Write a Note on Prejudice in Othello

Write a Note on Prejudice in Othello

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  1. Prejudice is an emphasised note in Othello. It appears in several forms but predominantly as racial prejudice against black and coloured people.

    Othello being a black man is ridiculed and belittled through by Iago, Rodrigo and even by Othello himself. Apart from that there is anti-woman or sexist prejudice where both women, Desdemona and Emilia, are murdered by their husbands.

    Another form of prejudice is religious bias as ‘Moors’ and ‘Turks’ which are both used to describe Muslims are subjected to derision and abuse throughout the play.

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