Desdemona analysis

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  • Created on: 12-02-19 10:55
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  • Desdemona
    • 'I have not deserved this' - when Othello 'strikes' her
      • Showing she isn't stereotypically weak and submissive
      • Trying to gain authority - subverting stereotypical expectations
    • Begins the play as a supremely independent person, but midway through she must struggle against all odds to convince Othello that she is not too independent
  • Young, sexual and recently married
    • Yet a submissive character - blames herself for her death
      • 'Nobody, I myself'
    • Desdemona
      • 'I have not deserved this' - when Othello 'strikes' her
        • Showing she isn't stereotypically weak and submissive
        • Trying to gain authority - subverting stereotypical expectations
      • Begins the play as a supremely independent person, but midway through she must struggle against all odds to convince Othello that she is not too independent
    • Her age can be her downfall due to her lack of knowledge about the real world - resulting in her being so naive
    • By marrying Othello, Desdemona was showing that she was strong enough and educated enough to break the societal confines of passivity for women.

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