Text Communicate Meaning

How does your chosen text communicate meaning, with close reference to the main theme/s             of your play                                                    
The nature of communicating meaning in texts is that the author can illustrate his or her ideas to the reader, and can be achieved through the use of themes. Themes are reoccurring ideas or concepts throughout a text that seem to inform the reader through the use of characters. Jealousy, inequality and dishonesty are constantly shown throughout William Shakespeare’s tragic play, Othello. Through this, it is evident that a play gives the author the freedom to communicate meaning with the use of characters.
Shakespeare communicates his perspective of jealousy throughout the play.   This is shown when Iago shares his thoughts to Roderigo about Cassio being promoted to lieutenant instead of him, and Iago describes Cassio in Act 1 as “mere prattle without practice”, meaning he talks more of war than actually fighting. The use of alliteration (prattle and practice) mocks Cassio’s seeming skill, and reinforces Iago’s motives of seeking revenge on Cassio later in the play. Iago frequently talks in soliloquy throughout the play, which in turn reveals his thoughts and motivations to the reader.   After suspecting his wife has been unfaithful with Othello, he talks about Othello in the following line “I hate the Moor: and it is thought broad, that 'twixt my sheets. He has done my office: I know not if't be true; but I, for mere suspicion in that kind, will do as if for surety.”   This soliloquy reveals that Iago is angry and jealous of Othello, and uses this rumour as an excuse to destroy him and see him fall. Iago is malcontent, and is jealous of Othello so he plants a seed of jealousy into Othello’s mind by saying “O, beware, my lord, of jealousy; it is the green-eyed monster which doth mock the meat it feeds on”. This line is ironic because he himself is jealous and resentful of the success of others. The...