Study Guide for Decoding Othello


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"Decoding Othello" provides an in-depth exploration of William Shakespeare's tragic play. The guide probes into the narrative, exploring key themes like love, jealousy, betrayal, manipulation, racial otherness, gender dynamics, and power structures. Character analyses focus on the five main characters - Othello, Iago, Desdemona, Cassio, and Emilia - whose intricate relationships drive the plot. Linguistic and rhetorical devices, such as verse and prose, animal imagery, metaphors, irony, and soliloquies, are explored to understand better their contributions to character development, tonal setting, and narrative progression.

The study guide also discusses the historical and cultural contexts, with a focus on Elizabethan views on race, religion, and gender, while also touching on the Venice setting, military culture, and social hierarchy. Finally, the study guide highlights the relevance of "Othello" to contemporary societal issues and provides an overview of the tragic structure of the play.


Publisher - Sherwood Press

Author(s) - Steven Smith


Published Date - April 02 2024

ISBN - 9781964189239

Dimensions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 0.7 cm

Page Count - 132

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