Othello Comparison-Contrast Essay

Othello Comparison-Contrast Essay

Othello: Comparison-Contrast Essay

Othello is a play of contrasts—love/hate, good/evil, light/dark, truth/falsehoods, friend/foe, etc. 

  • Contrast the two settings of the play—Venice and Cyprus. Discuss the physical details and the moral character of each location and how these factors affect the plot of the play.


Follow the instructions below to complete your essay:

  • Heading: Name

ENG 241


Place heading in the upper left-hand corner of the page.

  • Choose a prompt and compose a 2.5-4 page essay with a clear introduction (thesis), body, and conclusion.
  • In the body of your essay, use specific examples and at least three quotations and/or paraphrases (give Act, Scene numbers) from the text to support your thesis.
  • Type the essay in MS Word; double space; use Times New Roman, size 12 font.
  • WORKS CITED page—on a separate page at the end of your essay, list citations for Othello from the text and any secondary sources used. (Works Cited page does not count toward your page length)
  • MLA citation for Othello (see format below for work in an anthology)

Author’s Last Name, First Name.  “Title of the Story.”  Title of the Book. Ed.

First Name Last Name. Publisher, year.  Pages of the story in text.

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