The Role Of Women In Shakespeare's Othello

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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 fact that Desdemona is very respectful we see that she still has a voice, up until the point where she was silenced. It is clear that Brabantio loves his daughter, and his concern for her wellbeing often times gets in the way of him caring about her happiness. Desdemona does not enable her father to affect her decision about her union with Othello, which is very unusual at that time. She had a choice in her marriage when most of the women in Shakespeare plays didn’t. They are typically married off to a man with no say so, so immediately at the beginning of the play

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