Sajid Malik In: Drama Explain Feminist Criticism in Othello by Shakespeare. Explain Feminist Criticism in Othello by Shakespeare. OthelloShakespeare 1 Answer Lucifer Morningstar When angels fall, they also rise 2 Questions 268 Answers 120 Best Answers 1,292 Points View Profile Best Answer Lucifer Morningstar When angels fall, they also rise Added an answer on July 29, 2019 at 6:33 am Othello, from Shakespeare’s Canon, remains one of the most significant plays for its treatment of women. The character of Desdemona in the play offers us a subversive and radical perspective that Shakespeare has to offer. In the beginning of the play we see Desdemona falling in love with a Moor, a black man, Othello. Despite her father being against her decision to marry Othello, Desdemona married him. Today, marrying against one’s father’s agreement might seem relatively easy but back in sixteenth-century, such was not the case. Therefore, looking from a feminist perspective, Shakespeare’s Othello presents a pro-feminism view at the beginning of the play. However, by the end, one sees the undercutting of that theme as Desdemona becomes a victim of a man’s blindness, doubt and foolishness. Read the summary of the play. 1 Login to Reply Share Share Share on WhatsApp Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Sorry, you do not have a permission to answer to this question.