The seemingly perfect love between Othello and Desdemona is initially emphasized by Shakespeare’s use of heavenly images. Through images of heaven, Othello’s passionate love for Desdemona is revealed. After being accused by Brabantio of using enchantments to win over his daughter’s love, Othello swears against it assuring their love is true:
And till she come, as truly as to heaven
I do confess the vices of my blood,
So justly to your grave ears I’ll present
How did I thrive in this fair lady’s love,
And she in mine (1.3.122-126).
Othello swears on heaven that his love for Desdemona and her love for him is not a result of witchcraft, but the result of an honest love for one another. The image of heaven is used to emphasize that Othello believes that the love between him and Desdemona is... [continues]
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