Equally, through Othello in Othello and Victor in Frankenstein, the two writers reveal flaws in their individual dispositions; this leads us to question the extent to which the patriarchal societies have shaped the character’s flaw, and thus ...
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...illiam and thus “perished on the scaffold as a murderess” for a crime she did not commit. With Desdemona however, on one hand we could interpret her last words in act IV scene II of “nobody- myself – farewell” in response to Emilia’s question of “o, who hath done this deed?” upon finding her dying, as the words of a helpless and hapless victim giving into the patriarchal society – a common critical outlook of her, that she – or we may consider that it is her love for Othello, which leads her to cover him as a murder. The latter would imply that it is perhaps not the oppressive treatment of the patriarchal society that is influencing Desdemona’s reaction, yet the individual disposition of love. This in turn would suggest that Desdemona is actually a character in her own right and not an instrument used by Shakespeare to reveal the effects of a patriarchal society.
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