Othello Essay | 17th Century Women Compared to Modern Times Using the Play Othello

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17th Century Women Compared to Modern Times Using the Play Othello

Summary: Uses the William Shakespeare play, Othello as a reference. Describes how women in the early 17th century behaved differently than women in today's times. Considers if Desdemona's behavior in the play is typical of women during that time period.
In the early 17th century, women behaved differently than women in today's times. Every person would react differently because of their gender and culture to Desdemona's faithfulness to Othello compared to the attitude and culture of a 20th century woman. Also, different people will see Desdemona as a dramatic figure, a sharp contrast to Othello and how Desdemona relates to the play's dramatic themes.

In the early 17th century, women didn't behave like modern women today. In the past, women were supposed to act like dolls. Their loyalty belonged first to their fathers and then to their husbands. They had to be quiet and not speak of their husband's business, they were used by men, and they were to manipulate others to bring power unto themselves. The way Desdemona acts in the play might shock women from our time...

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