Did Othello Love Desdemona

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In secret, a Moor general and a lovely young daisy have been wed. The Moor, Othello, and the flower, Desdemona had fallen in love with each other during his visits with her father. It is true that Desdemona’s father had “oft invited… [Othello] over to his house to tell his stories of war. Brabantio, Desdemona’s father, had been informed of this news by the noble Roderigo. Roderigo is known for his continuous devotion and love for Desdemona despite always being turned down. As could be expected from any father, the news of his daughter’s unexpected marriage sent Brabantio into a rage, belief that the use of witchcraft was in play fueled his growing anger. “By spells and medicines bought of mountebanks… being not deficient, blind, or lame of sense- sans witchcraft could not”, accused Brabantio in front of the council. After…show more content…
Brabantio, now questioning his daughter’s loyalty, spoke “If she confess that she was half the wooer, destruction on… [Brabantio’s] head if… [his] bad blame light on the man”. Desdemona, the woman herself, was then called forth. With a straight back and set eyes, Desdemona said to her father “... [she is] hitherto your daughter. But here’s my husband”. Brabantio shook from the sting of betrayal and his mountain of anger. Bitterly, he spouted “Look to her, Moor, if thou hast eyes to see. She has deceived her father, and may thee”. Joy flitted between Othello and Desdemona, but one problem had still remained. Othello would be sent to the front of the war, but Brabantio did not wish to live with his daughter- a suggestion turned down by both Othello and Desdemona. Instead, Desdemona said “The rites for why… [Desdemona] love him are bereft... a heavy interim shall support by his dear absence. Let… [her] go with him”. The council agrees to this, as do Brabantio and Othello, officially starting a prosperous and long lasting love. Long live the Moor and the

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