Othello Essay | A Modern Day Tragedy: "O"

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A Modern Day Tragedy: "O"

Summary: A comparison to Shakespeare's Othello and the modern movie "O".
A Modern Day Tragedy: "O"

When Shakespeare composed the tragedy Othello televisions were not. Along with no televisions, life in the late 1500s had many different qualities than it does today. This time period had no war on drugs and no high school shootings. Peer pressure was not an issue. The audiences of Othello in the 1500s did not face the circumstances that we, American high school students in 2003, face today. With these significant differences in daily life, come the attempts of movie creators to help prevent our modern day tragedies.

The movie "O", released on August 31, 2001, is a retelling of Shakespeare's Othello set in a college prepatory school. This movie, shelved over two years due to the epidemic of high school shootings in the late 1990s, is an attempt to take in hand these disasters caused by peer pressure and jealousy (Kurnit...

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