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Desdemona comes from a rich, Venerian family. She is seen as meek and pure, but is selfish inside. This determined girl chooses to be loyal to her husband, Othello, over her father.
Desdemona married Othello in secret. This angers her father and sets off the events of the play. It gives Roderigo motivation to conspire with Iago. She testifies for her true love for Othello in court.
"You are the Lord of duty. I am hithero your daughter. But here's my husband. And so my duty as my mother showed to you, perferring you before her father, so much I challenge that I may profess due to the Moor my lord" (Shakespeare Act I, scene iii 184-189)
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