racism in Othello and Holes (characters (Othello (Othello (victim)…
racism in Othello and Holes
Othello rose to victory by becoming a general, shocking others because of his race. His race later makes him insecure, allowing jealousy to easily become his downfall
Brabantio, Desdemona's father, looked up to Othello as a general, but looked down on Othello as a son because of his race.
Iago uses Othello's insecurities about his race, and uses it against him during his manipulation.
Roderigo would occasionally mock and call Othello names based on his skin.
Even now, now, very now, an old black ram
Is tupping your white ewe.
This is quoted by Iago, warning Brabantio about Othello's secret marriage with his daughter. We can use the term "black ram" as "The black sheep", in which means to be special or different amongst a group of people.
She, in spite of nature,Of years, of country, credit, every thing To fall in love with what she feared to look on!,
This is quoted by Brabantio when he was in denial on how his daughter would want to marry someone of Othello's race. He believed that his daughter would be afraid to even look at Othello.
Thick lips is lucky to pull this off.
Roderigo said. This is the one of many other names he called Othello based on his skin.
Sam was a victim of the Jim Crow rules. After getting caught kissing Katherine by the townsfolk, he was murdered, as it was illegal.
Katherine was in love with Sam, but after Sam's murder, she drifted into the life of crime, taking the path of a bandit.
After the people of the town find out about Sam and Katherine's secret love, they get angry and riot, resulting to Sam's murder.
Our evidence of racism in Holes can be seen through the Jim Crow rules. The Jim Crow rules are rules in which black people had to follow. The Jim Crows rules prevent black people from making contact with white people. When Sam and Katherine kiss, the people murdered him, showing contact with the Jim Crow rules.
The link between the two
Both stories show racism and how it effects the victim and the other characters. In Othello, Othello ends up murdering Desdemona, his love, and then himself. In Holes, Sam gets murdered and Katherine results in a life of crime. They both show how racism can get in the way of love.