Emilia and Desdemona in Othello

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Othello - English Essay The contrasting characters; Desdemona and Emilia, form an interesting and important relationship in the play Othello. Desdemona is very ‘sheltered’ from the ways of the world and Emilia is very ‘down to earth’ and ‘experienced’. From this difference we see a fascinating relationship between the two of them. In the given passage, we see that Desdemona takes a very honest, romantic and loyal stance towards Othello, (this is also true of …

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…Unlike Othello, she bears no responsibility for the tragedy--she is the only blameless victim of the villain’s work. The two characters, Desdemona and Emilia, do indeed form an important relationship, and an interesting contrast in the play Othello. Their relationship, is almost as important as their individual roles in the play as a whole as their characters add not only to the dramatic ending of the play, but to the intricate plot as well.