Research Papers on Othello

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  • Jealousy in Othello

    A 3 page essay that discusses jealousy in Shakespeare's Othello. Jealousy, both professional jealousy and sexual jealousy, plays is the primary motivational force portrayed by Shakespeare in Othello. While Shakespeare focuses primarily on Othello's sexual jealousy as his motivation for the murder of his wife, Desdemona, behind Othello's actions are the manipulations of Iago, which are motivated by professional jealousy. In other words, throughout the play, in general, Shakespeare warns his audience against the insidiously evil effect of jealousy. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Jealousy and Love in William Shakespeare's Othello

    A 6 page research paper that examines how the love of Othello and Desdemona could end in the tragedy of murder/suicide. The writer explains the influence of Iago and the insidious nature of evil, as well as the motivational forces that propelled the play towards its tragic end. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Othello by William Shakespeare and the Tragic Flaw of Love

    A 5 page paper which examines how Othello's excessive love for Desdemona led to his own downfall. No additional sources are used.

  • A Review of the 1965 Film The Greatest Othello?

    This 4 page report discusses Sir Laurence Olivier's 1965 film version of Shakespeare's "Othello." The film is something of a hybrid in that it is actually a filming of the stage production by the National Theatre of Great Britain. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Characterization as a Literary Technique

    This 5 page paper examines the way in which authors use characterization to intrigue readers. It uses “Hamlet,” “Othello” and “The Story of an Hour” as examples. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Race, Gender and Sexuality in "Othello"

    This 8 page paper discusses the issue of race in "Othello," and how it impacts perceptions of gender and sexuality in the play. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Shakespearean Conflict in Macbeth and Othello

    (10 pp) In any tragedy, it is tension or conflict which keeps the play moving. Modern jargon would call it "spin" and "counterspin." In this discussion we will compare the sources of conflict in two plays, Othello and Macbeth. Iago and Lady Macbeth are our major obsessives,the first prompted by an apparent frustration with being passed over in military command, yet disguising a darker personal agenda, and the second, Lady Macbeth with a compulsive need for power and title.

  • Jealousy in Othello

    A 3 page essay that discusses jealousy in Shakespeare's Othello. Jealousy, both professional jealousy and sexual jealousy, plays is the primary motivational force portrayed by Shakespeare in Othello. While Shakespeare focuses primarily on Othello's sexual jealousy as his motivation for the murder of his wife, Desdemona, behind Othello's actions are the manipulations of Iago, which are motivated by professional jealousy. In other words, throughout the play, in general, Shakespeare warns his audience against the insidiously evil effect of jealousy. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Iago's Devices in Othello by William Shakespeare

    A paper which looks at the devices which Iago employs to incite Othello's jealousy, and the use of dramatic irony in the relevant scenes of the text.

  • Othello by William Shakespeare and Jealousy

    A 5 page paper which examines how Shakespeare treats the theme in one of his most famous tragedies. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Othello Themes

    A 7 page paper which examines the themes of betrayal, jealousy and tragedy in William Shakespeare’s Othello. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Handkerchief Significance in William Shakespeare's Othello

    A 4 page essay that discusses the significance of the handkerchief in Shakespeare's Othello. In the history of the theater, the argument can easily be made that there has never been a prop as instrumental to the substance of a play as Desdemona's handkerchief is to the action of Shakespeare's Othello. This prop becomes symbolic to Othello of Desdemona's supposed infidelity, which is precisely what Iago intends. Iago's manipulation of the handkerchief provides Othello's military mind with his supposed "proof" of Desdemona's betrayal and precipitates Othello's tragic subsequent actions. Examination of the play demonstrates the pivotal importance of this prop and how the action and the thematic substance hinge on this one image. No other sources cited.

  • Othello by William Shakespeare and 3 Different Perspectives

    A 2.5 page paper which examines whether Othello is a faultless hero whose strength and virtue are turned against him by the evil Iago; whether Othello is a weak, stupid man easily fooled by Iago’s intellectual superiority; or whether Othello is simply a victim of the culture in which the play is set, and more specifically, the racist and sexist stories it is built upon. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Research on Shakespeare’s Othello

    A 9 page paper which examines research on Shakespeare’s Othello. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Racism in Othello

    A 10 page research paper/essay that explores how racism is an overt factor in Shakespeare's Othello. The writer argues that the Elizabethan cultural background necessarily informs and shapes the meaning of the play because Shakespeare would naturally have written within his own cultural framework. This examination of Othello explores this thesis and, in so doing, it takes a post-colonial approach to criticism as this literary theory encompasses how "knowledge of subordinate people is produced and used" (Post-colonialism). Bibliography lists 7 sources.

 

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