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    Race In Othello Essay

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    Othello by William Shakespeare, is a tragedy piece that discusses nobility, purity and jealousy. The story follows a jealous general, Iago, that attempts to ruin the reputation of the main character, Othello, by tainting his relationship with his wife. Iago uses Othello’s race against him as he attempts to gain higher favor. Race is defined as a term used to distinguish people by the inherited, cultural and physical characteristics. This includes things like skin colour, diet, dress and religion

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    Othello's treatment of race and sexuality makes it one of Shakespeare's most relevant and controversial plays. For some, the play's portrayal of a black man who marries and then brutally murders a white woman in a fit of rage and jealousy makes Othello a racist play. Othello is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare around 1603. The play tells the story of a powerful general of the Venetian army, Othello, whose life and marriage are ruined by a conniving, deceitful, and envious soldier, Iago. By

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    Jealousy and Race in Othello

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    Othello is one of Shakespeare’s tragedies; originally written as a play and performed to an Elizabethan audience. Othello and many of Shakespeare’s other plays have been performed to various audiences since, and have been adapted into Opera, Ballet, Film and television productions. Othello has survived the centuries to this day and age; and continues to captivate and remain relevant to a modern audience; Othello certainly is a timeless classic work of art. “The object of tragic imitation is men

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    Theme Of Race In Othello

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    Heraclitus said, “if there is one constant in life, it is change”, and upon reviewing the many aspects of change that the world we live in has gone through over the past 2000 years, nothing has changed more than society. During the mid-centuries people were a lot more conservative with all aspects of life from the way that they dress to what they spoke about. The Middle Ages can be considered a time period in which people were very careful about what they spoke about and even the way they were perceived

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    Throughout time, writing has evolved such that gender, race and creed have taken on a more pivotal role in fiction. Some people argue that race in William Shakespeare’s tragedy, “Othello,” is hardly an issue. However, to many people, race is everything in “Othello. The challenges that Othello, the lead character, faces are directly attributed to his “Moor” complexion and if he were of a different nationality, the outcome of his situation would have been drastically different. These claims are supported

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    In What Way Would A Modern Audience React To The Way Race And Racism Is Portrayed In 'Othello'? In the Sixteenth century, as we see clearly from Othello and other works of both Shakespeare and Cinthio's original version of Othello, race was a topic of great debate and discussion. Today, in the twenty-first century the debate retains its controversy and passion. However, attitudes towards race have taken a dramatic turn during the last century. In the developed world people are now living in an

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    Othello’s race does not prominently impact his demise, although Shakespeare touches upon the issue of race, the reason for Othello’s demise lies somewhere else. However, the allegations of race directly lead to its tragic ending. Feelings of inadequacy and distrust without question aid in the tragedy. The fact that Othello’s skin color is important alters the interpretation of the tragedy within the play. The racism represented in Othello is not just about an instance of prejudices and prejudgments

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    Race. This one word holds power on our twenty-first century society. Throughout time, it has been the cause for countless movements, uprisings, ostracizing actions, and even deaths. The Cambridge Dictionary defines race as, “a group, especially of people, with particular similar physical characteristics, who are considered as belonging to the same type, or the fact of belonging to such a group.” Based on this definition, race is solely defined on physical appearances. The word family is defined as

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    Othello’s race is not vital for the storyline of the play because its only role is to cause Brabantio’s opposition to his marriage with Desdemona and his insecurity. For instance, when Brabantio finds out about Desdemona’s marriage, he assumes Othello is using drugs or magic to control her because Othello is a lower class Moor. In result, he opposes the relationship and immediately bears an immense hatred for Othello (1.2.62-79). His anger towards Othello quickly turns him against Desdemona too,

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    Shakespeare’s tragedy Othello, the title character is a 16th century Moorish general of the Venetian army who, because of the cultural and historical background of the play’s setting, the playwright, and the original intended audience, is portrayed as both well-respected for his military prowess and disparaged for his race. Similarly, because of how mexicans progress to a very successful level in this country yet at the same time they get discriminated by their background race and color. America’s

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