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Lord of the Flies and Othello Comparison The age-old theme of good versus evil is presented in both William Goldings Lord of the Flies LOTF and William Shakespeares Othello The characters are used to show the battle between the two Simon and Desdemona who represent purity and embody an innate goodness are challenged by many characters that do not possess the same holy qualities- who have actually subsided to the evil that is in every way their opposite Jack and Iago represent the evil in the novels Unfortunately in both pieces we see the loss of life for the pure characters through the clutches of evil The evil does not necessarily win as both characters maintain their standings as upright and completely pure individuals even in their brutal murders Simon and Desdemona clearly represent all that is good in the world The characters are portrayed by the authors to be very understanding and compassionate individuals Desdemona expresses in her language and actions an innocent unselfish love and concern for others This is evident when Desdemona makes pleas on behalf Cassio for Othellos forgiveness and in her inability to comprehend a womans desire to cheat Cassio has asked Desdemona to make a plea to Othello for his return to office Desdemona being the compassionate woman that she is asks Othello the first chance she gets Good my lord If I have any grace or power to move you His present reconciliation take For if he be not on that truly loves you that errs in ignorance and not in cunning I have no judgement in an honest face I prithee call him back 94-95 Although this act of good will makes Desdemona appear guilty of an affair with Cassio it also shows her love and concern for others After Othellos accusations Desdemona talks to Emilia about adultery Desdemona asks if there be women do abuse their husbands in
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