenant instead of himself. From this hate comes the

    Essay Length: 1,036 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: November 27, 2009 By: Top
  • Is Othello a Racist Play

    Is Othello a Racist Play

    How far will society go to demolish inter-racial relationships? Today, it is very challenging to have an inter-racial relationship because of the views humanity has against it. This view has always been present, even in the 1600's, when the tragedy of Othello, by William Shakespeare, was written. Many questions occur when discussing this play like: Is the tragedy of Othello a racist play? Many people argue that indeed, Othello is a racist play, but it

    Essay Length: 554 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: November 29, 2009 By: Yan
  • Othello


    Widely regarded as one of the most romantic and mythical figures in all of Shakespeare’s plays, Othello, the Moor of Venice tells the tragic story of a noble hero that is undone by his own fatal flaw. Othello has a blinding trust in those closest to him, and he leads with his heart, not his mind. This fatal flaw is exploited by a supposedly loyal friend and Othello’s trusting nature and inability to separate what

    Essay Length: 762 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: November 29, 2009 By: July
  • Othello


    aIago the villain William Shakespeare, in his play, “Othello the Moor of Venice”, brings to life one of his most complex villains, Iago. Iago plays the ancient of Othello, who is the general of the Venetian forces. As an ancient, Iago is to be a loyal servant to Othello. However, Iago has grown bitter and contempt and uses his supposed loyalty as a wedge to cause Othello’s demise. It has been said of Iago that

    Essay Length: 1,361 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: November 29, 2009 By: Andrew
  • Othello Vs. Iago

    Othello Vs. Iago

    In this thesis I will explain the reasonings behind Iago . Iago is obviously the "bad apple" in this book and I will explain several reasons for this behavior. Iago is the whole reason there is any conflict in Othello. If he never had entered the play Othello would have married Desdemona and they would have lived happily ever after. Right from the beginning of the play to the very end he causes conflicts.

    Essay Length: 420 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: November 29, 2009 By: Kevin
  • Imagery in Othello

    Imagery in Othello

    The function of imagery in the mid-sixteenth century play Othello by William Shakespeare is to aid characterisation and define meaning in the play. The antagonist Iago is defined through many different images, Some being the use of poison and soporifics, sleeping agents, to show his true evil and sadistic nature. Othello’s character is also shaped by much imagery such as the animalistic, black and white, and horse images which indicates his lustful, sexual nature. Characterisation

    Essay Length: 1,758 Words / 8 Pages
    Submitted: December 2, 2009 By: Jessica
  • Othello Comparison of Themes

    Othello Comparison of Themes

    Themes Envy and jealousy are the catalysts for Hugo’s desire to hurt Odin and Mike. Hugo envies Mike for Odin choosing him over Hugo to share the coveted Most Valuable Player award (MVP). At the presentation Hugo’s own father, Coach Duke Goulding states boldly, “…And I’m not ashamed to say this in public but, I love him like a son.” The camera shows the dismay displayed on Hugo’s face. From this point on Hugo envies

    Essay Length: 720 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: December 2, 2009 By: Steve
  • Othello: Characters Bring About Their Own Demise

    Othello: Characters Bring About Their Own Demise

    As in almost all tragedies, especially those of William Shakespeare, the tragic hero always runs into misfortune. The play Othello is no exception. In this play, every character acquainted with the tragic hero appears to be unfortunate. While these misfortunes are oddly related to Othello, are they his fault or did each character attract them out of their own actions? To answer this daunting question, one must consider the three most unfortunate characters: Othello, Desdamona

    Essay Length: 348 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: December 2, 2009 By: Jon
  • Othello


    Othello Shakespeare was a brilliant man capable of tying in social critique in the slightest of ways that one could only see if one looked very closely. Take for example Shakespeare’s play of words using black and white in the Othello. These two words become so loaded with meanings that scholars today are still discovering new ways that the two words can be interpreted. “The Rhetoric of Black and White in Othello” by Doris Alder

    Essay Length: 1,428 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: December 3, 2009 By: Kevin
  • Reaction to Othello by By Julius Lester

    Reaction to Othello by By Julius Lester

    The novel Othello by Julious Lester is one of the most interesting love stories I have ever read. Iago the greatest villain of all times plays with the red handkerchief to ruin and sometimes determine love for people. Othello loves his red handkerchief and gives it to Desdemona to have as a symbolism of love for them. Desdemona takes the handkerchief and puts it in her blouse. Othello has a headache when he gets home

    Essay Length: 509 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: December 4, 2009 By: July
  • Othello Jealousy

    Othello Jealousy

    Shakespeare has an exceptional ability to compose plays full of deceit, trickery, murderous revenge, and jealousy. In Othello, one of his most recognized tragedies was consistently evolving around the central theme of jealousy. Jealousy in Othello is what the play was founded on. One of Shakespeare's most credible characteristics in his writing is his ability to compose a play in which has a story that originates, and strides on lies. As theses lies were

    Essay Length: 1,472 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: December 4, 2009 By: Wendy

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