Othello Trial Essay - Pollard 1 Deja Pollard Bourdier 1302 5th period 06 May 2019 Prosecution Against Roderigo When a man is completely consumed by a

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Pollard 1 Deja Pollard Bourdier 1302, 5th period 06 May 2019 Prosecution Against Roderigo When a man is completely consumed by a love for a woman that has no desire to be with him, the despair the rejection causes manifests itself in the actions of the heartbroken man. The prosecution is accusing Roderigo of the following crimes: stalking, conspiracy to commit adultery, and attempted murder. The motive for Roderigo’s crimes was to win the heart of Desdemona, despite her marriage, and to get rid of anyone he saw as his competition like Cassio whom he attempted to kill based off his assumptions of their relationship. Although Roderigo was acting on delusions, the prosecution will prove that not only is he guilty of the crimes listed above, but that he also committed them at his own volition. Roderigo’s obsession to be with Desdemona stemmed from his failed attempts to receive the blessing of her father, Brabantio. His failures combined with Desdemona’s unavailability, led Roderigo to allow his feelings of despair from his rejections become the main reason he acted upon his desires. After having been rejected by Brabantio, Roderigo went to his house in the middle of the night to inform him that the Moor and his daughter had married in secret. Disconcerted, Brabantio gathered up men alongside Roderigo to seek out Othello for answers on what he thought was an evil enchantment of his daughter. When both Brabantio and Othello's party arrived at the State Council meeting and Desdemona confessed that her love and loyalty was directed towards Othello, Brabantio states: I had rather to adopt a child than get it.—
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