Analyzing Othello in Terms Of Aristotle's Poetics.

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Vanessa Mendez


The Drama
Midterm examination


                              Analyzing Othello in Terms Of Aristotle’s Poetics

     Aristotle’s Poetics are methods that have been used for centuries. They are considered

to be the guidelines for a well written tragedy. Aristotle believed that the plot has the most important part of a tragedy. Everything else like hamartia and diction form the plot.

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Othello is a perfect example of tragedy.

     According to Aristotle tragedy “is the imitation of an action that is serious and also as having magnitude”- “with incident arousing pity and fear, where to accomplish its catharsis of such emotions” (Pg-5). Othello is a perfect example of all this. The play circled around the Character of Othello who was lead to believe his wife was having an affair with Cassio, due to the lies intrigues of Iago. This is defined as serious action; because a man that believes that his wife is having an affair can become emotionally disturbed.  Othello ...

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