How does Shakespeare deal with his culture’s racist-like attitudes?
How does Shakespeare present the issue of skin color and Otherness in Othello? Clearly, some characters, most notably Iago, have what we might now say are racist attitudes, but does the play itself support those attitudes or call them into question? Does Othello possess some kind of natural infection, for example, or do some characters simply assume that he does? Is there anyone who sees Othello as someone other than a stereotype? How does Shakespeare deal with his culture’s racist-like attitudes?