response of othello - Ying Li Dr.MurielBrennan ENG110AG...

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Ying Li Dr. Muriel Brennan ENG 110AG April 14, 2008 Title : Othello Author : William Shakespeare Response:  According to X. J. Kennedy, Desdemona is Shakespeare’s word for love;  Iago is Shakespeare’s word for evil; Othello is Shakespeare’s word for tragic  man. I fully agree with his interpretation.  Desdemona, Othello’s beloved wife, is a senator’s daughter. Compared to  other characters in this play, Desdemona is the most direct and honest person.  Many people argue that she is stereotypically weak from a noble family in that  era, but there is a strong feeling inside her that cannot be ignored: love.  Desdemona loves Othello dearly because she expresses her love to Othello first  and marries with him without telling her father. This is in comparison to other  young ladies with noble upbringing who usually accept arranged marriages. What  bewitches such a noble and traditional Desdemona as her father claims? Her  love to Othello is that magic. 
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In contrast to Desdemona, Iago, an antagonist in this play, is a true devil. 
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