Oliver Parker's Presentation Of Desdemona In 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 very well with her complexion. It is important to the director to have her displayed in such a color to optimize Desdemona’s famed beauty. She is also put in a garment that cannot be confused with sultry or revealing because that is not what Desdemona …show more content…
The reason behind this is to establish that she was just like every other woman in this time period that had no say in what was going on. Shakespeare was the one who made her stand out because of her strength, however for the purpose of the movie it was easier to make her seem less brave. Parker would have intentionally wanted Desdemona to follow the classic damsel in distress in order for the viewer to feel that much worse when she died. It was more important that there was many cases that Iago was seen as cunning and deceiving in order for every the viewer to see just how smart he really was. The whole basis of the story is not just about Desdemona; in fact Iago was the real star of he movie with his villainous ways. Sometimes its essential to take some of the spotlight away from a character like Desdemona in order for everyone to understand the true concept of the play or

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