Racial Conflict in the Selected Plays of William Shakespeare


  • Shahaji Mastud




Colonialism, Race, Elizabethan, Conflict, Black.


William Shakespeare embraces the racial concerns of the seventeenth century in his various plays. The racial clash was one of the significant inquiries of the seventeenth century. There were numerous prohibitions against the relationship of black and white. The etymological colonialism was at the core of the Shakespearean dramatization that rendered on racism. The language utilized as a pioneering instrument for racial discrimination. Moreover, Shakespeare's play was effectively associated with darker-looking individuals during Elizabethan times. Therefore, the darker-looking Othello and the Jewish Shylock have assumed a significant role in the play. They dominated their respective play, that’s why Shakespeare's works depict the dramatization of racial conflict. There are numerous cases of racial segregation in the current situation, so the issue of race is expected to be re-evaluated with a fresh point of view.This knowledge will help to solve the problem of racial conflict with ground breaking thoughts.


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Author Biography

Shahaji Mastud

Deshbhakta Anandrao Balwantrao Naik Arts and Science College

Shivaji University

Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India


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How to Cite

Mastud, S. . (2021). Racial Conflict in the Selected Plays of William Shakespeare. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH, 9(5), 95–111. https://doi.org/10.24113/ijellh.v9i5.11047