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Role of Women in Othello
Analytical Essay which focuses on the female characters of Othello, while examining their attempts to exert influence in an otherwise patriarchal Elizabethan society.
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The patriarchal Venetian society presented in Othello, based on the values and attitudes of Elizabethan England, deeply undermines the role of women in society. Women are a submissive commodity, male possessions which exert very little influence in determining the ...
... is ‘frailty that thus errs’ (IV.3.98). Emilia’s belief that men are brutish and simplistic is echoed throughout the play. It is perhaps ironic that the actions of Iago and Othello in this play conform entirely to her argument.
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