TITLE

Ovid, Othello, and the Pontic Scythians

AUTHOR(S)
Baker, Christopher
PUB. DATE
January 2004
SOURCE
Search for Meaning: Critical Essays on Early Modern Literature;2004, p61
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Literary Criticism
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the depiction of Scythians in William Shakespeare's play Othello. In his play, Shakespeare regarded the Scythians, which is implicitly linked to the Irish and explicitly to the Moor, as having a primitive culture and living in a primitive society. They are seen as exemplars of ethnic barbarism and savagery.
ACCESSION #
19313741

 

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