Love in Othello Video


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In Othello, the theme of love can be categorized all of these ways EXCEPT for _____.

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1. Exploitation of romantic love in Othello ultimately leads to the _____ of the main characters.

2. In Othello, familial love is only displayed between which two characters?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Shakespeare often spoke to humanity's most basic instincts. In Othello, he depicts several different types of love and shows how they may be used to motivate characters. This quiz will help you gauge your understanding of the love depicted and used as a force in Shakespeare's Othello.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This assessment will gauge your knowledge of love in Shakespeare's Othello, including:

  • Types of love emphasized in the play
  • Love as a motivator
  • Which characters exhibit particular types of love
  • Exploitation of love

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about the use of love as a motivator in Shakespeare's Othello
  • Making connections - use your understanding of the different types of love to discern which characters exhibit particular types
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the characters in Othello

Additional Learning

To learn more about love in this Shakespearean play, review the lesson titled Love in Othello. This lesson further details the idea as love as a driving force, including:

  • Different definitions of love
  • Relationships in Othello
  • Ego as a motivator