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The Bond Between Women in Williams Shakespeare's Literautre

Women have been often looked at as the one’s who use their words to fight and are quick to hold a grudge against other’s but this isn’t true if one looks at the friendship between women. Women hold their friendships close to their hearts and go through the best and worst of times together, it could also be the concept of how women need to stick together in order to survive. The bond between women is something that cannot be broken by any means and will last a lifetime, this is due to the heavy reliance on emotional connects that they share.
Desdemona and Emilia in Othello, the Moor of Venice by William Shakespeare show this bond between women through Shakespeare’s use of foreshadowing. As Desdemona begins to realize her fate she tells her dear friend Emilia “Lay on my bed my wedding sheets” (4.3.108-110). Desdemona had begun to realize just how upset Othello was, although she did not know the reason as to why he was, she knew that he would end up killing her. So as one of her last requests to her dear friend she asks for her wedding sheets. In the end it truly foreshadows her death. Soon after Emelia, beginning to realize something is very wrong with the whole situations she states “I will be hanged if some eternal villain some busy insinuating rogue some cogging cozening slave to get some office have not devised this slander” (4.2.138-140). This shows just how upset she is and foreshadows that once she realises it is her own husband Iago that is the villain, she becomes quick to betray him as a wife and leave him to the wolves. Her first duty was to her lady and friend Desdemona who was killed for the horrible selfishness that the manipulative Iago had. Even before this when Othello had spoken bad of Desdemona before he killed ...

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...ple, in Trifles it is made apparent that all women think about are trifles but its those little things that are important and should be looked at, when men will only look at the big picture. Although the thinking methods are different it does not mean either are of them are wrong.

Works Cited

Glaspell, Susan. “Trifles” Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and
Writing. 11th ed. Eds. X. J. Kennedy and Dana Gioia. New York: Longman, 2010. 1111-1121. Print.

Ibsen, Henrik. “A Doll’s House” Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry,
Drama, and Writing. 11th ed. Eds. X. J. Kennedy and Dana Gioia. New York: Longman, 2010. 1558-1609. Print.

Shakespeare, William. “Othello, the Moor of Venice” Literature: An Introduction to
Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and Writing. 11th ed. Eds. X. J. Kennedy and Dana Gioia. New York: Longman, 2010. 1248-1348. Print.
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