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Frederick II described himself as 'the first servant of the state'. What does this reveal about his conception of the state as a political entity?
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How Desdemona is presented as a character and perceived by others in Othello.
Desdemona amongst all the treachery and sinister undertones of Iago's character is personified as a loyal, honest and faithful character in contrast. Despite the initial rebellious streak of marrying Othello against her fathers will, this is seen as small and insignificant compared to the extent of Iago's plan in corrupting Othello and Desdemona's relationship.
Desdemona is described in the opening scene by Brabantio and Iago when given news of her eloping to marry Othello, 'the moor'.
Her absence in this scene gives her the quality of a precious object, taken from Brabantio as if by a thief.
'Look to your house, your daughter, and your bags'
By placing her among these possessions of Brabantio, Iago evokes a sense of importance in his news that Brabantio's most precious 'object' has been taken.
Desdemona's perception as a young, innocent and beautiful daughter is contrasted against the opinion of Othello as an evil and sinister opportunist.
'Your daughter and the Moor are now making the beast with two backs'
Othello is also described as an 'old black ram' and
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