Examples Of Racism In Othello

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Racism has been an influence on people’s actions and language. Racism has molded and shaped society’s belief and actions over time. Iago’s language and actions in the play Othello reveals his belief that being a black leader and married to a white woman is unnatural. Iago’s language reveals his racist persona. According to William Shakespeare's play Othello, in Act 1 Scene 3 Iago stated “hell and night must bring this monstrous birth to light”. By referring to Othello and Desdemona’s relationship as “monstrous” instead of a beautiful thing illustrate Iago belief that interracial marriages are unnatural and shouldn’t occur. In Act 1 Scene 3 of Shakespeare’s play Othello, Iago stated “ I hate the…show more content…
Iago hatched up a plan to ruin Othello by pretending to be loyal as well as falsely portraying Othello’s wife to be false. As stated in Shakespeare’s play Othello, Iago stated in Act 1 Scene 3 that he planned to “ abuse Othello’s ear” that cassio is “ too familiar with his wife” which would allow him to frame Cassio and portray Desdemona to be false. This reveal that Iago has such hatred for Othello and interracial relationships that he would frame an innocent man and woman to ruin Othello. Cruel Iago used Desdemona’s handkerchief to falsely frame Cassio which would make it appear that Desdemona is committing adultery with Cassio. It would also appear to Othello as if Desdemona is committing adultery with Cassio because it is more natural and acceptable for her to be with someone of the same racial class and nature as her own. This would be evident in ruining Othello because of how much he cares for
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