To complete this image he needs a companion, a wife that he finds in Desdemona. He refuses and smothers her. What is more, he did not ask Brabantio first before discussing marriage with Desdemona. Well, Othello was a bit of an outsider. It is not necessary to hold, as Professor Bradley would have us believe, that the dramatist must be credited with clear doctrines of Kulturgeschichte if we are to maintain that he made the problem of Othello at least in part a problem of race. Yet she must die, else she'll betray more men. Brabanzio clearly expects her to say her father.
Othello is basing his love on pity instead of the strong affection and feelings that is necessary to hold or keep a relationship together. These characteristics would win him for longer than just her novelty. But Bloom argues that what makes Othello's jealousy so torturous is that the only way he can figure out if Desdemona is actually cheating with him or not is to have sex with her. By the end of the drama, Othello, the once loving husband, has become a green-eyed monster. Iago promises to work everything out from there. Othello loves Desdemona not only because she is like him but also because she completes his own image.
There are in these and other instances, however, many differences from the case of Othello and Desdemona. When he has sex with Desdemona, Othello thinks he's polluted her pure white body, and he just can't stand it. He is assumes that she is sleeping with Cassio, his lieutenant. However he learns from his mistakes and regrets his actions. When questioned by her father about her husband she states, 'But here's my husband, and so much duty as my mother showed to you, preferring you before her father so much I challenge that I may profess due to the Moor my lord' Act 1, Scene 3, lines 184-188.
Othello admits that he married Desdemona, but he denies having used magic to woo her and claims that Desdemona will support his story. It doesn't take long for her to realize that he's going to kill her. Two men, Iago and Roderigo, are discussing how upset they are by the fact that Othello and Desdemona are married. Othello has a very hard time coping with people who are not open thus the person he married would have to be completely open to him so that the second he starts to believe that she might be hiding something from him he starts to doubt her. He accuses Othello of performing witchcraft on his daughter to make her fall in love wi … th her. Othello loves Desdemona because she hides nothing from him and thus their relationship must also be open, not only between themselves but also to other people so that Shakespeare never shows them to us alone, their relationship is completely public, even on their wedding night they are disturbed and whenever they show love for each other somebody else, sometimes even the whole army is present. Thus Desdemona also seems to him very open, he likes her because he thinks she is like him however when he finds that she might be hiding something from him then he stops loving her.
Although she lived most of her life independently, Desdemona dies submissively and weakened. You are the lord of duty, I am hitherto your daughter. This also shows that she is not a submissive, passive character in that she decided she wanted him, and she pursued him. This isn't so surprising, given that Desdemona seems to be drawn to Othello's exciting past. This passage shows that Desdemona is committed to Othello, even at the cost of losing her father's affection.
A woman named Emilia interrupts the murder, and the truth is revealed that Othello was duped into believing his wife was unfaithful. They allege he is nothing but a man, though he happens to be a black man. Thus Desdemona also seems to him very open, he likes her because he thinks she is like him however when he finds that she might be hiding something from him then he stops loving her. When Desdemona continues to demand action from Othello, he strikes her in anger and calls her a 'devil. This leads Othello to plot Desdemona's murder, and he winds up killing her in her bed. Feelings of racial differences did not have to wait for the Germans of later times to write histories of culture.
Even more, they got married behind the back of Desdemona's father, Brabantio. She asks her friend and attendant Emilia if it is possible for a woman to cheat on her husband, which she is later accused of doing. Shortly after they marry, Othello and Desdemona announce their marriage, which is not customary in Venetian society. She starts singing a depressing song about a woman whose lover deserts her. Othello was just out of earshot when Iago talks to Cassio. Bloom argues that Othello and Desdemona never had sex—that Desdemona actually dies a virgin.
Up to this point Othello had been able to carry successfully his exalted responsibility in his adopted state, but in these matters he makes a complete break-down. When Desdemona and Othello first arrive in Cyprus, it's clear they haven't had sex yet. Understanding this point is essential to understanding the play because each of the attitudes and emotions presented in the play are balanced to an equally contrary emotion or attitude such as love, hate or pride and self insecurity. Despite his appearance of being nice to Othello, Brabantio is a racist man. Only the development of the drama will show how far Shakespeare sympathizes with this opinion. Desdemona and Othello Well, that escalated quickly.