Cassio and Bianca - Shabir's English Summative
I think it is a small side story, as Cassio does not respect Bianca, but Othello respects Desdemona always in his heart, but is lead astray by Iago. He will joke with Cassio about the prostitute Bianca, so that Cassio will laugh as he Othello has trouble reconciling his wife's delicacy, class, beauty, and allure . Cassio also has a relationship with Bianca which does him little credit. This 'good time girl' has lost her heart to Cassio and hopes to marry him but he is clearly.
As they appear in the beginning, the hero and heroine symbolize a meeting of two minds in Acts I and II, despite their different social, cultural and racial backgrounds. He loves her for her feminine grace and sympathy, and she loves him for his masculine heroism.
Essentially, Othello and Desdemona love each other so well not only despite minor differences, but also because of them; but those differences become distorted during the course of the play by an interloper, a man who cannot bear to see two lovers 'well-tuned'.
- Bianca, Cassio's girlfriend, a prostitute
- Conflict of Male Female Relationship in Othello
Why is it that Iago wants to destroy Desdemona-Othello relationship so eagerly? Some critics have suggested that he wants Othello to return into the masculine values of the army, and because he wants Othello to hate women as he does and to regard his gentle Desdemona as he regards his own wife 'villainous whore'.
An evil person converts the others into more evil.
At last, the women are destroyed and the masculine structure of power is almost intact even after two of the female-loving members have been destroyed. In one sense, even the dramatist seems to have unconsciously tried to excuse the masculine values of so-called morality that is taken so violently. But, it is the women, their characters and actions, which are justified. They leave the scene after having done only acceptable things, indeed after melting our hearts with their goodness.
Othello Navigator: Characters: Bianca, Cassio's girlfriend, a prostitute.
She first appears at the end of the third act, when Cassio is waiting in hopes that Desdemona might be able to bring Othello back with a decision about his job. Cassio isn't too happy to see her because he doesn't want her to be there if Othello should come back to speak with him. The first thing he says to her is "What make you from home?
She replies, "And I was going to your lodging, Cassio. She thinks that if really loved her he wouldn't be able to stay away from her, especially for so long.
And when he asks her to copy a woman's handkerchief only we know it's Desdemona'sshe gets jealous. Cassio stops being nice to her; he curses her jealousy, then tells her to copy the handkerchief and leave him alone.
Cassio, the true friend
She again accuses him of not loving her, but she takes the handkerchief and persuades him to walk a little way with her so that they can plan their next meeting. He predicts that talking of Bianca will make Cassio laugh, and that Othello, thinking they are talking about Desdemona, will go mad. Everything goes according to Iago's plan.
Cassio laughs at the idea that he might marry Bianca, and tells a funny little story about how just the other day at the seabank "thither comes the bauble, and, by this hand, she falls me thus about my neck" 4.
Is Cassio and Bianca's relationship a parallel to Othello and Desdemona's in Othello?
The "thus" indicates that Cassio embellishes his story by demonstrating just how she flung her arms around him and tried to drag him away with her. Then, as Cassio is laughing at his own story, Bianca shows up with Desdemona's handkerchief. She has decided that she was a fool to agree to copy the handkerchief, and a fool to accept Cassio's story that he found it in his room. She throws it back at him, tells him that he should give it to the whore he got it from, and declares that no matter where he got it, she's not about to copy it.