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Othello Literary Criticism

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Which of the following is NOT an aspect of literary criticism?

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1. In Shakespeare's Othello, which character is given a soliloquy?

2. Psychoanalytic critics use the theories of _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are many critical perspectives that Othello can be analyzed through. This quiz will ask you about different types of literary criticism and how they can be applied to this particular play.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

To successfully pass the quiz, you'll need to:

  • Understand multiple aspects of literary criticism
  • Remember which characters have soliloquies in Othello
  • Identify whose theories are often cited by psychoanalytic critics
  • Assess the elements of Othello that are pointed out by feminist critics and critical race theorists

Skills Practiced

The quiz will help you practice applying the following skills:

  • Distinguishing differences - be able to tell the difference between what is and what isn't considered an aspect of literary criticism
  • Information recall - access knowledge you've gained regarding which characters get soliloquies in the play
  • Knowledge application - use what you know about literary criticism to recognize what various types of critics would focus on when analyzing Othello

Additional Learning

Othello Literary Criticism is a related lesson that goes into more detail regarding the critical lenses that the play can be analyzed through. The lesson helps students:

  • Define the terms literary criticism and critical approach
  • Learn why literary criticism is more like joining a conversation than solving a puzzle
  • Understand what literary criticism can do for a reader
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