7 Fictional Characters Whose Names Give Away the Story

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Desdemona from 'Othello'

I don’t speak Greek. You could literally name a character "Gets Eaten By a Bear Midway Through the Play," and if you put it in Greek, I wouldn’t have a clue. But the name "Desdemona" derives from a Greek word meaning "ill-fated," so it stands to reason that at least a couple of Greek-speaking audience members went to see Shakespeare’s latest tragedy at the Globe and knew from the start that at least one character wasn't making it to the end.

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