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A Comparison of the Three Female Characters in Shakespeares Othello Othello The Moor of Venice by William Shakespeare is one of Shakespeares most well known tragedies In the play the many types of jealousy are explored through love hate and deceit There are three main female characters in Shakespeares Othello Each of these women Desdemona Emilia and Bianca has a distinct symbolic role in the play Desdemona is Othellos loving and dutiful wife She symbolizes purity and fidelity Iagos wife Emilia symbolizes frustration and assertiveness and Bianca a court prostitute or courtesan symbolizes sin and ignorance Shakespeare characterizes the three women through their words and actions and in turn develops what each woman symbolizes Desdemona is a young Venetian woman of high birth Her father is Brabantio a wealthy senator and renowned citizen of Venice She is married to Othello and is loyal faithful and passionately loves him Othello In the play Desdemona is charged with adultery by her true love and husband Othello Through the evil doings of Iago Othellos ancient Othello believes that Desdemona is having an affair with Cassio his lieutenant Desdemona is somewhat overly virtuous which causes her to feel that she must defend Cassios lieutenancy which her husband suspects as evidence of her alleged affair Othello eventually takes the position of Othellos lieutenant from Cassio and gives this honor to Iago Othello Othello also kills Desdemona because of her supposed unfaithfulness It is ironic that Desdemona dies because she remains faithful to Othello and cannot understand why he believes her to be an adulteress She in her last words speaks A guiltless death I die Vii 121 She is blameless and she dies tragically so devoted as to deny that Othello has killed her in her dying breathcoge ger segegew orge Francois Guizot pointed out that Desdemona has chosen and married Othello out of her many other worthy suitors The Library She displeased her father by running away
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