Othello and O. Othello is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare, set in Venice and portrays love, jealousy, and betrayal. O. is a modern day set movie at a prep school about a basketball team and follows the main storyline of Othello. The main characters of the book have similar names to the ones in the movie. In the book Othello, the main character Othello is a black man who is a leader in the army and is known for his skills in battle. Othello is discriminated for his skin color and his position in the army, especially by a man named Iago who is a associate of his. In act I scene III Iago says "I hate the Moor". Iago devises a plan in order to get revenge and embarrass Othello and take Cassio's job, he plans to convince Othello that his newlywed wife Desdemona is cheating on him with Cassio. Iago also lies to a man named Roderigo and says he will get Desdemona to love him as long as Roderigo pays him. Iago from the help of his wife Emilia, acquires a handkerchief that is Desdemona's which was given to her by Othello. Iago plants the handkerchief inside Cassio's house in order to make it seem like Desdemona and Cassio were sleeping together. Iago feeds Othello lies about Cassio and Desdemona such as saying how Desdemona lied to her father about marrying Othello and she is likely to do it again. When Othello accuses Desdemona of having an affair she has no clue what he is talking about and denies it, this only aggravates Othello more because he thinks she is lying to him. Othello decides that he would kill Desdemona if Iago would "kill" Cassio, Iago then convinces Roderigo his way to Desdemona is getting rid of Cassio. Roderigo misses his mark and Cassio wounds him instead. Roderigo then dies and Iago wounds Cassio and runs away, when Othello hears Cassio’s cry, he assumes that Iago has killed Cassio as he said he would. Othello begins to smother Desdemona when Emilia enters with the news that Roderigo is dead and Cassio is still alive. Emilia spots Desdemona and Desdemona then says that she tried to commit suicide…
To what extent can Othello be considered a ‘tragic hero’?
The extent of which Othello is a tragic hero has been open to much debate; the basis on which he is judged falls to Aristotle’s established view of the crucial elements that distinguish whether a person is truly tragic. According to Aristotle, a tragic protagonist is a nobleman or person from high status, who contributes to his own demise and illustrates a flaw or weakness in judgment. The tragic protagonist must make a fall from a high…
is gone. Sometimes, death could mean the end of a relationship, the end of a job, or even the end of a way of thinking. To die means that what was once a viable option has ended. William Shakespeare explores different aspects of death in his play Othello. By using death, he infuses intrigue, conflict, and ultimately tragedy in this play. Reading the play one can discover that death is an overall motif that reappears numerous times throughout the play. Through the use of foreshadowing, point of view…
‘Be a man’, how are ideas of masculinity presented in Othello.
Othello is set during the Elizabethan era, where men were considered to be the leaders and women their inferiors. Women were often regarded as the ‘weaker sex’. This patriarchal society and theme of male superiority is portrayed throughout the play. These themes are depicted through the relationships between the characters. Brabantio and Desdemona’s relationship shows how he believed the traditional Elizabethan view, that men were…
Work Othello Author William Shakespeare Date of Publication 1604 Genre Tragedy/DramaCharacteristics of the Genre A tragedy is a play dealing with tragic events and having an unhappy ending, usually one dealing with the downfall of the protagonist in this case, Othello. He goes from being the noble moor to killing the woman he loves and then himself. He destroys the great life he had and drags others down along with him. A drama is a story involving conflict or contrast of character. Othello contains…
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