Race In Othello

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Othello IO Tinatin Kakabadze Period F 9/1/15 Word Count: 1222 “Race” in the context of Elizabethan England Race, in Elizabethan Era, which was from 1485 to 1603 and was known as the Golden Age of England, was usually ignored. People with dark skin were thought of as exotic and bizarre, though they had no rights as they were forced into England despite many protests. Due to the way North/West Africans clothed themselves, many people in Elizabethan England would call them ‘devils’ and other obscene things. Though, they soon grew a few rights and weren't ridiculed as much, but were still thought of as a lower race. WordCount:107 https://prezi.com/lt1hpaov8tsw/racism-in-the-elizabethan-era/…show more content…
So, he most likely thought this would be a good setting for a plot where a man is questioning his wife's loyalty and has suspicions of her committing adultery. Not only this, there seems to be a large plot point about a moor or moor’s in general in the play, so if there is a character that is considered one, it could be a large part of the story, due to the lack of tolerance in Venice because of the fact that the main population was white. Word Count:…show more content…
A soldier underneath him, to which he was close with, soon fell madly in love with the moors wife, Lady Desdemona, and decided to deceive the moor into thinking that his wife was having an affair with another soldier.The ensign had later killed the wife and chopped off his own leg, figuring out he couldn't have her and blames the moor. WordCount: 95
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