remember the other day when we went through Othello in English. The William Shakespeare play Othello provided me with an insight into the social conflicts and factors which were evident in the Elizabethan era. Shakespeare has incorporated a number of themes including power, racism, sexism, jealousy and appearance verse reality throughout the play.   In general we talked a lot about Act 3, Scene three and how significant the events were which unfolded in the scene. To me Act 3 Scene 3 was where the truth about all the characters and themes was revealed.
These themes are explored more in depth in Act 3 Scenes 3 through the use of characters such as the Protagonist Othello, Antagonist Iago, Emilia and Desdemona. ; These characters are used to explore the themes and also to unveil the different human natures. Shakespeare has assigned some structural features that aid represent the themes include sentence types and length, rhyme metre and verbal composition. The techniques used to assist the portrayal of the themes are juxtaposition and dramatic monologue.
: We see the theme of power being shown by different characters throughout the play, in my opinion Shakespeare has definitely tried to display this theme through the character of Othello. Although Othello is a ‘moor’ a black person he is known to be noble and courageous as he is the general of the Venetian army. A key thing that comes to mind is how Shakespeare associates power to Othello through the use of Language. Othello’s words before Act 3 Scene 3 always show his pride and achievements of what he has conquered. Othello views himself as a tested honourable warrior. The quote ‘The most potent grave on reverend signor’s (Act 1 Scene 3.76) articulates how highly Othello thinks of himself. However it is also noted that this power leads to Othello’s downfall in Act 3 Scene 3. Othello’s inability to recognise his jealousy and lust for Desdemona eventually leads to the bringing down of his character.
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