Domestic Violence and Othello

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Read the ABC Fact Check report into domestic violence reporting in Australia.

Now look at this infographic detailing Domestic Abuse and Domestic Violence.

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THINK

How might Othello be seen as a tale of domestic violence?

Consider what references to acts of violence against women do we get in the play?

How are we positioned to view Othello’s actions towards Desdemona?

Would an Elizabethan audience have a similar reaction? Why? Why not?

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