What was the ideal relationship between men and women in Othello?

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This is almost a trick question. I say this because at the start of the play, marital fidelity is considered above reproach. Specifically, he trusts his Desdemona, and loves her so much that doubt never occurs. However, Iago's actions cause this to unravel quickly, so that by mid-play no such relationship is beyond reproach, and by the end, all are tainted.


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