Othello

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Sally Asgari

Mr.Pomakov

ENG3U1-03

October 25th 2011

Othello is an old novel written by William Shakespeare. It takes place in Europe in the sixteenth century. The main character, Othello is a black man that lives in a white mans world. He overcomes many obstacles such as being tricked into different things, fighting for things that he loves, many friendships, etc. Also, in the novel are Desdemona, Cassio, Iago, Roderigo, Emilia, Brabantio, and Bianca. They all have an important role in the novel and play off each others emotions and actions. In Othello, there are also many meanings and messages that Shakespeare is trying to get through to the audience. One of the biggest themes in the novel is jealousy. Jealousy is portrayed all throughout the novel and the play explains how jealousy is able to destroy lives. The novel also broke down a racial barrier because of the fact that Othello himself was a black man that was surrounded by white men. He did all that he could to make everybody feel equal and obtain the respect that he deserved. Other than Othello, Iago is a very important character in the novel. He is the real villain; the one behind all the schemes and even earns himself the name “Honest Iago” when he was anything but honest. Iago is the one scheming to turn everyone against each other and seeking revenge on Othello. Overall, the novel was very interesting to read and had a great amount of messages that definitely got through to the audience.

Iago is known as the Venetian soldier that is very sneaky and jealous. He was always below Othello and hated that very much; he wanted to be the one in charge and would do anything to get in his spot. Some words used to describe Iago are sneaky and jealous, but he is much more. Iago is also very careful; he doesn’t let anybody see the tracks he leaves. Whenever he does something, he hides it very well and makes sure that nobody finds out. Some of the things he does are also very funny and smart....
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