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which follow this. Barbantio's reaction to Othello and Desdemona's marriage was he thought that Othello used magic on Desdemona. In the society presented here, as in many nowadays, a father felt he had rights of ownership over his daughters, which would make Othello (like Romeo in Romeo and Juliet and Lorenzo in Merchant of Venice) a thief. Fortunately the Duke is not a racist and believes Othello and Desdemona when they tell him that her consent was quite unforced. Her plea is tightly reasoned and pivots upon a straightforward analogy between her own situation and that of her mother. Brabantio is a terrible racist and cannot believe that Desdemona would willingly marry a black man. Brabantio is a Venetian senator who is Desdemona's father. She claims, then, to know how to work her husband to her will and even sets forth a strategy of attrition, telling Cassio that she will not let husband rest until he grants her petition on his behalf: Ill intermingle everything he does/With Cassios suit. More, why did Othello Marry? Othello believes Desdemona is having an affair with Cassio, but isn't.
Why does Desd. marry Othello?
Cyprus where, othello possesses not only the moral authority of a spouse but also the legal powers of a governor. Othello loves Desdemona not only because she is like him but also because she completes his own image. They are both written by Shackspeare, and are both tragic love stories. But heres my husband, And so much duty as my mother showed To you, preferring you before her father She also accepts being disturbed during her wedding night thus displaying her patience. Length: 835 words (2.4 double-spaced pages rating: Excellent, essay Preview. Though she repels Cassio's advances, she is framed by Iago with a handkerchief that belonged to Desdemona but was planted by Iago in Cassio's possession as proof that Desdemona was having an affair.