Othello Vs. Oedipus
Othello and Oedipus have only two thing in common. Their names both start with O and they are rash with their words. Oedipus is blameless in the eyes of the Greeks. He is a king who tries to do the best by his people but Apollos cruse has Oedipus falling form grace. He loses his wife and mother. He loses his eye and he loses his city and family. All of this because his mother and father pissed off a god. Othello on the other hand piss off no deity. He only pisses off a man who lust for power and position. Othello kills his wife. She doesn’t strangle her self. Othello is older them his wife not vice versa. The biggest difference in the two plays is this: Othello causes his own fall from power. He is not blameless and lack nobility in cause and in rank other than being a general. In Oedipus you pity him and his fall. In Othello you are more drawn into the plot of Lago then feeling pity of Othello.
In the end Othello is a sad story do to the events and how they unfold but it lack the effect of drawing the audience to pity unlike Oedipus. Oedipus is blameless and suffers one due to who his parent are. Oedipus is the tragedy for the audience pities his life and his end.
winner Oedipus Tregedy Tophy awarded.