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Othello and Desdemona are both very different characters within the play Othello although through there differences they merge to form a loving relationship As many relationships have problems within act three scene four Othellos and Desdemonas relationship is really tested It is at this point that as an audience we really see the developments of each character Othello going from previously appearing quite calm and level headed a man of the army to rather ruthless and quick to judge and Desdemona going from a confident rich upper class representative of a Venetian women to a naive and clueless some may see ignorant little girl The development of the Characters Desdemona and Othello is shown through the heightened emotions being expressed in this particular scene and the tone language and dialogue Shakespeare uses The extract opens with short sentences from Othello showing a calm yet curious tone This is where Othello first begins asking for the handkerchief Othello then finds out that Desdemona I have not about me Here the tone changes as tension begins to build with Othello becoming angrier towards Desdemona As an audience we can now imagine the words Iago spoke to Othello previously replaying again and again in hes mind Iagos plan is really beginning to develop and unfold in Iagos favour We see this through the language used where Othello uses the one phrase Not with a question mark I would expect this to be spoken rather loudly in an angry way on stage to really project Othellos feeling At this point we see that as a character Othello has little skill for finding things from others point of view It would appear he hears Desdemona has no handkerchief and convicts her straight away At such a particular scene in the play Othellos persona is shown to lack the intelligence to use his own mind and see through Iagos lies which shows to the audience the implication for future problems in
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