Date of Award


Document Type

Thesis - Campus Access Only

First Advisor

Lake Simons

Second Advisor

Caden Mason


William Shakespeare's Othello is a tragedy that delves into the intertwined themes of justice and revenge. The play's characters ultimately serve as a cautionary tale about the dangers of pursuing vigilante justice and the importance of impartial, evidence-based decision-making in administering justice. In this essay, I will explore the limitations and consequences of the pursuit of wild justice and why justice can only be achieved publically.