CliffsNotes on Shakespeare's Othello

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Wiley, Jul 3, 2000 - Literary Criticism - 114 pages
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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in the series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format.

Betrayal and manipulation lie at the heart of Othello. Keep up with all the crosses and double-crosses of this tragic play with the CliffsNotes version of the play, which will help you form your own opinions about Iago's schemes, Othello's motives, and Desdemona's loyalty.

Other features that help you study include

  •  Background information about the life and times of William Shakespeare to help you understand his influences
  • A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters
  • Glossaries to help you comprehend Shakespeare’s language
  • Critical essays on the character pairs and major themes of the play
  • A review section that tests your knowledge

Classic literature or modern modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

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Contents

Introduction to the Play
Critical Commentaries 13
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Copyright

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About the author (2000)

Helen McCulloch is a Doctoral Candidate in Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies at Monash University in Australia and has taught high school English for 18 years.

Gary Carey has been in the publishing profession for over 25 years and continues to edit on a freelance basis.

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