Tuesday, February 2, 2016

A Fixed Figure For The Time Of Scorn: O.J. Simpson, The Othello Of Our Time


In light of the upcoming TV miniseries on O.J. Simpson's murder trial, Steve Lewis offers a comparison between O.J. Simpson and Shakespeare's Othello in a piece in the Philadelphia Inquirer. 

The similarities will seize you by the throat.

In Shakespeare's Othello, we are presented with a warrior of impeccable grace, courage, and character who murders his wife.
Nearly 400 years later, we would bear televised witness to an athlete-warrior of publicly impeccable grace, courage, and character who (everyone but the jury agrees) murders his wife.
You can read the rest of the piece via the below link:

http://mobile.philly.com/beta?wss=/philly/opinion/inquirer&id=367296611

1 comment:

  1. Bullshit! Othello was a tragic character undone by his jealousy; Simpson was a mean-spirited criminal undone by his mean-spirited criminal mind. Giving Simpson Shakespearean status is unfathomably revisionist history.

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