Othello centers on a conflict that results from the way characters perceive the world. Central to this conflict is the relationship the characters and the text establish between appearance and truth. Making careful use of the text, analyze the nature and significance of this relationship between appearance and truth in the play. Consider, in particular, how this relationship between appearance and truth applies to the conflict between Othello and Iago.
Please cite from othello ( the moor of venice) book and not webpages. and essay should start and cite from ACT 2 to ACT 5. i prefer Gayle Holste othello made easy book. but its fine if you have another author’s book.? Avoid the five-paragraph essay structure. ? Assume that your reader is familiar with the text but is not a part of our class, so don?t refer to the class. ? Wherever possible, avoid using the pronouns ?I,? ?we,? and especially ?you.?? Wherever possible write in the present tense when writing about literary works and film.? Underline or italicize the title of a full-length work, whether it?s a book, a journal, a newspaper, a CD, etc.; put the title of a shorter work that is part of a longer work in quotation marks, whether it is a story, a poem, an article, a song, etc. (e.g. Othello but ?The Tale of the Hunchback?). But don?t underline or italicize the title of your own essay. ? When citing a Shakespeare play, it is convention to do so by act, scene, and line number (e.g. I.iii.38-41). Unless you use blocked quotations, in which case quotations should appear as they do in the text, separate lines of speech with slashes. [e.g. As Othello says, ?My parts, my title, and my perfect soul / Shall manifest me rightly? (I.ii.31-32).] ? Quotations of longer than four lines should be blocked off from the rest of your text by single-spacing and indenting them. Please reread the ?Plagiarism? section on the syllabus