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There are many different emotions explored in the relationships in Othello, sex, violence, love and hate, trust, suspicion, loyalty, dishonesty, honour and betrayal.

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GCSE Othello

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Jenna Goodwin

Othello

There are many different emotions explored in the relationships in Othello, sex, violence, love and hate, trust, suspicion, loyalty, dishonesty, honour and betrayal.

Power is a key factor in the relationships in this play. The women struggle to become more powerful but are beaten back down by the men who are already powerful but are scared of losing it.

Desdemona shows the most power throughout this play. She has deceived her father and chosen her own husband against his will. Although the other relationships in the play (Iago and Emilia, Cassio and Bianca) are based on how alike they are, as in race, backgrounds etc, Othello and Desdemona's relationship is equal, there is no dissatisfaction. It is genuine love, but this is what makes it easy for Iago to talk Othello around, because Othello thinks it is too good to be true that this beautiful, white, chaste young woman could love him,

'I cannot speak enough of this content, It stops me here; it is too much of joy.'

Iago finds it hard to believe that someone as masculine and respected as Othello, could give

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