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 Othello’s love for Iago grew stronger, his love for Desdemona began to fade. In Othello’s case, he was blinded by love. In Act V, Scene ii of the play, Othello has believed all of Iago’s lies, placing full trust in him and ready to end Desdemona’s life. He says to her: “Then you must speak Of one who loved not wisely, but too well Of one not easily jealous but, being wrought, Perplexed in the extreme; of whose hand, Like the base Indian, threw a pearl away. Richer than all his tribe.” Othello believes that Desdemona too much and was blind to her “unfaithfulness”.
Romeo and Juliet’s love, like the love of the youth, is acted upon very quickly and impulsively. They are impatient and do not stop and think about the consequences of their actions. Their immature and inexperienced management of their love passion for each other ultimately results in their death. Think about Romeo in the very beginning of the play, when he talks about Rosaline. He describes her looks as he says: "O, she is rich in beauty, only poor".
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.
Due to Desdemona’s never ending, continuous love for Othello, she ultimately played a role in her own death. The love Desdemona feels for Othello is seen in the fact that she goes against her family and marries the man she loves, not the man that may necessarily be more suited for her. Brabantio, Desdemona’s father, believes that Othello lures Desdemona away with his witchcraft and that her life would be much better if they never married. However, Desdemona ignores her father’s instruction; despite the fact Brabantio believes their relationship is unnatural: “She [Desdemona] is abused, stol’n from me and corrupted by spells and medicines bought of mountebanks; for natures so preposterously to err, being not deficit, blind or lame of sense, sans witchcraft could not” (Othello, 1.3.60-64). At first, Brabantio believes that his daughter was tricked by Othello, that he stole her away with his magic spells and witchcraft.
Iago seems as though he does not have the ability to love anything or anyone. However Emilia's feelings towards her husband completely different from the negative feelings he has towards her. Emilia's love towards Iago is filled with so much passion and devotion. She tries her utmost best to please Iago. "I nothing but to please his fantasy.
Although both sides of this controversy have merit, I believe that the title characters in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet are truly in love because they would die for each other, they went behind their parents’ backs and risked getting caught and they got married so they were committed to each other. The first reason why I think Romeo and Juliet are truly in love is because they would die for each other and in this case they actually did. “ Here’s to my love! Drinks. O true apothecary!
From the moment he sees her at the Capulets' party, Romeo immediately falls in love with Juliet. They both fall head over heels for each other as the night progresses. During their time together, they completely put all things aside and forget everything about the world except for their love for one another. Most people seem to think this way about the romance between Romeo and Juliet, but in reality, they aren’t actually truly in love. Romeo and Juliet are not in love with each other because just a day before they met, Romeo felt heartbroken because of a girl named Rosaline, who didn't love him.
Troy Maxson’s discontentment in his marriage ultimately led to the dissolution of it. Throughout “Fences”, Troy’s wife Rose is praised by all who know her. Bono repeatedly reminds Troy what a good woman Rose is and Troy retorts “you can’t find a better woman that Rose” (2.1.39). Troy still chooses to cheat on Rose with Alberta despite his recognition of Rose’s greatness. He is not satisfied with the safety his marriage had developed and greedily risks it all for the possibility of greater happiness in his affair with Alberta.
Ethan Frome’s Development as a Character Throughout the story “Ethan Frome” by Edith Wharton, the characters go through terrible experiences causing them to drastically change. The story is about a man who is depressed which caused him to marry his wife, Zeena. They got married out of loneliness rather than love. Zeena becomes ill and has her cousin, Mattie Silver, come to help around the house. When Ethan spots Mattie he falls deeply in love with her and knows that she is the one for him.