How Does 'Othello' Present the Struggle Good and Evil Through Binary Opposition?

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Similarly, like cats oppose dogs, elegance opposes crudeness and good opposes evil, obvious contrasts and oppositions can be similarly compared to the idea of MASCULINITY AND FEMININITY in 'Othello'. Properly looking at the distinctive roles and social values of the two allows us to perceive any potential struggles demonstrated in 'Othello'. Women of Elizabethan society were expected to be silent, chaste and obedient to their fathers, husbands, or brothers. Elizabethan women were consider physiologically and psychologically inferior and impaired to men. In 'othello', The way the three women (Bianca, emilia and Desdemona) are depicted represent the ideal expectations of women in Elizabethan society. From a feminist perspective we can gather knowledgeable aspects of textual evidence that represent hints of struggles. Iago's belief for the suspected act of adultery and desire for revenge creates an apt example of his view of women; women are mere possessions. In (II.1.290), the feelings between Iago, emilia and Desdemona are dismissed and ignored. This creates a potential struggle to men not only for the balance of good and evil but also the ideology of sanity. Perhaps man's deception of Venetian women (femininity) being of 'perfection' and of 'spirit quiet and still' led to conceivable struggles (I.3.95-97) between the masculine characters ideology of women. Women are powerful. Just because women were restricted by society's standards, it did not mean they restrained themselves to mutual silence. In (IV.2.195) we discover that Emilia responds to Iago's commands repulsively. By betraying her husband's will, she mentally chooses sides between good and evil, justice and tragedy. 'Othello' presents this struggle, secretively interweaving the deceiving plot that makes 'Othello' stand out from the rest of the 'Shakespearean tragedies'. Leading up to
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