Othello isnít a play about racism as much as it is a play about jealosy, conflicting values, and the power of suggestion. Some racism is displayed within the play, but that is simply a reflection of how most minorities were treated in the time period when the population in Europe was predominantly of white skin color. This racism was also only brought out by rage and anger in some of the characters of Othello,
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his wife is really cheating with Cassio.
Therefore, from the evidence presented here it is apparent that the play Othello is not a play about racism, at least not quite as much as it is a play about jealosy, conflicting values, and the power of suggestion. It is also evident that these three factors mentioned play an important role in the play, they make for a more interesting story line, and a plot with depth.