Research Paper On Othello Themes

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  • Madame Butterfly and Othello, Themes Compared

    Masks and weaknesses are two themes permeating Othello by William Shakespeare and M. Butterfly by David Henry Hwang. This paper compares and contrasts these themes, dealing specifically with controlling a weaker person through manipulation and hiding one's weakness with masks.This paper has five pages and six sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Othello Themes

    This is a paper that discusses the themes of jealousy, betrayal and tragedy in Othello by Shakespeare. There are three sources in this seven page paper.

  • Jealousy in Othello

    A 3 page essay that discusses jealousy in Shakespeare's Othello. Jealousy, both professional jealousy and sexual jealousy, plays is the primary motivational force portrayed by Shakespeare in Othello. While Shakespeare focuses primarily on Othello's sexual jealousy as his motivation for the murder of his wife, Desdemona, behind Othello's actions are the manipulations of Iago, which are motivated by professional jealousy. In other words, throughout the play, in general, Shakespeare warns his audience against the insidiously evil effect of jealousy. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Handkerchief Significance in William Shakespeare's Othello

    In four pages this essay analyzes the tragic play Othello in a consideration of the important role the handkerchief plays. There are no other sources listed. A 4 page essay that discusses the significance of the handkerchief in Shakespeare's Othello. In the history of the theater, the argument can easily be made that there has never been a prop as instrumental to the substance of a play as Desdemona's handkerchief is to the action of Shakespeare's Othello. This prop becomes symbolic to Othello of Desdemona's supposed infidelity, which is precisely what Iago intends. Iago's manipulation of the handkerchief provides Othello's military mind with his supposed "proof" of Desdemona's betrayal and precipitates Othello's tragic subsequent actions. Examination of the play demonstrates the pivotal importance of this prop and how the action and the thematic substance hinge on this one image. No other sources cited.

  • Othello by William Shakespeare and 3 Different Perspectives

    In two and a half pages this paper considers whether or not Othello was victimized by culture, whether Iago's intellectual superiority fooled Othello, and how the evil Iago exploited Othello's virtue and strength in this critical play analysis. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

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