Othello Summary
William Shakespeare

Everything you need to understand or teach Othello by William Shakespeare.

  • Othello Summary & Study Guide
  • 119 Student Essays
  • 1 Encyclopedia Article
  • 68 Literature Criticisms
  • 1 Book Notes
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  • 30 Othello Lessons
  • 20 Activities
  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
  • 20 Essay Questions
  • Pre-Made Tests and Quizzes
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Othello Summary

Othello is unique among Shakespeare's great tragedies. Unlike Hamlet, King Lear, and Macbeth, which are set against a backdrop of affairs of state and which 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. Indeed, it has often been described as a "tragedy of character"; Othello's swift descent into jealousy and rage and Iago's dazzling display...

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Othello Study Guide

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