Farah Karim-Cooper

May 8, 2023

Shakespeare's "Othello" Part 2: Characters and Questions

A Discussion with Farah Karim-Cooper

New Books Network 2023

Part 2 delves into the characters’ psychologies and how character is created by speech — how Othello’s language reflects his changing sense of self and how Iago carries out his plot with particular rhetorical strategies. With Professor Farah Karim-Cooper, you’ll also address questions of race in Othello, including the question of whether the play’s depiction of a racist society makes it a racist play.

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