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ROLE OF WOMEN ESSAY When reviewing literature a major question being posed lately is what exactly are womens roles in various books The works which I am particularly concerned with in this essay are William Shakespeares Othello and Thomas Mores Utopia I will be examining various themes of Othello in order to figure out where exactly women fit in with the work These include things like the symbols used the expectations and virtual rules for a female at the time especially one from a privileged background like Desdemona her responsibility or lack of perhaps for the events of the play and the female characters importance in the play in general I will also be enquiring in the essay as to whether Desdemona was deserving of the treatment she got or whether she got the respect she deserved and the different roles she plays in the book and her avoidance of stereotypification Her elopement with Othello also raises many questions in Shakespeares time and even more recently In Utopiawhich I feel has less of an emphasis on the role of women since it appears to be more concerned with humans in general but still raises important points on gender I will be examining if theres a background behind Mores image of women and his considering of them as more fragile I will also be attempting to figure out just what is their role in his literary Utopia and if these ideas are in any ways revolutionary considering their time Brabianto has a false image of Desdemona believing her to be the perfect daughter not realising she is mortal like all other daughters She that was ever fair and never proud Had tongue at will and yet was never loud-Ibid Because of this he believes she is a daughter that would not elope A maid so tender fair and happyso opposite to marriage She is presented as different things in Othello First of
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