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Many years ago women were used betrayed by their husbands or just men in general They had no say so in anything Whatever the men told them to do to do they did or they paid the consequences in which they were bad In the play The Tragedy of Othello the Moor of Venice Shakespeare portrayed the women in a couple of different ways Desdemona Emilia and Bianca were all portrayed as whores Othello Desdemonas husband of another race didnt believe the fact that she didnt cheat on him with Cassio An example of Othello portraying Desdemona as a whore is when he says That handkerchief which I so loved and gave thee thou gavst to Cassio In Desdemonas defense she says No by my life and my soul Send for the man and ask him Page 879 Othello blames Desdemona for giving Cassio a handkerchief which was the first gift Othello gave her Desdemona tries to explain to Othello that she did not give Cassio the handkerchief but he is too upset so he doesnt believe her In an act of anger he kills her for no reason Desdemona tries to show her love for Othello when he kills her When Lodevico asked Desdemona a question about Cassio Othello takes it the wrong way An example of this is when Desdemona says A most unhappy end I would do much t atone them for the love I bear for Cassio Othello gets mad and calls her a Devil and slaps her in front of everybody Page 859-860 Throughout the whole story the women were portrayed as whores to the men but they were something more Even though Desdemona did nothing to ever hurt Othello she was still considered a whore because Iago told lies about her If Othello really and truly loved Desdemona than he would have let her explain herself before killing her Iago portrayed all women
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