Desdemona

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  • Appearance Vs. Reality In Shakespeare's Othello

    reliability. Othello refers to him many times throughout the story as “honest Iago”. Othello, a moor, who is a general in the defense forces of the city state of Venice. He is know for his courage in a battle and good judgement. Othello is married to Desdemona, daughter of Brabantio. These two characters are completely opposite, but, Iago has such a persuasive attitude that the things he says and does affects the way Othello thinks. In Othello, Shakespeare gives a different view of reality in…

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  • Emilia Is Not An Evil Character In Shakespeare's Othello

    causes her to do terrible things to Desdemona. When we analyze her character however, we realize that she is not an evil character. We know this because throughout the play she is unaware of Iago’s plan, and she also tries to convince people of her lady’s innocence even if there isn’t any evidence proving that she is loyal. Lastly, when she learns of what she did she told Othello exactly what had happened and betrayed her husband so the truth about Desdemona could be revealed. This shows Emilia…

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  • The Theme Of Jealousy In Othello

    to question Desdemona’s piety. Doubtful that Desdemona would do such thing Othello claims, “ For she had eyes, and chose me. No, Iago;/ I'll see before I doubt; when I doubt, prove;/ And on the proof, there is no more but this:/ Away at once with love or jealousy. (3.3.207-223). Othello seems to not have expected to hear this immoral behavior being practiced by his highly talked about wife. It’s also suggested that even though he’s sure that Desdemona wouldn’t have these disgraceful intentions,…

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  • Othello Jealousy Analysis

    with his daughter, Desdemona. To “rouse him” (1.1.68) (I.i.68) was the very first part of his plan. This makes Brabantio jealous of Othello because Othello has taken his daughter’s first allegiance now that…

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  • Women Submissive In Othello

    The men of Othello, Iago, and Cassio treat the women of Desdemona, Emilia, and Bianca like tools. The women’s reply to their husband’s action is complete submissiveness to them. For example, Desdemona says, “Whate’er you be, I am obedient.” (III.iii.89). This shows that Desdemona continues to obey Othello from every phase of their relationship; from the early loving stages to the green-eyed ravings. She remains true…

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  • Essay On The Role Of Women In Othello

    the greatest English poet of all time. His play Othello was written between 1601 and 1604, it was first performed by the King’s Men in 1604. Othello is a play about a general, named Othello, who is being manipulated into thinking that his wife, Desdemona, is unfaithful. The way that women are represented in this play, differs from the way women were viewed during Shakespeare’s time. During the Elizabethan era, which was the era in which William Shakespeare grew up, women were inferior to men.…

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  • Lies In Othello

    succeed. Just as Othello is a capable liar, Desdemona is the perfect victim; weakened by her strongest traits. Everything that makes Othello fall for her, ironically allows her to fall victim to him. Conjointly,…

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  • Desdemona's Treatment Of Elizabethan Women In Othello

    Elizabethan era these themes were used frequently by Shakespeare to hook his audience. Many would say that Shakespeare was attempting to either create a strong bond between the audience and the character, or was trying to spark his audience’s interest. Desdemona the main character’s wife was created in an attempt to compare her to an idealistic Elizabethan woman. An idealistic woman of Desdemona’s rank would be privileged with an education from a young age, would marry a man of the same race,…

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  • Othello Rhetorical Analysis

    uses different strategies against Othello to make him believe what he wants.Iago uses the rhetorical strategies of logos, hesitation, and ethos to manipulate Othello into thinking that Desdemona is unfaithful so he would kill Desdemona and Cassio. Iago uses logos to trick Othello into thinking that Desdemona is cheating on him.Iago’s plan is to talk to Cassio about Bianca and make fun of her so when Cassio will laugh about Bianca, Othello will become enraged because he will think they…

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  • Othello Act 3 Passage Analysis

    By using these methods Shakespeare is able to present to an audience an environment in which they hold more knowledge than the characters. This is particularly relevant to Cassio and Desdemona who are unknowing of their status as victims. At the beginning of the passage Cassio says to Desdemona “whatever shall become” (Line8) of him he remains in her favour. Considering the ending of the play this carries some irony and emphasises to the reader that the characters do not know the turn…

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