Desdemona’s independence is evident even in the first act of the play. Her father, Brabantio, believed that Othello had “enchanted” her and “practiced on her with foul charm” (1271). On the other hand, though she feels “bound to [Brabantio] for life and education,” she prefers her husband over her father, just as her mother did over hers (1277). By forming a relationship with Othello under the table without Brabantio’s knowledge, she culminated the rest of her life independently without regard of his disapproval. Her independent strength is further exemplified in the first scene of Act 2, when Othello addresses her as his “fair warrior” (1288), showing that he, a soldier, sees his wife as an equal rather than a lesser human being.
Iago tells to Othello “every man who is married has an unfaithful wife. Every woman who is married is an unfaithful wife.” It may be true for some men and women but there could be some exceptions such as Desdemona. Iago tells Othello that it is better to know the truth, which Iago knows that it is not the truth. Iago speaks to Cassio, not about Desdemona, but about Bianca, because Othello couldn’t hear what Iago and Cassio said, but could only see Cassio’s face. He is convinced that Iago was speaking the truth.
Iago feels that the best way to do so is by manipulating Othello telling him that his wife is cheating on him with Cassio, who Iago coincidently hates as well. Iago reveals, “That thinks men honest that but seem to be so, and will as tenderly be led by the nose as asses are. I have ‘t. it is sengender’d. Hell and night must bring this monstrous birth to the worlds light” (Shakespeare 1.
At first, Brabantio believes that his daughter was tricked by Othello, that he stole her away with his magic spells and witchcraft. However, in reality, Desdemona had wanted to marry Othello all along, despite their differences and her father’s warnings. Desdemona let herself marry a man of which her father did not approve. This witchcraft Brabantio believes Othello possesses is advice to Desdemona. This acted as a warning that Desdemona should never have become involved with such a “Moor”.
In Act IV, Desdemona portrays both loyal characteristics and qualities of innocence. In Act I she tells her father “You are the lord of duty, I am hitherto your daughter. But here’s my husband…” (1.3.184-185). As Othello’s perspective and motive changes throughout the play, Desdemona’s characteristics alter minimally. Desdemona’s innocent, loyal, and honorable traits contribute to the theme that things are not always as they seem due to Othello’s failure to recognize them in his moments of jealous accusation.
In the book Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare, the entire plot of the play stems from multiple tricks that characters play on each other. Shakespeare is suggesting that tricking people is not right or wrong, for the outcome of the tricks can be beneficial or destructive, or just plain harmless. One example of how deception might be bad is when Don John, bitter about being the “backup Prince,” used trickery to get revenge. When he learned about Claudio’s feelings for Hero and their plan to marry, he was provided with great opportunity to strike everybody at once. Don John decided to spoil Claudio’s love for Hero and sabotage their marriage.
Stress can affect us in many areas of our lives. On one hand it can affect our health in bad way it can cause death or be a major contributor to death. It can also affect our relationships and work. On the other hand a little stress can be actually good. It can place a little pressure on us in order that you can perform better.
Cordelia takes on this role by unconditionally loving her father and furthermore forgiving Lear for banishing her, which is seen when she says “No cause, no cause.” (4.7). Edgar takes on a similar role by forgiving his father for going against him when he was tricked by Edmund and taking care of Gloucester in his blindness at the end of the play. The other characters, however, give into temptation and sin more frequently. Pride, for example, is a prominent sin that affects many characters, Lear being a prime example. Lear's pride keeps him from listening to the advice of Kent, the king's most loyal follower, after he banishes Cordelia and admitting he may have been wrong.
This essay will discuss and highlight Othellos character and actions.There will be a contrast made between Othello at the beginning of the play and his downfall throughout the play. As seen in the play Othello’s love for Desdemona is an intense deep love. This is proven when Barbanzio (Desdemonas father) accuses Othello of using witchcraft to make her fall in love with him. Othello responds saying “The trust, the office i do hold of you not only take away but let your sentence even all upon my life”. Here he is saying that is Desdemona claims that her fathers accusations are right then they may not only take his position buth is life included.