Racism in "Othello" and Racialised Consciousness
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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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