- Created by: chloeculley
- Created on: 05-11-18 14:16
Act one scene three
- The Turks are ready to attack, and Othello is promptly called for.
- Othello and Desdemona’s relationship is presented before the duke.
- Both confess their love for one another.
- Desdemona is extremely strong winded and explains her view.
- Desdemona uses her mother to out argue her father.
- Brabantio is disgusted with Desdemona.
- Desdemona is entrusted to Iago.
- Roderigo is still lusting for Desdemona and prepares to sell his land for money to continue paying Iago for his help.
Key contextual points:
- The play was written during the early 17th century
- Women in the 17th centuries were challenged with expressing themselves in a patriarchal system that generally refused to grant merit to women's views.
- In most cases education for women was not advocated—it was thought to be detrimental to the traditional female virtues of innocence and morality
- Women who spoke out against the patriarchal system of gender roles, or any injustice, ran the risk of being exiled from their communities, or worse.
- vocal unmarried women in particular were the targets of witch-hunts
- Woman often acted as counsellors in the home, "tempering" their husbands' words and actions.
- Women who challenged societal norms and prejudices risked their lives.
- Venation women were known to be…