• Contextual Factors in Othello
    contextual factors of Othello shape your understanding of the play? Shakespeare’s Othello encompasses a wide variety of contextual factors which shape my understanding of the play. These contextual factors include historical, cultural, political and social factors. Othello is believed to have been...
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  • Iago
    11 Adv English, Speech A reader's response to a text is influenced by that responder's social, cultural and historical context. My response to the antagonist character of Iago in William Shakespeare's Othello is one of intrigue as he is represented as such an evil character, the most wicked in all...
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  • dunbo
    of expressing meaning and achieving effects (5%) AO4. relate texts to their social, cultural and historical contexts; explain how texts have been influential and significant to self and other readers in different contexts and at different times. (5%) Overall – 25% of English Literature GCSE About...
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  • Advanced English - Othello
    Shakespeare’s play Othello written in the 16th century England and Tim Blake Nelsons film O produced in 20th century America, accentuates the reflection, when analysing the contexts, purpose, form, audience via characters and themes arises the context which are historical, social and cultural as well as the...
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  • Othello Notes
    What is the play about? Othello themes include: * Jealousy (the sexual jealousy of Othello, and Iago’s professional envy of Cassio * Appearance versus reality (including honesty/dishonesty, loyalty/disloyalty) * Reputation * Public versus private concerns * Racism (including...
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  • Othello Notes
    English Othello Themes Jealousy Othello is the most famous literary work that focuses on the dangers of jealousy. The play is a study of how jealousy can be fueled by mere circumstantial evidence and can destroy lives. (In Othello, the hero succumbs to jealousy when Iago convinces him that Desdemona...
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  • Alan Sinfield
    Cultural Materialism^ Othello, aed the Politics of Plausibility Alan Sinfield Alan Sinfield's Faultlines (1992) is one of the best examples of Cultural Materialism at work. This chapter on Shakespeare's Othello is an especially forceful rendering of the Cultural Materialist argument that texts...
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  • Race in Shakespeare
    been a topic of complex discussion that has brought social discomfort and in most instances racial prejudice - Elizabethan England being no exception. William Shakespeare applies the issue of race in many of his plays; such in the tragedy of Othello that captures the reality of society in Elizabethan...
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  • Othello Practice Essay
    Shakespeare’s tragedy of the play Othello is spoken of and valued significantly even today due to the universal themes that link to the human condition therefore letting it endure. The plays ability to be interpreted in various forms through social and historical context is quite significant. Shakespeare...
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  • America Aratara
    Othello may prove a painful text for many students. In particular some will find some of the play's frank and forthright racist language demeaning and distasteful. But plays like Othello can be used as tools to explore racism and racist views, both within an historical setting and a contemporary cultural...
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  • Racism in Othello
    and show how it might help us understand Othello. The extract presents a sustained attack by Coleridge on Shakespeare for his lack of realism in the 'monstrous' depiction of a marriage between a 'beautiful Venetian girl,' and a 'veritable negro,' in Othello. He sees Shakespeare's transformation of...
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  • romeo and juliet
    Baz Luhrmann Romeo + Juliet 1996 and william shakespeare how each text reflects its cultural and historical context I am the master of my fate. I am the captain in my soul. « When we look at Shakespeare’s work, we discover a playwright who never loses sight of uncertainties, ambiguities, and imbalances...
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  • Othello William Shakespeare
    class Essay (Othello) Intro: * William Shakespeare created one of his most famous plays Othello to investigate in an influential manner the unrelenting issues of racial discrimination and gender equility. Based on the tale ‘Un Capitano Moro’ (The Moorish Captain) by Giovanni Cinthio, Othello was written...
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  • Approaches to Literature
    irrelevant material.” * Historical Criticism: This approach “seeks to understand a literary work by investigating the social, cultural, and intellectual context that produced it—a context that necessarily includes the artist’s biography and milieu.” A key goal for historical critics is to understand...
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  • Racism in Othello and An Echo in the Bone
    Pedagogy of the Meaning of Racism: Reconciling a Discordant Discourse,’ states that although several key concepts in the study of diversity, social bias, and social justice are somewhat nebulous and overlapping, for example, culture, race and ethnicity, there is perhaps no term that provokes the level of...
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  • To what what extent do any two texts, one drama, one prose, studied on the course mirror their society?
     If works of art mirror their societies, they reflect the burning issues of their societies. The historical backgrounds of the two selected texts: The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy and Othello by William Shakespeare are key to the task at hand. In short, setting both in place and time plays...
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  • Othello Notes
    OTHELLO General Terms TERM | MEANING | Peripeteia | The state of affair changing from the start to a total opposite at the end. | Anagnorisis | A moment or recognition | Iambic pentameter | The particular rhythm that the words establish in that line | Hubris | An extreme pride or arrogance...
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  • Comparative Text, Othello and O
    Drafted Essay Context study; Comparing texts, Othello and O’ William Shakespeare’s Elizabethan play Othello (16th Century) and its modern (21st Century) appropriation O’ by Tim Blake Nelson depict a story of an African American hero, who is deceived by one of his close allies. Both writers have...
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  • Shakespeare
    areas of literature, culture, art, theatre and film. Shakespeare’s work always got great reviews and left the crowd wanting for more. He is a timeless cultural icon and has inspired so many people. The way he expressed himself in his poetry is unbelievable and he is the reason for some of the English language/vocabulary...
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  • british writings on morocco
    the country is very important and it takes varied forms and it is manifest in different genres. British Cultural and literary awareness of Morocco is recorded in the scores of travel texts, historical and geographical studies, literary texts in their different genres, diplomatic and press reports, anthropological...
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