Complete Essay Samples on Character

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Character analysis mr.marks

Marks is in his thirtiesHealth? Mr. Marks is a mix of everything he is somewhat sloppy and unorganized because he rolled right out of bed when Esther walked in and left his bedroll right there, he is also looks kind of formal since he always has a black suit on due to religious reasons but →

The psychoanalytic perspective in relation to iago essay sample

In Shakespeare's play, " The Tragedy of Othello," a critic might want to use the psychoanalytic approach to help understand Iago. Therefore, he wants Cassio out of the way and wants Othello to like Iago, himself.

How successful is exposure as a transformation of othello?

The different language features in the texts help to set the context of the story. The idea of defying society and following their hearts is used to in Exposure, with the love between Otello and Desmerelda.

Character analysis: iago in othello

The two passages in question, the first a speech Iago makes at the start of the play, and the second, a short soliloquy at the end of Act one, introduce the audience to the character of Iago and the feelings he has towardsOthellowhich will drive the action of the play and shape the tragedy. Iago's →

Othello – english exam

Without this Iago's plan would not work as Othello seeing the Handkerchief that he gave to Desdemona as a token of their love in Cassio's hand is what leads him to believe that she has been unfaithful. This is a vital part of Iago's plan because by planting the handkerchief on Cassio, Othello will see →

Othello and iago

For example, in the movie Othello Oliver Parker contradicts with the text and shows the audience his view and understanding of the literary text. In the movie Othello with Laurence Fishburne, Parker, the director, uses actor's performance, symbolic scenes and decor to help the audience emotionally understand the text.

How and why does iago convince othello of desdmona’s infidelity?

Luck provides him with the opportunity to stage an affair between Cassio and Desdemona, driving Othello to insanity and resulting in the death of Desdemona and Othello. This enough proof for Othello to be convinced that Iago is telling the truth and for him to kill both Desdemona and Cassio.

How far do you agree with the view that the contrast between iago and othello is the most important contrast in the play?

In the play Othello, there are many forms of contrast, one of which is the contrast between the characters of Othello and Iago, which could be argued as being the most important contrast in the play. Another form of contrast is the play is the contrast between Venice and Cyprus, which is closely linked with →

Contemptuous notions at work

Even though Iago's statement of being " Christened and heathen, must be beleed and calmed by debitor and creditor." To be read as Christian and heathen, the reader is not aware at this point of just how devious and manipulative Iago will become and he will eventually be the downfall of Othello, along with others →

Evaluate the dramatic treatment of jealousy and revenge in othello

Brabantio is the first character to speak in couplets, signifying to the responder that this is important information as it implies that Othello and Desdemona's relationship will soon end in chaos and therefore maintain the structure of a five act play. Furthermore, it can be argued that Othello's composure and humbleness is only his exterior →

Othello: roderigo in-depth character analysis

Although his actions are cruel and evil, he does display a measure of sympathy in the way that he is so easily manipulated and ultimately betrayed by Iago, who later stabs the wounded Roderigo in the dark in order to hide his involvement in Cassio's assault. Roderigo is continually threatening to quit his pursuit of →

Biff loman’s role in death of a salesman

Biff's essence is what motivates the men in his family to choose the path that they take in life. All of Willy's hopes and dreams were wrapped up in this one boy and when Biff failed to live up to them, Willy felt thatfailurejust as deeply as he felt the let-down of his own unfulfilled →

Othello by william shakespeare

Iago's language in the play is prose and to the point as well as being highly manipulative and this is shown often while he is subtly trying to convince Othello he is a cuckold. Othello's language, in the beginning of the play, is very emotive and descriptive as well as including a great deal of →


These psychological changes happened to Othello are thus the result of the type of culture and society arising in the settings of the play.4. In these passages used by Desdemona we can clearly see her forgiveness of Othello and thus may help the audience to forgive him as well.

Richard hendrickson

At the beginning of Othello, Cassio is one of Othello's soldiers and is appointed second in command. Cassio begins to talk to Desdemona but he is way to flirty with her and Othello catches this with the help of Iago.

Uncontrollable jealousy

In the texts, " Othello" and " How to Get into Medical School, Part l and Part ll", the authors William Shakespeare and Vincent Lam decide to use the theme of jealousy to develop an appealing plot for the reader. The use of jealousy is very evident in both novels by Shakespeare and Vincent Lam.

Character analysis -tell tale heart

This paranoia leads the narrator to believe that the only way he can put down his fears is to kill the old man. The progression of the story revolves around the actions of the narrator.

Comparison of women characters in a dollhouse and the necklace

Both Nora of A doll's House and Mathilda of The Necklace, has been portrayed as dramatic characters that possess the " freedom pf incongruity". Mathilda had to suffer from the burden of gratitude that she owes to her friend.

Othello victims speech (desdemona)

This is just the first example of many that prove that the statement ' Victims are actually the makers of their own demise' is true in relation to that of the character Desdemona in the play Othello. In conclusion the culmination of all the aspects that make up the character Desdemona lead to her downfall, →

Is othello a racist play

Othello is not just a moor, but the general of the army of Venice. He holds a high rank and is respected by many, that is until the citizens of Venice find out that he is marrying the daughter of Senator Brabantio, Desdemona.

Passion & desire, othello by william shakespeare, perfume by patrick suskind & atonement by ian mcewan

The use of " ram" is the first hint to Othello's age and I believe that the contrast of black and white emphasises Desdemona's innocence and thus Iago uses this to project Othello as being possessed by witchcraft. This description in my opinion is a way of Briony telling the audience that her past sex →

Hero vs. tragic hero

The Difference between a Hero and a Tragic Hero The tragic hero is one of the most interesting characters within a Greek or Roman play. A Traditional hero is a person of " distinguished courage or ability, admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities.

Passion and reason in othello

His is the starkest tale of passion overriding reason: reason had forsaken him, and that lead to his death. With the departure of reason, passion engulfs Roderigo, Othello, and Iago.

Explain how iago manipulates roderigo in act 2: scene 1. essay sample

And what delight will she have to look on the devil?"" Now, sir, this granted as it is a most pregnant and unforced position who stands so eminent in the degree of this fortune as Cassio does?" The way that Iago uses his rhetorical questions are effective, because he creates a visual before it, in →

Tragedy of othello

Throughout the play Iago jumps at any attempt to sabotage Othello and Desdemona's relationship and quite literally anyone who gets in his way including his own wife Emilia, whom he later stabs in a final act of cowardice and Michael Cassio who holds the rank of lieutenant, which is essentially what Iago wants. Upon finding →

Iago of othello

Iago knew how to play to each character's personality to get them to believe what he said over anyone else's word, earning him the nickname " Honest Iago" in the play. Iago also acts as a contributor to each character's flaws in the play.

Iago’s true character exposed in othello

Iago gives several different possible motives to the audience throughout the play in his different soliloquies and while talking to Roderigo, but he never backs up these motives and for the most part never refers to them again in the play. 391-98] To prove in another way that Iago was once honest and has turned →

Choice and the characters of sula

Regardless of the fact that the African-American characters of Sula are of an oppressed nature, they forever maintain the freedom of choice. For example, early on in the novel when Morrison is describing thechildhoodof Sula and Nel, both characters make the conscious decision to act according to their own ideas about the world: " In →

Okonkwo: a life story of a tragic hero

Ezeani, the priest of the earth goddess comes to the hut to discuss Okonkwo's actions and how he could ruin the clan. Forced to march in a procession, Ikemefuna stricken by one of the clan members, when he tries to seek Okonkwo's protection, Okonkwo so as not appear weak performs: " Dazed with fear, Okonkwo →

Year 11 advanced english 2012

In the tragedy Othello, Shakespeare develops themes of trust and betrayal and employs dramatic conventions such as irony, the fatal flaw of the protagonist and the use of the five-act structure. In William Shakespeare's Othello, the manipulative nature of the character Iago is directly linked to the idea of trust and betrayal, this is predominantly →


Jealousy first arises when Roderigo is envious of Othello because he wishes to be with Desdemona, and at the end of the play, when Othello is furious with envy because he believes Cassio and Desdemona have been engaging in an affair. Roderigo is madly in love with Desdemona and he pays Iago to try and →

Othello – iago’s deception of roderigo

Iago then goes on to trying to comfort Roderigo with the orders and decisions Iago is making for him, in a sense, by showing him how they are both in common and want the same final outcome." I have told thee often, and I retell thee again and again, I hate the moor", Iago uses →

The role of iago in act iii scene 3

Othello's vision of himself and his wife excludes such compromise, and so when Iago offers Othello 'proof' he is savage in the passion with which he believes her to be guilty. The image Iago paints in Othello's mind is repulsive, sordid and disgusting.

In william shakespeare’s play “othello” the use of

In that statement Iago was comparing Othello to an old black ram by comparing Othello's skin color to that of the black ram's, and the white ewe, a young female sheep, to Desdemona. The use of a black ram and a white ewe to compare Othello and Desdemona helped in the visualization of their affair.

Analyzing iago in shakespeare’s othello

Here, the audience is able to see how Iago exaggerates things to a great level and it allows them to believe Iago will behave in this way for the majority of the play. This enables the audience to see how honourable and trusting Roderigo is to Iago as he does not question the latter of →

Trapped characters

The only times in the play when she has escaped, is when her Dad visits her in herdreams, when she listens to her records and at the end of the play when Billy comes to rescue Little Voice from the fire. I think that this is why at the end of the play LV escapes →

Character analysis of armand aubigny

I can say that Armand is a racist, because he has strict rules to his slaves. It is represented in the sentence: " The wonder was that he had not loved her before; for he had known her since his father brought him home from Paris, a boy of eight, after his mother died there." →

Jealousy in othello

Othello continuously denies his jealousy, but it is apparent that he is losing his mind with the thought of Desdemona's unfaithfulness. Soon after, with Iago's " help" he believes to see undeniable proof that Desdemona is unfaithful with the loss of the handkerchief.

What techniques does shakespeare use to reveal iago’s villainy?

Othello is very clever in the way that he tells Iago, " yes, and went between us very oft" here he tries to get information out of Iago about what's going on because Othello had been incidentally reminded but Iago that Cassio has easy and frequent access to Desdemona so therefore senses that Iago is →

The characters in troilus and criseyde

Characters Achilles, warrior who kills Troilus and Hector in battle Antenor, a soldier held captive by the Greeks, led to the fall of Troy, traded for Criseyde's safety Calchas, a Trojan prophet who joins the Greeks Criseyde, Calchas' daughter Helen, wife to Menelaus, lover of Paris Pandarus, Criseyde's uncle, advises Troilus in the wooing of →

Characters in dr.faustus

Faustus's initial tragic grandeur is diminished by the fact that he never seems completely sure of the decision to forfeit his soul and constantly wavers about whether or not to repent. He is the devil who comes at Faustus' summoning, and the devil who serves Faustus for 24 years.


This makes Othello dependent upon Iago for cultural guidance making Othello think that his wife is capable of cheating as he is not from the same culture. This shows that Othello still cares for his wife but is so far under Iago's influence that he feels killing her is the only way to end his →


Iago molds the handkerchief so that Othello pictures it as a symbol of Desdemona's faith and chastity. After Iago's schemes, Othello is jealous and once he believes that Cassio is having an affair with Desdemona he starts to resent him.

Othello and iago

In each generation people are trying to visualize the immortal theme of how manipulation and jealousy can change people's lives. For example, in the movie Othello Oliver Parker contradicts with the text and shows the audience his view and understanding of the literary text. In the movie Othello →

Othello .. who is really responsible?

The hatred mainly goes back to when Othello was to make the descion of who would be his second in command and when Cassio was given that title it drove Iago over the edge so much that he was willing to do whatever it takes to get that position he thought he so rightfully deserved. →

Iago, the most villainous character in othello

Here Roderigo is referred to as a fool, and then is also said to be Iago's " purse" because he is a utility that Iago would use for his goals. If manipulating Roderigo is not enough to see Iago is a Villain, the act that Iago is getting him to do should make →

Inner turmoil

The use of the diction " that" is vague and shows that there is nothing worse for Othello in the world than accusing Desdemona of infidelity." That" is simple and understated; however very meaningful and significant. Iago takes advantage of this situation and thanks him " for this profit." The diction " profit" refers to →

Reflection on leavis reading of othello

The story of Othello is pivotal on the flaw of character embodied in the antagonist, and it can be recognised by any audience that is his selfishness, lack of self-knowledge, pride and egotistical nature that is the most obvious cause for his downfall. Leavis comes back at this idea by reminding the audience that " →

Character of iago

Janus is a two faced God, who perfectly represents the nature of Iago, the two sides, one he only displays to the public and Roderigo and one only displayed to everyone else. This nature is further emphasised by Iago through his dialogue, " I am not what I am". While this shows Shakespeare's symbolism of →

The relevance of shakespeare

After causing the dismissal of Cassio by a trick, Iago hints to Othello that his bride, Desdemona, has had illicit relations with Cassio. Although Othello is reluctant to believe Iago's accusations, his worst fears are confirmed when, as a result of Iago's machinations, a handkerchief that he had given to Desdemona is found in Cassio's →

Deviation from social code: analysis of characters and theme of the age of innocence

It is the foremost duty of the individual to promote and protect the harmony of his/her blood and marital relationships. The family disapproved Ellen's decision todivorcehis husband despite his being abusive and cruel to her. Following this duty to the family and society, a code of morality dictates the actions and thinking →


Iago makes Othello believe that Desdemona is cheating on Othello with Cassio because when Cassio goes to Desdemona for help Iago words the situation to Othello in a way where he would believe that Desdemona was being unfaithful to him with Cassio. The next step Iago takes to manipulate Othello is when he steals the →

How do the techniques used in cabaret give us an insight into the characters of the film?

Our understanding of the characters is shaped through the use of techniques ranging from changes in costume to mise-en-scene. Costuming is one of the most revealing aspects, and we can learn a lot about the characters by looking at the clothes they wear. There is a component of Sally that is truly flamboyant, and this →

Characterization in the dentist

The setting takes place along the South China Sea, in which the men of the platoon are working in an area of operations called the Rocket Pocket. This story of Curt Lemon begins by telling of a visit by an Army dentist who was flown in to examine the men's teeth and perform minor repairs. →

How does iago convince othello to kill cassio and desdemona by the end of act three?

His complete certainty comes rather from the manipulative skill of his ensign Iago who uses three principal broad categories of tactics to convince Othello of Desdemona's culpability. Iago's first and favoured tactic at the beginning of Act Three, Scene Three (the pivotal scene in which he brainwashes Othello) is that →

Brutus as a tragic hero

He accuses himself for losing the love of his life, and this creates a sensation of pity. This is the turning point in the play where Brutus starts to believe that killing Caesar was not right. Although one could argue that Brutus is not the tragic hero, he best fits Aristotle's definition →

Iago the villain

It has been said of Iago that he is the devil incarnate or that he personifies the devil this accusation comes to life as you read the play and discover for yourself that in each scene in which Iago speaks one can point out his deception. Once Iago gains the trust of Roderigo →

Jrotc leadership and characterization essay

A leader has a sense of positivity and directs others to reach the specified goal. I think have confidence is one of the most important traits to be a good leader. One person that I think has all of these characteristics and is a great is leader is President Barack Obama.

Character of iago in “othello”

Iago acts very sympathetically towards Othello and in doing this he creates the illusion that he knows what he is talking about. Iago acts very sympathetically towards Othello and in doing this he creates the illusion that he knows what he is talking about.

Othello’s bad judgment

In act one of Othello, Iago complains to his companion, Roderigo, about how much he hates Cassio because Cassio was chosen as the new lieutenant by Othello. She is loyal and loving to Othello, but he let his trust for her slip away because of the lies Iago fed him.

Tragic hero

Arthur did not ask to be king, he was still a child and did not feel he was worthy of such a position. Although technically Arthur was born to be king he did not possess the attributes to be one.

Act 3 scene 4 analysis

Upon Desdemona's failure to give him the strawberry printed handkerchief, Othello goes into a rage, telling Desdemona of the significance of the handkerchief and that she should not have lost it. He believes fervently that the loss of the handkerchief represents Desdemona's betrayal and seems to be enchanted by the token.

Can jealousy and hatred be contagious?

Iago had to plan ahead, to make things turn out they way he wanted them to, and to make sure Othello and Cassio payed for his hatred and jealous of them. In the end, Iago's actions could be justified through the sickness and poison imagery that Shakespeare uses to show the audience his hatred and →

Character analysis of sykes

In addition to the conversation between the men, the reader can also tell that Sykes thinks that he is superior from the way that he speaks to the other men. After Sykes catches the rattlesnake and brings it home, the people from the village begin asking him questions like how he did he →

Characterization in ‘house of spirits’ and ‘perfume’

It uses its protagonist ' Clara' and ' Grenouille' as a medium of describing the people but in ' house of spirits' through the eyes of ' Alba' and ' Esteban' and in ' Perfume' through the narrator as he gives the reader two aspects both contrasting each other.' Perfume' a book with →

Explore how othello changes throughout the play

Explore how Othello changes throughout the play In order to understand how Othello changes throughout the play, we have to first take a look at the types of the relationships in the play as his behaviour changes directly links to the influences by the other people whom he has deep relationships. Iago's hatred and →

Contrast between iago and othello is the most important contrast in the play essay sample

In the play Othello, there are many forms of contrast, one of which is the contrast between the characters of Othello and Iago, which could be argued as being the most important contrast in the play. He rarely explicitly states that Cassio and Desdemona are having an affair, but instead uses Othello's belief that he →

Contextual factors in pride and prejudice influence the characters. do you agree?

I will explore the different contextual factors in the novel and come to the conclusion as to whether I agree with the statement. Money is a highly influential factor in Pride and Prejudice, so much so, that the narrator is very careful to give financial details of every character to ensure that the reader has →

Anger and othello s wife

Desdemona is responsible for her own death as a result of her innocence and her inability to ask the right questions. Her inability to ask important questions to the key players in the play, leads Desdemona to her tragic death.

Pride comes before the fall

Othello's reputation and social status mean everything to him, and nothing, not even his marriage and so-called love for Desdemona, is an exception to that. She feeds his pride and the only reason he loves her is because she loves him as much as he loves himself." The one Othello loves " too well" is →

Compare and cotrast the characters of gabriel conroy and michael furey in the dead.

He died a week after that last time he saw Gretta. Gabriel, however, is fond of the newfangled galoshes, and he is careful about his and his wife's health. He saw himself as a ludicrous figure, acting as a pennyboy for his aunts, a nervous wellmeaning sentimentalist, orating to vulgarians and idealising →

Character analysis elizabeth bennet

Bennet ignores Elizabeth's intelligence and states that she is no better than the rest of her sisters. The reader is also shown that Elizabeth's intelligence is displayed not only by her dialogue, but in herobservationskills as well. Elizabeth's pride mainly consists of her rational thinking and belief that the decisions she makes are always wise.

Othello enotes

Embody the plan in your opening sentence , e.g.(discussing the importance of Venice in the play): " In the first act of the play we see how Othello deals with the officials of the state which values his soldiership but cannot accept him socially; in the rest of the play, which is set in Cyprus, →


Honesty- Honesty is a Major theme in Othello and is mainly demonstrated when Othello perceives Iago to be honest, but in reality he is extremely dis honest." Oh that's an honest fellow. This honest creature doubtless sees and knows more, much more, than he unfolds." Othello " I should be wise, for →

Characters’ transformation essay

This fact, hence, illustrates the thought that the character transmutation would most probably non happen without the defects and headlong judgements of the two chief characters of the Jane Austen's celebrated novel. Character Transformation Thoroughly reexamining the whole context of the narrative.the diverse personalities of the characters are what made it possible to get →

English paper critical essay

This is all happening due to a result of lagans choice to sabotage Othello and get him back. The direct characterization of Ago as an antagonist is showing how he plans on using one of Toeholds weak point? such as his love shared with Desman? to help revenge Othello and ruin him due →

Othello compare and contrast

Iago acknowledges to Roderigo that Cassio knows not " the division of a battle" , is " without practice [in] all his soldiership" , and is " a great arithmetician". Cassio is comparatively quick to forgive the discharge and insists upon his loyal service.

Othello background

What does Iago plan to convince Othello of at the end of Act I? How does this scene show you that Othello is a busy man? 2.

Why sherlock holmes is just as original as c. auguste dupin

The stories in question are " The Purloined Letter" and " Murders in the Rue Morgue" by Poe and " The Adventure of the Speckled Band" and " A Scandal in Bohemia" by Doyle. Dupin then gets the sailor to come to his house and gets him to admit that it was his animal that →


Harry This gift also causes the handkerchief to be a direct representation of the marriage that they have, as the first and most important gift it represents the marriage directly marriage and honesty The symbolic meaning of the handkerchief to Othello represents the sacredness of the sexual act in marriage, which signifies the pledge of →

How female characters in ‘the accrington pals’ are affected by the war

Looking at the effect on these characters can show the impact that the War had on the country as a whole and gets across the message that the playwright, Peter Whelan, is hoping to portray. Whelan makes it obvious that most of the women are not used to living a life without the men present.

Exploring iago’s (lack of) motives for his evil deeds in othello

He is the embodiment of evil, hatred and spite, a vicious sociopath with no moral compunction, and therefore while he does initially provide a reason for his wicked intentions, his true motive is only the promising destruction of purity and goodness in Othello. Ultimately, Iago's astute qualities, however admirable, do not save him from the →

Othello analysis

Many people assume the basis of the story is Othello's life and that because the play is called Othello that he is the protagonist. Iago realizes Roderigo as a threat he tricks him into attempting to kill Cassio and then Iago comes in killing Roderigo to get rid of the threat and gain favor towards →

The process of change in othello

The tragic significance of the entire play revolves around the fact that the greatness and goodness of any man, his achievements in his profession and his success can be swiftly and utterly undone; that he could sink not only from bliss to despair but from the heights of human excellence to the very baseness →

Downfall of othello

In the play ' Othello' by William Shakespeare we witness the downfall of the main character Othello and the underlying factors which lead to his downfall. These external factors are the opposable reasons for why Desdemona This is a revelation of his insecurities and his lack of faith and trust in the woman he ' →

Female characters in “the road the mecca”

The townsfolk disagree with the sculptures displayed across Helen's yard and send the local pastor to try and persuade Helen to remove her sculptures but, Helen refuses to do so; she claimed that the darkness of her life can be removed by her candles, freedom, and work. Helen Martins also suffered from social oppression. Elsa →

The moor of venice

Despite that, however, Othello's skill as a soldier and leader is valuable and necessary to the state, and he is an integral part of the Venetian civic society. In his final speech, Othello shows a flash of his former greatness: his military glory, his loyalty to Venice, the intensity of his love, and his terrible →

Brutus: the tragic hero

Brutus: The Tragic Hero " A tragic hero is a character who is not eminently good and just, yet whose misfortune is brought about not by vice and depravity, but by some error or frailty." Brutus fits the definition of a tragic hero because of his lust for power, his tragic flaw, and his →

Othello ellen

I am gonna kill all o wouldem, west side represent! [Enter Roderigo] Roderigo: I wanna tap dat ass! [Holding picture of desnaynay] Iago: Roderigo drop me a beat Yo, Yo, Yo, Gimme somma dat dough n' I will get you dat big black ho [rap] Ima go get Cassiyolo drunk, you go insult his momma →

Othello – “one that loved not wisely, but too well” essay sample

O, Iago, the pity of it Iago!" a sorrowful cry for his belief that he has committed himself to action and although he wants to change his course of action, feels bound by a duty to act upon his previous statements. Othello's inability to falter on what he believes to be binding statements, gives →

Extract from text

Extract from Text | My response | ACT 1IAGO I hate the Moor: And it is thought abroad, 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.| Initially, Iago tells us of his hatred →

Appearance vs. reality

Iago's unfaithful character is established from the very first scene in Othello as he explains using a loyal tone, " I follow him to serve my turn upon him." Iago's two-faced character is further highlighted in the scene where he is having a conversation with Brabantio using hyperboles and symbolism to express his dishonesty, " →

The pearl characters pen portrait

Kino knows that on the way to achieving his ambitions he will have to face evil but he is too greedy and the greed makes him blind. In my opinion, Kino was trapped by the pearl and he can do nothing to get rescue himself from the pearls invisible trap. It is →

Character analysis: overview

Faulkner shows Miss Emily's attempt to remove herself from interaction with society through her actions." After her father's death she went out very little; after her sweetheart went away, people hardly saw her at all". The death of her father and the torn relationship with her true love contributed to her living →

Importance of “the willow” scene

Importance of " The Willow" Scene In " The Willow" scene of Othello by William Shakespeare, Desdemona has a deep and profound conversation with her maid Emilia about love. Desdemona is afraid that she herself will die of a broken heart like the women in willow song.

Othello study guide

Othello is chronologically the first of Shakespeare's Jacobean tragedies, written during the reign of King James I.(In Latin, the word for James is " Jacobus.") the second, after Hamlet, of Shakespeare's " four great tragedies." In the Renaissance, a novella (an Italian word that literally means " a little new thing") was a short →