Shakespeare, william: othello william shakespeare's othello is discussed by the cast and crew of a folger shakespeare library production of the play courtesy of folger shakespeare library cc-by-sa 40. Analysis of othello by william shakespeare main characters othello is a christian black moor who is the general of the armies of venice throughout the play. Othello study guide contains a biography of william shakespeare, literature essays, a complete e-text, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis.
Othello (fictitious character)—drama the life and works of william shakespeare v othello fmqxd 1/14/05 9:25 am page v the last play shakespeare wrote on his. William shakespeare have written many plays his most tragic play is othello othello is also the name of the main character in the play, he is quite hard to understand in order to have a better understanding of othello's character, examining his changes throughout the play, flaws and why he is. Othello, in shakespeare's play othello, is a happily married and widely respected general in the venetian army despite his african heritage in the beginning of the story, othello has not, as yet, experienced discrimination.
The story is set in venice the play starts with roderigo, a rich and foolish gentleman, complaining to iago, a high ranking soldier, about desdemona's secret marriage to a moorish general in the venetian army, othello. Othello by william shakespeare | summary and analysis acted on the vietnam society in the play othello i also learned that the character othello who was. ― william shakespeare, othello othello is one of my favorite of shakespeare's plays i'm all about the villians, and damn, iago isn't just a nearly perfect villian, but carries away almost 1/3 the lines in this play.
Writing a character analysis for william shakespeare's play othello requires reading through the play carefully, making notes about each character as you read, rather than being caught up in the. One of the most obvious focal point of disagreement in interpreting othello is the character of othello himself to swinburne, othello was 'the noblest man of man's making. Shakespeare homepage | othello | entire play act i scene i venice a street enter roderigo and iago roderigo enter othello, iago, and attendants with torches. A friend was just explaining that to me some weeks ago othello can be seen as coming out of the tradition of revenge plays, and in a normal revenge play of shakespeare's time the fellow who takes revenge is the main character.
The tragedy of othello by william shakespeare lesson plan gets students engaged in the intrigue activities include tragic hero, analysis of othello characters like iago & desdemona, and more. Shakespeare's othello is one of his most intimate and devastating tragedies of all it is a story about society, status and the nature of the outsider - but it is also a story about the love and trust between friends, and between men and women. In william shakespeare's play othello, iago, the villain, deceives the main character, othello into thinking his wife is unfaithful although iago's claims are not true, othello believes him, and by the end of the play, jealousy overtakes othello. - pure and foolish love in othello othello, the central character of william shakespeare's play is an excellent leader but a poor reasoner and foolish lover the tragedy of `othello' is largely due to othello's personality and life experience. Othello, by william shakespeare, is a story that invokes some serious thought a masterpiece by many means, it is an apt representation of human nature, and how one person can destroy everything for another by the mere power of the mind.
William shakespeare's othello iago has many motives for destroying the other characters in the play one of these is jealousy iago is jealous of othello, desdemona, cassio and even his own wife, emilia. Othello as a tragedy of character tragedy of othello/ the moor of venice is a typical of classical tragedy and is regarded as the greatest work of william shakespeare by many critics while writing his play in 1604, shakespeare adapted the story from italian author cynthio's novella called hecatammithi which was written in 1565. Check out william shakespeare's othello video sparknote: quick and easy othello synopsis, analysis, and discussion of major characters and themes in the play. Iago is the antagonist in the play 'othello' by william shakespeare his jealousy and envy cause him to destroy the lives of his boss othello and his boss's wife, desdemona introduction to iago.
Othello characters analysis features noted shakespeare scholar william hazlitt's famous critical essay about characters of othello. Othello beginning with the opening lines of the play, othello remains at a distance from much of the action that concerns and affects him roderigo and iago refer ambiguously to a he or him for much of the first scene. Volume 03, no05, may 2017 age 8 critical analysis of the characters othello and iago in the play othello by william shakespeare muhammad yasir khan & romina safdar. Dramatis personae bianca, cassio's lover brabantio, a venetian senator, gratiano's brother, and desdemona's father clown, a servant cassio, othello's lieutenant desdemona, othello's wife 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. Othello - the play's protagonist and hero a christian moor and general of the armies of venice, othello is an eloquent and physically powerful figure, respected by all those around him in spite of his elevated status, he is nevertheless easy prey to insecurities because of his age, his life as a. Othello, the moor of venice is a tragedy by william shakespeare based on the short story moor of venice by cinthio, believed to have been written in approximately 1603 the work revolves around four central characters: othello, his wife desdemona, his lieutenant cassio, and his trusted advisor iago. Othello, the moor of venice, is a tragedy by william shakespeare, believed to have been written in 1603 it is based on the story un capitano moro by cinthio, a disciple of boccaccio, first published in 1565.