O the world hath not a sweeter creature she might lie

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strike it, and it hurts my hand. O! The world hath not a sweeter creature; she might lie by an emperors side and command him tasks” (pg. 1010). The moment something is disrupted in Othello’s “perfect” marriage, drastic measures are taken, which leads to him
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Bordeaux 5 killing his wife. He does not take the time to listen to her truthful denials, but rather continues to falsely accuse her. Again, Walter handles this particular obstacle in a much better manner, leading to a positive outcome between his wife and him. However, he too struggled at first with keeping his personal problems from affecting his marriage. All Walter ever wanted from his wife, Ruth, was for her to support him and his unrealistic dreams. He constantly felt that she never backed him up. He tells Ruth, “ That is just what is wrong with the colored woman in this world…Don’t understand about building their men up and making ‘em feel like they somebody. Like they can do something” (pg. 731). He blames her for never listening to his problems or giving him enough support. Throughout Walters journey with trying to find himself, he finally comes to the conclusion that all he can do is accept what he has and make the best out of it. Through this epiphany, he starts to consider what Ruth wants and learns how to put her feelings, along with his families, first. Overall, when comparing these two dominant male figures in Othello and A Raisin in the Sun , we see how they handle themselves when tough situations arise and unexpected events are thrown in their way. Othello is consumed by his inner battles and unfortunately cannot find the strength to fight against his jealousy. He completely disregards his social status and stoops so low as to turn away from the one person who he valued the most. Walter, in the end, forces himself to use his flaw for good. He too ignores his social status in the community, but in his circumstance, it is for the better. He finds a way to accept all that he has no control over, which allows him to be much happier with himself and family. Othello and Walter are both black men, with strong love relationships, and hamartia’s. Walter uses these battles to help him come out on top, while
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Bordeaux 6 Othello is forced to the point to choice the only option he thinks he has, which is to fulfill his last duty and take his own life.
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