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(ˌdɛz dəˈmoʊ nə)

(in Shakespeare's Othello, 1604) Othello's wife, murdered by him out of jealousy.
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[ˌdezdɪˈməʊnə] NDesdémona
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For this reason Shakespear hath artfully introduced his Desdemona soliciting favours for Cassio of her husband, as the means of inflaming, not only his jealousy, but his rage, to the highest pitch of madness; and we find the unfortunate Moor less able to command his passion on this occasion, than even when he beheld his valued present to his wife in the hands of his supposed rival.
Nevertheless, while Sir James said to himself that he had completely resigned her, since with the perversity of a Desdemona she had not affected a proposed match that was clearly suitable and according to nature; he could not yet be quite passive under the idea of her engagement to Mr.
Who the lady was who first trod the stage as a professional actress is not known, but her part was Desdemona. And yet it was long after that--
I sympathize with poor Desdemona when she had such a stream poured in her ear, even by a black man.
And there is something in this room which reminds me forcibly of the chamber of the Marquise de Ganges* or Desdemona. Stay, since we have finished dinner, I will show it to you, and then we will take coffee in the garden.
I expect that Shakespeare devised Iago with a gusto which he never knew when, weaving moonbeams with his fancy, he imagined Desdemona. It may be that in his rogues the writer gratifies instincts deep-rooted in him, which the manners and customs of a civilised world have forced back to the mysterious recesses of the subconscious.
The house-maids had had a peep at him that morning, and had wished--like Desdemona, with a difference--that "Heaven had made all three of them such a man."
She was never tired of inquiring, if Sorrow had his young days faded, and was ready to listen and weep like Desdemona at the stories of his dangers and his campaigns.
On a diminished scale, I had awakened in his bosom some such uneasy distrust as the pocket-handkerchief of Desdemona is known to have aroused in that of the Moor.
3.In the Shakespeare play 'Othello', what was Othello's first gift to Desdemona? 4.Ommatophobia is the irrational fear of which part of the body?
Iago delivers a soliloquy revealing his hatred of Othello, a rumour that Othello has slept with Emilia, and his plan to make Othello believe Desdemona is betraying him with her friend Cassio,' narrated the voice.
Maria Agresta (Desdemona) and Marco-Vratogna (Iago), both Italians with an idiomatic command of the language, are equally impressive, and it could be argued that Vratogna is the star of the show (Verdi did, originally, plan to title the opera Iago).