Essay on William Shakespeare 's Othello The Moor Of Venice

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Based on Shakespeare’s Othello the Moor of Venice, the story of the handkerchief is believed to be true and it can also be false. In act 3 scene 4, Othello explained to Desdemona “’Tis true. There’s magic in the web of it. A sibyl that had numb’red in the world, the sun to course two hundred compasses, in her prophetic fury sewed the work.” Since the story is based on ancient history that is woven by a 200 year old sibyl or female prophet using silk from sacred worms and dye extracted from virgin’s heart. During that time anything related to ancient history is believed to be true specifically when it is made by a hundred year old prophet. Othello’s parents’ marriage was represented by that same handkerchief as a sign of their marital fidelity and his mother gave it to him so he could give it to his bride-to-be. According to Othello “She told her while she kept it, ‘twould make her amiable and subdue my father entirely to her love; she dying gave it me, and bid me, when my fate would have me wive.” This is also one proof that the handkerchief story is true since Othello’s parents lasted and this handkerchief was represented by their love even though her mother might have placed Othello’s father under a love spell. Though the story of the handkerchief at the same time may be false because there is no certain evidence of its past. Othello was just the one telling the story and he also believed that the handkerchief can create magic which it did not. The only magic that it…

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