To what extent is Othello by William Shakespeare a text of worth?
'If thou be'st the devil, I cannot kill thee' - Othello, Act V
Also the themes of status, power, and deception are prominent. Cassio loses his position as lieutenant, which Iago then gains. All are trying to establish power of some kind at varying points in the play. Iago wants the power that status affords him, as well as the manipulative power over his fellow man and their emotions:-
'But I will drive the Moor into a jealousy so strong / That judgment cannot cure'
This he achieves, as well as, to some extent, winning over the audience by making them laugh, singing songs and being a fun character, before revealing his true demonic self. This is the biggest shock to the audience, that while we may have regarded Othello as foolish to trust Iago, we as the audience did at one point too.
Othello wants power over his own destiny towards the end of the play, which is why he kills himself (only one of the theories).
In short, there are so many important themes in Othello, showing the most intimate details of the fragile human psyche, that it gives a very clear picture of the flaws in human nature.
Incidentally, Othello's wife is Desdemona, not Ophelia, who is in Hamlet
Why does anyone fall in love? Othello has many fine qualities which a young woman might admire: he is brave, apparently confident, kind and loving. But Desdemona's love is not hero-worship, as Othello supposes. She sees that he feels out-of-place in Venetian society, and that his apparent confidence masks humility and vulnerability about his own worth, and loves him the more for it. It is this humility which makes him a better leader and a…
What year the book The complete works of William Shakespeare with the temple notes by The World Syndicate Publishing Company Cleveland O is printed-published?
An interesting question! OPINIONS (1) There are various opinions about William Shakespeare, one is that he never existed at all! Of course, if he never existed, who wrote all those plays? One answer to that might be that various folios of plays were collected into one compendium, and printed under the fictitious name 'William Shakespeare', as if just one person authored them all, but in reality they may just have been a collection of play…
People respected Shakespeare as a playwright and liked his work when he was alive, but during that time none of it was published; it was just copies he and the actors had. When he died people realized that his creations were something worth saving, so they collected and published as many as they could.
William Shakespeare was an English playwright and poet, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. Thousands of his new words and phrases are commonly used in spoken English today. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon" (or simply "The Bard"). His plays are regularly performed at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in his birthplace of Stratford-on-Avon. His surviving works consist of 38 plays…