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The theme of love is woven throughout the story of Othello in many forms Othellos love of Desdemona Cassios love of Othello Rodrigos love for Desdemona Iagos supposed love of his wife but more importantly his love of his own fortune These are but a few of the forms of love that steer and guide the reader through loves perils All in all though there seems to be one theme that pervades the entire story of The Moore fighting for Venice Blind love will be mans undoing The easiest proof of mans undoing at the hand of love is in the form of Othello and Desdemona Othello the hard hearted soldier the cold unfeeling warrior moved to passions he did not know how to handle allowed him to be blinded by jealousy and caused him to kill the very thing that he loved Desdemona fair and pure fell in love with the harsh and cruel stories that Othello told of his battles and adventures Almost as a person could be entranced by the beauty of a lion she is lured into his den and ultimately killed by the fiercer side of a man she never truly understood Rodrigo is another man that is easily proved to be misled and murdered by his own passion His love for Desdemona causes him to sail from Venice to Cyprus causes him to wrap himself up in Iagos schemes and has him attempting murder all so that he can orchestrate a relationship with a woman whos heart belongs to another Its not clear if Rodrigo is even a bad person or villain just a man obsessed with one goal He even said he would sell his things in order to be able to afford whatever it cost literally and figuratively to try and have Desdemona as his own Cassio is not so simple At first we may think that his love for Othello is his undoing but there are
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