The Role Of Desdemona In Othello The Moor Of Venice By William Shakespeare

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In the play “Othello the Moor of Venice” by William Shakespeare, Desdemona is the Venetian beauty who upsets her father Brabantio, the Venetian senator by eloping with Othello, a man several years her age, she is introduced in the play where she starts confessing love for Othello to her father Brabantio before the Venetian senate, at that time she expressed her feelings toward her father and at the same time proved to be loyal to Othello. During the course of the play Desdemona demonstrated to be a good person, though as her character progressed she went from a woman of authority who took control, to a loyal wife constantly facing accusations and whose helpful nature led to her downfall as Iago uses them against her. Desdemona took control …show more content…
But here’s 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 my lord” (I.iii.180-189). This is the first direct evidence we have that Desdemona’s able to take control of her situation and be brave enough to stand up to her father . She is saying to her father, he is the one she has to obey because she is his daughter and that just as her own mother had to modify herself in favor of Brabantio over her father, she must also change herself for Othello. Later on when the Duke asked Othello to leave for Cyprus and put a hold on his marriage celebrations so he could take part in an expedition. Desdemona unwilling refused to stay behind while her new husband would have to run off in Cyprus so she requested to go with Othello. She says, “That I did love the Moor to live with him, So that, dear lords, if I be left behind, a moth of peace, and he go to the war, the rites for which I love him are bereft me, And I a heavy interim shall support. By his dear absence, let me go with him” (I.iii.246-258). She is saying when she fell in love with Othello, she had already made up her …show more content…
Emilia attendant to Desdemona while rushing to inform Othello of the fight that happened between Cassio and Roderigo. When she reached Othello and informs him about the incident and while talking to him, she happens hear her lady cries out for the last time. She rushes in the room and they speak, Emilia: O, who hath done this deed? Desdemona: Nobody_ I myself. Farewell. Commend me to my kind lord. O, farewell! (V. ii.24-26).
Desdemona refuses to identify Othello as her murderer, blames herself for her own death and still died loving Othello.
Desdemona remained guiltless till the end and she also found it in herself to forgive her husband Othello. She did what any good person would have done for a friend and carried out her duties as a wife towards her husband, which is to serve and remain loyal. Although things didn’t work out for the best for her because of Iago it was still realized thanks to Emilia just how noble she really

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