Shakespeare keeps many of the Cinthio’s tales, but a few changes to make the tragedy appealing to his audience. Othello themes are similar to the original of jealousy, love, honor and race. Shakespeare alteration to create Othello is to show the social problems that were a face in the Victorian age. Shakespeare expands different themes in.
It is at this point that the second of the great problems of the play emerges. The proper understanding of the relations of Othello and Desdemona is equally important with the question of the relations of lago and Othello. The exposition of these two elements of the play is set forth by the dramatist with his usual clearness, and at considerable length, but has nevertheless escaped the notice.