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William Shakespeares play Othello is set in a time when women were supposed to have the characteristics of chastity silence and obedience A major theme of the play is jealousy which the three women in the play Desdemona Emilia and Bianca contribute to Focus is put on the role of the husbands and their wives fidelity to them The jealousy and treatment of Othello Cassio and Iago towards the women fuels the plot and turns the readers attention away from them to empathize with Desdemona Emilia and Bianca Bianca has the smallest role of the women in the play yet an important one She is Cassios mistress whom he treats without respect Bianca is a prostitute but in act three she expresses her desire to be involved in a relationship with Cassio questioning his whereabouts BIANCA And I was going to your lodging Cassio What keep a week away seven days and nights Eightscore eight hours And lovers absent hours More tedious the dial eightscore times O weary reckning 34171-75 To Cassio the relationship is purely physical telling Iago CASSIO So hangs and lolls and weeps upon me so Shakes and pulls me Ha ha ha 41137-138 Bianca also plays an unknowing role in Othellos jealousy She receives Desdemonas handkerchief from Cassio and gives it back to him when she discovers it is another womans Her outburst at Cassio gives the on looking Othello what he thinks is proof of Desdemonas infidelity This also shows Biancas strong character being able to stand up to a man which does not follow the stereotypical view of women of the time Emilia is Iagos wife whose job is to attend to Desdemona She is a strong-minded woman who is not very intellectual but relies on her intuition She is loyal to both her husband and Desdemona exemplifying goodness in her services like when she steals the handkerchief for Iago and when she stands up
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