Othello Essay | The Marriage of Othello and Desdemona in Shakespeare's Othello

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The Marriage of Othello and Desdemona in Shakespeare's Othello

Summary: Essay examines the suitability of Desdemona and Othello in William Shakespeare's Othello. Highlights the reasons for their unsuitable union including the foundations on which the relationship was built and the racial difference between the pair. Also deals with the betryal of Desdemona's father to forge this union and the affect that has on all.
The marriage of Othello and Desdemona in Othello

In my opinion the marriage of Othello and Desdemona is curious, it is unstable and unsuitable. It is unstable because of the foundations on which the relationship has been built and was seen as unsuitable because of the racial difference between the pair. The relationship is based on admiration and pity rather than love. `She loved me for the dangers that I had passed. And I loved her that she did pity them.' It is unsuitable because Desdemona has been brought up to find a suitable partner and Othello is not that person. The relationship could only happen if Desdemona betrayed her father and this act of betrayal became a weakness between the couple and a theme throughout the marriage. `How to respect you; you are my lord of all my duty...

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