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  • Othello eNotes Lesson Plan

    Learning Objectives: By the end of this unit, students should be able to identify Othello’s fatal flaw, and explain how Iago exploited it; identify the primary themes in Othello; determine what makes Othello such a timeless and popular work; explain Othello’s status as both an outsider and an insider in Venetian...

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  • Othello eNotes Teaching Guide

    This guide highlights some of the most salient aspects of William Shakespeare's The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice before you begin teaching. In helping guide your students through the text, they will gain insight into critical thinking and analytical reading skills, as well as important themes surrounding jealousy, loyalty,...

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  • Othello on Film Lesson Plan

    Through viewing Orson Welles’s, Laurence Olivier’s, and Oliver Parker’s film versions of Shakespeare's Othello, students will see how one director interprets the text of the play.  Students will see the choices that each director makes to bring the visual elements to the screen.    Sample student discussion question: How does...

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  • Othello Act 3 Scene 3 Dialogue Analysis Activity

    Through dialogue, playwrights reveal a character’s motivations, personality traits, and relationships with other characters. Diction (word choice) plays an essential role in writing dialogue because it creates mood, develops characters, and establishes events in the play. The following activity will help students analyze passages of dialogue and determine how they...

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  • Othello Reading Comprehension Quiz

    This quiz contains reading comprehension questions for Othello.

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  • Othello Allusion Activity

    This worksheet gives students an opportunity to practice identifying and analyzing allusions. Allusions broaden the scope of a text and imbue passages with deeper meaning by subtly drawing on unexplained references to literature, history, science, geography, philosophy, mythology, or other aspects of a culture. Allusions are thus a powerful tool...

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