Exposing Racism in William Shakespeare’s Othello Essay

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The infectious discrimination of Elizabethan racists is derived from fear unnatural a racist’s hate plagues a vulnerable community of black slaves, with religion and war corrupting diverse cultures in the attempts to purify the existence of sin. This enlightening argument of what inspires William Shakespeare’s to compose the play Othello contaminates romantic relationships,
Before the integration of black-skinned people into Elizabethan culture, Christian ideology coalesce Satan’s appearance with babies born black, with such manifestations supported by centuries of anecdotal evidence. The demonic association to skin colour conceives through religious contempt, hierarchy seeking control, and the product of fear. Elizabethans consider men
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The women invariably said, it was cold but there was disagreement on other details . . . Most reported it was black and covered with scales . . . One likened the Devil's penis to that of a mule, which the Evil One constantly exposed, so proud was he of its massive size and shape. (qtd. in Daileader 1)
The Christian religion approves the confessions that presently contribute to Elizabethan’s offensive opinion toward black coloured men. Shakespeare challenges the widespread fear of blackness by proving the Moor Othello is capable of love and good will, thus opposing the beastly claim faithfully made toward those born of sooty appearance.
With the lovable character Othello in Shakespeare’s play, his characters contradict Elizabethan’s perception toward miscegenation, cross-cultural marriages, and Satanism. The black character’s “sexual behaviour does not conform to the entrenched belief and stereotyped representation of a black man's uncontrollable sexuality. . . [Shakespeare] thereby contradicts the current notion of the black man's boundless sexual potency” (Ungere). This ironically submissive black Moor is enticed by the fair skinned Desdemona without influence, Othello proclaims, “I therefore beg it not/ To please the palate of my appetite,/ Nor to comply with heat the young affects” (Shakespeare 1.3.261-63). Desdemona admires his otherness and ability at overcoming negative perceptions, when others “shake and fear [Othello’s] looks, she loved

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