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Sexism In Othello

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In Shakespeare’s tragedy ‘Othello’, the audience experiences a definite sense of sexism which roots from numerous characters in the play. Sexism is behaviour which is abusive or discriminatory towards the opposite sex. Throughout ‘Othello’, women are abusively spoken to being called “strumpets” and “whore[s]” and accused of all sorts of crimes which they did not commit. There are only three women in the play and each one is portrayed as either being innocent, naïve and unintelligent or as a prostitute. They are shown to almost worship the men and obediently comply with their wishes. The first indication of sexist behaviour is immediately present in the opening scenes of the play, when Brabantio hears about the relationship between “the Moor” and his daughter – the “divine Desdemona”. In this scene Brabantio accuses Othello of being a “foul thief” who has “robb'd” him of his daughter. This accusation implies that as a father, Brabantio assumes authority...

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