Question no. 15.
Michael Cassio is a character who knows the importance of
reputation. How does his role in Othello support his claims that
reputation is everything to him?
Compose a formal essay of one the questions based on two resources - I've already done research, I will give you the exact pages. Two source use:
A.C. Bradley (1924) Shakespearean Tragedy: Lectures on Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, and Macbeth (London: Macmillan & Co).
Jane Adamson (1980). Othello as a tragedy: some problems of judgement and feeling (London: Camebridge University Press).
Grace W. (2020). Study guide to Othello by William Shakespeare (Nashville: Influence Publishers).
“Cassio, as a careerist, is punctilious about surface social forms. On the quayside in Cyprus, he has exhibited the new fashionable etiquette by kissing Desdemona’s hand. “ (Grace 2020: 151).
This is a new study book dedicated to Shakespeare’s Othello in a more research manner. There are many authors under one collector’s name, so it is more of a compilation. This study book not only explains what happens in the tragedy, but it also shows it in the context of how Shakespeare, with all the knowledge about his life, historical period, and other pieces, could have possibly meant his thought, which he gave into his characters. Primarily chapter number four is dedicated to character analyses as in the citation. There is another option of explaining how and why is Cassios’ role and his perception of reputation shaped, and that is described in chapter 3, which is dedicated to the use of language in the tragedy.
Jane Adamson (1980). Othello as a tragedy: some problems of judgment and feeling (London: Cambridge University Press).
“Soon after, Cassio is ‘cashiered,’ psychologically losing his life in the form of his job, his reputation, and thus, his self-respect. “ (Adamson 1980, p. 35).
This book is written by Jane Adamson, is dedicated to judgment and feelings in Othello and was published by the Cambridge University Press. Adamson is a literature composition expert and analyst and is also interested in Shakespeare’s pieces of work in general. Compared to the previous book, this one is polemicizing with a thought of judgment and emotional reaction, which a character in the book is expressing in their actions, thought, and dialog. In the book, there are parts dedicated to Cassio and his thought about the importance of reputation, and they are shown on his personal traits as well as in comparison with other characters, for example, Othello. I shall use them to prove that Cassio’s thought about reputation and the importance of it is very noticeable and will show examples from this analytical book. The book is dedicated to feelings Cassio has when he loses his job and reputation and how this is possibly psychologically explained in the relation to other characters and by contrast, it can be transparent, that he is fond of his reputation.
Double spaced, 6 pages, more info in the attached folder.
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