The Pride of Othello
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The Pride of Othello
In Shakespeare's Othello, Othello's pride prevents him from finding the truth, eventually leading to his demise. Initially, Othello and Desdemona are deeply in love, despite her father's disapproval of their marriage. However, when Othello promotes Cassio instead of Iago to Lieutenant, Iago has his revenge by convincing Othello that Desdemona cheats on him with Cassio, destroying the marriage between Othello and Desdemona. Othello grows to meet his downfall when his trusted friend Iago causes him to think that his wife Desdemona is unfaithful.
In the beginning of the play, Othello and Desdemona have a strong relationship. When others interfere with their marriage, Othello and Desdemona do not allow themselves to split up. Brabantio, furious that his daughter Desdemona loves Othello, tries to convince the Duke that Desdemona's love of Othello subsists because he cast a spell on her. However, Othello opposes Brabantio's accusation: "I will a round unvarnish'd tale deliver / Of my whole course of love: what drugs, wh...
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...strong. The marriage between Othello and Desdemona fails to stay together as a result of Othello's growing self-pride.
In conclusion, Othello's and Desdemona's marriage fails to continue as a result of Othello's disloyalty to Desdemona, as well as his inability to prove to himself that he is wrong because such a fact would ruin his self-pride. Shakespeare decides to leave the play's conflict unresolved, proving that one cannot correct many of life's problems where jealousy or a lack of communication exists.
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