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The tragedy novel “Othello”, written by William Shakespear, was written in around 1600s. The four main themes of the story are racism, love, jealousy and betrayal. The two protagonists in the story, Othello and Iago, are basically the one's who were responsible for the tragic events. These tragic events includes the destroyed marriage of Othello and Desdemona, death of Desdemona, Emilia and also the downfall of Othello. This story questions who was more responsible...

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Task two, Othello This play presents several opposing views of love and marriage. What are these views and who expresses them? Iago is really jealous of Othello because he has Desdemona. However, Iago does not want Desdemona, he just envies Othello for the sake of it. Iago is jealous of Cassio too because Cassio got the promotion that Iago wanted. Desdemona is faithful to Othello no matter what, even when Othello accuses her repeatedly of just the opposite, and even when Othello is suffocating...

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IN OTHELLO JENNIFER PUTNAM This paper was written for Dr. Brevik’s English 1102 class. Shakespeare is prominent in his use of recurring themes throughout his works, particularly those of love, death, and betrayal. All these themes are present in Othello. Most paramount, however, is jealousy. Jealousy runs the characters’ lives in Othello from the beginning of the play, when Roderigo is envious of Othello because he wishes to be with Desdemona, and to the end of the play, when Othello is...

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OTHELLO An Assignment for Study on Shakespeare Subject Submitted for the Requirement of Final Exam compiled by: AHMAD SAAD I. 120610083 faculty of HUMANITIES English department Airlangga university 2010 INTRODUCTION Othello (2005) is directed by Oliver parker, and starring by Laurence Fishburne, Irène Jacob, Michael Maloney, Nathaniel Parker, Kenneth Branagh. Oliver Parker made his directorial debut with this...

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Othello In the beginning of the play, Othello is mentioned in description by Iago and Roderigo during their discussion rather than being physically present; “The Moore”(1.i57) , “the thick-lips” (I.i.66), “an old black ram” (I.i.88), and “a Barbary horse” (I.i.113). Other than description, we do not see Othello till Act 1, scene iii. We understand in the beginning through Iago And Roderigo’s discussions that Othello is an outsider, by description racially and culturally. I believe Shakespeare...

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The Defeat of Othello The operations of a human beings mind, the place where we hold thoughts, find peace and security is thought to be our own…what if this is compromised? Imagine no longer having control of your thoughts and never feeling secure and stable; the same way Othello felt after being controlled by Iago. In the play of Othello by William Shakespeare, the character Iago shows his abilities of understanding the mind of Othello, leading him to his downfall. He is able to do this by manipulating...

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Shakespeare's Othello is a play of destruction, deception and jealousy in which the mind of a valiant soldier named Othello is manipulated and cheated leading to his downfall. It is clear in the play that the contriving actions of others enable his weaknesses to be preyed upon and used as a tool of annihilation, but it is through the beguilement of others that seals him to his treacherous fate. Iago plays upon Othello’s own weaknesses and fears with his lies and innuendos making Othello a more susceptible...

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English Literature The focus of the play Othello is not so much Othello’s flaws and weaknesses but more Iago’s villainy. A thorough analysis of the play Othello tends to reveal that the focus of the play is actually about Othello’s flaws and weaknesses rather than Iago’s villainy. This conclusion has been reached due to the fact that many elements of drama as well as a characteristic of Shakespearean tragedy are centered on Othello and his imperfections. In essence, the conflict and thematic...

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character: Othello. As one first begins to read this play, it seems that Othello is a truly noble character. Interestingly enough, with further reading and studying, one begins to doubt this nobility and speculate if his motives are guided by his love for others or his love for himself. Even though it is hard to see at first, the true nature of Othello’s character is actually quite self-centered. Throughout Othello there are several occurrences where it is shown that the character Othello is very...

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February 27, 2013 Othello Act 5 Scene 2 William Shakespeare was an English Renaissance writer who lived between the years 1564-1616. Throughout his life he wrote 38 plays, ten of them falling under the category of tragedy. Of these plays, one that stands out as possibly being his most notable tragedy is Othello. Othello tells the story of a Moorish general in the Venetian army’s downfall in both his personal and his professional life. After coming to the conclusion that his wife, Desdemona, is...

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