William Shakespeare's "Othello, the Moor of Venice" Book Review by hicaliber

William Shakespeare's "Othello, the Moor of Venice"
This paper discusses the use of animal imagery in William Shakespeare's "Othello, the Moor of Venice".
# 93448 | 1,115 words | 0 sources | 2006 | US
Published on Mar 19, 2007 in Drama and Theater (English) , Literature (English) , English (Analysis) , Shakespeare (Othello)


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This paper explain that the use of animal imagery in William Shakespeare's "Othello, the Moor of Venice" reflects the base instincts, which bring about the tragedy of the main character and his innocent wife. The author points out that negatively characterizing Othello as an animal might imply that he is as base and beastly as Iago, but his honor and nobility throughout the rest of Act I makes the reader doubt that Othello is the animal. The paper concludes that comparing the characters to animals suggests that the play is not about race, politics or social convention but rather about the predator and the prey, which is something deeper and more innate than the trappings of society. The paper includes several quotations.

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