Here are some of the literary conventions of Shakespearean theatre, portrayed in Othello. One convention of the times is the "tragic hero'. Another convention is Shakespeare's idea of man's relation to the world. In Othello, it is portrayed by Othello's destiny, bound by inordinate passions. A third convention of Shakespearean theatre is that of a drama of character, overcome by weakness of the soul, which Othello was.
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