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Time and Fate in Shakespeare’s Othello and Cinthio’s "The Moor of Venice"


Nety, Suchita Patil (2017) Time and Fate in Shakespeare’s Othello and Cinthio’s "The Moor of Venice". Other, California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/1PZN-KE91.


[Introduction]Giraldi Cinthio’s short story "The Moor of Venice" forms the basis for William Shakespeare’s tragedy Othello. In addition to altering a number of minor aspects of the original tale, Shakespeare also introduces several overarching changes to the narrative by shortening the time frame of the story and excluding fate as a primary driving force of the plot. By diminishing the consequences of time and fate, Shakespeare allows the characters and their inner motivations to be at the forefront of the action.

Item Type:Thesis (Other)
Subject Keywords:Hallett Smith Prize for Essay Devoted to Shakespeare, 2015.
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Humanities and Social Sciences
Major Option:English
Awards:Hallett Smith Prize for Essay Devoted to Shakespeare
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Group:Hallett Smith Prize for Essay Devoted to Shakespeare, Hallett Smith Prize, Hixon Writing Center
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Defense Date:11 October 2013
Record Number:CaltechTHESIS:04062016-144031092
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ID Code:9657
Deposited By: Leslie Rico
Deposited On:25 Apr 2016 19:17
Last Modified:11 Apr 2019 21:24

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