Thursday, August 27, 2009

Othello Resources


Reading Questions:
  • What "languages of difference" do the other characters use when describing or interacting with Othello? How does Othello respond? How does he represent himself?
  • The play opens in Venice, Italy. Given what you know about Venice in the 15th and 16th centuries, why might this be a significant choice?
  • What are your impressions of Desdemona? Does she strike you as independent or "feminist"? In what ways is she caught in the oppressive cycle of her cultural moment?

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