Othello (No Fear Shakespeare)

Othello (No Fear Shakespeare)

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Overview

Othello (No Fear Shakespeare) by William Shakespeare, SparkNotes Staff

This SparkNote delivers knowledge on Othello that you won't find in other study guides:

  • Summaries of every chapter with thorough Analysis.
  • Explanation of the key Themes, Motifs, and Symbols including:

    —Military Heroism vs. Love
    —The Danger of Isolation
    —Sight and Blindness
    —Hell, Demons and Monsters
    —Animals
    —Plants
    —The Handkerchief
    —The Song "Willow"

  • Detailed Character Analysis of Othello, Iago and Desdemona.
  • Identification and discussion of Important Quotations.
  • A summary of Key Facts, a 25-question review Quiz, and Study Questions and Essay Topics to help you prepare for papers and tests.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781411400504
Publisher: SparkNotes
Publication date: 07/03/2003
Series: No Fear Shakespeare Series
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 7.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Widely esteemed as the greatest writer in the English language, William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was an actor and theatrical producer in addition to writing plays and sonnets. Dubbed "The Bard of Avon," Shakespeare oversaw the building of the Globe Theatre in London, where a number of his plays were staged, the best-known of which include Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, and Macbeth. The First Folio, a printed book of 36 of his comedies, tragedies, and history plays, was published in 1623.

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Othello No Fear Shakespeare) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
kdl More than 1 year ago
A great book if Shakespeare is a struggle for you. However, I personally found no need for the "translated" easier to read side. Othello was straight forward and the plot was easy to follow.
ACuriousCitizen More than 1 year ago
Would have liked to see an historical setting article included in the book. Otherwise served its purpose.
NB18 More than 1 year ago
I thought Othello was a good story to read. I was upset when Othello believed Iago when he told him that Desdemona was cheating on him. I especially didn¿t like when sexist comments were made about women in some parts of the book because as a girl that was offensive. Other than that Othello was a good read, I think if it was made into a movie, it would sell out at the movies because it is a good love story/tragedy. I would recommend it to someone because it will challenge you if you try to read Shakespeare because I know I had a tough time reading it.
momontherunMS More than 1 year ago
This was purchased for my son for school. I love how it put Othello into plain english. Once my son was able to understand what they were trying to say, he was able to reread the original words and follow it better. He made an A on his test for Othello!!
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VanillaBean More than 1 year ago
This was the first Shakespeare play that I read and it was amazing. This is a great version. It really helps you understand exactly what is going on, yet you still read the real Shakespeare. Fabulous!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I was so intrigued by this selection... It is an classic where shakespeare so wittily combines his typical tragedy with the infidelities of the human mind. The No Fear version made it even better because of the ease of understanding the strife of the characters.
Guest More than 1 year ago
One of Shakespeare's most witty, engrossing, enthralling, and fulfilling books. A must read!!!!!