For instance, while the patrciate were entrusted with decision making in all matters of importance to the state, the cittadini originari were expected to participate in the Venetian bureaucracy.
Desdemona insisted to accompany her husband on the war. Lee Jamieson has a M. It cannot be that Desdemona should long continue her love to the Moor—put money in neither thy purse— nor he his to her.
Everyone leaves the stage while Othello is alone with dead bodies of Emilia and Desdemona for some time. Check out our Privacy and Content Sharing policies for more information. Montano He was the governor of Cyprus before Othello was appointed.
She is a pessimistic and worldly woman, deeply attached to Desdemona and suspicious of her husband. Othello holds an important position of power and influence. Many scholars have described Venice in the seventeenth century as an open, mercantile and republican city-state.
The combination of these things make race to be an important issue in the play. Iago claims that he hates Othello as he, in favor of soldier Cassio, has promoted to the rank of lieutenant and passed over Iago.
His role at the beginning of the play in arousing Brabantio to anger against Othello is to say the least odious. Hence their agenda is build around a resolve to wreck this marriage no matter what it takes.