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Desdemona The character of Desdemona, in William Shakespeare's, Othello is presented to us as a beautiful, honest, and faithful woman, who never truly reveals herself to her husband. Although Desdemona loves Othello with all of her heart, she has a hard time opening and communicating with Othello. She is not the only one at fault; Othello struggles in the same way. Although I think she never earned the corrupt treatment from Othello, she allows him to walk all over her, which in the end will make her to be the strongest and most heroic person of the play.

In the beginning of the play, Desdemona reveals to her father that she has secretly married Othello, a Moor who is an honored Venetian general. Othello stands to Brabantio as he dismisses him of his position as a general. Desdemona exposes her true love for Othello and Brabantio gives his duties back and sends him to Cyprus.

Desdemona's father is very angry about this marriage and even more so because she wants to accompany him to Cyprus. Through this anger, I see that Desdemona is considered her father's possession. He says nothing more to Desdemona, but you can feel that there is anger towards Othello and Desdemona. Desdemona's father confronts her and expresses that she has betrayed him and never accepts what Desdemona has brought about herself.

Desdemona seems to be frightful of her father because of the action that she hides her own marriage to Othello. This makes her father furious because she did not ask his permission to marry, she never denies that she is in love with him. This shows great character and loyalty that Desdemona has towards Brabantio. Even though it is too late for him to approve their marriage, Young 2...