Religion And Religion In Shakespeare's Othello

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Knock, knock. Who’s there? Religion. Religion is almost always present, as it’s vast and abundant in some part of everyone’s everyday life. Religion is also widely used in literature. Whether it’s to define a character or to provide an allusion, it’s prominent in more ways than one. One of the most popular cases is in William Shakespeare’s Othello.
Othello, written in 1603, centers around the newly married couple Othello and Desdemona. Othello’s ensign, Iago, tricks Othello into believing his wife is cheating on him, so Othello murders Desdemona before killing himself in despair of his actions. Religion plays a large part in the defining of these characters. Iago is representative of Satan, with Othello representing many things, from humanity
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