Racism In Shakespeare's Othello

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Racism is the belief that a particular race is higher or lower than the other people. Racism means to isolate and separate the different races from each other and away from other races. Racism has been found throughout history, and can be determined by the hatred of a person by another or the act on the basis that someone is less than the rest of the people because of hisher color of skin, language, nationality, religion or any other factors though these factors are genetically determined, which means that they are not optional and no one can control them. Racism idea itself has a long history; it has emerged from several many centuries ago. Over the past centuries, Western racism had a clear impact more than any other forms of racism in the…show more content…
As a proof of this progress: There are some agreements which started to call for the elimination of racism, as well as, in the late twentieth century black leaders show like Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King, and the most notably at the moment and which still governs until now, the US President Obama, who was inaugurated as President of the United States of America since 2009 until the present day. Many writers have talked about the subject of racism in their writings, but the most notably the writer Shakespeare, who has highlighted the subject in his play "Othello" in particular. Thus, the reader begins to read the play, heshe will start to think that it was a play with racist ideas that have spread in the author`s time (Shakespeare), but the strange thing is that it is not a racist play in any way. In general, this play does not focus on race and racism; but it is a story of a man who exposed to intrigue, that made him to do ugly things that have caused him harm and hurt all people who he…show more content…
It 's obvious to us from the beginning how they despite the characteristics that Othello has, he is for them not a man and does not deserve to call him by any name; they think that he is just a monster. Iago gave him a description of "thick lips" which makes the reader imagine him in an ugly way, and he described him as "Barbary horse" is clear in one of the obvious quotations to describe Iago to Othello, where he says to Desdemona`s father {In act1 scene1 of the play}: " you 'll have your daughter covered with a Barbary horse, / you 'll have your nephews neigh to you ". He tried in various ways and phrases to stir anger and concern
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