Othello - shakespeare and sax's film adaptation Essay
Texts reflect their contexts and this is evident in both William Shakespeare’s Othello and Geoffrey Sax’s film Othello. This reflection is established through the two ideas of racism and the inequality between genders. The context of a text plays an essential role as it is the way in which the composers convey their message and this is done effectively as both composers are conveying an important message about racism and gender inequality.
Racism is a theme that is prominently evident throughout Shakespeare's Othello. Through this theme, there are several perceptions of an individual's race which are exhibited to establish the …show more content…
Gender inequality is apparent in the play, reflecting the context of the Elizabethan era. During the Elizabethan era, the discrimination of gender was in favour of men as they had the complete control in all relationships and dominated the workforce. Unmarried women were regarded as ‘property’ of their fathers and married women were regarded as ‘property’ of their husbands. This is evident throughout the play as there is a lack of trust between the relationships between a man and a woman. Iago furthers this distrust by stating that, ‘She [Desdemona] did deceive her father,