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Desdemona Shakespeares sweetest star A Outline of the role of Desdemona in the text Desdemona is the sickly sweet innocent in Shakespeares play Othello Desdemona is a strong willed faithful young women of noble breeding from Elizabethan times She comes across as being an honorable women She could even be called chivalrous in a feminine way Only daughter of Brabantio a very important man in the Venetian high society of the day Brabantio tried to find a suitor for his daughter like any father of the time but she rejected them all Falling for the Moor General with his death defying tales of bravado and woe and that sexy charisma most black men have Making her feelings clear Othello proposes marriage to Desdemona Sensing her fathers reaction They elope and are married in secret The Turks are discovered to be heading for an attack Cypress and Othello being the good soldier he is gets sent to Cypress Desdemona is given permission to go with him Othello then promotes Cassio to lieutenant which causes Iago to become jealous Knowing that Desdemona is so important to Othello Iago proceeds to spread malicious rumors about Desdemonas virtuosity Othello begins to believe Iago after Iago has incriminating evidence planted by Emillia This is when the lovebirds begin to have problems Desdemona ignorance towards Othello and Cassios real reason for fighting Othellos suspicions about her infidelity leaves her trying to fix up the relationship between the two men Her constant interest and good comments cause Othello to be enraged Desdemona then has to defend her name and loyalty to Othello but it falls on deaf ears and Othello kills her Even when she is dead Desdemona causes Othello to kill himself from grief B Other Characters reactions to Desdemona Desdemona is the love of Othellos life He loves Desdemona with his whole heart He would
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