Othello Essay | Othello: A Feminist Criticism

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Othello: A Feminist Criticism

Summary: Discusses Othello, a play by William Shakespeare. Examines Shakespeare's traditional portrayal of female characters. Reveals how individual contexts allow for different interpretations of the play.
Every individual have different contexts, this is determined by things such as their background, culture, beliefs, and values; under these influences each individual interprets texts differently. Hence it can be said that there are as many readings as there are readers. Thus this can also be said to the play "Othello" by William Shakespeare; feminist critics reading "Othello" would focus on the issues of marital relationships, sexuality and "Othello's" exploration of the women's world. Also, psychoanalytic critics who read texts somewhat like an analyst `reading' a dream, look for symbols, preoccupations, and absences, which reveal a hidden sexual sub-text. Feminist and psychoanalytic critics are examples of two readings that can develop through an individual's values and beliefs or under the influence from major global issues.

Feminist criticism is a branch of the feminist movement which aims to achieve rights and equality for women in political, social...

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