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2015 | 58/115 z. 1 | 99-110
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Othello as a Tragedy of Interpretive Models

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Otello jako tragedia modeli interpretacyjnych
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This article argues that Othello dramatizes the struggle between two characters to control the interpretive possibilities of their world. These two characters are Othello and Iago. They both try to bring the inherent polysemy of the play under their control. This enables them to control the destiny of the other characters and their actions. The play cannot have two dominant interpreters. This is why the general and his ancient can only vie for supremacy. Each of them is ready to destroy anyone – including himself – to win over the other. To explain their strategies, I will make use of certain terms invented by the Italian semiotician Umberto Eco. Eco’s semiotic categories will help us highlight the way in which Iago and Othello direct the processes whereby the different elements of drama are imbued with signification.
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Artykuł ten dowodzi, że Otello dramatyzuje walkę między dwoma bohaterami o kontrolę interpretacyjnych możliwości świata, w którym funkcjonują. Te dwie postacie to Otello i Jago. Obaj starają się opanować wewnętrzną wieloznaczność spektaklu i pokierować ją w pożądanym przez każdego z nich kierunku. To pozwala im kontrolować losy pozostałych bohaterów i ich czyny. Spektakl nie można mieć jednak dwóch dominujących interpretatorów. To dlatego mogą oni rywalizować tylko o władzę. Każdy z nich jest gotów zniszczyć dowolną postać - w tym samego siebie - by tylko odnieść zwycięstwo nad swym oponentem. Aby wyjaśnić swoje strategie, będę korzystać z niektórych kategorii opracowanych przez włoskiego semiotyka Umberta Eco. Semiotyczne kategorie Eco pomagają czytelnikowi podkreślić, w jaki sposób Jago i Otello kierują procesami, w ramach których elementy dramatu nabierają znaczenia.
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99-110
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2015
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0084-4446
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