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Character Traits - Brabantio
Transcript of Character Traits - Brabantio
Ms. McQuaid (Period 5) Character
Sketch Brabantio Arrogant But thou must needs be sure
My spirits and my place have in their power
To make this bitter to thee.
(1.1.109-11) THELLO Desdemona's Father Role Important Senator in Venice A friend of Othello Suspicious Strike on the tinder, ho!
Give me a taper! Call up all my people!
This accident is not unlike my dream:
Belief of it oppresses me already.
Light, I say, light!
(1.1.150-55) Down with him, thief !
(1.2.69) Impetuous Prejudiced Distrust Fathers, from hence trust not your daughters' minds
By what you see them act. Is there not charms
By which the property of youth and maidhood
May be abused?
(1.1.181-83) Implications Isolated relationship between Brabantio and Desdemona Treat Desdemona as a "tool" Judge me the world if ’tis not gross in sense
That thou hast practiced on her with foul charms,
Abused her delicate youth with drugs or minerals
That weakens motion: (1.2.85-88) Is Brabantio an evil of Desdemona
in finding her true love? To what extent do you agree with Brabantio's claim
about Desdemona and Othello's marriage ?
After reading Act 1...
After reading the whole play... Source Shakespeare, William, Jonathan Bate, and Eric Rasmussen. Othello. New York: Modern Library, 2009. Print. Brabantio, the father of one of the main character Desdemona in Othello, creates the conflict between Desdemona and the antagonist Othello in which reveal the rival between races and sex.