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She loved me for the dangers I had passd and I loved her that she did pity them Othello Iiii 166-167 William Shakespeares tragedy Othello is pervaded by a dominant theme one of love Othello the Moor of Venice falls madly in love with a woman named Desdemona They marry and are very happy together Othello and Desdemona face many trials during the course of their nine-month marriage The most notable one occurs when Barbanzio Desdemonas father accuses Othello of getting his daughter with witchcraft During a court hearing Desdemona confesses her love for Othello and Barbanzio is forced to let her go I am hitherto your daughter but heres my husband and so much duty as my mother showd to you preferring you before her father so much I challenge that I may profess due to the Moor my lord Othello Iiii 184-188 As the course of events shift Othello and Desdemona end up in Cyprus together Iago ensign to Othello in his lust for power tricks Othello into believing that Desdemona has had an affair Othello is overcome by jealousy the green eyed monster O beware my lord of jealousy it is the green-eyed monster which doth mock the meat it feeds on Othello IIIiii 169-171 In his rage Othello charges Iago with the killing of Cassio his lieutenant who supposedly slept with his wife Othello then plans to kill Desdemona Even during the course of the killing Othello maintains his love for Desdemona although this might seem a contradiction He refuses to defile her body in any way Yet Ill not shed her blood nor scar that whiter skin of hers than snow and smooth as monumental alabaster Othello Vii 3-5He then proceeds to choke or smother her to death The theme of love in Othello changed from puppy love the lighter side of love to jealousy the darkest side of
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