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.
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 ...