Othello Quote Analysis

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Weekly Response: Othello Throughout Othello Shakespeare is able to pontificate about how it is often found that appearance is more highly valued than character, yet character is far more significant. This concept is epitomized when the Duke says to Brabantio, “And, noble signior / If virtue no delighted beauty lack / Your son-in-law is far more fair than black,” (1.3.284-286). In this quote the Duke is saying that if it is by the soul which people are judged then Othello is far more beautiful then he is black, for his virtue is far more prevalent than the color of his skin. When Brabantio goes on to ignore this advice, it is obvious how the characters of Othello ignorantly allow their perceptions of appearances to outweigh the true nature

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