I’ve always had a love hate relationship with writing. Finishing a long paper after days of work is incredibly satisfying. This is usually true for me because I rarely write something I don’t feel good about. When I write, I labor over every sentence. I constantly modify structure for the sake of clarity. I carefully control my word choice to avoid repetition. However, this attention to detail demands a lot of my time. I’m an incredibly slow writer. I managed to prove that this term whenever we did in class writings. I struggled to get my ideas on paper in the allotted time. I always got too hung up on the mechanics. I never really wrote complete responses. My thinking suffers a similar problem. I take awhile to figure out complex ideas. So receiving a prompt, and having to respond to it in forty minutes is hard for me. When it comes to larger essay assignments, I’m much more comfortable because I have time to find and flesh out my thinking. I’ve never really had problems with reading. Comprehension and speed have always been fairly easy for me. Othello has probably been the most difficult piece of literature I’ve read. While the language is very foreign to me, I can usually use context and the notes at the bottom of each page to understand what’s going on. My only …show more content…
I’m not bad at paying attention in class. Even when I do space out for a little while, I can usually jump back into the class without problems. On the off chance that I space or sleep for too long, I’m never really hesitant to ask questions to reinforce understanding. When we talk about complex ideas in class I pretty much always can follow along successfully. However, I think my own contributions in class could be increased. I don’t speak much. I feel that this is usually because I’m not very confidant in my ideas. I need time to flesh them out. I think greater preparation for future classes could help this a lot. This is why I do well on the larger
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Set in 16th century Venice, Othello, by William Shakespeare, explores the idea of an outsider from the very beginning of the play. Shakespeare uses Othello, a black army general, to explore the relationship of an outsider in high Venetian society using a variety of approaches. The reader sees characters consistently referring to Othello in derogatory and demeaning terms, as well as frequent implications that Othello is scarcely human. Further exploration of an outsider in society comes from Othello himself, as he outlines a few of the major differences that set him and the community apart.
The sultry morning awoke me, I slowly woke up from the ground where I passed out on the shore of the ocean after chasing those criminals. The burning sun was heated against my skin as it rose from the sky, as the wind was carrying away dust and sand. Dark thick blood was covering my hands and the green grass below me. It took me awhile, but I recalled that they impaled my lonesome eye. Questioning when, I reminisced about a man and his crew gave me a dark thin drink the night before, which led to me being double-crossed, as well as my precious sheep being killed. My eye was pounding away as if my one eyeball was knocking on heart's door telling it to turn down the demented music. (metaphor) I thought “I can’t just let those scoundrels live
The cultural perspective allows the reader to perceive the intensity of the character Othello because he is a moor that has Christian beliefs. Since moors are typically considered evil and jealous like Othello showed to be, he was able to use the values of marriage to justify his reasoning for murdering his wife. During the Shakespearian time era it was unacceptable for a moor to marry a Venetian. Although Othello can be perceived in the historical perceptive, the cultural lens is the best because it elaborates the conflicts in the play.
Othello is a Shakespearean tragedy involving the schemes and plots of the villainous Iago against the Moor, Othello, and his wife Desdemona. Frantic Assembly’s performance of Othello incorporates the dramatic languages and perspectives of Physical theatre, as well as heightened Realism, to effectively re-contextualize the play for a modern audience. The re-contextualized play is very successful whilst still being true to the original text, combining parts of the Shakespearean script with an array of music, dance and movement resulting in the creation of a unique contemporary physical theatre. The elements of drama, along with conventions of both physical and Elizabethan theatre, were used by Frantic Assembly to create a contemporary play
The intended objective of this case study is to examine the possibility of diagnosing Othello with borderline personality disorder (BPD). The diagnostic criteria of BPD, according to the DSM-5, can be summed up as “A pervasive pattern of instability of interpersonal relationships, self-image, and affects, and marked impulsivity that begins by early adulthood and is present in a variety of contexts” (663). An individual must fit at least five of nine criteria in the DSM-5 to be diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. Due to Othello’s constant need for companionship, reactivity to the thought of another’s betrayal, insecurity in interpersonal and intrapersonal relations, and mercurial personality it is suggested Othello be diagnosed with borderline personality disorder.
The language and literary techniques used in William Shakespeare's Othello enrich the settings, plot, characters, and themes. Othello is a complex tragedy about good versus evil, loyalty, love, sexual jealousy, appearance versus reality, and intrigue, told in a first person point of view. The play takes place during the Renaissance in Venice, Italy and in Cyprus over three days. It is written in blank verse, usually unrhymed iambic pentameter. The protagonist, Othello, is a Moor well respected by senators for his valiant service in war and married to Desdemona, a Venetian woman. The play is entitled Othello and the plot and action encompass him, thus supporting his position of
Othello’s speech to Brabantio and the Duke in Act 1, Scene 3 is of major importance in describing Othello’s personality. This long speech, found in lines 149 to 196, shows Othello for the first time as a person with depth and less as a soldier. This speech is important to the book as a whole because it is a testimony to the strength of the love between Othello and Desdemona, which will later play a major role in the plot. It is also one of the first times that we see Othello trying to influence his audience with his words. The speech given by Othello is intended to convince Brabantio that Desdemona is with him willfully, and not by “spells and medicines bought of montebanks” (line 74).
In the context of thousands of plays written by hundreds of dramatists since 500 years prior to the time of Christ, how does William Shakespeare’s play Othello rank? In this essay let us find the proper place for this play, and consider critical opinion in the process.
In the play Othello written by Shakespeare, the issue of racism is addressed. Othello, the protagonist of the play, is African American or black. “According to Lois Whitney, many of Othello’s specific attributes probably derive from Shakespeare’s reading of Leo Africanus, whose Geographical Historie of Africa which was translated and published in London in 1600”(Berry, 1990). Many critics have different views on this. “If Shakespeare depended upon Leo Africanus for such details, he must have been much more interested in racial psychology than critics such as Bradley or Heilman suggest”(Berry, 1990). One of the most prominent features of this Shakespeare play is the
in the book othello, great lengths have to come thru for a black man in the tragedy that he is underestimated by the color of his skin. In the beginning of the of the book/play othello the moor was judged and feared by the citizens of Venice, but as the story goes on he becomes this hero and protagonist, he is powerful and respected by those around him. Othello, after blindly succumbing to the diabolical scheming of his trusted lieutenant (Iago), fills himself with enraged jealousy, believes that Michael Cassio his once trusted friend is having sexual affairs with his wife.
Othello is one of William Shakespeare’s tragedies which thrives on a group of themes. Let’s see if we can sort them out and determine the dominant ones from the lesser ones.
The purpose of this case study is to examine whether Othello should be diagnosed with Paranoid Personality Disorder, or not. PPD consists of several traits, but to be diagnosed with this specific disorder, one would need to qualify for four of the traits. The four traits that best describe Othello consist of