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Othello As Tragedy Some Problems of Judgement and Feeling

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ISBN-10: 0521297605

ISBN-13: 9780521297608

Edition: 1980

Authors: Jane Adamson

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Critical views of Othello have polarized during the last forthy years. The dispute is between those who follow Coleridge and Bradley and see Othello as noble but diabolically misled, and those who follow Eliot and Leavis and see him as a criminal egotist. Jane Adamson argues that both views are too simple and that both deprive the play of tragic point. She is concerned to re-instate the play as a great tragedy, and Othello as a complex tragic figure. She considers in detail how the drama unfolds; how Otheloo's predicament provides a focus for moral questions raised in all the other characters; how the reader or spectator becomes painfully involved with similar questions in trying to…    
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Book details

List price: $64.99
Copyright year: 1980
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/30/1980
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

The 'comforts' of praise and blame
'Injuries' and 'remedies': the first two acts
'Pluming up the will': Iago's place in the play
Personal and professional identity: Othello in the first two acts
'Alacrity in hardness': Othello's crisis in Acts III and IV
The 'hollow hell' of vengeance: Othello's attempted remedies
Self-charity and self-abnegation: the play's women in love
The 'power to hurt' and 'be hurt', 'past all surgery': the final scene