Emilia in Othello: Character Analysis & Quotes


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In Othello, Emilia is _____.

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1. In Othello Emilia is integral to the plot because she _____.

2. In Othello, why might one consider Emilia a feminist?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this worksheet and quiz combination to examine Emilia's character and see what makes her tick. The quiz tests you on her identity, her role and significance in Othello, along with her struggles to reconcile her conflicting duties and loyalties.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Questions on the quiz include:

  • Who Emilia is
  • How she figures in the plot
  • The aspects of her character that make her unusual

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of Othello to discuss Emilia's significance as a Shakespearean character
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read and correctly interpret information about the position Emilia finds herself in that forces her to deal with divided duties
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how and why she could be viewed as a feminist

Additional Learning

Access the lesson titled Emilia in Othello: Character Analysis & Quotes to find out more about her. You should meet the following objectives upon completion:

  • Name the three female characters in Othello
  • Compare and contrast Emilia's personality to Desdemona's
  • Describe Emilia's defiance of Othello at the end of the play
  • Identify the audience for which Shakespeare wrote his plays