SparkNotes: Othello: Character List
The function of imagery in the mid-sixteenth century play Othello by William Shakespeare is to add characterization and eventually define meaning in the play.
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Ideas of the contrast between men and women run throughout ‘Othello’ by William Shakespeare and analysing the two leading female characters will enable us to understand this to a greater extent.
Blanche Coles in Shakespeare’s Four Giants comments on the character of Cassio: In a casual reading of Othello, it may seem that the character of Cassio is not sufficiently well drawn, because, for reasons connected with his portrayal of Iago, Shakespeare delays the full characterization of Cassio until almost the end of the pl...