Racism in "Othello" and Racialised Consciousness Analytical Essay by Master Researcher

Racism in "Othello" and Racialised Consciousness
An analysis of the theme of destructive racism in William Shakespeare's "Othello".
# 40308 | 1,150 words | 5 sources | 2002 | US
Published on Oct 09, 2003 in English (Analysis) , Shakespeare (Othello)

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This paper is a reading of "Othello" that portrays the ways racism is scripted into the play in ways that demonstrate how destructive racism can be. This essay argues that the play itself is not a racist play, but that Shakespeare instead makes use of critical irony with master-slave relations, and with racist beliefs to provide a psychological tragedy. In this way, Othello can be read as a play about the racialised consciousness, and at the same time effect a critique of racism.

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