Louis B. As these lies are unraveled the central theme of his play became distinct, and clearly visible.
William Shakespeare included literary elements in The Tragedy of Othello to bring the story line to life. Wright and Virginia A. Author: Brandon Johnson. It is apparent that before the play begins, Othello has not yet resolved his duplicitous self-image; however, throughout the action of the play, he is put in a maliciously-designed situation which causes his insecurities and self doubt to breed, allowing the Venetian?
To "prove" something is to investigate it to the point where its true nature is revealed. Jealousy in Othello is what the play was founded on. There are few items of symbolic meaning in the play, but these few have large meaning. By using imagery, irony, and symbolism, Shakespeare displays the theme of the power that jealousy has to destroy.
Roderigo is a minor character who carries out a vital role in the play. While pride is an obvious theme, since it does cause jealousy, gender and race come up as separate, subtle themes.