Essay about Analysis Of ' Othello ' And Othello By William Shakespeare

1266 Words Nov 14th, 2016 6 Pages
The plays Anowa by Ama Ata Aidoo and Othello by William Shakespeare share many similarities depicting the main female characters, Anowa and Desdemona. The two, strong, opinionated, beautiful, and clever, women represent an unusual woman for their time and culture. Both women struggle with the love and control of an overbearing parent that they wish to escape. In the end, both women face a depressing and harsh fate because they undermined their parent’s best intentions. One thing that young women can take away from both plays is, even though parents come off controlling they have one’s best interest at heart. Desdemona is a young beautiful Venetian noblewoman who grew up in a well-respected noble family. Her father, Brabantio, is a strict man that wants the best for his daughter. Educated and beautiful, Desdemona is a clever girl that wishes to be free of her father’s controlling love. Desdemona finds a way to undermined her father by marrying Othello, the great Moor. In 1.3, Desdemona states to her Father, “…How to respect you; you are the lord of duty, / I am hitherto your daughter: but here’s my husband, / And so much duty as my mother show’d / To you, preferring you before her father, / So much I challenge that I may profess / Due to the Moor my lord” (Shakespeare 15). Desdemona is not the only one to wish separation from a parent; Anowa wishes to escape her mother’s grip as well. Anowa, like Desdemona, comes from a well-respected African family. Her mother,…

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