Shakespeare's "Othello" Analytical Essay by JPWrite

Shakespeare's "Othello"
An analysis of Act II, Scene 1 of William Shakespeare's play, "Othello" and the character of Desdemona.
# 66538 | 1,095 words | 1 source | MLA | 2006 | US
Published on Jun 14, 2006 in English (Analysis) , Shakespeare (Othello)

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This paper examines Act II, Scene 1 of "Othello" in an attempt to shed some light on the character of Desdemona. The paper analyzes her character and discusses her motives for marrying Othello as well as whether she is really the weak, clinging vine sort of woman of her time that most people assume. The paper also questions whether she is as naive as is assumed and what is the true nature of her marriage to Othello.

From the Paper:

"If Desdemona is truly color-blind, having married the moor, Othello, then Iago, with his allusions to "white" and "black" subtly reminds her of the difference. From the very beginning of the scene, when Cassio, as a gesture of courtesy and respect, kisses Desdemona, and she does not resist (even though it is obviously a chaste kiss), Iago has his flashpoint for his cunning ploy to unsettle his commander, and to break that marriage apart."

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