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None Provided2 If Othello didnt begin as a play about race, history has made it one. The Venetian society that Othello is set in is representative of the writers context. The attitudes and values that Shakespeare reveals through the text are those same attitudes and values of Elizabethan society in England in the sixteenth-century. Although Othello is set in Venice and Cyprus, the attitudes and values shared in the text are probably reflective of the attitudes and values of Shakespeare\'s own
None Provided5 An example of foreshadowing is when Hamlet’s father came to him as a ghost to inform him of his murder, this caused a rage within Hamlet that foreshadows his revenge. This revenge led to the death of his uncle, mother, and himself. It also created Hamlet’s wild behavior, and caused him possibly to become insane.. Another example is Hamlet’s sudden unusual behavior toward Ophelia, which foreshadows a fatal outcome for the two lovers. His treatment toward Ophelia was so horrible and
None Provided7 Although Shakespeare\'s The Merchant of Venice is considered a comedy, cruelty runs rampant throughout the entire text of the play. Most of the characters exhibit some form of cruel behavior toward one another, including Lancelot who is cruel to his father Gobbio when he runs into him on the street. He engages the old man in belittling word play because his father has very poor eyesight and cannot tell that he is actually speaking to his own son. Everyone is cruel to Shylock; in f
None Provided8 For many centuries people have found theater to be an excellent form of entertainment. The public\'s appreciation for such entertainment is based upon different theatrical themes. Whether it is a lighthearted comedy, that is most certain to lift anyone\'s spirits, a passionate romance, that stirs our innermost quixotic emotions, or a dire tragedy, that finds no rhyme or reason in our so-called "fair" concept of life. These types of plays appeal to the different aspects of humanity
Nurse in Romeo and Juliet Many of Shakespeare’s tragedies incorporate some character who is amusing, delightful, and downright comic, injecting into the somberness of the plot line a note of levity. In Romeo and Juliet, this is the character of Juliet’s nurse. We do not have a name for her, and yet we know much about her, for she is only too happy to tell us everything we’d like to know -- sometimes two or three times. Garrulous, simple, and common, she is none-the-less endearing because of her
Odepius the King and Othello the Moor Oedipus the King and Othello the Moor When you read the works of different authors you always seem to notice different similarities between them. Among those authors are Shakespeare and Sophocles who show many different similarities between their works. We will now use one of Shakespeare’s and Sophocles plays, Othello and Oedipus the King, and discuss the similarities or/and differences they have between them. We will also compare, focus, discuss and explain
Ophelias Weaknesses Ophelia’s Weaknesses In classic works of literature all characters have certain flaws. In Shakespeare’s tragedies the characters all have flaws that eventually lead to their undoing. In the play Hamlet, by William Shakespeare, the character of Ophelia is ultimately killed by her flaw. It is apparent that Ophelia is an obedient person through her thoughts and actions in the beginning of the play, but upon closer inspection, the audience sees that she is not merely obedient. Op
Othello Shakespeare\'s trajedy, "Othello" is a play based on passion unchecked. The desire for money, power, and love drive the characters to commit acts that betray any hint of rational thinking. Readers are given a taste of how passionate Othello is in Act Two, Scene Three. "Now, by heaven, My blood begins my safer guides to rule, And passion, having my best judgement collied, Essays to lead the way. \'Swounds, if I stir." Christ\'s wound\'s if I stir? Othello knows he is a man capable of terr
Othello Analysis In his book, Shakespearean Tragedy, A.C. Bradley discusses at length the many great works of William Shakespeare. One such work is that of Othello. The story Othello is one of Shakespeare’s more intricate works. The basic plot is one a man betrayed by those who are supposed to be close to him but turn out to truly be vipers in wait to strike. Bradley suggests that Othello’s tragic flaw s are the very things that make him a renowned fighter, leader, and man. Othello’s character,
Othello and Hamlet compariaon and contrast The plays Othello and Hamlet, written by William Shakespeare, have many similarities and differences. Two main characters Iago, of Othello, and Hamlet, of Hamlet, can be compared and contrasted through characterization. Characterization is the represent ion of characteristics or motives of a character. Both characters have different character traits which make them truly different from one another, but their ending resolutions are remarkably the same. I
Othello en10 Othello, written by William Shakespeare is the story of Othello, the protagonist and tragic hero of the play. A Moor commanding the armies of Venice, he is a celebrated general and heroic figure whose "free and open nature" will enable Iago to twist his love for his wife Desdemona into a powerful jealousy. Iago is Othello’s ensign, and Shakespeare\'s greatest villain. His public face of bravery and honesty conceals a Satanic delight in manipulation and destruction. Passed over for a
Othello en11 Dustin Mills English 102 Dr. Elisabeth Sachs Othello Essay "Honest" Iago One of the most interesting and exotic characters in the tragic play " Othello", by William Shakespeare, is "honest" Iago. At first Iago seems to be motiveless. However, the motivation behind his actions lie more in Iago\'s quest for personal gain, as opposed to just being evil for evil\'s sake. Iago\'s greediness can be validated by examining his manipulation of Roderigo, Cassio, and most importantly, Othello.
Othello Iago en0 As villain in Shakespeare’s play Othello, Iago has two main actions. They are to plot and to deceive. Iago hates Othello for two reasons. 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 main conflict of the play. Iago plans to ruin Othello by carrying out a plan based on lies and deceit. This plan will make Iago the only person that Othello believes he can trust, and Iago will us
OTHELLO misc Othello - A Racist Play? Although there are lots of things to suggest this is a racist play I don\'t think that racism actually dominates the play, even though it has a racist theme. There is a romantic union between black and white which gets destroyed because most people think the relationship is wrong. At the time the play was written, 1604, even the Queen of England was racist so there must have been a strong hatred of blacks around that time. Most racist comments in the play ar
Othello misc0 The play Othello was written be William Shakespeare in the latter years of Shakespeare’s career. Shakespeare composed, revised, and acted in many theatrical performances throughout his life, he also owned the Globe theater where many of his works were performed. The work Othello was based on a story by Giraldi Cinthios, Tale of a Moor, which was a mellow drama about a moor and his doubts about his wife’s fidelity. In Shakespeare’s play the moor (Othello) is convinced by his jealous
Othello misc1 Shakespeare\'s trajedy, "Othello" is a play based on passion unchecked. The desire for money, power, and love drive the characters to commit acts that betray any hint of rational thinking. Readers are given a taste of how passionate Othello is in Act Two, Scene Three. "Now, by heaven, My blood begins my safer guides to rule, And passion, having my best judgement collied, Essays to lead the way. \'Swounds, if I stir." Christ\'s wound\'s if I stir? Othello knows he is a man capable o
Othello misc2 If one reads Shakespeare\'s Othello, they can come to the conclusion that it might be one of the his most tragic plays ever written by Shakespeare. Romeo and Juliet, is probably the most famous of his tragic plays, but Othello, has characteristics that, I think make it even more tragic then his other plays, and therefore for that reason, you can say that Othello is the most tragic hero. Othello is a noble man, one who has grace with the ladies but also possesses all the virtues of
Othello misc3 The Different Sides of Iago’s Character In Shakespeare\'s "Othello," Iago carefully and masterfully entraps Othello into believing that his wife, Desdemona, is having an affair with Cassio. He does this through a series of suggestions and hesitations that entice and implant images into Othello\'s head that lead him to his own end. More importantly, Iago gives Othello the motive to murder his own innocent wife Desdemona, satisfying Iago\'s huge appetite for revenge. The motive for I
Othello Paper Othello, the Moor of Venice Evaluated by: me December 13, 1999 Iago (Othello’s ensign) uses love against Othello (general of the Venetian army) to cause him to experience jealousy. He not only utilizes the Moor’s love for Desdemona, but also his love for Iago and their friendship “My lord, you know I love you…”(1.3.117) Funny enough, Iago gives warning to Othello of the very negative emotion that he hopes to inflict upon him! (1.3.166).“Oh beware, my lord, of jealousy; it is the gr
Othello tragedy en1 Dustin Mills English 102 Dr. Elisabeth Sachs Othello Essay "Honest" Iago One of the most interesting and exotic characters in the tragic play " Othello", by William Shakespeare, is "honest" Iago. At first Iago seems to be motiveless. However, the motivation behind his actions lie more in Iago\'s quest for personal gain, as opposed to just being evil for evil\'s sake. Iago\'s greediness can be validated by examining his manipulation of Roderigo, Cassio, and most importantly, O
Othello vs Much Ado About Nothing The two villains in “Much Ado About Nothing” and “Othello” share much in common, despite their numerous differences. It is evident that Shakespeare framed the second piece of literature to be similar to the first. Although shorter, the plot of “Othello” is definitely more complex. The villains play a major part in the novels, and are very much alike in their line of thinking. The comedy, “Much Ado About Nothing” depicts the story of a group of high-ranking soldi
Othello Shakespeare\'s trajedy, "Othello" is a play based on passion unchecked. The desire for money, power, and love drive the characters to commit acts that betray any hint of rational thinking. Readers are given a taste of how passionate Othello is in Act Two, Scene Three. "Now, by heaven, My blood begins my safer guides to rule, And passion, having my best judgement collied, Essays to lead the way. \'Swounds, if I stir." Christ\'s wound\'s if I stir? Othello knows he is a man capable of terr
Othello2 The Different Sides of Iago’s Character In Shakespeare\'s "Othello," Iago carefully and masterfully entraps Othello into believing that his wife, Desdemona, is having an affair with Cassio. He does this through a series of suggestions and hesitations that entice and implant images into Othello\'s head that lead him to his own end. More importantly, Iago gives Othello the motive to murder his own innocent wife Desdemona, satisfying Iago\'s huge appetite for revenge. The motive for Iago\'
Othello2 The Different Sides of Iago’s Character In Shakespeare\'s "Othello," Iago carefully and masterfully entraps Othello into believing that his wife, Desdemona, is having an affair with Cassio. He does this through a series of suggestions and hesitations that entice and implant images into Othello\'s head that lead him to his own end. More importantly, Iago gives Othello the motive to murder his own innocent wife Desdemona, satisfying Iago\'s huge appetite for revenge. The motive for Iago\'
Othello3 Othello In Othello, we encounter Iago, one of Shakespeare’s most evil characters. Iago is an officer in Othello\'s army and is jealous of Cassio\'s promotion to Lieutenant. Through deception and appearance, we see many lies and clever schemes unfold. The astonishing thing about Iago is that he seems to make up his malicious schemes as he goes along without any planning. I agree with the critics that say Iago represents a “motiveless malignity”. Throughout the play, Iago portrays himself
Othello4 Character Analysis of Othello In the play Othello, the character of Othello has certain traits which make him seem naive and unsophisticated compared to many other people. This is why Iago, to get his just rewards uses him as a scapegoat. Iago told Roderigo, " O,sir, content you. I follow him [Othello] to serve my turn upon him "(I, i lines 38-9). Iago is saying, he only follows Othello to a point, and upon reaching it he will not follow him any longer. Iago has opened my eyes to see th
Othello5 The tragedy Othello written by William Shakespeare shows several types of Contrast. In this tragedy, each main character is contrasted with another character who is the complete opposite of them. Three specific contrasts shown in Othello are Iago and Cassio, Iago and Desdemona, and Iago’s internal and external appearances. All three of these contrasts are perfectly derived to be complete opposites. The first contrast is Iago and Cassio. Iago, since the beginning of the play, was very an
Othello7 In Othello, many events are more significant than others because of mental or psychological reasons. Shakespeare uses images to give contrasted thoughts to different parts of the play. Shakespeare also gives the excitement to internal events by giving the character or characters feelings, such as being angry, sad, happy, and scared. Another thing is how a character changes his feelings in a brief moment. In the play Othello, examples of these are, how Othello changes his trust from pers
othellolove and lust Love and Lust Lots of times people get love and lust confused. In Shakespeare’s Othello, the characters in this book are very confused about the difference and it results in perplexity, confusion, commotion and death. This is shown in Shakespeare’s use of symbolism, characterization and irony. The person who best illustrates this theme is Roderigo. He tells Iago, “That thou, Iago, who hast had my purse,” to get Desdemona for himself. (I,I,2) He pays Iago to get Desdemona, no
othellos race Cynthia I. Quintana Racial Background Effect in Othello During the Elizabethan times it was uncommon for black people to act out roles in plays. Shakespeare introduces this to his audience in two plays, the first Titus Andromicus and the second Othello. The first black character, Aaron, is portrayed as a secondary villain. Othello on the other hand is of higher status than many of his peers in the play. This was different for Shakespeare to present a minority person with such autho
Parallels Hamlet In Hamlet by William Shakespeare, the importance of characters Laertes and Fortinbras have been an issue that\'s discussed and analyzed by many literary critics. Hamlet, Laertes and Fortinbras are parallel characters in the play. Laertes and Fortinbras are often use by Shakespeare to compare the actions and emotions of Hamlet throughout the play. "They are also important in Hamlet as they are imperative to the plot of the play and the final resolution" (Nardo, 88). Shakespeare p
Polonius A Fool in Shakespeares Hamlet Polonius: A Fool in Shakespeare’s Hamlet Hamlet is the most popular of Shakespeare’s plays for theater audiences and readers. It has been acted live in countries throughout the world and has been translated into every language. Polonius is one of the major characters in Hamlet, his role in the play is of great interest to scholars. Parts of Hamlet present Polonius as a fool, whose love of his own voice leads to his constant babbling. Scholars have been anal
Procrastination of Hamlet Hamlet\'s Delay Everyone contains a tinge of Hamlet in his feelings, wants, and worries, and proudly so, for Hamlet is not like the other tragic heroes of his period. He stands apart from other Shakespeare\'s heroes in his today much discussed innocence. Is this supposed tragic hero maybe an ideal hero - one without the tragic flaw, which has been a part of the formula for the tragedy since the Golden age of Greece?; is a question that has been the field for many litera
PROSPERO AND SHAKESPEARE PROSPERO AND SHAKESPEARE The Tempest is an interesting play written by the famous, William Shakespeare. It is his official and last accomplishment. This play is thought of as one of Shakespeare\'s "romance" plays. Shakespeare started to write toward the end of his career about magic and fantasy set in far-off lands. These realms that he created are written about in his plays. This particular play is famous for his usage of magic, which is carried through by the Duke of M
Prospero the leader Prospero the Leader Shakespeare, by concealing part of the truth at first, shows us the development of Prospero\'s character while on the island, from excessively trustful, too tyrannical, to a man who is willing to forgive. By the end of the play, Prospero indeed combines power over himself with power over the outer world (Elye 7). Although this does put him in an ideal position to lead, Prospero is brought to a point where he develops control over himself, rather than being
Reaction to The Merry Wives of Windsor The first thing that struck me about The Merry Wives of Windsor was the appearance of some characters from Henry VI: Falstaff, Bardolph, Nym, and Pistol. The second thing that struck me was the complexity of the plot. Shakespeare is tough enough for me to understand on its own, without the introduction of a plots that twist and turn, and entwine each other like snakes. I wish I could see the play performed, because it seems like a delightful comedy, and I f
Richard the III Richard the III In the play, Richard the III, by William Shakespeare, the character Richard (Duke of Gloucester) is a very manipulative and deceiving person. Richard acts like this in order to fulfill his dream to become King. And since he is at the bottom of a long, long list to be King, he has a lot of people to deceive. But when he does manipulate people, such as his brothers, Lady Anne, and Buckingham, he does without mercy and conscience. Richard’s brothers are one of the fi
Richard the III Richard the III In the play, Richard the III, by William Shakespeare, the character Richard (Duke of Gloucester) is a very manipulative and deceiving person. Richard acts like this in order to fulfill his dream to become King. And since he is at the bottom of a long, long list to be King, he has a lot of people to deceive. But when he does manipulate people, such as his brothers, Lady Anne, and Buckingham, he does without mercy and conscience. Richard’s brothers are one of the fi
Righteous Hamlets Revenge Righteous Hamlet\'s Revenge In the story Hamlet we have a young man who is seeking revenge for the death of his father. The person who was responsible for the death of Hamlet\'s father was Claudius. Hamlet had opportunities to kill Claudius, and even in the end, when he was most assuredly going to put an end to Claudius\' life, he hesitated. There is much speculation as to why Hamlet hesitated, and why he didn\'t just kill Claudius as quickly as possible. Hamlet did so
roman life in julias ceaser Julius Caesar In the play of Julius Caesar, we see a brief picture of Roman life during the time of the First Triumvirate. In this snap shot, we see many unfortunate things. Shakespeare gives us the idea that many people try to circumvent what the future holds, such as unfortunate things, by being superstitious. Superstition seems to play a role in the basic daily life of most Roman citizens. For instance, the setting of the first scene is based upon superstition, the
Romeo "A pair of star-crossed lovers", Romeo and Juliet. From the opening scenes of the play these two children of feuding families were destined to fall in love together and eventually die together. How does the reader see this? How do we know it was fate which triggered these events? Coincidence caused the death of these two lovers. For this reason Romeo and Juliet is one of Shakespeare\'s great tragedies. For coincidence to have caused the death of Romeo and Juliet it must have been evident i
Romeo And Juliet The Fate of Romeo and Fair Juliet What is love? is it not a feeling, a dream, a look? How long must it take for one to know he/she is in love? And if it is longer then an hour is it really love? One could say love is in the eyes, the window to the soul; another could say love could not be seen by the eyes for they only tell so much. But what about fate, if fate exists what does it matter if the love is in the eyes or truly in the heart? And at what point is life swept out of the
Romeo and Juliet Compared to Much Ado About Nothing William Shakespeare has written many different categories of plays: comedies, tragedies, romances, and histories. Comparisons are abundant between many of Shakespeare’s works. Numerous comparisons can be made in characters, plot, and speech between Romeo and Juliet, which is a tragedy, and Much Ado About Nothing, which is a comedy. First, corresponding characters in both plays include villains, lovers, and friends in addition to characters who
romeo and juliet contrast with the west side story Andy Warhol once said, "They say that time changes things, but actually you have to change them yourself." Two hundred fifty years passed between the original Romeo and Juliet and the premiere of West Side Story on Broadway in 1957. However, time did not change the message of the story, simply the creators’ unique visions evolved. Shakespeare’s delivery of the timeless tale of desperate love in his classic Romeo and Juliet proves to only intensi
Romeo and Juliet en0 Four hundred years ago, William Shakespeare wrote The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, a popular play that continues to capture the imagination and emotions of people around the world. The drama portrays the passionate, violent and often desperate lives of the youth of Verona. Even today, the tragedy resembles a blueprint of the problems that the adolescents of the twentieth century must face each day. In this play, Shakespeare explores the pitfalls of young love, and the conseq
Romeo and Juliet en1 Lovers are often stopped from falling in love, but lovers have faith to help them love each other. In William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, two star-crossed lovers are paused from falling in love, due to two family feuds. Fate leads Romeo and Juliet to meet and to die. Romeo and Juliet are fated to meet, although they are from different worlds. For example, when Romeo tells Benvolio of his first love, Benvolio tells him that they will soon be together, but Romeo claims “in
Romeo and juliet en11 The mood illustrated in William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” changed drastically from the beginning of the play to the end. This is shown throughout the story through the physical, emotional, and philosophical changes that take place. When Romeo and Juliet met each other, they were so ecstatically in love with each other, but their joy was soon crushed. At the beginning of their love they thought nothing could separate them, but Romeo’s banishment changed that. The Capu
Romeo and Juliet misc0 "The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection," states the British author, George Orwell. Every individual grows to understand that perfection is unachievable, therefore, human beings embody dramatic flaws. Many people tend to be unkempt or have poor manners, while others have behavioral difficulties such as quick temperament, dishonesty, or intentional rudeness. These perplexities can bring about hardships throughout an individual\'s life. William Shake
Romeo And Juliet Various Types of Love misc Throughout the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet various types of "love" are displayed . Benvolio believes women are interchangeable, while, at the beginning Romeo bel ieves love is pain. At the beginning Juliet does not even have a definition of love. Paris\'s and Lady Capulet\'s definition of love is in appearance. It is obvio us that Shakespeare wants the audience to believe that the only "true" or "real" love is the love that exists between Romeo and Jul
Romeo and Juliet vs The Miracle Worker “Relationship between Romeo and Juliet and Annie and Helen” Romeo and Juliet is a tragic play written by William Shakespeare. It is a love story between two rival families, the Montagues and the Capulets. Romeo who is a Montague falls in love with Juliet who happens to be a Capulet. It is love at first sight, but if their parents find out there will be no way that Romeo will ever see Juliet again. The Miracle Worker is another play that we read. It is about