Writing Exercise 9

A Tragic Ending

Write a one-page (250-300 words) explaining what makes the ending of Othello “tragic.” You will need to present a general definition of tragedy and then show how Othello fits that definition.

Give your essay a clear and explicit thesis and cite specific lines of dialogue or stage action from the scene to support your argument.

For this, and all your essays in this class, please use strict MLA format.

Due: November 22

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