Desdemona did nothing wrong and trusted Othello when he did not trust her. Mainly because they understood each other. Married couples are supposed to work through their problems and support each other. Othello is, at heart, a play about deception, and the emotional turmoil and mental anguish it can cause. O, I were damned beneath all depth in hell But that I did proceed upon just grounds To this extremity. Their characters unfold through their interaction with others and how they behave in isolation.
Iago has told Othello enough lies that he thinks that Desdemona is untrue not only by cheating but that she lies of the things she does. No matter what her husband does she always forgive her husband. The women are referred to and treated much like property. Here, then, is an outstanding fact that too few critics have even observed, and none have adequately explained. In this essay let us analyze the beautiful character of Desdemona. It is because of his triumph, we see a tragedy he forms as he plays on human vulnerabilities, weaknesses and insecurities.
Ultimately, it is Othello's devotion to his militaristic and social images that outweighs his love for Desdemona. Her speeches are not as lengthy as those of the men, but with Desdemona, every word counts. O Cassio, whence came this? This dialogue is about the suspected love among Desdemona, and Othello. When questioned by her father about her husband she states, 'But here's my husband, and so much duty as my mother showed to you, preferring you before her father so much I challenge that I may profess due to the Moor my lord' Act 1, Scene 3, lines 184-188. Othello struggles with the reality that Iago creates for him. Desdemona Tells the Truth Desdemona arrives and explains that everything Othello said is true. She disobeyed her father by marrying Othello, a man of another race, and another color.
After this interaction, she becomes less independent and more obedient to her husband. Othello makes this mistake numerous times as he boast of the great times he has with Desdemona. Iago began to plan his scheme. This also shows that she is not a submissive, passive character in that she decided she wanted him, and she pursued him. He was quite equal to the task of maintaining his military, or semi-barbaric, relations to the state, and rose to the highest command in Venice.
Convinced that Desdemona left the handkerchief in another man's room during a sexual encounter, he vows revenge on her saying 'Arise, black vengeance, from thy hollow cell! Ever since Coleridge it has been the common thing, though by no means universal, to attribute the whole trouble to the sudden and unmotived malignity of lago, or to forget the fact that it has been sudden and unlike anything heard of before on the part of lago, and to assume only the malignity. Also, Cassio does not know anything about the handkerchief, so he just sees something belonging to a woman around his house and decides to give it to her to be kind. She confidently tells her father that she will be loyal to her husband, just as her mother had been to him. She behaves innocently towards her husband and others, remains loyal to her husband, and eventually dies at his hands. Othello tried to believe otherwise.
Interracial marriages were considered extremely taboo. In the story of Othello by Shakespeare it is clear that Iago plays a significant part as he is introduced right from the first scene. My wayward husband hath a hundred times Wooed me to steal it, but she so loves the token, 3. He has fell in love with the beautiful Desdemona. Shakespeare frequently uses symbols in his plays to symbolize an idea that is more abstract. As the arch-villain, he lies, manipulates, and betrays others with his words and actions throughout the play. Othello and Desdemona, as portrayed in the play, are the two greatest innocents there ever were.
They are in love, but poor Othello can't get past his self-doubt as to why such a lovely creature would love him. The racial discrimination has been latent in their minds for a long period and the interracial marriage of Othello and Desdemona acts as a catalyst resulting in a volcanic eruption like calamity in the society through a prototype villain Iago. The marriage started to fall apart once Othello stopped trusting Desdemona. Desdemona and Othello Well, that escalated quickly. Since there was no trust, there was nothing. Desdemona is one who would never consider cheating or being unfaithful towards Othello.
Some critics think it is because of such offences as that with Emilia that Othello is unable to maintain an undisturbed married relationship with his refined and delicate Venetian bride. The women had to comply with the commands, orders, and the instructions of the men. Desdemona is a virtuous and noble character who makes her own verdicts; Bianca is a low class woman presented as a strumpet, and Emilia is a maid, a middle class woman who is vulnerable to manipulation from Iago. He would have had a better plan. Othello allows Desdemona to be in the company of his governors and companions.
For once, and for the first time, he allows purely personal considerations to sway him from following the established order of preferment in the army, and does a great injustice to lago. One strong tradition of these times was the practice of marriage between races. Earlier Othello believed that Desdemona loved him for his adventures and he not being a chamberer. By way of revenge for this offence, lago's first impulse is to try to corrupt Desdemona, and thus get even with Othello. Just the same way that people of the same race might stick together.
Once people get married their whole life is devoted to each other. As a child she finds herself infatuated with Othello, and the childhood lust grows into love. Othello speaks so great of Desdemona that when men see her and how beautiful she is they cannot resist but to love her and want to marry her. Shakespeare wrote an amazing play using the characters against each other and making everyone do something bad. The first impression formed of Iago comes from what Roderigo says. The stories were mostly moralistic in tone.