By: william shakespeare the story of an african general in the venetian army who is tricked into suspecting his wife of adultery, othello is a tragedy of sexual jealousy first performed around 1604, the play is also a pioneering exploration of racial prejudice. Othello william shakespeare othello essays are academic essays for citation these papers were written primarily by students and provide critical analysis of othello by william shakespeare. Othello (the tragedy of othello, the moor of venice) is a tragedy by william shakespeare, believed to have been written in 1603it is based on the story un capitano moro (a moorish captain) by cinthio, a disciple of boccaccio, first published in 1565.
This article is a collection of critical quotations and other criticism against william shakespeare and his works shakespeare enjoyed recognition in his own time, but in the 17th century, poets and authors began to consider him as the supreme dramatist and poet of all times of the english language. While william shakespeare's reputation is based primarily on his plays, he became famous first as a poet with the partial exception of the sonnets (1609), quarried since the early 19th century for autobiographical secrets allegedly encoded in them, the nondramatic writings have traditionally been pushed to the margins of the shakespeare industry. The language and literary techniques used in william shakespeare's othello enrich the settings, plot, characters, and themes othello is a complex tragedy about good versus evil, loyalty, love, sexual jealousy, appearance versus reality, and intrigue, told in a first person point of view.
Othello literary criticism - what critics have to say othello is the famous play by william shakespeare presenting the tragic and crucial part of shakespeare's writings othello- the characters tragedy. Welcome to the litcharts study guide on william shakespeare's othello created by the original team behind sparknotes, litcharts are the world's best literature guides shakespeare's father was a glove-maker, and shakespeare received no more than a grammar school education he married anne hathaway. Brown 1 othello literary analysis love is pure, painful, sweet and dreadful in william shakespeare's play, othello, the antagonist, iago, destroys all of the central characters because he's jealous of them. The second of shakespeare's four greatest tragedies, othello follows a celebrated man's spiral into madness and his utter defeat at the hands of the confidant he trusts most sympathetic characters, heartbreaking speeches, and the perfect villain make this play one of shakespeare's most powerful and frequently performed. Editorial reviews created by harvard students for students everywhere, sparknotes is a new breed of study guide: smarter, better, faster geared to what today's students need to know, sparknotes provides chapter-by-chapter analysis explanations of key themes, motifs, and symbols and a review quiz and essay topics.
Explore the different themes within william shakespeare's tragic play, othello themes are central to understanding othello as a play and identifying shakespeare's social and political commentary in othello , the major themes reflect the values and the motivations of characters. Characters analysis: critical essay by influential shakespeare scholar and commentator william hazlitt, discussing all you need to know on the characters of othello othello essay : samuel taylor coleridge's famous essay on othello based on his legendary and influential lectures and notes on shakespeare. This annotated version of othello includes the full original story, an in-depth literary analysis and an author's biography enjoy this clever must-read by one of the world's most famous authors you should also check out our publisher's page for a wide array of other classics, including other work.
The play othello by william shakespeare is based on an italian story in giraldi cinthio's hecatommithi (grolier) in othello we encounter iago, one of shakespeare s most evil characters iago is an officer in othello's army and is jealous of cassio's promotion to lieutenant. Teach your students to analyze literature like litcharts does detailed explanations, analysis, and citation info for every important quote on litcharts the original text plus a side-by-side modern translation of every shakespeare play. Othello becomes so distressed about the situation that he starts shouting 'o, blood, blood, blood' and this exclamatory sentence that shakespeare has used demonstrates the pure desperation and frustration that othello feels about the idea that desdemona could betray him so, just as she betrayed her father.
Othello how to write literary at the end of othello, desdemona seems to be analyzing jealousy in othello english literature essay shakespeare x27s play of othello is largely driven by a grand love story, and filled with jealousy. English literature as and a-level character analysis for the character of othello from shakespeare's othello this video explores characteristics and contrasts along with quotes as evidence and. Shakespeare's tragic tale of jealousy and deceit opens in venice, where the villainous iago plots against othello, the moor iago teams up with roderigo, a young venetian who wants othello's wife. Literary influence on creating othello according to johnsen-neshati (2005, [online]) the basic source for the plot of the play othello was a short story written by italian writer cinthio giambattista giraldi.