Shakespeare's "Othello" and the Power of Language


  • Aug 25 2010 6:52 PM

    Matching // Celeste Higby


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This lesson, from EDSITEment, contains seven activities for students to explore the linguistic ingenuity of Iago's rhetoric in Shakespeare's tragedy "Othello." The activities involve a close study of key scenes, using worksheets to focus on the use of language to reveal character, motive, and theme. The final activity allows students to compose their own persuasive writing inspired by Iago's wordplay or a literary essay analyzing Iago's speeches.

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    Topics and Grades

    Grade: 9 to 12

    Topics: English-Language Arts, Visual Arts, Literature, Theatre, History-Social Science