ENG 3A Assignment Due Date: 25 March 2022 Instructions: Answer only one

ENG 3A Assignment Due Date: 25 March 2022
Instructions: Answer only one question
Desdemona:
Believe me, I had rather have lost my purse
Full of crusades; and but my noble Moor
Is true of mind, and made of no such baseness
As jealous creatures are, it were enough
To put him to ill thinking.
Emilia:
Is he not jealous?
Desdemona:
Who, he? I think the sun where he was born
Drew all such humours from him.
(Act III. Sciv. 21-30)
Using the above extract as your starting point, write a paper that discusses the contradictions in the ideology of racial otherness in the play of Othello, focusing especially on how the tragic hero is depicted as both insider and outsider as well as how his blackness is simultaneously romanticised and denigrated.
OR
Write a paper that compares gender relations in William Shakespeare’s Othello and Toni Morrison’s Desdemona. In the paper, you must formulate an argument and demonstrate it through evidence derived from both plays. You should make sure to devote equal attention to both plays throughout the paper.  
 
OR
Write a paper that examines how Toni Morrison’s Desdemona critiques racism. In the paper, you must formulate an argument about the play and demonstrate it through evidence from the text.