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What are some similarities and differences between Desdemona and Emilia in their...
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- "A guiltless death I die"
- "Nobody, I myself. Farewell./Commend me to my kind lord. O farewell!"
- "The world's a huge thing, it is a great price/For a small vice.
Well, firstly think about the ending scenes of the play. Desdemona turns from a feisty, unconventional woman into a pitiful wreck after Othello goes loopy. She submits to him and accepts he's going to kill her. To her last words she remains faithful to Othello- Act5 Scene2 lines 123 and 125-126:
However, as soon as she finds out Iago's been deceiving everyone, Emilia turns on him and shouts out for the world to hear that he's not as "honest" as everyone thinks.
Also, think about that scene in the bedchamber. Desdemona wonders how any woman anywhere could possibly be unfaithful to their husbands- and she would not do it for the world- yet Emilia has a totally different view:
Well... there's some differences, not brilliant, but hey...
Posted by santeria on January 23, 2009 at 11:42 PM (Answer #1)
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