Othello and 1984 Quotes and Exposition

Understanding the Outsider

The theme outsider was explored in various texts such as Othello. These were encountered throughout all these texts and provided an understanding about the society’s treatment towards outsider, the way they react to their surroundings and characteristics of individuals through which they are recognised as outsiders in the texts.
The text, Othello, protrays many characters as outsiders as they all, in a way, are trying to gain acceptance of the other characters. Othello, the protagonist, is a   person who has come to Cyprus from Africa. He is recognised by his race, and is segregated frequently by the repetition of the word Moor and savage characteristics, by which the other characters describe him in the quote ‘Even now, now, very now, an old black ram is tupping your white ewe. Arise, Awake the snorting citizens with the bell, Or else the devil will make a grandsire of you.’ He breaks this outsider persona by blending in with other civilians of Cyprus. He recognised respect to be a key aspect towards achieving acceptance in the community. "The Moor is of a free and open nature That thinks men honest that but seem to be so; And will as tenderly be led by th' nose As asses are." This quote shows the character of Othello and places him as an outsider as he is gullible in a highly socially developed world. Desdemona can also be seen as an outsider as she was the wife of the ‘Moor’ where her social relations were degraded even with her father. Her social status had reached one of that of an outsider.   Iago is another character of the play that can be referred to as an outsider due to this distinct qualities and his views of the world. Iago has the ability of manipulation and tactics which he uses for causing complications throughout the text due to what he views the world to be. Iago uses cliché to show his detachment from the community as visible from ‘ I will wear my heart upon my   sleeve’. This shows that Iago interacts with...