Othello Themes

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Jealousy
Iago's personal and professional jealousy infects and destroys Othello's mind and marriage leading to the tragic end
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Corruption
The play exposes the misuses of verbal and physical power. Iago is the source of verbal corruption, leading to the corruption of Othello's noble mind
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Race and Colour
There is a clash of cultures and ideas in the play; Othello and Desdemona are a "well tuned" couple from different ethnic backgrounds who are destroyed by a racist subordinate's jealousy
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Love
Desdemona is the embodiment of self-sacrificing and generous love, while Othello is the overwhelmed lover who becomes a violent revenger
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Power
The play explores the power of words to influence actions, and the subjugation of the powerless by the powerful (women and men, subordinates and masters)
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Corruption

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The play exposes the misuses of verbal and physical power. Iago is the source of verbal corruption, leading to the corruption of Othello's noble mind

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Race and Colour

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Love

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Power

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