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Desdemona The daughter of the Venetian senator Brabantio. Desdemona and Othello are secretly married before the play begins. While in some ways stereotypically pure and meek, Desdemona is also determined and self-possessed. She is equally capable of defending her marriage, jesting bawdily with Iago, and responding with dignity to Othello’s incomprehensible jealousy. Desdemona is a more plausible, well-rounded figure than much criticism has given her credit for. Arguments that see Desdemona as...

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psychoanalysis of Desdemona

The psychoanalysis of the characters from Othello allowed me to understand the way Desdemona acted throughout the play and how come she took the abuse that Othello gave her. Like Othello, Desdemona is a controversial character that has a role in determining the outcome of the play. At the start of the play we see Desdemona as a strong, outspoken and behaves in a way that is outrageous in her society. She has fallen in love with a man of a different race, country, and color; and she is so determined...

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Desdemona and Othello

can or can't exist. Judging from the relationship between Desdemona and Othello, through Nicholson’s "Othello" And The Geography Of Persuasion." 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...

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Role of Desdemona

How do you interpret the character and role of Desdemona in Othello? If any character in Othello embodies goodness, it is Desdemona. In simple terms, she appears to be the antithesis of all the evil and malice that is represented by Iago. Yet she is not a completely ‘flat’ character – Shakespeare gives to her certain characteristics and human qualities that result in her being a far deeper and more interesting character. Much of the interest in her is owing to the fact that each character in...

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Othello's Role in the Murder of Desdemona

Othello played the most important role in the murder of Desdemona due to his flaws in his character. His personality flaws ultimately lead him to killing his wife, making it an important factor in the play. Two of his most vivid flaws include his jealousy and his reason versus passion. Iago may have set up the death of Desdemona, but Othello has the most important role of her death due his flaws acting upon him and making himself kill his wife. His inability to comprehend his reason verses passion...

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Othello and Desdemona Love

Othello and Desdemona are truly in love? When two people are in love, there is almost nothing that can break it. A relationship between two people can be tested, but in the end, their love is forever. In the play Othello, Desdemona and Othello have a relationship that is indestructible, they have a genuine and honest love for each other throughout the entire play. Desdemona and Othello show their affection for each other regardless of racial and cultural differences. In the first half of the...

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Emilia and Desdemona in Othell

Othello - English Essay The contrasting characters; Desdemona and Emilia, form an interesting and important relationship in the play Othello. Desdemona is very ‘sheltered’ from the ways of the world and Emilia is very ‘down to earth’ and ‘experienced’. From this difference we see a fascinating relationship between the two of them. In the given passage, we see that Desdemona takes a very honest, romantic and loyal stance towards Othello, (this is...

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Opposites Attract: Othello and Desdemona

"Frequently drama teachers will explain to their students that the essence of drama is conflict. In Shakespeare's Othello, conflict on the social and political levels are an essential part of the story. Yet within the relationship of Othello and Desdemona, one that should be conflict-free, we find the most important and the deepest rifts. The difference that has received the most attention in recent years is their interracial marriage. During the trial of O. J. Simpson, media used the play as a comparison...

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Othello Victims Speech (Desdemona)

‘interpretations of Shakespeare's characters’. EMILIA: “O, who hath done this deed?” DESDEMONA: “Nobody; I myself. Farewell.” The short scripted speech and claim of guilt symbolize the loss of strength in Desdemona’s final words as she dies. This is just the first example of many that prove that the statement ‘Victims are actually the makers of their own demise’ is true in relation to that of the character Desdemona in the play Othello. Specifically Desdemona’s flaws, her betrayal, her manipulation...

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Othello and Desdemonas Relationship

within Othello and Desdemona throughout the play ultimately represents the tragedy, common to the controversial nature of Shakespeare’s writing. Desdemona and Othello’s marriage is contentious; it is through Othello’s hamartia of idealised love for Desdemona and his credulity that leads to his downfall. In Act 1 Scene 3 Shakespeare explores the passionate and extreme nature of Othello and Desdemona’s relationship, where their elopement expressesing the deep love the naïve Desdemona has for the worldly...

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