Sexism In Othello
According to Bevington, Othelo is a "tragic hero" victim of the racism of the society of that time. He also points Desdemona as a victim of the sexism: "she is the victim of sexism, lapsing sadly into the stereotypical role of passive...Venetian world expects of women" (Bevington). Brabantio, her father described her as a shy maiden, quiet, easily embarrassed, with reputable education. Brabantio believes that Desdemona was duped by Othello, alluding Othello 's dark skin color relation with witchcraft. But in fact, she is really in love, because of the stories, travel and adventures that Othello told her.
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Although she professed loyalty to her husband, Othello physically and verbally abused her, slapping her and calling her whore in public. At the end of the play, Desdemona is so depressed when Othello confronted her, that she completely passive, and with hers last breath, blamed herself of the physical and emotional abuse caused by Othello. This then becomes a frightening reminder that Desdemona is the real victim in this