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A Comparison of Shakespeare's Othello and the Film O

Summary: Comparative essay dealing with Shakespeare's Othello and the feature film "O." Includes discussion of similarities and differences. Also examines themes of race and jealousy.
Shakespeare's strengths and genius come from his ability to understand and explore universal truths and emotions. This is one thing that makes his plays timely and unforgettable. The emotion of jealousy is one which is prominent in many of his works. Jealousy is defined in the Oxford English Dictionary as, ."..apprehensive of being displaced in the love or good will of; envious (of person. his advantages, etc.); [...] suspiciously vigilant. ...." Shakespeare's work, Othello, examines jealousy from many standpoints. The standpoints of Othello, Rodrigo, or Emilia are apparent, but mainly there is the standpoint of Iago. Iago's jealousy of Othello causes him to take control of Othello's mind by convincing him that Desdemona is unfaithful. Iago is jealous of Othello for many reasons including his bigotry. Iago is extremely racist; he uses many racist terms to describe Othello or to get his attention...

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