Posted at 11.15.2018
In this landscape of Goodnight Desdemona, Iago enering two buckets of filth. That's from this story, Iago stirs jealousy in Desdemona, and then Desdemona is convinced Iago's words that Constance can be an evil woman who is going after her husband's heart, therefore, later, Desdemona decides to eliminate Constance. Hence, substantially, this behavior of Iago has put forward the plot's development. Without this part, the following story would not develop. Because this plot that Iago's carrying filth just icons that the wicked things being taken to the main personas by Iago. That discloses Iago is the main element role who promotes development of the storyline. The term "filth" actually means something dusty or not clean, which erveyone might not like it. Within the play, the image "filth" icons the bad and filthy convictions carried on Iago, with the soiled idea and conviction, Iago desires to dirty people he hates. Inside the play, it is specified as the story that Desdemona has easily presumed his evil technique and wishes to eliminate the romantic person around her, just as her hubby Othello does in the initial Shakespeare's play Othello. That is also the thematic meaning of this habit of Iago in the play. Within this play, the writer MacDonald has efficiently used the writing device of parody to make her story construction. MacDonald has just made a similar thing occurred to original Othello occurred now to the feminine character Desdemona this time, with which engineering device, the girl character is just about the decision manufacturer and the individual who contains the right to say yes or no. It is a kind of reflection of the author's feminism point of view. The author just wants to make the protagonist Constance find fact self out of this kind of device in the story.
The Doomed Ending Can't be Changed
In Othello, Shakespeare has used these devices of fateful mistakes to build up the tragic action, which brings about the tragic ending of main characters. One's character makes a decision his/her destiny. Therefore, even if similar types of blunders have occurred in Goodnight Desdemona, we can not consider they lead to the "comic" end of the storyline.
There are fateful problems on the primary character's personalities, having helped put forward and decided the introduction of storyline, and then resulted in the eventual finishing of the personas.
Firstly, in Othello of Shakespeare, there are some important fateful flaws. One of them is the fateful oversight on Othello's personality of conflicting. For the protagonist Othello, he's someone who has a personality of discord. On the main one hand, he's a brave and powerful standard who receives respect from people around him. While, on the other hands, he is very easy prey to insecurities such as insidious Iago. He just will not trust his wife enough, therefore easily get inspired by others. In this way, on the one side, Othello heartfully enjoys his partner, considering her as his little honey, however, Alternatively, his trust to his better half is so poor and vulnerable, that just some words from other folks, the so called genuine love and trust is ruined. This is actually the fateful mistake utilized by Shakespeare on Othello's construction.
Comparatively speaking, the wit of the fantastic playwright is situated that Othello's tragic and fateful personality will not exist only. On the other two main people, readers could also find this kind of device. As for Desdemona, deeply shadowed by the patriarchy contemporary society, she is a normal female of her time, who is just too obedient and meek to her man after her matrimony. She absolutely imagine and trust her spouse, putting her hubby and their love as everything. As well as for Iago, the strong factor on Othello's way to his tragic stopping, he is an evil, hypocritical, and selfish person. All these have doomed the tragic finishing of the story.
Secondly, in Goodnight Desdemona, there are similar "fateful mistakes", however, once there will be the regular personalities on the key characters, the concluding would still exactly like the initial, not the comic one.
There are two parts in Goodnight Desdemona's report: the "Othello" part, and the "Romeo and Juliet" part. As this play is an interesting parody on Shakespeare's two great works: Othello, and Romeo and Juliet, so that, the complete plot construction is built based on the initial tales, including personalities of main people. Comparing the "fateful faults" in Goodnight Desdemona's "Othello" part with the original "Othello", we could easily find that there surely is just a transfer of characteristics on protagonists. In the original work, Othello is somebody who is easy prey to insecurities, and Desdemona is a meek and obedient woman to her partner. Substantially, in the new version, after the publisher MacDonald's "transfer", the new "Desdemona" is somebody who is upright and straightforward, while, at the same time, who's narrow-minded, and biased, also, she advocates assault, and appreciates bloody views. This new Desdemona is not timid and meek any more, instead, she performs the role of foolish Othello this time around. The feature of original Othello has just been transferred to Desdemona, while things aside from this aspect have been kept just the same as the original Othello. Therefore, the fateful closing can't be improved, if any, just the one that trigger the occasions changes. Originally, its Othello's easily believing villain Iago triggered everything, which time, its Desdemona, that is the only difference.