Is Othello a tragedy?

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Othello is certainly a tragedy by every definition of the word. In the most basic and commonplace sense, it is the story of terrible events, ending in violent death. A newspaper reporting on the carnage involved, particularly the murder of the innocent Desdemona, might legitimately describe the events of the play as tragic. Beyond this, Othello is a classical tragedy according to the criteria set forth by Aristotle in the Poetics. A great man of noble character, Othello, falls from a high position through his tragic flaw (in this case, jealousy) and in the process gains self-knowledge and understanding of the world around him. The audience experiences pity and terror at the sight of this fall, leading to the purgation of these emotions in a process Aristotle calls

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othello is a tragedy because shakespeare created a mood that challenged the way a person see his or her self and the world. subject like racism, sexism, love, hate, jealously, pride and trickery are thoroughly developed in the play

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