Othello characters – EMILIA

Four points Loyalty, Iago, judgement and suspicions, role as a female character
Some critics have suggested…. “Emilia is the most admirable and the strongest woman in Othello”
Brave last speech “So speaking as I think, alas, I die”
Iago calls her “A foolish wife”
When she betrays Iago, he calls her…. “Villainous *****!” and “Filth”
Realistic views of marriage “”Tis not a year or two shows us a man. / They are all but stomachs, and we all but food”
Honigmann “Emilia’s love [of Desdemona] is Iago’s undoing”
Final speech – grief “I’ll kill myself for grief!”
Comments on jealousy “Jealousy is a monster”