Othello And Merchant Of Venice Analysis

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Othello and The Merchant of Venice were written by William Shakespeare. The two plays were based on the same period of time and took place in the same area, which was Venice, Italy. Shakespeare likes make his plays have similarities to each other. Not only to have similar situations but to have similar characteristics of that situation. One of the biggest similarities between Othello and The Merchant of Venice, was the father and daughter relationships. Each character had reacted similar to the other; however, their intentions were different.
The two father and daughter relationships are similar because of how the fathers react to their daughters decisions on whom to marry. Jessica rejects her father Shylock’s lifestyle and even his religion. During that age of time, rejecting your
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Brabantio and Shylock where both upset they were losing their control over their daughters. However, Shylock intention was more for power and pride. He wanted his daughter to marry someone that fits exactly his lifestyle. Yes, Brabantio was upset because he could no longer control his daughter; however, he truly wanted to best for Desdemona. He wanted to stay close with her not apart. Jessica and Desdemona wanted to break away from their father’s control and the only way of doing that was marring someone who was not their choice. Jessica married a Christian so she could really hurt her father. She never really cared for her father other than his wealth. Jessica wanted revenge on her father and she knew exactly how she could do that. Where Desdemona did want independence from her father, she didn’t marry Othello to have revenge on her father. Desdemona has a lot of respect for her father and appreciates him as well. She also has a lot of love and respect for Othello as well. Her goal was to be a good wife and be married to someone she truly

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