Flashcards in Critical interpretations Deck (8)
A.C. Bradley 1904
"the most romantic figure among Shakespeare's hereos"
Love is the central idea in 'Othello' and Othello is one of the greatest lovers in literature.
S.T. Coleridge 1819
"the motive-hunting of motiveless malignity"
"Othello's last speech is a terrible exposure of human weakness"
"the tragic protagonist was responsible for his own downfall because he has a propensity to jealousy"
Lisa Jardine 1983 (patriarchy)
"The stage world of Jacobean drama is wholly masculine and there is only a male viewpoint on offer"
Lisa Jardine 1983 (Desdemona)
"Desdemona is punished by patriarchy [...] and she becomes a stereotype of female passivity.
Caryl Phillips (insecurity)
"Othello feels constantly threatened and profoundly insecure"