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How Iago manipulates language to achieve his aims

Iago is often described as the narrator of ‘Othello’, he directly speaks to the audience, and they enjoy the privileged exposition of Iago’s intricate schemes as he intertwines his network of lies around the rest of the unsuspecting characters. The audience witnesses this through soliloquy, and in the speeches early in the play, he gives Read More

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Othello

In my opinion Iago is a crude character with evil imbedded into his soul – a typical villain in a Shakespearian play. The line “put money in they purse” shows Iago as his manipulative self. I believe his mind is fixed on causing hurt and destruction, fuelled by his jealousy over Othello and his wife. Read More

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How Shakespeare presents Iago as an evil villain

Shakespeare’s villain Iago, within the play Othello is created as one of the most malicious, devilish characters within his works; possibly the worst as his machinations exceed those of many other Shakespearean villains. Iago appears to have very little reason to perform his notoriously villainous acts. His motive and reasoning is his joy of destruction, Read More

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Othello Act 4 Scene 3

At the beginning of this scene Othello does not engage in conversation with Desdemona, he simply tells her to go to bed. “Get to bed on th’instant; I will be returned forthwith. Dismiss your attendant there. Look’t be done. ” Here we can notice Othello’s use of imperatives; this implies that he has lost all Read More

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Male Domination In Othello

Male domination in society is a stigma, which has always existed, and one that may not cease to exist. However, the difference does exist in the way the women of the different ages chose to accept such behaviour and render themselves victims of such circumstance. In relation to the Elizabethan period, and having the characters Read More

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Importance of military in Othello

During the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, global confrontation between Turk and Christian worried military theorists. Turks were renowned for their courage, skill and cruelty on the battlefield. European warfare was also passing through a transitional stage between feudal hosts of the Middle Ages and permanent professional rmies of modern times. Othello is a condottiere fighting Read More

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In Othello Shakespeare explores the nature of social prejudice

Although Shakespeare does display the unusual trait of empathy towards society’s ‘outcasts’; most of society at that time was plagued by ‘social prejudice’. However, prejudice in itself is a loose term for it simply refers to bigotry. Thus, it provides a rather extensive category to examine, for instance, in ‘Othello’ racism is the most prevalent Read More

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Othello

Throughout ‘Othello’, William Shakespeare unquestionably places a great deal of emphasis on the exploration of the nature of social prejudice; one should not be surprised by this thematic focus as most, if not all, of Shakespeare’s plays are used as vehicles to convey his socio-political views. However, in early 17th Century England the concept of Read More