Please choose ONE of the following subjects. Be sure to give examples from Shakespeare’s text, and to quote lines of dialogue (if necessary) to support your position.
Othello is often called a tragic hero. Discuss his heroic qualities, as well as his flaws or weaknesses which lead to his downfall and demise. Also, in what ways do Othello’s suicide strengthen or undermine his heroism?
Explore Desdemona’s character, and her love for Othello. Pay particular attention to her conversation with Emilia at the end of Act IV, as it illuminates her views on relationships between men and women (in her own case, and in general). How does her dying assertion that she killed herself affect the way you see her?
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