CASSIO I humbly thank you for ’t. IAGO You are in the right. CASSIO. Arguments that see Desdemona as stereotypically weak and submissive ignore the conviction and authority of her first speech (“My noble father, / I do perceive here a divided duty” [I.iii. Enter Emilia. My suit to her Is that she will to virtuous Desdemona Procure me some access. Is that she will to virtuous Desdemona Procure me some access. “Burn like the mines of sulphur”: Virtuous Desdemona vs. Iago, the Vice, in a secret sun vs. coal morality play in Othello I must to the watch. Iago, I've been bold enough to ask to speak to your wife. ⌜ Iago ⌝ exits. 179–180]) and her terse fury after Othello strikes her (“I have not deserved this” [IV.i. Desdemona is from a noble or ‘patrician’ family in Venice and therefore would have the least amount of freedom; her behaviour would have been watched carefully and she would not have been allowed to go out in public without her gentlewoman. Yet, it is her innocence that despite trying her best she cannot prove her fidelity before Othello. EMILIA Ultimately the virtuous Desdemona refuses to blame Othello for her unhappiness: she declares it is her 'wretched fortune' (IV.2.129). Beseech the virtuous Desdemona to undertake for me: I am desperate of my fortunes if they cheque me here. Desdemona, of a Venetian origin, is the daughter of Brabantio (a senator) who elopes to marry a Moorish Army General, Othello. 236]). Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, as is virtue. Desdemona can be interpreted as the “good woman” who despite displaying great virtues is murdered by her jealous husband or as a modern woman challenging oppressive societal values. Rest of the credit goes to Iago who brilliantly orchestrates the entire drama using every character skillfully. Good night, lieutenant; I Must to the watch. Desdemona is virtuous and should not have met the tragic end she did . Desdemona was shown as a low moral, virtue less female in the essay The Character of Desdemona by John Quincy Adams. Such is the case of the virtue of the character Desdemona, from the play The Tragedy of Othello, by William Shakespeare. The Female Protagonist. IAGO I’ll send her to you presently, 40 And I’ll devise a mean to draw the Moor Out of the way, that your converse and business May be more free. Good night, lieutenant. I am desperate of my fortunes if they check me here . Desdemona is not foolish but still she is ignorant. Is, that she will to virtuous Desdemona Procure me some access. CASSIO 355 Good night, honest Iago. No. IAGO And what’s he, then, that says I play the villain, When this advice is free I give and honest, The female protagonist in the tragic play “Othello”, Desdemona is truly one rare character who astonishes the readers as much with her outer beauty as with her inner grace. I never knew 45 A Florentine more kind and honest. Desdemona is a character that can be read in multiple ways, some of which are more relevant to contemporary society than others. As he slowly sobers up, Cassio bemoans the loss of his reputation, but Iago insists this is only a small setback and encourages him to ask Desdemona … It was already daytime when we left each other. I will ask her to allow me to see the virtuous Desdemona. Desdemona is a more plausible, well-rounded figure than much criticism has given her credit for. Desdemona comes to see what the matter is; Othello quiets her and leads her home while putting Iago in charge of calming the town. IAGO You are in the right. 350 will beseech the virtuous Desdemona to undertake for me. She has learned that 'men are not gods' (III.4.149) and this is a disappointment to her. Cassio exits. Ways, some of which are more relevant to contemporary society than others Othello, by William Shakespeare check... 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