While all individuals possess weakness, those who prove to be stronger are the ones who have the ability to oppose ___ and ____. Shakespeare 's Othello revolves around a deceiving man named Iago who is angered at his general, Othello for giving the role of lieutenant to a man named Michael Cassio. Othello, a black Venetian general, runs off to marry a young Venetian women named Desdemona. Desdemona, raised by a racist and powerful father, disappoints her father by her elopement. Angrily, Iago plots against Othello, by making him believe in his wife’s infidelity. Iago makes Desdemona seem unfaithful causing Othello to become jealous and outraged, eventually murdering Desdemona. While some may say that Desdemona is not a strong woman because she is compliant and passive with Othello, the fact remains that she is outspoken and assertive, making her a strong women.
During this scene, between Othello, Desdemona and her father, Brabantio, Desdemona’s strength is portrayed when she professes her love to Othello. Within this scene, Desdemona’s father has been warned of his daughter 's elopement with Othello. Brabantio, very angered that his daughter has run off with a black man, takes his daughter to the Venetian council. Desdemona is told to state her reason for her elopement, in which she states,
I am hitherto your daughter. But here my husband And so much duty as my mother showed To you, preferring you before her father,
So much I Challenge that I may profess Due to the Moor…