Othello Context

  • Created by: 15KiteR
  • Created on: 06-11-21 19:55

Tragedy Genre 

  • Form of drama with a display of human suffering 
  • Generally demands that the downfall of the protagonist comes from the character's own flaws and errors
  • Aristotle wrote that tragedy must involve the reversal of fortunes of a powerful person from good to bad, due to the hamartia of the protagonist- can lead to catharsis for the audience

Hamartia= fatal flaw 

Othello's hamartia can be seen as his jealousy, which created suspicion, or that he internalised the prejudices of those around him 

Othello comes to believe that a black man is an


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