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Who were the Venetians?
Transcript of Who were the Venetians?
The Venetians were the people of Venice, Italy. They were viewed as very powerful and rich in the time period of Shakespeare.
The city of Venice
Othello was a play written by Shakespeare and believed to be written in 1603.
Most of the people in the play were Venetians except for Othello and Cassio.
It is said that the Venetian women were very promiscuous, and that they couldn't be trusted because they all deceived their husbands.
In Shakespeare's time, The Venetians were viewed as Powerful and Rich. The woman were often Stereotyped for cheating as an inheritance, therefore none of the men trusted woman to be their wives. The Venetians were portrayed as extreme lovers.
Presentation by Megan Barstrom