A Cultural Context for Othello Answer the following questions in complete sentences. 1. What are some of the stereotypes about Africans during the Elizabethan period? 2. How do Iago, Roderigo, and Brabantio use these stereotypes to put down Othello in Act I? 3. How do we see these stereotypes repeated in our society today? 4. How did Shakespeare attempt to “flesh out” Othello and stop him from being just a Moorish stereotype?