In the play you can see familial, friendly, unrequited, true, and sexual love. All the different types of love and the relationships that came with it are the cause of the tragic ending of Othello the Moor and the gentle Desdemona. The first type of love that you see in the play is family love. The relationship between Brabantio and Desdemona in the play is very strained seeing as how she ran off to get married without his consent, which back in the day was a big no-no. You can still see the love that they have for each other when Desdemona says “To you I am bound for life and education; / My life and education both do learn me/ How to respect you.
As I said before in the beginning of the book Romeo and Juliet, Romeo is gloomy and feeling hopeless about love because Rosaline (the women he “loves”) is not going to get married. He says: “She is too fair, too wise, wisely to far, To merit bliss by making
Unrequited love In the Robert browning poem, ‘The laboratory’ and Shakespeare’s famous ‘Romeo and Juliet’, there is a reoccurring theme of unrequited love. Unrequited love is displayed throughout Romeo and Juliet, as we can see with Romeo’s love for Rosaline at the beginning of the play. Romeo's love for Rosaline is unrequited. He loves her but she cannot love him because she is going to become a nun and nuns are not allowed to have relationships. Rosaline is unobtainable, just like Juliet was at first.
Othello says to her “It gives me wonder great as my content to see you here before me. O my soul’s joy!” (2.1.199-200). These beautiful and loving words are soon changed to hostility and rage with the thought of Desdemona’s betrayal. Both Desdemona and Hero are accused of being unfaithful through presented “ocular proof”, they are both disgraced by the leading male role, and they are young and inexperienced in the ways of love and both women are extremely forgiving after they have been mistreated by their suitors. Much Ado about Nothing was written by William Shakespeare as a comedy, but it could have very well been turned into a tragedy comparable to Othello.
Now think about Romeo’s “love at first sight” with Juliet, they cannot get enough of each other, weakened at each other’s disappearance. This is an example of an impulse relationship. They don’t care about their feuding families; they just want to be
Cecily tells Lady Bracknell how she is engaged to Algernon and after much questioning gives her consent to the marriage. There is a common theme of love in this section with both Algernon and Jack revealing their true love for Gwendolen and Cecily. One aspect of comedy that Wilde has perfectly placed in this section is Algernon’s contradiction of views on marriage. This links with earlier in the play, when he expresses how there is nothing romantic in a proposal of marriage; whereas now he has found love, his view has completely changed. Wilde constantly contradicts the direct speech from the characters.
Sofia Salahpour Howerter ENGWR 300 14 June 2012 Hamlet’s Love for Ophelia In the play, Hamlet and Ophelia share various scenes together in which it is confusing to determine whether Hamlet’s love for Ophelia is true or if it is just an act of madness. Hamlet claims to love her at some points but at the same time contradicts himself and denies ever loving her in the first place. I believe that in this play, Hamlet truly did love Ophelia, but then after the incident of his father’s deaths he sees and understands certain situations in which cause him to lose his respect towards women, which ultimately leads to Hamlet no longer loving Ophelia. Hamlet shows he once loved Ophelia by his love letters; however, we can clearly see he stops loving her because of his actions towards Ophelia such as calling her horrible things, denying ever loving her, and not showing any remorse for killing her father. In the play, Hamlet is portrayed as a very philosophical character that thinks and analyzes every situation to the extreme.
Desdemona’s innocent, loyal, and honorable traits contribute to the theme that things are not always as they seem due to Othello’s failure to recognize them in his moments of jealous accusation. Desdemona’s most obvious trait is that of innocence. It is shown clearly throughout the whole play through her religious faith, dedication to Othello and her disbelief in any act of betrayal. In the beginning of the play, Othello too is dedicated and in love with Desdemona. Although, by Act IV of the play Othello is convinced, by Iago, that Desdemona is a “whore” and dishonorable to their marriage.
November 2, 2011 Forbidden Love in Wendy Wasserstein’s The Man in a Case In the play The Man in a Case by Wendy Wasserstein there are two people that are meant to be but are blinded and, although Byelinkov and Varinka are two completely different people they share one very important thing, love. Varinka is a carefree soul, while Byelinkov is a successful and worrisome. Their love is and would be great. They are the perfect match for each other they over take each other’s personalities so it allows them to see nothing but love. All the love they have for each other, only one can see past all the imperfections while the other is still scared; this is love forbidden.
By saying these words to her he is crassly calling her a harlot, and making to appear that he never really loved her. Ophelia made one decision and that was to love Hamlet, and now he is using her actions to make her feel inferior and sinful. Up to this point in the play, Shakespeare depicted Hamlet as a mad man hell-bent on avenging his fathers suspect death, however: his cruel outburst at Ophelia is not a turning point in the story in which he goes from being a hero to being a cold-hearted oppressor. Hamlet tells Ophelia that she will have to ‘marry a fool’ because ‘wise men’ would know better than to marry her; he yells at her ‘get thee to a nunnery’, and yet the way it fits into the plot makes it seem almost expected. As the plot progresses Ophelia begins to lose her mind, resulting in her eventually suicide, but at no point his Hamlet called out for his harsh words against her in a significant way.