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    Role of Desdemona

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    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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    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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    Audience and Desdemona

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    Desdemona In the beginning of the play Othello‚ Desdemona is seen as a strong powerful women who isn’t afraid to stick up for herself. Roderigo and Othello both were in love with Desdemona. The changes the audience see are on the surface. Underneath the surface Desdemona is strong‚ determined‚ and self-possessed‚ “My life and education both do learn me How to respect you; you are the lord of duty‚ I am hitherto your daughter. But here’s my husband...” (I‚ iii‚ 197-199). As you can see Desdemona

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    Desdemona is trapped by societal boundaries and expectations of women in the Elizabethan Era‚ supposedly assuming the role of a dependent‚ innocent and honest wife. However‚ despite this expectation‚ Desdemona is rare in that she openly voices her opinions about her circumstances‚ being shown as a flawed character from Act I‚ Scene I; eloping secretly without her father’s knowledge. Desdemona’s flaws are apparent from her first presence in Othello‚ clearly overthrowing her prior image of perfection

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    and his white wife‚ Desdemona. The causes of Desdemona’s death have evoked controversy. It is undoubted that Othello’s bravery‚ intelligence‚ and ability on the battlefield that have gained him a prestigious honors as a soldier. However‚ Othello‚ as a soldier‚ is ill prepared for the war of love‚ which is reflected in the weak foundation of the love between himself and Desdemona‚ and Othello’s overwhelming expectations on Desdemona. The love between Othello and Desdemona is vulnerable and impulsive

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    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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    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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    ‘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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    virtue and justice nor undergoes the change to misfortune through any real badness or wickedness but because of some mistake” (Aristotle‚ 38). In Shakespeare’s play‚ both Othello and Desdemona fit well within these guidelines. Othello is a well-revered general who is called to defend Venice and Cyprus‚ and Desdemona is an honest and good-natured young woman. Both of them display the potential characteristics required of a tragic hero or heroine‚ with a tragic flaw that results in calamity. Aristotle

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    Does Desdemona do the right thing by marring Othello behind her father’s back? Desdemona does what she feels is right‚ therefore it doesn’t make her a terrible person. Everyone does things behind their parent’s backs. Plus‚ Desdemona is often treated like an object‚ as if she wasn’t capable of making her own choices. Instead of referring to Desdemona as a young adult which is what she is; people objectify her‚ and treat her like she isn’t capable of making her own decisions. People often speak about

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