Othello was of a different race and did not fit in with her family.

Nearly every character uses a racial slur to insult Othello at one point in the play.

Othello has managed to obtain something they could not; Desdemona.

Too often “We fail to step outside of that safe sanctuary defined by what other’s wish us to know.”1 If the general population of the United States of America were asked what they knew of the Indians, common replies would be of romantic visions of the once free roaming, free spirited peoples of the nine-teenth century, the melodrama of the conflicts between the pioneers and the Indians, the scalpings, painted bodie...

Even Emilia sinks to the level of insulting Othello based on the color of his skin.

All three are linked to one another and talk to and about each other.

“She, dying, gave it me, and bid me, when my fate would have me wive; to give her.” Desdemona and Othello confess their love for one another in hopes of a blissful life together....

The source of Othello comes from Girald Cirthio’s Tall of the Moor, considering the modification of a few details, this was a manifestation of Shakespeare’s ability to take a reputable story and elevate it into poetic tragedy (Cahn 106).


Desdemona and Othello have just eloped at the beginning of the play.

Unlike Hamlet, King Lear, and Macbeth, which are set against a backdrop of affairs of state and reverberate with suggestions of universal human concerns, Othello is set in a private world and focuses on the passions and personal lives of its major figures.

In the essay “Wit and Witchcraft: an Approach to Othello” Robert B.

We as the readers can see evidence of this at certain points in the play where Iago has planted the seeds of despair and Desdemona and Othello have fallen for his plans.

Othello is referred to by his name only seventeen times in the play.

In “A Brother’s Murder” a journalist talks about his experience living in a poor neighborhood and how his brother tragically died in a city of crime....

Iago torments Othello until Othello pratically faints.

LaMar in “The Engaging Qualities of Othello” comment on the virtue within the innocent wife of the Moor, and how pain came into her life: Desdemona is warmhearted, tender, faithful, and much in love with her husband....

However, to many people, race is everything in “Othello.

Furthermore, sociologist continue to study “whether racial disparities are largely a function of socioeconomic disparities or whether other factors associated with race are also related to the distribution of environmental hazards” (Mohai and Saha 2007: 345)....

Where Iago seeks revenge on an unknowing Othello....

William Shakespeare attempted to create an Aristotelian tragedy play with a tragic hero and succeeded in Othello, the Moor of Venice by weaving in pity and fear into each line and action.

Othello is a respectable army general who tragically dies in the end.

In a time period when ethnic minorities were unimportant and merely ignored, a black man named Othello rises, and has a position as a general who is trusted and respected by his white leaders.