Othello Marriage Analysis

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The tragedy "Othello" by William Shakespeare is a story based upon the tragic end of Othello and Desdemona’s marriage. Othello, a Moorish general in the Venetian army is provoked into killing Desdemona; his beloved wife because of Iago a villain and Othello’s ancient has been feeding him lies about his wife. Iago tells Othello that his wife does not love him, that she will find another, and that she is having an affair with Cassio; his loyal lieutenant. The Moor is so easily convinced that all this is true without any sufficient evidence. Could anyone be so easily deceived into believing without seeing? It seems that Iago’s evil plot was beyond successful, not only did he end their marriage but drove Othello into suicide. The marriage may have ended mostly because of Iago’s brainwashing and deceit but I believe the marriage between Othello and Desdemona was doomed from the very beginning, Partly due to the racial nature of the marriage, the inferiority Othello feels, and the jealousy. "O, beware, my lord, of Jealousy. It is the green-eyed monster." Othello thinks of Desdemona instead…show more content…
One reason is because the racial nature of the marriage. Racism plays a crucial part in Othello, as it was looked down upon for a black person to marry a white person. We can tell this from when Iago tells Brabantio "an old black ram is tupping your white ewe" and if this was not accepted Iago would have not said it. Iago’s explicitly stereotypical view of Othello, depicting him from the beginning as an animalistic, barbarous, foolish outsider and whom Iago begrudgingly serves as ensign. Iago says he hates Othello, who recently passed him over for the position of lieutenant in favor of the inexperienced soldier Michael Cassio. Iago is determined from the very beginning to ruin Othello’s marriage as it has just begun. Brabantio; Desdemona father is another to disagree with the marriage with a few of his own racist

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