Monster and Animal Imagery in "Othello" Analytical Essay by Top Papers

Monster and Animal Imagery in "Othello"
An aanlysis of the use of animals and monsters in "Othello" by William Shakespeare.
# 144612 | 1,500 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2009 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2009 in Drama and Theater (English) , Literature (English) , Shakespeare (Othello)

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The paper relates that most of the images are contained in the speeches of Iago, the villain in the play. The paper demonstrates how he continually uses animal and demoniacal imagery to describe Othello, and also uses the two great images of the play, "the beast with two backs," and "jealousy the green-eyed monster."

From the Paper:

""The Tragedy of Othello the Moor of Venice" is among Shakespeare's most powerful plays. The deceit that Iago practices on Othello reduces and wraps him from the towering commander of the Venetian forces to a man destroying his beloved bride and then destroying himself as the truth is finally revealed to him. Iago is a monster, and virtually confesses this in Act 1, saying of his plot against the Moor: "Hell and night / Must bring this monstrous birth to the world's light" (Othello 1.3.395-96). Indeed, throughout the drama, Iago uses imagery of monsters and animals to describe other characters, particularly Othello."

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