Desdemona knew that her father would eventually find out the truth, but she felt that by hiding her relationship with Othello she would be delaying the inevitable pain that her father was going to feel. Since Desdemona loved her father, she felt that by delaying his pain she would be doing him a service, and because Desdemona deceived her father out of love, this deception was not severe. It was however bad, because there was no way in which Desdemona could avoid hurting her father. This shows that even though Desdemona deceived her father and the outcome was bad, it was not severe because her intentions were good hearted. Another example of the degree of deception was when Iago said to Othello, “She did deceive her father, marrying you” (111.3.205).
In Shakespeare 's Othello, Desdemona is Othello’s loyal wife. Desdemona has a high status due to her father being a Venetian senator and she’s also married to the general Othello. No matter what Othello did to her, whether it was calling her vulgar names or hitting her, she never blamed her husband. No matter what her husband does she always forgive her husband. With the situation of Othello being blinded by jealousy and not treating his wife well, Desdemona should be pitied rather than be admired.
215-222). Iago makes him believe that he is only telling him about his wife’s infidelity because he loves him. He uses his closeness to Othello against him by making him think that he is looking out for his best interest, even though he is actually making him out to be a fool. Hamlet also has a problem when it comes to being manipulated. Claudius tried to fool Hamlet and the entire kingdom that he knew nothing about his brother’s death.
Emilia speaking out about the scheming of Iago directly disobeys his demanding of her to silence her tongue, as she is not to go against her husband. Rather than st... ... middle of paper ... ... Emilia’s breaking point of outcry in which she is no longer capable of seeking her husband’s affection after consistently being thrown aside when she is aware of what he has caused. Had he given her his affection as she so desperately longed for there is a realm of possibility that Emilia may not have spoken out against her husband, Iago. Iago has a keen sense of what any given person is capable of and most notably how he may outwit them. The only character that Iago underestimates is his wife, Emilia.
Desdemona and Emilia are the center of attention; they are two women in the world of man and their power. Emilia plays a larger role in then in Cinthio’s tale; she gives her husband the handkerchief and feminist view. Ensign wife is submissive and knew her husband plan but didn’t do anything about it. She even let Ensign use their child as a tool to achieve his plan to get the handkerchief. Cinthio seems to repressive woman role by her no correcting her husband ways.
Desdemona and Emilia can be perceived as a foil to each other because of their different beliefs for women’s roles in marriage. Her obedience toward her husband causes her to steal the handkerchief and give it to Iago, so he can falsely set Cassio up with it. Without Emilia, Shakespeare could not have exposed his view on women’s roles and marriage, and the storyline for his tragic play Othello could not have been achieved. Works Cited Shakespeare, William. Othello.
How Shakespeare Explores the Theme of Deception and Self-Deception in Twelfth Night Deception is the use of deceit that deceives everyone around you including yourself. It is the fact or state of being deceived. It can be a ruse or a trick in disguise, which deludes, giving a sense of indirection. It’s a misleading falsehood. One can deceive by running away from even their true self either physically or mentally.
After they found out she was accused wrongly Claudio pleaded sorry to Leonato and told him he wants to make it up to him. Then Leonato says, “Since you could not be my son-in-law, be yet my nephew.”(5.1.300-301) In this quote they are making Claudio think he’s going to marry Hero’s cousin. What they are really doing is tricking him into marrying Hero. So as the wedding starts and after Claudio agrees to marry her Hero unmasks herself and Claudio realizes she’s not dead and goes on to marry
She makes her own decision to marry Othello without her father’s permission. When her father, Brabantio, discovers of the wedlock of her and Othello, she defends her decision by saying, “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, 3, 213-218). Desdemona does not just succeed in defending her decision, but she exhibits her independence from her father and that he cannot restrict her from marrying Othello. In addition to her independence, her maturity is shown by the fact that she has no racial prejudice.
W... ... middle of paper ... ...en he did not believe her when she basically stated she was not cheating. He trusted a man with no proof over his wife (Shakespeare V.ii.125). Many may say Emilia was not aware of how she is supposed to treat by her husband conversely, a comment made by her states otherwise. “Tis proper I obey him, but not now’ (Shakespeare V.ii.195). Towards the end of the story she explains to Othello how her husband asked her to steal the handkerchief from Desdemona She clearly states she know it is the right to obey her husband, but she was not going to support him in his wrong.