Since the Middle Ages, the difficulties of contest have long been mentioned. In virtually every culture, contest has been a theme of intricate discussion which has brought interpersonal discomfort and in most occasions racial prejudice - Elizabethan England becoming no exception. William Shakespeare applies a defieicency of race in many of his plays; this kind of in the tragedy of Othello that captures the reality of society in Elizabethan Britain, showing prevalent racial opinion of that period. Through his characters in the play, William shakespeare illustrates Elizabethan social ideology towards contest, in which and also the have adapted to a way of living of ethnicity prejudice. In order to better be familiar with racial framework behind the tragedy of Othello it is necessary to keep in mind the historical complexities that been around in Elizabethan England. Elizabethan vision of foreigners was complex and evolving from the Middle Ages. In the Middle Ages, interesting with foreigners involved the spiritual and material aspect of life. Margo Hendricks, publisher of Shakespeare and Race, explains within Elizabethan tradition and literary works that and also the were viewed as those putting into action a " process of vulgarization. вЂќ Elizabethan awareness of foreigners was strongly tied to the religious view of the world, in which followers of Judaism and Islam were the antithesis of Christians. The difference in religions motivated the same perspective on big difference in contest. In the beginning, and also the mostly blacks, were vigorously brought over to Elizabethan Britain as " creaturesвЂќ that possessed little to no rights. Yet , as time went on that they became associates of Elizabethan society called moors. Although they were now members of society, ethnic integration with whites often clashed, leading to complex tensions amongst the diverse races. Various foreigners in Elizabethan England were blacks, according to Diane Abbott, a current United kingdom Member of Legislative house, in which the sudden rise in number caused Queen Elizabeth We to issue a aveu complaining...
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