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Othello and Desdemona's Love In Act 1 Scene 3.

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Introduction

The scene begins with the Duke and senators sitting around a table in the dukes chamber, the conversation is based around what is going on in Cyprus the conversation is between the Duke a Sailor, An Officer, a messenger and senator's. Lots of different people express their different thoughts but in the end the main message is that soon Cyprus will be under attack by the Turks. Just as the conversation is getting intense one of the Senators says First Senator: "Here comes Brabantio and the valiant Moor". This shows that they all think of Othello as a "Moor" and do not think very highly of him. In walk Othello, Cassio, Iago, Roderigo and Brabantio. ...read more.

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The only problem is that neither the Duke nor Brabantio believe that Othello is telling the truth and that is why they agree for Desdemona to be called, Duke: "Fetch Desdemona hither". The duke then talks to Othello as if he is a criminal by saying Duke: "say it, Othello" this is very direct speech and is used when questioning a criminal. After hearing Othello's tale the Duke then agrees that even his own daughter would have fallen for Othello duke: "I think this tale would win my daughter too." So this shows that the duke has trust in Othello but this trust from the Duke only make's Brabantio more and more disgraced that this "moor" is in love with his daughter or more to the point that his daughter is in love with this "moor" who is regarded as a beast because of his race. ...read more.

Conclusion

As you can imagine Brabantio must be very angry now after just loosing his daughter to a "moor" but then also for her to want to travel with him. Then Iago and Roderigo are left alone, and Roderigo is very unhappy and gloomy at the loss of Desdemona, Roderigo then says, Roderigo; "I will incontinently drown myself." Then Iago replies that Desdemona will soon get bored of Othello and will look for a younger man. Roderigo is persuaded due to the suggestion from Iago to travel to Cyprus. This is the starting of something bad and Iago knows he now has control over Roderigo. This is bad news for Desdemona and Othello as Iago is now hoping for Desdemona to fall in love with him, so he will be trying at any cost to split them up. ...read more.

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