Power Of Mentality In Shakespeare's Othello

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The Power of Mentality
Is it necessary to have power in order to have an impact? Othello, written by William Shakespeare. The women in Othello have an impact on the play because each character portrays an important message. Men lack trust in women which is shown through Desdemona, men have more importance than women which is shown through Bianca, and women have a voice of their own which is shown through Emelia. In Othello, women are not to be trusted, and in some cases, they are mistreated because of lack of confidence. At the beginning of the play, Othello believes that he trusts Desdemona until Iago comes along. Some might argue that he loses his trust in Desdemona truly because of Iago, but the fact that most men have no confidence in women quickens the progression. Desdemona’s father says “Look to her, Moor, if thou hast eyes to see. She has deceived her father and may thee” after he finds out that she is married to the man she loves, Othello. Brabantio is saying that she deceived him and she will also betray Othello. Iago then convinces Othello not to trust Desdemona, which was not a difficult task. One misplaced handkerchief is what pushes Othello over the edge. This demonstrates that he did not have a lot of trust in his wife to begin with. He then begins to
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Emilia is not afraid to stand up for herself or others even if she is a women. Emelia is also comfortable with sharing her opinion. She asks Desdemona “Who would not make her/ Husband a cuckold to make him a monarch?” (IV.iii.60-1) Desdemona is surprised to hear these words come out of Emelia’s mouth because she is a women. Just speaking about cheating is wrong and Desdemona says she strongly disagrees with Emelia’s opinion. Emelia is strong and will not change her opinion. Even though she is strong and speaks her mind, the mentality men have towards women does not