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Othello by William Shakespeare is a play that evolves around the Venetian society based upon civilized behavior law and order The Venetians as such consider themselves as a civilised society Since there is an extraordinary fusion of characters with different passion and desire it creates all kind of abuse among them So with its various type of abuse the Venetians are then regarded as an uncivilized society Hence this essay will discuss the abuse formed by the characters in Othello Racial abuse the abuse of women and the psychological and emotional abuse that constructs an uncivilized society in Othello will be explored Throughout the play Othello is often being abused merely because he is a black man within a white Venetian society As will be discussed this form of racial abuse is an inescapable part of Othellos life This fairly racist society is revealed as early as the opening lines of Othello Instead of referring Othello by name the characters consistently refers him by using all kinds of imagery for instance the Moor thick-lips old black ram and Barbary horse From the very start we are aware of Othellos displacement and the underlying racial abuse within the society To begin with an example of racial abuse is seen through Brabantio Initially Brabantio is portrayed as a man who lovd Othello oft invited Othello and sees beyond Othellos racial difference However when it comes to the marriage of his daughter Desdemona Othellos colour becomes a threatening issue He accuses Othello of using magic to lure Desdemona to the sooty bosom Of such a thing as thou Furiously Brabantio rejected the marriage as it is against all rules of nature This is because Brabantio did not see it as acceptable for a white woman to be with a black man At this point neither Othellos noble stature nor physical prowess can protect him against the belief that the marriage is maimed and most imperfect Thus the
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