Racial Prejudice In Othello

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In the tragedy Othello, Shakespeare demonstrates how the treatment of people can be influenced by their racial background, and contributes to the downfall of a heroic character like Othello. Shakespeare reveals how the stereotypical representation of a tragic hero was created because of the racial prejudice of its society. At the moment when Othello has his conversation with Iago, it ends in Othello’s disbelief of his wife’s honesty. Iago’s word hatched the debase of Othello’s language and noble minds, which makes Othello question himself of the unnatural marriage between him and Desdemona. “…Not to affect many proposed matches/ Of her own clime, complexion, and degree…” Iago makes Othello to doubt the pureness of their love, and the possibility
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