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Essay | Othello's "Otherness" In Play and Movie Versions of "Othello"

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Othello's "Otherness" In Play and Movie Versions of "Othello"

Summary: In William Shakespeare's original work of "Othello" and in Geoffrey Sax's 2001 film version, the title character's race is a point of emphasis, showing that he is apart from society even when he is being honored and praised.
The 2001, Geoffrey Sax's film version of Othello emphasises and explores the theme of post-colonialism in the play. Sax changes the setting of the play to modern day London in order to make the play relevant to today's society and the audience who views the film.

Othello's `otherness' is emphasised throughout Shakespeare's Othello. He is constantly referred to as "the moor", even when he is being referred to in a positive way. Most character, excluding, of course, Desdemona, refer to Othello in a derogatory way at least once. Bestial imagery is used by Iago to describe the act of sex between Othello and Desdemona, "A black ram is tupping your white ewe." There are constant references to Othello's blackness, "sooty bosom," and these serve to emphsise his `otherness.'Othello himself appears to internalise these feelings towards the end of the play.

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