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THE SIGNIFICANCE OF
0THELLO

SHAKESPEARE'S TRAGEDY Othello has enjoyed popularity on the stage from the author's time to our own. It has remained a living drama over the centuries because it treats emotions that are universal and persistent in human nature. Its characters do not exist on a plane far removed from ordinary life; we are not asked to witness the conflict of kings and conspirators beyond the experience of everyday people; we are not involved in the consequences of disasters on a cosmic scale; what we witness is a struggle between good and evil, the demonstration of love, tenderness, jealousy, and hate in terms that are humanly plausible. Othello is a drama of pathos and pity rather than a tragedy of character in which some tragic flaw brings about the doom of the hero. The latter concept was the Greek ideal of pure tragedy. Othello does not conform to this classic definition of tragedy, which had for its protagonist some noble hero of high birth, a king or a prince, in a contest with gods or supermen. Though Shakespeare follows tradition sufficiently to make both the hero and the heroine of his play personages of prominence, they are human rather than superhuman, and their reactions are the reactions understood by any spectator in the audience. The concentration upon elemental emotions presented in moving and poetic language has given Othello its great popularity, both as a play to be seen

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