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Othello by [Shakespeare, William]
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Othello Kindle Edition

4.5 out of 5 stars 49 customer reviews
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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 270 KB
  • Print Length: 116 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 150848046X
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00847TGNI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 49 customer reviews
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More difficult to read the text of a play than to see a live performanance, but on close reading you start to get the hang of it. The characters take flesh and become as 'real' as your next door neighbour. You try to get in Shakespeare's mind and argue with him about why he plotted it that way. But the brilliance of Shakespeare is in the language both prose and poetry. You love or hate the characters and want to warn them and so change their fate. The notes by Michael Neill are very helpfull but do take dedication to get through. Highly recommended. This review is for the Oxford book not the kindle edition.
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Needed this for a college course. Lots of notes in the book already which wasn't noted on the description but no others in stock so had to keep it as I needed the book asap. Shipping was fast and other than the notes the book was as described.
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The last time I read Shakespeare was at school. Thought I give it a try again. Was very heavy going in places and I thought that the book might have been transcribed into easy to read English. However I persevered but it was too heavy going for me.

Might have been easier if translated into modern day English.
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This is one of the all-time great plays, full of wonderful poetry, great psychology and dramatic scènes. Four hundred years before everybody else, Shakespeare gets stuck into issues of race relations, and even if his ideas aren't up to date, his eloquence is unbeatable. A must-read book.
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Studied this for English A Level, and found it very useful to have a copy on my Kindle.
One of the classic Shakespeare's.
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By Murad on 9 Jan. 2014
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It is what i wanted for my son for high school for his English literature class...very well done..nice and good
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The play is immersive and helps to identify and explore the deeper themes of many of the characters and their motives.

I think the question of Iago's motives or lack thereof comes down to the issue of whether his actions can be justified by his reasons for the actions. In other words, in motives, we look for some egregious grievances for which any rational being would want to seek revenge or some reparation. But Iago does not provide us with an outrageous grievance to warrant his ceaseless machinations.
He is a low ranking officer, who does have a good record of loyalty and valour ( by his assessment), but is overlooked for promotion. Well, probably other low ranking officers had some hopes as well, and not every potential candidate gets selected. That is life in an army.
His thought that his wife was seduced by Othello he admits is just "a mere suspicion" that he decides to use as a justification for his "sport and profit".

He seems to be a born manipulator, who gets bored unless he stirs the pot and makes mischief. The more the daring and risk to himself, the more he derives pleasure. Overall an interesting read especially from an academic perspective.
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Felt like a change from reading my usual thrillers/crime stories and tried this classic. I was surprised at the topical story line and how racial prejudice existed back at that time. Liked the characters and the story-line - nice tragic romance story with jealousy intertwined.
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