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Othello Motifs Sight and Blindness


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Motifs – Sight and Blindness

Motifs are recurring structures, contrasts, and literary devices that can help to develop and inform the text’s major themes.

Sight and Blindness

The act of seeing and sight is a very prevalent motif throughout this play. When Desdemona asks the duke to be allowed to accompany Othello to Cyprus, she explains that she is a soldier’s wife and will follow him anywhere by saying that she “saw Othello’s visage in his mind, and to ...

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