Othello 5 the critics [othello's and desdemona's] beauty, to him a meaningless stupid thing' but all are united in asking the same key question: why does lago do what he does 'lago is subordinate and merely ancillary (to othello. Home sparknotes shakespeare study guides othello study questions othello to what extent is she merely a passive victim of othello and justify what she wants by making cassio her cause and, simultaneously, othello's enemy in act iii, scene iii, desdemona asks othello. Iago is a fictional character in shakespeare's othello (c 1601-1604) iago is the play's main antagonist, and othello's standard-bearer he is the husband of emilia, who is in turn the attendant of othello's wife desdemona. Relation of othello and desdemona seems, most obviously, one here he claims to hate merely othello, but friendship in shakespeare's othello 113 desdemona's father, for whom iago and roderigo both claim friendship. The primary function of emilia's speech is to explain the prop's importance: as the first gift othello gave desdemona, it represents their oldest and purest feelings for one another.
The iago problem tamsin shaw deeply in love with othello and manically jealous of desdemona that we have reason to cool our raging motions, that love is merely a lust of the blood and a permission of the will. The nature of love in othello english literature essay he illustrates this ever-changing nature of love and bases it on the relationship between othello and desdemona although iago might be speaking out of jealousy and hatred towards othello, the nature of love is merely portrayed as. Examination questions on othello question: what is the constraining motive with othello in killing desdemona answer: honor - not jealousy, surely for would the merely jealous husband give vent to such feelings as othello does in v, ii. Extracts from this document introduction gcse coursework kiran akhtar does iago cause the tragedy of othello and desdemona or is he merely the catalyst.
Words are used as forms of power - language both expresses and hides the truth eg othello isn't tricked by action, but by iago's manipulation of words desdemona dies because of the words spoken about her and iago directly tells us that his lies are merely free and honest advice. Lecture on othello - play construction and the suffering and murder of desdemona they are not merely exceptional men, they are huge men the passages which thus give offence are probably those already referred to,--that where othello strikes desdemona. Othello enters desdemona's room while she is asleep and though she is beautiful, and appears innocent, he is determined to kill her cassio seems to have been kept alive merely to testify about his part in this whole debacle.
Othello: iago's audience in similar contrast to othello, desdemona is consistently challenging to our impression she flirts with iago and cassio in a way which has permitted some directors to suggest she is merely promiscuous, interferes with othello's professional concerns as if she.
The role of women in othello: characters are presented according to this expectation of the elizabethan societythere are only three women in 'othello': desdemona the women are merely objects to be used in order to further his own desires although iago is an extreme example. Free essay: the women in othello are synonymous with venetian societal standards only three women are characters in othello: desdemona, emilia and bianca. But is this the real reason iago sets out to destroy othello or, is this merely an excuse to go after him in other words, does iago say all of this in order to manipulate roderigo (roderigo, as we soon learn, is completely envious of othello for marrying desdemona) act 1, scene 1 summary. Are othello and desdemona innocent or guilty according to cinthio, disdemona and the moor so fell in love with one cinthio merely says that disdemona's parents did all they could to make her take another husband than the moor. Racism in shakespeare's othello 5 may iago portrays the sexual relationship etween othello and desdemona by likening othello to and old ram and desdemona to a white ewe as if a wild and that much 'new knowledge' lay follow or was treated in a merely superficial manner because of this. There are only three women in the play othello desdemona not only in shakespeare's othello but in society in general women were viewed merely as possessions more about the three women portrayed in shakespeare's othello essay the role of women in shakespeare's othello essay 1469.