How is Desdemona’s relationship with her father explored with in the opening Act?
To what extent are the female characters stereotyped: Desdemona the idealised wife, Emilia the nagging wife and Bianca the doting mistress?
Why does the text focus on such powerless stereotypes?
How is female sexuality explored in the play?
What sexual identities are offered to the female characters
What sexual freedom is given to the make characters?
What social structures are presented to maintain patriarchal control?
What happens to women when they cross or a suspected of crossing societal expectations of submission and faithfulness?
To what extent must Desdemona and Emelia both die in order for patriarchal control to be restored?