Interracial Relationships In Othello

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In present day society interracial relationships are an accepted norm. Since it has become more acceptable in the world, interracial couples have tripled between the 1980 and today. Despite the acceptance of multiracial relationships there are still some members of society who object. Prejudice and discrimination is a major part of today’s society, which leads to many couples feeling dejected and alienated. Unlike the relationship evident in Othello, perceptions on interracial relationships have drastically changed over time. Interracial relationships are a good entity since it teaches people the similarities and differences in culture but also has some negative effects. Even though the world has become more accepting, in the play, Othello the characters are in fact racist towards the main character Othello. Othello and Desdemona are married but many people disapprove of this and try to make their lives miserable. Brabantio, Desdemona’s father disapproves of his daughter’s interracial marriage, which leads to his death. Brabantio states, “She fell in love with a man she’d be afraid to look at? The very thought of it is ridiculous. You’d have to be stupid to think that someone so perfect could make such an unnatural mistake as that.” (Othello 1.3) Present day society is more acceptable and respectable of interracial marriages. According to research in the article “And while such ‘intermarriages’ continue to grow, so too does public acceptance of such unions, according to the study by the Pew Research…show more content…
Interracial marriages increase more and more daily since societies accept it more. In fact, multiethnic couples are a combination of different traditions, views, habits and lifestyles that can interconnect. Multicultural marriages show that society is evolving towards a more integrated society in
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