Racism in Othello

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English

 

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August 6, 2015

 

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This seems to be the only reason for Iago to detest Othello, but his anger stretches beyond this into personal attacks. Iago refers to Othello's "thick-lips" (I.i.66) and to him as "an old black ram" (I.i.88). His hatred may have started on a professional level, but in part due to Othello's heritage, Iago's contempt quickly deteriorates to racism...
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Iago refers to Othello's "thick-lips" (I.i.66) and to him as "an old black ram" (I.i.88). His hatred may have started on a professional level, but in part due to Othello's heritage, Iago's contempt quickly deteriorates to racism. This brings about a recurring paradox in Othello. While an extremely powerful man in a political context, his race makes him inferior in a white man's society...
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