A Critical Analysis on William Shakespeare’S Othello

A Critical Analysis on William Shakespeare’s Othello

          William Shakespeare, England’s National Poet, wrote nearly forty plays. Known as the bard of Avon or simply “the Bard,” he wrote those plays on an impressive range of subjects. There were historical plays, comedies and tragedies, dark comedies and plays on classical themes. While Shakespeare is considered one of the best playwrights of England, many contradict such acknowledgement. Some people find it hard to believe that Shakespeare was a skillful writer; others even say that someone else wrote the plays and used the name Shakespeare as his pseudonym. People claim that others have written Shakespeare’s work, but their claims remain to be unproven.
          Othello is one of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedies and consequently a pillar of what most critics take to be the pinnacle of Shakespeare’s dramatic art. The play is about jealousy and contains beautifully constructed drama, with some of the finest language in any Shakespeare’s plays. Thus, the purpose of this paper is to analyze the content and literary devices utilized by William Shakespeare in writing Othello.
          William Shakespeare was the first child of John Shakespeare and Mary Arden. He was baptized on April 26, 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire, England. Although the exact birth date of William Shakespeare is unknown, his birth date is assumed to be on April 23, 1564, because children during those times were baptized three days after birth. Afterwards, John and Mary Arden had eight children (Wikipedia).
          William Shakespeare was the third and eldest of eight children born to a wealthy family. He was the eldest of his siblings, as the two, Joan and Margaret, who was born before him died early. His younger siblings are as followed: Gilbert, Joan, Anne, Richard, and Edmund (William-Shakespeare).
          Even though his educational background is a bit hazy, it has been wildly speculated that he had studied in...