The Role Of Desdemona In Shakespeare's 'Othello'

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“She lov 'd me for the dangers I had pass 'd, And I lov 'd her that she did pity them”- William Shakespeare, Othello. Shakespeare chose to portray Desdemona as a woman with longing for adventure. He also wrote her with great loyalty and affection for those she loved. In the film, Othello, Oliver Parker takes William Shakespeare’s interruption and uses it to create the role of Desdemona. Desdemona was depicted in many important scenes in including the on in which she openly defies her father and is killed by Othello. Both scenes display Desdemona character in many ways. The first scene in which she is called forth to confirm Othello’s claim of marriage she looks natural beautiful. She is dressed in a respectful green dress that also goes …show more content…
She is also put in a garment that cannot be confused with sultry or revealing because that is not what Desdemona portrayed in the play or movie. She even further demands to be respected when she very maturely tells her father of her loyalty to Othello yet still manages to give Brabantio the respect he demands. She further shows her posh edict by always bowing to the Senator in charge. In accordance to this early scene Desdemona was justly represented in her death scene. We see Desdemona further he picture of innocence in a white nightgown. The reason the Director chose the color to be starch white, instead of a natural cream color as the dye would be more accurate in this time period, is to portray her chastity. Throughout the whole play we know she has not been in any other bead but Othello and to bring this statement home they used bright white which is what I bride would where in …show more content…
The movie depicted her as a soft creature that did Othello’s bidding, which to a point she was however she also stood up for what she believed to be right. In the play Desdemona was adamant for Othello to forgive Cassio because she was sure of his true heart and believed she could change his mind. Oliver Parker lacked showing Desdemona’s true strength and hence she came off a touch like a meek mouse. In addition Desdemona should have fought more for her innocence. At the final death scene she was portrayed as half of sleep for most of it. However in the play she pursues her innocence until the very end. In the play it gives an everlasting effect on the reader that Desdemona was more then a common woman her time period in that she had the guile to stand up to her warrior husband. In the play its just like she accepts his claim and lays down to die. If one truly wanted to portray Desdemona as a fierce and loyal these scenes would be acted out in the

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