Act 3 Scene 3 as the Turning Point of the Play Othello by William Shakespeare

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Act 3 Scene 3 as the Turning Point of the Play Othello by William Shakespeare Shakespeare wrote ‘Othello’ in 1602. During Elizabethan times there were very few black people in England. The white people felt scared about the black people because they didn’t understand them. The play explores racism and mixed race relationships. Shakespeare apparently felt free to handle Giraldi’s story with perfect freedom. He transformed a straggling narrative of sordid crime into compact drama and high tragedy. The masterly first act is essentially Shakespeare’s invention. In this act, Othello, who has eloped with Desdemona, is accused of stealing her. Blinded by prejudice, Desdemona’s father cannot believe his…show more content…
We can see the anger and the resentment of Iago towards Othello by looking at the words that Iago uses while reffering to Othello, for example “the Moor”, “the devil”, “an old black ram”. In terms of Iagos feelings towards Cassio, his feelings are of Jealousy because Iago expected him self to be promoted. Cassio is being described by Iago as “mere prattle without practice, is all his soldier ship”. These words show that Cassio does not have the necessary experience in order to be Othello’s lieutenant. “I hate the Moor” and “He’s done my office” are words of resentment used during the play and they describe the way Iago feels towards Othello and his idea of promoting Cassio as his Lieutenant. Othello is portrayed as a loyal and faithful soldier to the Venation government. This can be interpreted from the following words that Othello uses himself. “My services which I have done the signiory” This describes Othello as being proud of the services that he has done for his government. Also he is seen as someone who respects the power structure of the city because he uses words such as “most potent, grave, reverend signior”, as well as “very noble”. He is also portrayed as a brave and a skillful soldier who is essential for the Venetian Government plows. Hence the words “Valiant Othello” and “we must straight employ you” are used towards Othello by the
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