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Different Reactions of a Modern and Elizabethan Audience to Othello

Summary: A brief account of different reactions of an Elizabethan and Modern audience to Shakespeare's classic play "Othello." Mainly focuses on the status of women and blacks.
In the Elizabethan era, many of the issues Shakespeare included in his plays were socially accepted by the audience. In contrast these issues are in large not accepted in today's modern society.

The first decisive opposing reactions by a modern and Elizabethan audience to a Shakespeare play such as Othello, is the status of women in this period. Othello among other plays of its era, introduce the idea of women as possessions.

"O heaven! How got she out""

Here Brabantio is talking about his daughter Desdemona as if she is locked up in his prison. Later examples of this also include Desdemona herself admitting in sorts to being a possession:

"How to respect you; you are the lord of all my duty...

But here's my husband,

And so much duty as my mother showed to you"

Of course to an...

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