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There Are as Many Readings of Othello as There Are Readers.

Summary: There are many different ways to interpret William Shakespeare's "Othello." Two of the most interesting are from a feminist and Aristotelian perspective.
There are as many readings of a text as there are readers; Every text has a myriads versions of different critical "readings", such as "Feminist", "Liberal Humanist" or "Deconstructionist" readings depending how each readers perceives its meanings. In each of the readings, the audience is given an ideologically determined text, which incorporates aspects of the original, but rejects or understates other aspects that might contradict these particular readings. In Othello, there are likewise also many different readings, for example, Feminist, Postcolonial and Aristotelian. It is possible to suggest two readings which perhaps may link to audiences psychologically and ideologically more successfully - the Aristotelian and Feminist reading, and this is evident through the plot, characterization language, and themes underpinning the text Othello.

Aristotle, the famous Greek philosopher first captured the Aristotelian reading. This reading in general perceives the text...

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