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  • The Outsider In Othello

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    Although he is accepted into the Venetian society, his status is pretty complicated to say the lease as he is looked at as both an insider and outsider. Othello unintentionally puts himself into a position where he was standing out more than an outsider should, causing others to be jealous and despise him, as it lead him to his downfall. As tough as Othello is shown to be, he should also be to blame for his downfall due to his own sense of insecurity. His inability to be able to control

  • Examples Of Outsiders In Othello

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    characters are the ones, who are unique in the sense that they are ‘others’ or ‘outsiders’. They are alienated inside the society that they live. Their soliloquies open up the debate of whether these people have ever properly been able to assimilate in the society; or conversely, if the society has fully been able to accept them as their own. Today I am going to talk about three characters from Shakespeare’s plays namely, Othello from the play of the same name, Shylock from the Merchant of Venice and

  • Othello as an outsider Essay

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    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

  • Othello: Iago the Outsider

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    In any story with a recurring dark theme there always must be an outsider from humanity who somehow stands out from the seemingly equal community. In the case of Shakespeare's Othello the outsider from humanity would be Iago for he truly stands out from the rest of society. Although Othello may be physically put out of the community, it seems that on an emotional and egotistical level Iago puts himself out of society further then Othello's blackness does. He is not merely manipulative, as other villains

  • Othello the Outsider Essay

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    Othello the Outsider       Shakespeare's tragic hero, Othello, was a man whose gifts far outnumbered his weaknesses. On the battlefield, he was accomplished; in his profession, he was highly ranked; and, in his life, he was blissfully married. Despite these great advantages, however, Othello's destiny was ruin. Everything he had so carefully made for himself would be destroyed by one flaw: his fear of remaining an outsider. He feared this fate, yet he harped on it continuously, tearing himself

  • Othello the Outsider

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    Shakespeare portrays Venice as incredibly advanced for its time. This is seen especially though its democratic justice system, as we are shown that in Act One everybody has a voice regardless of their colour or sex. The fact that Othello has obtained the high position of “general” within the army suggests that his chances have by no means been restricted by the colour of his skin. Also the fact that he is treated with the utmost respect from the Duke, the highest authority in Venice, shows that the

  • Iago, the Outsider of Shakespeare’s Othello

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    In any story with a recurring dark theme there always must be an outsider from humanity who somehow stands out from the seemingly equal community. In the case of Shakespeare’s Othello the outsider from humanity would be Iago for he truly stands out from the rest of society. Although Othello may be physically put out of the community, it seems that on an emotional and egotistical level Iago puts himself out of society further then Othello’s blackness does. He is not merely manipulative, as other villains

  • Desdemona As An Outsider In Shakespeare's Othello

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    In William Shakespeare's ‘Othello,’ Othello himself is seen as the obvious outsider because of his race. However, his own wife Desdemona can be reasoned to be just as much of an outcast, even though she’s described as the perfect woman. She affected the actions and feelings of other characters by being young, innocent and easily manipulated, and by being so visually striking. Desdemona’s mindset is easily swayed and by the other characters, showing how young and inexperienced she is with living

  • Comparison between Othello and Skin

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    Compare and contrast the portrayal of the predicament of the outsider in the texts Othello and Skin. To what extent are the differences between the two texts' treatment of this theme due to their different historical and cultural contexts? Othello and Skin are both excellent examples of how the outsider is topic in which society is intrigued by. Both Sandra and Othello are both victims of their time and geographical setting, as well as being considered different due to their race and achievements

  • Essay on Comparing Othello and The Great Gatsby

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    All tragedies eventually end in chaos; however, Othello and The Great Gatsby both begin with innocent characters thinking little about the possibility of disarray. During the climax of both works it becomes evident that the idea of order is doomed, inevitably leading to a bounding spiral of problems. The Great Gatsby and Othello both end in chaos because the protagonists, Othello and Gatsby are outsiders entering an ordered society. The actions of many characters cause confusion in the storyline

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