Treatment Of Women In Othello Essay

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When considering the time span of Othello it is comprehended why the women aren’t respected, nor are they treated fairly. None of the women in the play have a voice, they are altogether displayed to be the property of another person. In Act II, Scene II as Othello addressed Desdemona, he made it clear to her and to any listening ear that she was his property. “Come, my dear love, the purchase made, the fruits are to ensue; That profit 's yet to come 'tween me and you.” Although the way he said it was to not be taken out of context, but yet in a loving manner. He blatantly influenced the audience understand that she is now in his possession forever. His ego is what prompted him to make the decision to murder his significant other, his emotions assumes control over his better judgement and he impulsively killed her.
Desdemona went from being possessed by her father to being owned by her husband. In spite of the
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He views his wife Emilia as a piece of property as well. She has no voice, similar to the wife Othello. She is simply there to serve her husband and he simply utilizes their relationship to Desdemona to his own advantage that will eventually led to the death to both of these women. Emilia is the opposite of Desdemona. She started out as being the typical wife of her time, someone who was very weak, obedient, and someone who didn’t have much of an opinion. Emilia, at the end of the play finds her voice, and her murder was nothing short of an honor. Her loyalty to “her lady” outweighed her relationship with her husband. I believe this is where I can insert the superego, after making the mistake of blindly assisting her husband in the murder of her lady this is where she grows. Her loyalty and morals is what led her to tell the truth about what happened, because it was wrong. Emilia was falsely presented as a woman who was weak because at the end she found her strength, no matter the
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