William Shakespeare 's Othello, Emilia, And Bianca Essay

1089 Words Jul 18th, 2016 5 Pages
Since the beginning of human history, women have been considered inferior to men. They are presented in a way that only points out their most elegant features. From their innocence to their frame, women are considered society’s minority. Society implies such high standards to women, in which they cannot achieve. Wer Dubois once said, “There is no force equal to a woman determined to rise.” This quote shows that once women are given a chance to make a difference, no one can stop them; not even men. They are able to make a difference in society and nothing can stop them achieve this. In many of the plays written by Shakespeare, women are portrayed like this as well. They are never given a chance to become their own person or to even try anything without people judging them. In the Shakespearean play ‘Othello’, the characters of Desdemona, Emilia, and Bianca are defeated by the end either by exploitation or worse, by death. This is because they are presented in a way that shows them as possessions, submissive and seductress.
Firstly, in the play, the characters of Desdemona, Emilia, and Bianca are presented in as possessions to men. This is shown firstly through Desdemona. She is quoted saying “To you I am bound for life and education; my life and education both do learn me how to respect you. […] but here’s my husband; and so much duty as my mother show’d to you.” (I.iii.182-190) This line shows that from the minute she is born, she is a possession to her father. By the time…

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