Desdemona from Othello: Character Analysis & Overview

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Why does Desdemona marry Othello in the play Othello?

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1. How does Desdemona defy traditional Venetian beliefs in Othello?

2. Which of the following identifies Desdemona's personality towards the start of Othello?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will test your knowledge of Shakespeare's female character Desdemona in his tragedy, Othello. Some of the questions you'll be asked about include Desdemona's personal beliefs at the start of the play and the changes that occur over time.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessments to review:

  • Desdemona's early persona
  • Traditional mindset of the day
  • Reason for Desdemona's death
  • Name of playwright and time period

Skills Practiced

You'll have the chance to practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - make sure you can draw out the most important information from the related lesson on Desdemona from Othello
  • Making connections - understand how the play shows the gradual decline of a strong character
  • Information recall - use your knowledge to answer questions about the author and time period of the play

Additional Learning

To find out more about Desdemona, review the complementary lesson entitled, Desdemona from Othello: Character Analysis & Overview. This lesson examines the following concepts:

  • The role of central characters like Brabanzio, Othello and Emilia
  • Examples of Desdemona's independence
  • The decline of Desdemona
  • Desdemona's transformation from independence to obedience and what ultimately happens
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