Othello by William Shakespeare

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Othello Read Online Free - In Othello, Shakespeare creates a powerful drama of a marriage that begins with fascination (between the exotic Moor Othello and the Venetian lady Desdemona), with elopement, and with intense mutual devotion and that ends precipitately with jealous rage and violent deaths. He sets this story in the romantic world of the Mediterranean, moving the action from Venice to the island of Cyprus and giving it an even more exotic coloring with stories of Othello's African past. Shakespeare builds so many differences into his hero and heroine—differences of race, of age, of cultural background—that one should not, perhaps, be surprised that the marriage ends disastrously. But most people who see or read the play feel that the love that the play presents between Othello and Desdemona is so strong that it would have overcome all these differences were it not for the words and actions of Othello's standard-bearer, Iago, who hates Othello and sets out to destroy him by destroying his love for Desdemona. As Othello succumbs to Iago's insinuations that Desdemona is unfaithful, fascination—which dominates the early acts of the play—turns to horror, especially for the audience. We are confronted by spectacles of a generous and trusting Othello in the grip of Iago's schemes; of an innocent Desdemona, who has given herself up entirely to her love for Othello only to be subjected to his horrifying verbal and physical assaults, the outcome of Othello's mistaken convictions about her faithlessness.

Title : Othello
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ISBN : 0743477553
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 314 pages


Madeline rated it ★★★★☆

August 09, 2016

Othello, abridged: OTHELLO: I love my wife! IAGO: She gave Cassio her handkerchief. OTHELLO: OMG THAT CHEATING WHORE! DESDEMONA: Hi honey! OTHELLO: I KEEL YOU! DESDEMONA: *dies* EMILIA: Dude, what is WRONG with you? OTHELLO: Huh? IAGO: Yeah, I totally made that whole wife-is-cheating-on-you thing up. PUNK...

Agir(آگِر) rated it ★★★★★

November 06, 2016

اتللو را هركسي خوانده باشد تا ابد فراموش نمي كند علتش هم روي دادن حوادث ناگوار براي كسي است كه به دست خويش خوشبختي اش را نابود مي كند این یکی از بهترین نمایشنامه هایی بود که از شکسپیر خواندم و حالا می خواهم به این نکته بپردازم که چرا شکسپیر یک نابغه است :شکسپیر و روان درمانی چند سال یپش در روزنامه ی...

Renato rated it ★★★★★

January 11, 2016

Not trying to upset Proust or Joyce, but these days, it's Shakespeare who's been taking me to bed every night. He's become part of my daily routine and his are my last conscious thoughts before departing to dreamland. Granted, it could be another playwriter or even a regular book. All I need real...

Henry rated it ★★★★★

January 25, 2018

Jealousy, "The green -ey'd monster," that is what the wise Shakespeare wrote...Othello loved his wife, Desdemona, too much so, nothing could continue that fever, emotions lessen over time....The mighty general was a very capable soldier of Venice, commanding respect on the battlefield, he could d...

Bill rated it ★★★★★

August 26, 2017

I have always admired this play as Shakespeare's most theatrical tragedy, but I also feel that it often veers too close to melodrama. Shaw remarked that Othello is written "in the style of Italian opera," and it shares with Verdi and Donizetti the same big emotions, the same clear demarcation of...

Ayne rated it ★★★★☆

January 18, 2009

Hands down the worst pillow fight in history.

Joshua rated it ★★★★★

October 13, 2017

Will you, I pray, demand that demi-devil Why he hath thus ensnared my soul and body? -Othello, end of Act V When I was about 9 years old, I put a healthy, live mouse into my parents' microwave oven. It was a summer day and I was all alone. I had this devilish feeling inside me. I knew it was wrong,...

Lisa rated it ★★★★★

September 25, 2017

“O, beware, my lord, of jealousy; It is the green-ey'd monster, which doth mock The meat it feeds on." This famous quote made my 14-year-old son, currently reading Othello for the first time (it is his first Shakespeare ever), come into my room to complain. He was deeply frustrated with the sweet to...

Dolors rated it ★★★★★

November 16, 2015

“The trust, the office I do hold of you Not only take away, but let your sentence Even fall upon my life.” Act I, Scene 3. This is the Othello the reader meets at the beginning of this tragedy. The Renaissance ideal, an archetypal hero, sure of himself, valiant and honorable, in complete self-contr...

Nayra.Hassan rated it ★★★☆☆

March 23, 2018

عندما نقابل الحسد و المكائد بالغباء..اذن فنحن نستحق كل ما سيقع على رؤسنا من مصائب عطيل قائد حربي بدوي مغربي نزح إلى البندقية. .وقع في حب ديدمونةالشابة الإيطالية الجميلة. ..بادلته حبه بحب اكبر. . تزوجا.. و لكن هل هناك من سيصدق أنهما عاشا طويلا في تبات و نبات؟. .لا طبعا فنحن مع شكسبير هنا يحسدهما ياجو...

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