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Literary Terms Poetic Justice in Shakespeare's Othello The term 'poetic justice' refers to the just division of reward and punishment to the characters.
Any serious art is traditionally expected to make the audience feel that there is justice, at least in the world created by art. In the tragic play Othello, the issue of poetic justice is not fully satisfactory. This is because we feel that some characters are punished for no justifiable reason, though there is justifiability in the tragic end of the hero due to his own error of judgment or tragic flaw.
William Shakespeare Othello's tragic end is justified because he has made a terrible error by doing injustice to the good people around him and trusting the bad ones.
His fault is also that of being too gullible, doubtful towards people who are not at all likely to be immoral, hateful towards his Justice in othello loving wife, and jealous towards a loyal friend.
That stupidity is punished for, and we feel that his suffering is justified. Indeed, it is he himself who invites, or rather rushes to, his doom.
Othello Summary provides a quick review of the play's plot including every important action in the play. Othello Summary is divided by the five acts of the play and is . Othello does not demand justice. A fair hearing for the accused (which he himself got after eloping with Desdemona) is never considered. He craves revenge (“ arise black vengeance from the hollow hell ”), a less noble, more volatile emotion. Once Othello has been persuaded that his wife is an adulteress, he assumes the good Christian’s response towards duplicity and the wiles of the fallen angel, Lucifer: ‘Damn her!. the fair devil.’ When he accuses Desdemona herself, he continues this imagery: .
Iago's punishment, we only hear that the gentlemen are 'going to' make it the maximum possible, is entirely justified, and we even want to watch him tortured. Roderigo also had to be punished in the way he is; and because he was suffering because of inefficiency, it is all right that he leaves this world.
Similarly, Cassio also suffers due to his own silly mind; it is also justified that he is rewarded at the end because he is innocent and also efficient.
One may say that Desdemona also deserved the opening of her eyes by means of some suffering, because ignorance and childishness cannot be fully forgiven.
But, her murder shocks us. It is the wastage of the good in the battle against the evil. That Desdemona dies, even before she is proved innocent makes rather pessimistic about this world, and the human and divine scheme of justice in our lives.
However, Shakespeare skillfully manages to make Desdemona so good that she willingly sacrifices her life for the love of her husband, to be murdered by him. Behind this, there is hidden the same chauvinistic attitude and feeling that a man may be excused if he 'realizes' his mistake after he kills his wife, and there lurks the same discrimination against women as the second class citizens, in the service of men.
Nor is the death of Emilia by any means just; her death is sheer injustice, but here also, probably because she is a minor character, her death is not given much attention.
There is no justice for women in the world of Othello; but there is no justice to women in this world either!
Shakespeare only manages to show the reality, unwittingly, rather than arbitrate poetic justice to the characters. Despite the lack of poetic justice for some of the characters, the poetic justice given to the major male characters, including the hero makes us feel satisfied at the end of the drama.
It is that sense of justice given through the ultimate tragic realization and the self-destruction of Othello that the cathartic effect is achieved. We do notice how Othello tries to justify rather than feel guilty and ashamed; but the expression of his passionate love for Desdemona makes him tolerable.
Whatever, Othello's end is justified as it was also inevitable.Poetic Justice in Shakespeare's Othello The term 'poetic justice' refers to the just division of reward and punishment to the characters.
Any serious art is traditionally expected to make the audience feel that there is justice, at least in the world created by art. In the tragic play Othello, the issue of poetic justice is not fully satisfactory. Hi Evelyn, Congratulations on winning Best Educational Blog.
Well done and well deserved!. Am looking through some ideas for Othello as I am revising it with LCs now. Othello does not demand justice.
A fair hearing for the accused (which he himself got after eloping with Desdemona) is never considered. He craves revenge (“ arise black vengeance from the hollow hell ”), a less noble, more volatile emotion. In Act I, Othello has a scuffle with Brabantio, who has come to kill him, but before anything could happen Othello said, "Hold your hands, both of you of my inclining and the rest.
In Justice’s known style, she attacks the bull by the horns. Justice taunts, trash talks, attacks, and dominates. Despite Othello’s size and strength, Justice brings Othello down, and repeatedly chokes, pins, scissors and arm bars the man who can only try his best to endure. Justice and Injustice in Othello In the Tragedy of Othello, by William Shakespeare, a great injustice is done to the main character, Othello the Moor. Othello is manipulated by the villain Iago to satiate Iago’s need for control and his desire for revenge. Partly. Cassio is justly restored to favour after being entrapped into a crime. Iago will be punished. These things are just and fair. But Desdemona is dead, who was absolutely innocent. Emilia.
Were it my cue to fight, I should have known it without a prompter" (I, ii, lines ). Description. Part 2 of three episodes featuring Justice against stronger, heavier, Othello. This match concludes in part 3 coming soon.
Watch Justice’s classic wrestling holds, scissors, pins, and grapevines! Othello’s emphasis on the need for Iago to “prove [his] love a whore” demonstrates his commitment to justice. However, Othello’s commitment to law and reason also comes into direct conflict with his emotional and irrational response to Iago’s rumormongering.