A Cultural Context for Othello

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?