Desdemona A Strong Female Character Analysis

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During the sixteenth century, Shakespeare Wrote the play Othello, a love story that ended in tragedy and death because of the lies that the character Iago told. During that time period, it was customary for women to be housewives and were essentially at the bottom of the hierarchy since it was a male dominated society. The female’s roles played in these scenes were fundamentally just possessions who belonged to their husbands but yet they still loved their husbands unconditionally. One important role was the character of Desdemona, who plays a twenty-year old female who got married to Othello. Desdemona is one of the central characters in this play and many situations portray her as a strong female character; showing herself as being independent by standing up to the men, obedient to her husband Othello and as well as loyal throughout the whole play.
The first evidence given to the readers that Desdemona is a strong female character is at the beginning when she elopes with
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Othello finally gets the confidence to murder her but begins to ask himself how such a beautiful woman could betray him thus waking Desdemona up. She asks him what he is doing and Othello tells her to pray for her sins, she then begins to fear for her life, “Talk you of killing?... Since guiltiness I know not; but yet I feel I fear… And have you mercy too! I never did Offend you in my life; never loved Cassio But with such general warranty of heaven As I might love: I never gave him token.” (Act 5 Scene 2 Line 35, 44, 69-72). Desdemona stays strong, she fights her way to the end to convince Othello that she has been truthful and loyal to him, she begs him to go ask Cassio himself or to at least let her live one more night. Unfortunately, at this point Othello had his mind made up and kills her against her

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