Why Is Shakespeares Othello Still Relevant in Todays Audiences?

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Why is Shakespeare’s “Othello” still relevant in today’s audiences?
“When you begin a journey of revenge, start by digging two graves: one for your enemy, and one for yourself.” – Jodi Picoult. Othello is a very well-known Shakespearian text and is still relevant to today’s audiences. The themes in “Othello” are still applicable to today’s many audiences; Betrayal is a key theme presented in Othello, and is also still relevant to today’s audiences. Racism is a significant addition presented in the play, and unfortunately still pervades contemporary society. Madness and jealousy drive the action as it thrives in the play; these destructive emotions are still
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The drama and melodramatic events, such as madness and jealousy, are the energies of the play. Surprisingly, outbursts of madness and scenes of jealousy are major attractions to a variety of audiences. It seems that the excessively overdramatic actions and reactions of characters in a play, or in recent times ‘movies’, are a theme to be targeted. “Othello” consists of many film characteristics used in the films of drama today. It consists of love and deception of a jealous person, it consists of the manipulation of small details and ongoing background trickery and dishonesty; all of which entice even the modern crowd to wonder what will happen next. Like almost every book, song, film, poem, and any other aspect of those, both past and present that can portray images of love, “Othello” is one of them. The love between Othello and Desdemona is completely typical