The Tragedy Of Othello By William Shakespeare

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Quashallia Potter
June 17, 2015
English 1102
Professor Duke
The Tragedy of Othello
In Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Othello, Desdemona’s relationship makes us question: What is love? Desdemona is a young beautiful white woman, who is the daughter of a prominent Venetian senator. Desdemona is her father’s pride and joy, however she refuses to marry any of the rich, handsome Venetian men that her
Father and everyone else thinks are suitable for her. Desdemona marries General Othello who is an older black man. Othello is accused of stealing her away from her father through magic and spells, “She is abus’d, stolen from me, and corrupted by spells, and medicines, bought of
Mountebanks; for nature, so preposterously to err, (Being not deficient, blind, or lame of sense) sans witch-craft could not”. Desdemona’s father refers to Othello as “Moor” because he did not think very highly of him and this is a type of racial slur. In spite of the animosity unknown to Othello, the two appeared to share a romance and love that did not let the racial culture differences affect their relationship. Othello had complete control and power over the men, horses, and townsfolk’s by being the top General.
Othello was the “general manager” nothing was ever planned without his approval.
Desdemona overhearing Othello’s war stories and tales of courage and bravery, became enamored by Othello.
To understand the Dynamic between Othello and Desdemona we must first examine the individual
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