The women in Othello are typically Elizabethan. Men in this time believed that women should stay home while it is acceptable for them to go out with their friends and have affairs with other women. In the Elizabethan times this was understand that this would happen and the women were suppose to accept it and love their husbands. It is also shown in Othello that men are supposed to run everything even who their daughter marries. This is shown when Brabantio gets upset because his daughter has chosen to marry without his permission. He is so upset that he wants to take the case to court and see Othello imprisoned for stealing his daughter. When Desdemona tells him that she now owes her loyalty to her husband he is clearly upset and gives Othello Desdemona’s hand even though Brabantio claims he has already taken it. Even though Desdemona has made her own decision, Brabantio still feels that he needs to give his daughter away. It is also showed that men had owned women when Desdemona said “she once owed her loyalty to her father but now owes it to her husband”... [continues]
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