Othello – Conflicts/Themes

Man vs. Man Othello vs. Iago
Man vs. Man Othello vs. Cassio
Man vs. Man Othello vs. Desdemona
Man vs. Man Iago vs. Cassio
Man vs. Himself Othello vs. pride and jeslousy
Man vs. Society Othello vs Race
Theme Central idea of a work of literature
appearance vs. reality Iago – describe as honest but he is a liar Desdemona – Othello believes she is liar but she is innocent
Theme – Race Othello is black in a white societyPeople don’t like him due to his skin colorworks hard to keep an excellent reputation
Pride Othello very proud personallegations of Desdemona’s affair hurt his pridewounded pride becomes very powerful