Character of Emilia

Let us discuss the character of Emilia, Wife of Iago in this heart felt tragedy of a negro recently elevated as a general in the military.

Emilia is the wife of cunning and evil Iago. However, she is not aware of the true face of her husband. She is very faithful and loyal to the wife of Othello, Desdemona. Emilia is the trustworthy adviser, friend, companion and assistant to Desdemona.

Emilia, unknowingly, becomes a tool in the hands of Iago when she brings him the fallen handkerchief of Desdemona to her husband.Though she is very intelligent indeed. She understands it all when Othello has killed her lady, Desdemona in the doubt of adultery with Cassio. She understands that the whole game has been set up by her own husband.

Emilia is so loyal to Desdemona that she refuses to respect and obey Othello after he has killed Desdemona. She is the first one to shout murder of the fair lady.And indeed it is her that provokes inquiry into the whole matter leading to her husband being guilty of the whole plan.

Read More to the Character of Emilia:

  1. Roderigo Character
  2. Themes of the play
  3. Othello Summary Act 1
  4. Othello Summary Act 2
  5. Othello Summary Act 3
  6. Othello Summary Act 4
  7. Othello Summary Act 5
  8. Short Summary
  9. The play Othello As Tragedy
  10. Character of Desdemona
  11. Othello Top Ten Quotes
  12. Othello Character
  13. Brabantio Character
  14. Cassio Character
  15. Iago Character
  16. Roderigo Character
  17. Character of Emilia
  18. Othello Themes

Further Reading & References to the Character of Emilia:

  1. The Tragedy of Othello, Moor of Venice (1604)
  2. Text / Script of Othello a play by William Shakespeare
  3. Biography of William Shakespeare