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Module B Critical Study of TextsExplore how relationships have been represented in this scene Act V Scene II evaluating the significance of this scene in the play as a whole In your response include a discussion of the composers use of film and stage techniques The relationship of Othello Desdemona and Iago can be seen as warped kind of love triangle It leads directly to the tragic outcome However is Iago entirely to blame for what happens I believe its necessary to access a range of factors between characters relationships in order to arrive at a conclusion about the extent to which tragic imagery is represented in Othello These factors include the relationship between characters Othellos characterisation and the Elizabethan context of the playOur first impression of Othello is having quiet confidence and sincerity about his love for Desdemona However FR Leavis suggested that Othellos essential make-up and property for self deception lead to his tragedy I believe this is true as the audience can see that our noble character has been ensnared This can affect his relationship between characters especially Desdemona Iago is aware of this weakness and decides to use it as an advantage to control his victims fate By the time Othello descends into murderous jealousy we can see a change towards his relationship other characters Iagos proof make makes Othello trust him more than Desdemona referring him as honest Iago His relationship and trust to Desdemona continues to fade compared to honest IagoIn spite of his weakness the handkerchief is also a convincing catalyst for tragedy In the Renaissance of Europe handkerchiefs were important signifiers of status and wealth In Desdemonas hand it is a symbol of love and faithfulness The handkerchief defines Desdemona as guilty if she has it altering their relationship However when Desdemona loses it the audience can understand the tragic heros distress since it is a part of Othellos personal heritage The
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