Research Papers on Othello

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  • Shakespearean Conflict in Macbeth and Othello

    In ten pages the 'spin' and 'counterspin' that keeps the action in these two William Shakespeare tragedies moving are discussed in terms of the significance of primary characters Macbeth and Othello and the dark significance of Lady Macbeth and Iago.

  • 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.

  • Desdemona's Murder by Othello

    This report consists of five pages and examines why Desdemona was murdered by her husband Othello with jealousy a primary motive. Three sources are cited i the bibliography.

  • Iago's Devices in Othello by William Shakespeare

    In six pages this paper examines the dramatic irony of Iago's devices that are used to ignite Othello's fiery jealousy in this tragedy by William Shakespeare.

  • Jealousy, the 'Green-Eyed Monster' and William Shakespeare's Othello

    The depiction of jealousy in William Shakespeare's tragedy Othello is the focus of this thematic analysis consisting of 5 pages. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Othello by William Shakespeare and Jealousy

    In five pages this paper examines how the playwright employs the thematic tool of jealousy throughout the tragic Othello. Four sources are cited 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.

  • 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.

  • Research on Shakespeare’s Othello

    A 9 page paper which examines research on Shakespeare’s Othello. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Racism in Othello

    A 10 page research paper/essay that explores how racism is an overt factor in Shakespeare's Othello. The writer argues that the Elizabethan cultural background necessarily informs and shapes the meaning of the play because Shakespeare would naturally have written within his own cultural framework. This examination of Othello explores this thesis and, in so doing, it takes a post-colonial approach to criticism as this literary theory encompasses how "knowledge of subordinate people is produced and used" (Post-colonialism). Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Short Essay Responses to Questions About Othello by William Shakespeare

    In seven pages this paper answers questions regarding characters Iago, Othello, and Desdemona featured in William Shakespeare's Othello. There is no bibliography included.


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