Analysis Of ' Othello ' By William Shakespeare

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In Part Four of the course, Critical Study, we studied Shakespeare’s tragedy, Othello. This is a play that comprises of enduring themes of love, betrayal, jealousy, appearance versus reality, racism, and revenge.

I chose to write a diary for this play because we are only presented with the facade of these characters. Throughout the play, the audience is left to wonder what goes on behind the scenes. And the only way to achieve this is to put ourselves in their shoes in order to experience their thoughts and feelings.

My written task is written from the point of view of Iago-villain of the play. Iago is a character who is obsessive, relentless, and ingenious in his efforts to manipulate and deceive other characters but he is a motiveless malignity. That is what makes his character really intriguing.

This text ranges in register due to the state changes Iago goes through. He chooses thoughtful diction that reflect his feelings, for example undeniable rage and hate. And for the most part, he uses short sentences to indicates his state of mind—when he is devising his schemes or expressing his anger. In the first journal, I chose to explore this increasing loneliness that the character struggles with and put a spin on his reasons for confiding in the journal. Furthermore, the only scene I chose to emphasis in Iago’s journal was Act 4 scene 1 where Othello strikes Desdemona and humiliates her. This is a very pivotal moment in the play and when Iago sees actual…
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