Othello, the Moor of Venice Edited by David Bevington
In an essay of two pages, answer the following prompt. This essay should be written and turned in as a Word document and should follow MLA guidelines. You do not have to include a works cited page, but please do include a line number when you quote directly from the text.
Here is the prompt:
“In the introduction to his edition of the play in The Complete Signet Classic Shakespeare, Alvin Kernan remarks:
Othello is probably the most neatly, the most formally constructed of Shakespeare’s plays. Every character is, for example, balanced by another similar or contrasting character. Desdemona is balanced by her opposite, Iago; love and concern for others at one end of the scale, hatred and concern for self at the other.
Besides Desdemona and Iago, what other pair of characters strikes a balance in the play?”