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othello - Callie McKay Period 6 Othello In Shakespeares...

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Callie McKay Period 6 February 10, 2013 Othello In Shakespeare’s Othello , the characters such as Othello, Desdemona, Iago, Cassio, and Emilia all have different personalities that affect their relationships. Through these characters Shakespeare explores what affect jealousy, honesty, gender, race, and religion have on individual relationships. The character traits these characters show describe what Shakespeare feels controls society and how people are able to interact with each other. Shakespeare uses these characters to show how race and gender play a role in society. Characters like Othello and Iago show that males have the control in the relationships, although since Othello is black, he does not have all control. Even though Othello has risen in social class, Desdemona’s father thinks their marriage is due to Othello’s tricks and games, because he is black. Desdemona’s father doesn’t believe that his daughter could fall in love with a black person; he thinks she was tricked into marrying him and that she doesn’t truly love him. Desdemona and Othello’s relationship begins to fall apart a bit once Othello lets go of who he truly is and starts to let other people have control over his relationship. Othello and Desdemona’s relationship is an
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