William Shakespeare 's Othello, And Othello Essay

1589 WordsOct 12, 20167 Pages
Analyzing a play can be quite difficult, especially older texts that can be convoluted. In my high school year, it wasn’t until senior year until I fully understood what all was in Shakespeare’s plays. This also goes for many texts that had religious undertones, which was a pain because I grew up in a Christian home. I could never find those small details that others could. Now, in college, I am more capable to finding these symbolic words, objects, or actions. Throughout the assignments in my theatre class, I was able to find these undertones and pieces of symbolism in the plays of Everyman, by Peter van Diest, and Othello, by William Shakespeare, the easiest to explain. If you were like me in high school, this essay might be able to help hone your ability to see these symbolisms easier. This analysis will go over the strong religion behind the play of Everyman, and the idea of “the Other” in the play Othello. The play of Everyman starts out with a messenger, and he demands everyone to settle down so they can focus on the story that is about to told. He outlines the play and everything that will happen in it, explaining that this will be a moral tale and that everyone should heed the ending. This speech transitions to God whom criticizes that the people in the world live for there own pleasures and think nothing of him. Saying that they live without dread, they do not fear the afterlife and the judgment that will await them. All of man are distracted by their own wealth
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