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Othello And Desdemona

- Obsidian and Alabaster: Othello and Desdemona Othello and Desdemona’s marriage was doomed from the start. Even considering the racial nature of the marriage, his lack of a constant home, and the improper method of his courting, there is another reason why their marriage would never have worked. Othello’s label of Desdemona prevents him from considering her a person. He thinks of her instead as superior to himself in every way, to the point that she is a god. Her race, beauty, and status make her godly in his mind....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Othello and Desdemona]

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Othello Desdemona By William Shakespeare

- 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....   [tags: Othello, Iago, KILL, Marriage]

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Desdemona And Emilia Are Two Of The Main Characters Of William Shakespeare 's Othello

- Desdemona and Emilia are two of the main characters in William Shakespeare’s Othello. While one of them is the overly virtuous wife of the play’s protagonist and tragic hero, the other one is wife to one of the most clever and maquiavelic everlasting villains. Throughout the play, the sweet and old-fashioned Desdemona shows to be a satisfying wife and a great friend, and she also denotes unquestionable ignorance to her surroundings. On the other hand, the open minded and slightly cynical Emilia supplies a huge contrast to her mistresses’ persona; a feminist way ahead of her time....   [tags: Iago, Othello, Michael Cassio, Desdemona]

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Othello and Desdemona

- In Shakespeare’s Othello, Othello and Desdemona’s marriage was doomed from the start. They did not start well; their marriage was controversial because of their race and Othello’s failure to follow proper etiquette while he was courting her. However these issues could have been overcome with time. The biggest problem is Othello’s attitude to Desdemona. Othello’s model of Desdemona prevents him from considering her a person. He thinks of her instead as superior to himself in every way, to the point that she is a god....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Shakespeare, Marriage]

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Othello and Desdemona

- Close Reading: Othello Othello is a man of romantic nature. He has fell in love with the beautiful Desdemona. He was accused of stealing her away from her father. Othello was of a different race and did not fit in with her family. Othello makes a plea for Desdemona and tells his story which wooed her to begin with. Othello tells of the love that her father showed him since his boyish days. This was like a match made in heaven that overcame many obstacles which got in their way. Othello could not understand why he was good enough to work and fight alongside of her father, but was not good enough for his daughter....   [tags: Love, Poetic Analysis]

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Shakespeare's Othello - Desdemona in Othello

- Desdemona in Othello         In William Shakespeare’s tragic drama Othello, the wife of the protagonist is Desdemona. She is a lovely, intelligent, wholesome and pious person. This essay will analyze her.   In Act 1 Scene1, Iago persuades the rejected suitor of Desdemona, Roderigo, to accompany him to the home of Brabantio, Desdemona’s father, in the middle of the night. Once there the two awaken him with loud shouts about his daughter’s elopement with Othello. In response to Iago’s vulgar descriptions of Desdemona’s involvement with the general, Brabantio arises from bed and, with Roderigo’s help, gathers a search party to go and find Desdemona and bring her home....   [tags: Othello essays]

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Shakespeare's Othello - Othello and Desdemona

- Othello and Desdemona In the play, The Tragedy of Othello, Shakespeare really tests our conception as to what love is, and where it can or can't exist. Judging from the relationship between Desdemona and Othello, the play seems to say that marriage based on an innocent romantic love or profane love is bound to fail. Shakespeare is pessimistic about the existence and survival of a true type of love. There is a common thread of betrayal and deceit among his female characters, especially. Othello and Desdemona, as portrayed in the play, are the two greatest innocents there ever were....   [tags: GCSE Coursework Shakespeare Othello]

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Shakespeare's Othello - Desdemona, the Heroine in Othello

- Desdemona, the Heroine in Othello         In William Shakespeare’s Othello Michael Cassio’s praises of the richly blessed Desdemona, as he awaits her arrival on Cyprus, are well deserved. This essay will amply support this statement.   Blanche Coles in Shakespeare’s Four Giants interprets the protagonist’s very meaningful four-word greeting to Desdemona which he utters upon disembarking in Cyprus:   Othello’s four words, “O, my soul’s joy,” tell us that this beautiful Venetian girl has brought great joy, felicity, bliss to the very depths of his soul....   [tags: Othello essays]

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Shakespeare's Othello - Desdemona the Wonderful

- Othello: Desdemona the Wonderful         The innocent and charming personality of the wife of the general in William Shakespeare’s tragic drama Othello can hardly be rivaled – and yet she died the victim of a horrible murder. Let’s consider her case in this essay.   Louis B. Wright and Virginia A. LaMar in “The Engaging Qualities of Othello” comment on the virtue within the innocent wife of the Moor, and how pain came into her life:   Desdemona is warmhearted, tender, faithful, and much in love with her husband....   [tags: Othello essays]

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Shakespeare's Othello - Desdemona the Ideal

- Desdemona the Ideal         What wife can compare to the ideal wife which the Bard of Avon has painted for us in his tragedy Othello. She is appreciated by everyone except the villain.   Angela Pitt in “Women in Shakespeare’s Tragedies” comments on Desdemona as the ideal wife:   Handbooks of the period explain in some detail what is required of the ideal wife, and Desdemona seems to fulfill even the most conservative expectation. She is beautiful and also humble:   A maiden never bold Of spirit so still and quiet that her motion Blushed at herself....   [tags: Othello essays]

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William Shakespeare 's Othello, Desdemona, And Emilia

- Truth is a very powerful thing that can change anything and also keep the people content with themselves. Truth is what every person wants whenever they are in a difficult situation and the truth is the only thing that can help them solve their problems. However, sometimes the truth can be manipulated to change how the situation is viewed by others. In situation such as this, the real truth is being hidden which may cause problems to whom the truth is needed. Some may be blind to the truth while some may be blinded by the truth, or both of the outcomes may occur....   [tags: Othello, William Shakespeare, Iago, Tragedy]

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William Shakespeare 's Othello, Desdemona, Emilia, And Bianca

- Throughout history women have always been treated differently. Some were not always accepted by society, when others were expected to be something. It is demonstrated in William Shakespeare’s play, Othello, that women are not treated as an equal during his time period. In society, women were expected to be mothers and to treat their husband if he was royalty. The women in the play, Othello, are the characters, Desdemona, Emilia, and Bianca. These women went through many different events throughout the play that involved their loved ones....   [tags: Othello, Iago, William Shakespeare, Woman]

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Othello’s Desdemona: A Representation of Good

- In sixteenth century literature, women rarely were given substantial roles. Often women were depicted as having great folly or the source of the main character’s downfall. Even in the twenty-first century, many critics still believe that Shakespeare’s Desdemona in Othello has no other purpose than to be a puppet in Iago’s diabolical plan. However, to draw such a conclusion would be a mistake. Shakespeare used Desdemona to personify a Christ-like figure, a representation of good in the battle of good versus evil, and an independent warrior to prove that she is a round character in Othello....   [tags: Othello Essays]

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Iago 's Manipulations As A Skeptic Othello And Desdemona

- To clearly illustrate Iago’s manipulations as a skeptic Othello and Desdemona are the last of the puppeteer’s targets to take down. Both Othello and Desdemona suffer from “the idols of the theatre” (Aph 44, Bacon 152). Bacon defines the idols of theater as “idols which have immigrated into men’s minds from the various dogmas and philosophies, and also the wrong laws of demonstration” (Aph 44, Bacon 152). Othello seems to have clear principles that he abides by and when shown that his principles are not allowing him to have the life he thought he would he has a different set of principles that he follows for revenge....   [tags: Iago, Othello, William Shakespeare, Character]

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William Shakespeare 's Othello, Desdemona, Emilia, And Bianca

- During the Shakespearean time women were treated as inferiors. The three women in Othello, Desdemona, Emilia, and Bianca encountered many degrading and unfortunate situations. They were to be obedient. The women had to comply with the commands, orders, and the instructions of the men. Women were made to believe that they had no rights. The men would publicly humiliate the three women. It was difficult for the women to stand up for themselves due to that time in society. In Shakespeare’s play Othello, he portrayed the three women to be viewed as obedient, loyal, and submissive to their husbands....   [tags: Iago, Othello, Marriage, Black-and-white films]

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Examing the Interracial Marriage of Othello and Desdemona

- Centuries ago in Elizabethan England there were many traditions about marriage and the treatment of women. One strong tradition of these times was the practice of marriage between races. Interracial marriages were considered extremely taboo. (High Beam). In this era marriages were arranged by the parents with strong help from the local church. The individuals had little choice as to who they would marry. (Elizabethan England Life). Yet another example of these traditions was the respectable treatment of women....   [tags: Elizabethan England, racism, Shakespeare]

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Desdemona as a Tragic Victim in ‘Othello’

- In Shakespeare’s play “Othello” the main characters Othello and Desdemona suffer a tragic fate due to their actions and unforeseen circumstances. A majority of Desdemona’s suffering is down to Iago’s manipulation. However, it could also be argued that Iago is not completely to blame for the misfortune of Desdemona. We as the readers can see evidence of this at certain points in the play where Iago has planted the seeds of despair and Desdemona and Othello have fallen for his plans. In this essay, I will look at key moments in the play where Desdemona is presented as a tragic victim by the writer and justify why she is a tragic victim using quotes from the play....   [tags: Othello, characters, shakespeare, ]

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The Flaws of Othello, Murderer of Desdemona

- ... Unfortunately, none of these attributes pertains to his real self, rather, these are the aspects of his ideal-self he wishes to have. Othello did not love Desdemona enough; if Othello loved her, he should have given heed to Desdemona’s side of the story and defended his wife over all others. Yet, Othello performs none of these acts; he does not even listen to Desdemona when she adamantly tells him that the accusations are false. Othello also did succumb to jealousy very easily, showing that he is human and very much subjected to the weaknesses of human passion....   [tags: Shakespearean plays analysis]

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Desdemona from Othello

- In Greek, Desdemona means ‘the unfortunate’, perhaps reflecting an ideology that she is not meant to be liked, merely pitied for her misfortune as a tragic victim (commonly defined as someone who dies due to the faults of others). Throughout Othello, Desdemona is presented as pure and innocent – in regards to this, Auden’s comment is unusual as Desdemona is seldom criticised; indeed many critics are complementary, giving her titles such as ‘gentle Desdemona’. Desdemona is a victim of both Othello’s jealousy (the ‘green-eyed monster’) and Iago’s malevolence....   [tags: Othello Essays]

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The Relationship Between Othello and Desdemona

- The Relationship Between Othello and Desdemona We first learn of there being a relationship between Othello and Desdemona when Iago and Roderigo are telling Roderigo (Desdemona's Father), that 'an old black ram is tupping your white ewe'. This is referring to Othello and Desdemona having sexual intercourse, and shortly after hearing this, we become informed that Desdemona is 'Tying her duty, Beauty, Wit, and Fortunes In an extravagant and wheeling stranger'. This suggests to us that Desdemona is considering the idea of marrying Othello....   [tags: Papers]

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Shakespeare's Othello - Pitied Desdemona

- Othello and Pitied Desdemona         William Shakespeare’s tragic drama Othello sees the destruction of two very beautiful people because of a sinister intervention by a third. The most beautiful of all is the lovely and irreproachable Desdemona. Let us in this essay consider her character.   In her book, Everybody’s Shakespeare: Reflections Chiefly on the Tragedies, Maynard Mack comments on the heroine’s final song:   Desdemona, preparing for bed on the night that will be her last, remembers her mother’s maid “called Barbary”:   She was in love, and he she loved proved mad And did forsake her....   [tags: Othello essays]

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Shakespeare's Othello - Loving Desdemona

- Loving Desdemona         William Shakespeare, in his tragic drama Othello, creates a most exquisite character in the person of Desdemona. Her many virtues clearly require that she be given detailed consideration by every Christian member of the audience.   David Bevington in William Shakespeare: Four Tragedies describes the depth of virtue within this tragic heroine:   We believe her [Desdemona] when she says that she does not even know what it means to be unfaithful; the word “whore” is not in her vocabulary....   [tags: Othello essays]

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Shakespeare's Othello - Othello and the Heroine, Desdemona

- Othello and the Heroine, Desdemona         In William Shakespeare’s tragic play Othello we see a very exceptional woman in the person of Desdemona, wife of the general. She, as Cassio says, is a “paragon” of virtues, unlike the other female characters in the drama.   H. S. Wilson in his book of literary criticism, On the Design of Shakespearean Tragedy, discusses Desdemona’s entry into the Moor’s life:   But Othello had not known Desdemona long; he had little knowledge of women in any case; his military life had left scant time for cultivating their society or studying them, before he met Desdemona; and there was a bitter modesty in the man, who thought it quite possible that, for...   [tags: Othello essays]

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The Character Desdemona and the Role of Women Depicted in Shakespeare's Othello

- The society in which Othello takes place is a patriarchal one, where men had complete control over women. They were seen as possessions rather than being just as equally human and capable of duties performed by men. All women of the Elizabethan were to obey all men, fathers, brothers, husbands, etc. Which leads me to the most reliable and trustworthy character of Desdemona, whom goes through many trials just to satisfy her love. Shakespeare brings the thought of Desdemona into the play by Barbantio, her father, “It is too true an evil....   [tags: othello]

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William Shakespeare's Presentation of Iago, Othello, and Desdemona in Othello

- William Shakespeare's Presentation of Iago, Othello, and Desdemona in Othello From the very beginning of the play ‘Othello’ Shakespeare presents the friendship between Iago and Othello as a lie. Shakespeare makes us see that Iago is only pretending to serve Othello for his own ends and following this on, Othello completely trusts Iago and is able to speak in confidence with him. All the way through the play, Shakespeare shapes the audiences response to make us want to like or dislike them, admire or have sympathy for them....   [tags: Papers]

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Shakespeare's Othello - Character Development of Iago, Desdemona and Othello

- Character Development of Iago, Desdemona and Othello   The three characters of Iago, Desdemona and Othello are gradually revealed to the audience as Act One unfolds. All three are linked to one another and talk to and about each other. Their characters unfold through their interaction with others and how they behave in isolation. The first impression formed of Iago comes from what Roderigo says. Being gullible, Roderigo has given Iago his purse. A character who accepts an offer like this is likely to be of doubtful reputation....   [tags: GCSE Coursework Shakespeare Othello]

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Othello, By William Shakespeare

- “A man’s pride can be his downfall, and he needs to learn when to turn to others for support and guidance.” (bear grylls). In Othello we saw Othello have a downfall, his personality changes, he gets angry easier, and he is manipulated by Iago. Othello gets so deep into Iago’s manipulation that he won’t listen to his loved ones, and only believes what he is told. Othello’s downfall throughout the play is strictly the result of Iago. Iago plans to tell Desdemona’s father about Othello and her sleeping together and being married....   [tags: Iago, Othello, Desdemona, Michael Cassio]

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Othello By William Shakespeare 's Othello

- In many relationships, there is suspicion or distrust, but it rarely leads to such murder, hate, and suicide so contemptible as in William Shakespeare’s Othello. In the play, three innocent characters spiral downward to their deaths as the sinister Iago unravels his scheme for revenge. These three are Othello the Moor, Cassio, and Desdemona who is Othello’s faithful wife. Desdemona receives the sour end of the bargain as she has never done anything to upset Iago, but rather she is killed for loving Othello and for being a friend toward Cassio....   [tags: Othello, Love, Iago, Desdemona]

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Othello By William Shakespeare 's Othello

- Shakespeare’s tragedy Othello consists of various manipulative actions. Jealousy and selfishness causes people to make decisions that can ruin another person. Most of the characters in Othello were influenced by a form of manipulation. Iago’s manipulation of Othello and Roderigo were the main parts of the story. Cassio and Desdemona were also taken advantage of, but used in a greater manipulation of Othello and Roderigo. Iago’s intelligence and cunningness lead everyone to believe he was a truthful man, who was filling their minds with lies to create hate between others....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Brabantio, Desdemona]

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Analysis Of Shakespeare 's ' Othello '

- Women in Shakespeare’s Elizabethan period lived in chains bound by the society with the leash handed first to their father and after marriage to their husbands. The higher the position in society tighter the restrictions. Women were escorted everywhere they went like Desdemona. “Good women followed the instructions of their husband and father’s.” Men did not have to explain themselves and their actions to their possessions.One of the examples of women 's role is given by Shakespeare In act 3 of Othello,when Iago’s wife Emilia says, “I know nothing but to please his fantasy”(3.3.299)....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Desdemona, Husband]

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Othello As An Artist Of Evil

- Brabantio thinks of Othello as the Moorish soldier and a well behaved barbarian and will never accept him as a son-in-law. Iago’s fixation on revenge rules him absolutely and drives him to ruin. Roderigo thinks he can buy Desdemona’s love. Desdemona loves Othello and will continue to love him no matter how he treats her. Othello thinks the guilty must always be swiftly punished. Iago is Othello’s ancient captain in the Venetian defense forces. He had hoped for a promotion but Othello passed over him in favor of Cassio, and Iago works revenge on them both....   [tags: Iago, Othello, Brabantio, Desdemona]

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Emilia Is Innocent Of Desdemona 's Death During Othello

- Emilia is innocent of Desdemona’s death during Othello because Emilia is Desdemona’s servant; bestfriend, obeys her husband, and gets the handkerchief. These three things make her innocent because she did not know anything about the plan her husband , Iago, had set up between Othello and Cassio. Emilia shows her loyalty and honesty throughout the entire book. The women in the book are characterized as “weak” and they needed “protection”. Emilia also was to be faithful and was to respect her husband....   [tags: Othello, Iago, William Shakespeare]

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Hamlet and Othello: Ophelia and Desdemona

- Ophelia and Desdemona play the role of the "innocent lady" in Shakespeare's Hamlet and Othello. The roles of these characters provide a sense of completeness, faithfulness, and obedience to the leading male figures. In both plays, these innocent ladies end up dying. These deaths are both due to a false rejection of love. Othello kills Desdemona because he believes her love is false, and Ophelia dies ultimately because she reads Hamlet's mask of madness as rejection. These deaths exemplify the pattern of harmony turning to chaos in both of these plays, and provide proof of the decay that is spreading to everyone in Venice and Denmark....   [tags: Comparative Literature]

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Othello, The Remake Of The Cinthio 's Tale

- Shakespeare, Othello is the remake of the Cinthio’s tale Hecatommithi in 1603. Shakespeare keeps many of the Cinthio’s tales but a few change to make the tragedy appealing to his audience. The Othello themes are similar to the original of jealousy, love, honor and race. Shakespeare alteration to create Othello is to show the social problems that was a face in the Victorian age. Shakespeare expanding different themes in Cinthio’s tale, he creates complex character and the problems by interracial marriage....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Desdemona, Brabantio]

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Othello's Responsibility for Desdemona's Death

- Othello's Responsibility for Desdemona's Death Othello is one of Shakespeare's most popular plays. Its controversial issues and passionate characters excite audiences around the world. In the United States, the first ever on-stage kiss between a "black" man and a "white" woman occurred in a 1943 production of the play that went on to be the longest running Shakespearean play in the country's history. Othello is a play written in the early 17th century. It has many characters who are Othello, Desdemona, Iago, Roderigo, Cassio and Emilia....   [tags: Papers]

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Othello, By William Shakespeare

- Intellectuals are people who believe that ideas are of more importance than values. That is to say, their own ideas and other people 's values. The definition of intelligence is generally a broad topic, but to interpret what kind of intelligence that is being used somewhat narrows the scope of the spectrum. Written in 1603, the play Othello by William Shakespeare is a tragedy that revolves around deceitfulness, jealousy, love, appearance vs reality, and prejudice. There are five main characters that have the wheel and steer the play: Othello, Desdemona, Iago, Cassio, and Brabantio....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Desdemona, Brabantio]

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Othello, By William Shakespeare

- Shakespeare is prominent not only in inventing new words, but also in using such themes as death, love, and betrayal throughout his works including Othello. However the central theme of the play is jealousy which we face right from the beginning meeting Roderigo, who envies Othello because he wants to be with Desdemona. In the end of the play we see how furiously jealous Othello is because he is sure Cassio and Desdemona have an affair. In the story of Othello by Shakespeare it is clear that Iago plays a significant part as he is introduced right from the first scene....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Desdemona, Love]

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Desdemona’s Handkerchief in Othello

- In Shakespeare’s play Othello, one of the main character’s Desdemona possesses the most essential symbol and object in the play, a handkerchief. The handkerchief appears in Act III of the play and is a particularly important part in the plot of the play. It helps weave the entire story together. The handkerchief symbolizes Othello’s love and trust to Desdemona and Desdemona’s marital fidelity to Othello. The first symbol of the handkerchief is Desdemona’s marital fidelity. In the play, Iago gives the only description of the handkerchief when he says to Othello, "Have you not sometimes seen a handkerchief / Spotted with strawberries in your wife's hand" (III.iii.434-435)....   [tags: Shakespeare, Character Analysis]

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The Beautiful Character of Desdemona in Shakespeare's Othello

- Othello and the Beautiful Character of Desdemona         The good character of Desdemona in William Shakespeare’s tragic drama Othello meets a wretched end because of the sinister treachery of an ancient. In this essay let us analyze the beautiful character of Desdemona.   Valerie Wayne in “Historical Differences: Misogyny and Othello” comments on the proper manner of interpreting Desdemona’s body as referred to by an irate Othello:   Desdemona’s body before her supposed adultery is  here likened to a paper-book, one of the books of blank paper that Renaissance students used for practice in writing, translation and copying....   [tags: Shakespeare, Othello]

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Othello, By William Shakespeare

- In the play Othello Brabantio visualizes Othello as the Moorish soldier and a well behaved barbarian. He will never accept him as his son-in-law. Iago focuses on revenge it drives him to ruin. Desdemona’s love is special and Roderigo feels like he can buy her love. Desdemona loves Othello and will always love him no matter how he may treat her. In Othello’s mind he thinks that the guilty should always be punished. The captain of the ancient Venetian defense forces has been Iago. He worked so hard and was wishing for a promotion, but Othello seemed to overlook him and then go to favor Cassio....   [tags: Iago, Othello, Brabantio, Desdemona]

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The Tragedy Of Othello By William Shakespeare

- In the play “The Tragedy of Othello” by Willian Shakespeare, Othello Changes from an intelligent and confident person to a senseless and insecure person. This change in his personality occurs mainly because: Iago plans to ruin his relationship with Desdemona, he was an Outsider, he had bad judgement when it came to trusting people and failed to see reality, his negative thinking about himself and his relationship with Desdemona. Iago is a very strategic and clever person, and he despises Othello because Othello appointed Cassio as a lieutenant over Iago....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Brabantio, Desdemona]

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The Tragedy Of Othello By William Shakespeare

- The Tragedy of Othello the Moor of Venice was written by William Shakespeare, and it is only one of countless notable plays he wrote. A reoccurring theme in Othello is jealousy brought on usually by deception; throughout the play people often hide their true intentions and are not always what they appear to be like W.H Auden said “There 's always another story. There 's more than meets the eye.” The relationships Iago built on manipulation, lies, and false promises were a crucial part of the play; Iago was able to deceive other characters by twisting the situation so that characters like Roderigo, Cassio, and Othello misinterpreted what they saw....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Brabantio, Desdemona]

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Othello 's Downfall Of Othello

- Desdemona’s Downfall in Othello The Christian Bible tells us that “pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall” (Prov. 16:18 KJV). For Desdemona in William Shakespeare’s Othello, this is certainly true. Although Desdemona is innocent of the sins of which she is accused, she still bears responsibility for her own downfall. If not for Desdemona’s pride, she could have lived a long and happy life with Othello. From a psychological standpoint, Desdemona is ultimately responsible for her own demise because of her prideful nature....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Michael Cassio, Desdemona]

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The Role of Desdemona in Shakespeare’s Othello

- The Role of Desdemona in Shakespeare’s Othello In Othello’s society only men made decisions. Thus, in Othello, the title character and other male characters drive the plot, leaving the women to deal with the consequences. Desdemona’s role in the play shows the way the male-dominated society treats women. Desdemona and Othello have just eloped at the beginning of the play. The first run-in with Desdemona is with her father, Brabantio. He asks her about her duties as a daughter, and she responds saying her duty as a wife now supercedes her former place....   [tags: Othello Essays]

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Othello and Desdemona's Love In Act 1 Scene 3

- Othello and Desdemona's Love In Act 1 Scene 3 The scene begins with the Duke and senators sitting around a table in the dukes chamber, the conversation is based around what is going on in Cyprus the conversation is between the Duke a Sailor, An Officer, a messenger and senator's. Lots of different people express their different thoughts but in the end the main message is that soon Cyprus will be under attack by the Turks. Just as the conversation is getting intense one of the Senators says First Senator: "Here comes Brabantio and the valiant Moor"....   [tags: Papers]

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Othello, By William Shakespeare

- Drama Essay - Othello Othello is noble, tender, and confiding; but he has blood of the most inflammable kind. Unfortunately, Othello was naïve enough to be swayed by Iagos misplaced trustworthiness and the accusations cause the entire play to unfold. Once someone brings up a sense of all his wrong doings, he cannot be stopped by considerations of remorse of pity until Othello has extinguished all that fuels his rage and despair. Othello is described as a “Moor” by his critics (Brabantio, Iago). A “Moor” is a slang word used for the dark skinned appearance of the Muslim people from the northwest part of Africa....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Michael Cassio, Desdemona]

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Analysis Of George Orwell 's ' Animal Farm ' And William Shakespeare 's Othello

- Phillip K. Dick once said “If you can control the meaning of words, you can control the people who use those words”. In George Orwell’s “Animal Farm” and William Shakespeare’s “Othello”, Charisma is the most common trait when associating manipulative antagonists. Napoleon and Iago are both prime examples of this. This is proven by the use of the reputation of both Napoleon and Iago. They both use persuasive language when talking and interacting with characters, while also using their reputation to deflect blame onto a lesser and more amiable characters....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Animal Farm, Desdemona]

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