TITLE

Love, Pity, and Deception in "Othello."

AUTHOR(S)
Smith, Shawn
PUB. DATE
January 2008
SOURCE
Papers on Language & Literature;Winter2008, Vol. 44 Issue 1, p3
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Literary Criticism
ABSTRACT
Presents literary criticism of the play "Othello" by William Shakespeare. It outlines the importance of the written text as compared to the visual performance and highlights the event of the death of the heroine, Desdemona. It discusses the use of props and the symbolism they can imbibe, and also analyzes the speech made by the main character, Othello, at the end of the play. It also explores the play's status in the genre of tragedy.
ACCESSION #
30007048

 

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