Theme and Character Development : (Othello (Othello and Desdemona's…
Theme and Character Development
Othello attempts to maintain his self esteem, saying Desdemona chose him even with any possible downfalls:
ex. marrying a Moor may have been shameful to her family, or degraded her reputation
chose him anyways
Othello and Desdemona's relationship strains as she stands up for Cassio, to his displeasure.
Othello is first exposed to suspicion of Desdemona cheating, due to Iago.
He expresses doubt that this is happening, and forcefully denies it.
Othello fights against his feelings of jealousy, brought on from Iago's manipulation. As of now, he successfully does so.
Iago is shown once again to be the perfect manipulator;
To fuel suspicion in Othello that Desdemona is cheating:
repetitively shows that something is bothering him, annoying Othello into asking him what it is
uses the fact that Desdemona has lied before to someone she cared about, to convince Othello that she could be lying to him too (3.3.208-211)
Iago wants to make Othello jealous, and destroy the couple's relationship.
Compliantly follows Iago's orders to appeal to Desdemona & Emilia, through the musicians (3.1)