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    Hi,

    For my research, I had to find out the positives emerging at the end of Othello and I'm struggling quite a bit

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    Well there's Ludovico's final speech, where he suggests that after the chaos of the events the world will go back to its ordered state, with Cassio as the new governor of Cyprus, and Iago is captured, another example of order overcoming chaos.

    Any good? I can't think of any more right now, but I'll have a think
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    Oh dear please don't mention Othello! I'm halfway through a bloody essay about it :L
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    (Original post by Black-lemur)
    Oh dear please don't mention Othello! I'm halfway through a bloody essay about it :L
    Ooh what's your essay about :L
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    (Original post by Marie-Claire)
    Well there's Ludovico's final speech, where he suggests that after the chaos of the events the world will go back to its ordered state, with Cassio as the new governor of Cyprus, and Iago is captured, another example of order overcoming chaos.

    Any good? I can't think of any more right now, but I'll have a think
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    (Original post by EffKayy)
    Ooh what's your essay about :L
    The question? “In what way does Shakespeare’s presentation of Desdemona contribute to the tragic aspect of the play?”

    How am I doing with it? Absolutely shockingly, it's a load of pure bs at the moment :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by Black-lemur)
    The question? “In what way does Shakespeare’s presentation of Desdemona contribute to the tragic aspect of the play?”

    How am I doing with it? Absolutely shockingly, it's a load of pure bs at the moment :rolleyes:

    :O :L
    Presentation of Desdemona?
    So you talk about form, structure, language.. I think. lawl..

    Help with mine purleez? :L
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    (Original post by EffKayy)
    :O :L
    Presentation of Desdemona?
    So you talk about form, structure, language.. I think. lawl..

    Help with mine purleez? :L
    Yeah pretty much, and how shakespeare likes to portray women as idealised and everything.

    Hmmm.. positives at the end of Othello? Well the machiavellian character of Iago finally gets his comeuppance? Even though Desdemona and Othello are probably in hell (at the time it was a very religious society, so this would have been bad.) Iago told them he'd never talk and so he will be tortured. This kind of implies that he's going to be tortured forever. Evil didn't triumph? That's a positive thing right

    Oh and at least Othello and Desdemona are going to be together
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    (Original post by Black-lemur)
    Yeah pretty much, and how shakespeare likes to portray women as idealised and everything.

    Hmmm.. positives at the end of Othello? Well the machiavellian character of Iago finally gets his comeuppance? Even though Desdemona and Othello are probably in hell (at the time it was a very religious society, so this would have been bad.) Iago told them he'd never talk and so he will be tortured. This kind of implies that he's going to be tortured forever. Evil didn't triumph? That's a positive thing right

    Oh and at least Othello and Desdemona are going to be together
    Ooh interesting!
    Why would desdemona be in hell though?
    And I thought about Catholics and Christians and in elizabethan times, there was a lot of conflict, and it was a time of deceit (teacher told us lol..) but don't know if that can link into what I'm talking about?
    Urgh, othello sucks. :L
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    (Original post by EffKayy)
    Ooh interesting!
    Why would desdemona be in hell though?
    And I thought about Catholics and Christians and in elizabethan times, there was a lot of conflict, and it was a time of deceit (teacher told us lol..) but don't know if that can link into what I'm talking about?
    Urgh, othello sucks. :L
    Well throughout the play she was getting blamed for something she hadn't done yeah? So she was actually innocent. Yet when she was about to be killed Othello told her to confess her sins, and she said she had none. BUT when Emilia came in and was all suspicious as to why Desdemona was dying, she told a lie to protect Othello. Emilia: "Who hath done this deed?" Desdemona: "No one. I myself, farewell. Commend me to my kind lord." Therefore she sinned, ergo she will end up in hell or at least purgatory.

    And oh my goodness Othello does suck! It has to be the worst shakespeare play I've ever done (bar merchant of venice, now that was dire)
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