Desdemona Essay Topics

Desdemona’s death

Iago does not immediately suggest Desdemona’s death. He first ensures that Othello is convinced of her guilt. At the beginning of the scene, Iago tells Othello that it is not a crime for a woman to be naked with a man if nothing happens. He also states that if he were to give his wife… View Article

Shakespeare’s Desdemona

In Shakespeare’s Othello, the ideas of race, marriage and jealousy are explored at length. Through his work, Shakespeare criticizes popular notions and prejudices based on race. He reflects the prevalent racist ideas through the speeches of characters like Iago, Roderigo and Brabantio. By making his protagonist a Black man of higher birth and nobler qualities,… View Article

Sweet Desdemona

Iago strategically arouses Othello’s jealousy by allowing Othello to come to the conclusion that Desdemona is carrying on an illicit affair with Cassio. Iago states in a barely audible voice, as though he didn’t really mean to say anything, “Ha! I like not that” (3. 3. 35). Othello asks him what he said, and Iago… View Article

Othello William Shakespeare

* 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 during the epoch of 1603. Due to the actions of Othello, in the… View Article

Dramatic irony

(Act 3, scene 3, line 135):” I think thou dost; and for I thou ‘rt full of love and honesty…” •This is ironic because Othello thinks Iago is a honest man when in reality Iago is scheming against him Foreshadowing Act 3, scene 3, line 100- 103):” Excellent wretch! Perdition catch my soul…” •This line… View Article

Othello Act 5, Scene 2 Lines #338-356

Within Act 5, Scene 2 of the Shakespearian play Othello, Lodovico tells Othello he is to lose command and Cassio will become the governor of Cyrpus instead. Subsequently, Othello is to be held prison and will await trial. It is from this point in the play that Othello protests his great service to Venice. From… View Article

Writing and Othello S Speech

The themes of jealousy, pride, and revenge have consistently interested scholars throughout Othello’s critical history. With the development of psychoanalysis and its application to literary characters, twentieth-century critics have expanded on earlier interpretations of the play’s three primary characters and suggested new explanations and motivations for their actions. Interpretations of Othello’s character are often negative,… View Article

Yago And Betrayal In “Othello”

“Othello” is one of the most successful plays in Shakespeare’s collection. One of the subjects the tragedy addresses is betrayal which is a crucial part of the play that helps the author develop events to bring it to its climax. Iago’s character symbolizes disloyalty, but what are the motives of his treachery? It seems like… View Article

Othello: Literary Essay on Iago

Humans are born with a natural capacity for good and evil. As an individual develops, he or she is taught to distinguish between the two in order to strengthen a sense of right and wrong. Through Shakespeare’s play, ‘Othello’ (Heinemann Advanced Shakespeare, 2000) we are introduced to a meticulously devious character, Iago. Ironically affiliated with… View Article

Othello vs. Iago

“Keep your friends close, Keep your enemies closer” Jealousy is a crazy thing. It can cause people to do unthinkable things. Most fights are over their jealousy of a person. In Shakespeare’s plays there is always a fight over this of some kind. Also written by Shakespeare, it is apparent in Othello. Two characters like… View Article

Othello Questions

ACT I 1. While Shakespeare presents the world of Venice as a place of civilization, is slow turns into a place of un-civilization and disputes. For example, Roderigo and Iago wake up Brabantio and tell him that there are thieves in his house. In reply, Brabantio says “This is Venice. My house is not a… View Article