Essays Tagged: "Brabantio"

Cassio, Roderigo, Barbantio and their functions

From Shakespeare's play Othello, this paper will be discussing the rolesof Cassio, Roderigo and Brabantio, and their functions.First, Cassio. Cassio is an honourable lieutenant and a soldier, who ... scene one, in line 62. He only functions as a meansfor Iago to carry out his hateful plans.Finally, Brabantio. Brabantio's role is that he is the father ofDesdemona. He is one of the lesser developed ...

(3 pages) 55 0 4.4 Nov/1995

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Blindness to reality is one of the characteristics of Shakespeare's tragic heroes. How is this blindness exemplified in Othello's case?

sense of his being who he is, a great warrior. In Act One, Othello has an unpleasant encounter with Brabantio, regarding his elopement with Brabantio's daughter, Desdemona. However, before anything co ... e is quite astounding. Another dimension of Othello's strong nature is shown when Iago warns him of Brabantio's anger. Iago tries to persuade Othello to flee before Brabantio finds him. Othello's repl ...

(4 pages) 125 0 3.5 May/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Detailed summary of Othello by Shakespeare.

new lieutenant and not him as he had expected.To regain Roderigo's trust, Iago and Roderigo inform Brabantio, Desdemona's father of her relationship with Othello, the "Moor" which enrages Brabantio i ... rabantio into sending parties out into the night to apprehend Othello for what must obviously be in Brabantio's eyes, an abuse of his daughter by Othello...The play begins at night in a street of Veni ...

(71 pages) 578 6 4.5 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Analysis of Iago Character in Shakespeare's "Othello"

o is trying to take away Othello's individuality by calling him a scornful name. When he approaches Brabantio, Iago constantly refers to Othello and Desdemona's lovemaking in obscene terms. When expla ... objects in his chess game, destroying each one to eventually destroy the King himself. In Act One, Brabantio gets a gang after Othello. Iago's treachery is emphasized greatly here, as he appears to b ...

(5 pages) 125 0 4.0 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Considers the ways in which men and women are represented in Shakespeare's Othello.

object that is able to be possessed really displays the prominence of the marginalisation of women. Brabantio and also Othello are paramount in the ?trading? of Desdemona, Othello says ?For such proce ... as a noble and good man, sympathises with the idea of women being property, having ?won? Desdemona. Brabantio is also of the idea that Desdemona is his property as is displayed by him expousing ?She i ...

(7 pages) 87 0 5.0 Aug/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Comparing Othello's two speeches: Act I, scene iii, (126-169) & Act V, scene ii, (1-23) in relation to his feelings towards his wife, Desdemona.

with a negative emotion such as jealousy).Othello mentions the mutual love for Desdemona's father, Brabantio as a long-time friend: "Her father loved me, oft invited me"?(1sp,126). This does not just ... s not just show fond feelings for his father-in-law but also reveals his gender values. He mentions Brabantio, a male, before Desdemona, a female, even though she is his wife. Othello establishes Brab ...

(10 pages) 111 1 3.3 Sep/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Discuss Possible interpretations of Iago's behaviour.Refer to Iago's manipulation of the various power structures within the play.

throughout the play as "the moor", a derogatory term for a black person. This is also seen through Brabantio's reaction to Desdemona marrying Othello. "Oh thou foul thief, Where hast thou stow'd my d ... ast thou stow'd my daughter?" His reaction is so as mixed race marriage was extremely frowned upon. Brabantio cannot believe these are Desdemona's true feelings. "Thou hast enchanted her" He even sugg ...

(5 pages) 82 0 4.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Discuss how the character of Othello was important in drawing your interest as a reader.

rightly". He remains calm in the face of his new father-in-law's swordsmen and is even gracious to Brabantio, "Good signor, you shall more command with years than your weapons".Shakespeare goes to gr ... ants. His pride is a natural compensation for this, but Iago is able to play on it when he suggests Brabantio was right is saying that no white girls in her senses would marry a black man. Othello's a ...

(3 pages) 43 0 4.1 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Critical Interpretations of Othello - Racism and Feminism.

beliefs towards non-white people during that period. The racist characters include Iago, Roderigo, Brabantio and Emilia.In Shakespeare's time, black people were seen as inferiors as humans and also i ... ay, Othello is often referred to as either "He", "The Moor" or "His Moorship" by Iago, Roderigo and Brabantio. It is because of this dominant image from their perspective that they find it difficult t ...

(7 pages) 155 0 3.9 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

"I am not what I am": Perceived Reality in "Othello."

he play in Act I, Scene II as an imposing and powerful character. He seems to be level-headed; when Brabantio arrives before his lodgings with the mob, Othello suggests a peaceful resolution by disarm ...

(5 pages) 32 0 1.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Analysis of Othello and Iago in Act 1.

Othello is a threatening and evil moor, whose beastial sexual appetite, conveyed by Iago's cries to Brabantio, telling him that 'an old black ram is tupping' his 'white ewe' (1.1.89), is something of ... n associates Othello with the image of 'the devil' (1.1.92) because of Othello's colour, Iago warns Brabantio that he has 'lost half [his] soul' now that Desdemona is married to Othello. Iago here emp ...

(3 pages) 20 0 4.3 Oct/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Desdemona in Shakespeare's Play "Othello"

f Desdemona's character we can give by looking at how the other characters in the play describe her.Brabantio knows his daughter is very smart and well educated, and he doesn't believe that she can fa ... on her some mixtures powerful o'er the blood or with some dram conjured to this effect."(1, 3, 123) Brabantio describes his daughter as tender, young, fair and happy. Othello's lieutenant Cassio also ...

(2 pages) 18 1 4.2 May/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Discussion of "Othello" and its many readings

of the play we see examples of patriarchal control at work. The play opens with Iago, Roderigo and Brabantio speaking about Desdemona as if she is a possession. She is even referred to as a "white ew ... of this in the beginning. In the beginning we see a man who is confident, dignified and in control. Brabantio's exclamations of 'thief' cannot be compared to Othello's "Let him to his spite". The way ...

(7 pages) 24 0 5.0 Mar/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Act one of Othello

cular trait in a character. When Iago tries to insult and animalize the "Barbary horse" Othello, to Brabantio (line 108), verse reverts to prose and we are alerted to the evils behind Iago's deeds. Sh ... arly dishonest self serving man, Iago, to promote a match between him and Desdemona, to her father, Brabantio. Secondly, nearly all Roderigo's conversation consists of subservient comments towards the ...

(10 pages) 7 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Examine The Issues Of Racial Stereotyping In Othel

ristian superstitions such as the devil. Usually black was associated with evil and white with good.Brabantio proves a good example of Shakespeare showing these images, when he accuses Othello of witc ... meant black man.So by the time Othello comes into the play, from what is said by Roderigo, Iago and Brabantio, we get the picture that Othello is a sexually possessed animal. This is because Roderigo ...

(5 pages) 2 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Othello Critical Analysis of Act I, Scene III

true I have married her." By beginning his speech in this manner, he attracts everyone's attention. Brabantio would have thought Othello would put up a fight or at least protest. Othello continues wit ... d also be seen that Othello has proven himself worthy to Desdemona and has 'won' her heart and love.Brabantio retorts with his description of Desdemona. "A maiden never bold" and also "blushed at hers ...

(2 pages) 8 0 1.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Synthesis Response

hter and the moor are making the beast with two backs, - Act1 Scene 1 line 115-16Iago tells this to Brabantio, which starts the conflict in the play, and now there is conflict between Othello and Iago ... in the play, and now there is conflict between Othello and Iago since Iago was the one who has told Brabantio of what he has done. However Othello doesn’t find out but there is still that tension slo ...

(9 pages) 20 0 0.0 Apr/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Comparative Essays

Racism in Shakespeare's "Othello"

ecoming deceived by Iago's cruel intentions.In the opening scene of Othello, Iago and Roderigo wake Brabantio in the middle of the night to inform him that his daughter, Desdemona, has eloped with Oth ... e of the night to inform him that his daughter, Desdemona, has eloped with Othello. Iago pleads for Brabantio to listen to him "…Even now, now, very now, an old black ram is tupping your white ...

(3 pages) 72 0 3.8 Apr/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

"Shakespeare: A 17th century progressive" (Analysis of Othello)

far more taboo. We learn of the relationship first when Rodrigo and Iago stand outside the home of Brabantio and scream in the streets " Zounds, sir, y' are robbed!...." (I. i. 86) . Iago is informin ... y' are robbed!...." (I. i. 86) . Iago is informing Brabantio of his daughter's marriage to Othello. Brabantio is unaware of the relationship, and the use of the word "robbed' reflects the morals of th ...

(3 pages) 2087 0 0.0 Sep/2009

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Othello - Comparative Study of Original Text and Oliver Parker's Film 'Othello'Text 1: Othello by William Shakespeare Text 2: Film Othello directed by Oliver Parker (Adaptation of Shakespeare's Othello)

ship scene. Othello presents to the audience a dignified and powerful speech in his defence against Brabantio's crude accusations. He establishes a sincere tone when greeting the Venetian state's 'mos ... ield'. His emotive emphasis on his military background sways the senator's views, slowly dismissing Brabantio's accusations. The exotic tales of 'hair-breadth scapes' are what Othello suggests as the ...

(3 pages) 24 0 0.0 May/2010

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare