Joseph Conrad was a famous novelist in the English literature. His famous novel “Heart of Darkness” (1902) is the exploration of complex human nature as well as the relevant matter of colonialism.
Dr. Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784), a poet, moralist, literary critic, editor and lexicographer, is a pillar of the neo-classical school. He is famous for his critiques on Shakespeare’s plays.
If Shakespeare has his excellence, he has his faults too, and his faults can by no means be lightly dismissed.
Samuel Johnson's views are colored by the critical creed of his time, the rules of neo-classicism. In his "Preface", He firstly considers the excellence of Shakespeare, then turns to his defects.
Shakespeare wrote his dramas in Elizabethan age and this age was famous for domestic tragedy. Othello appears like a domestic tragedy because its theme is the murder of a wife by her husband.