Othello: The Portrayal of Romantic Love by Ethan Dargan on Prezi
Through out the tragic play Othello, Shakespeare illustrates many different Looking at Bianca and Cassio's relationship from afar, the reader may miss the However, Othello trusts the erroneous advice from Iago and brings himself to kill his. Iago and Roderigo awaken him to tell him of Desdemona's marriage to Othello. What was Brabantio's reaction to Othello's marriage to Desdemona? Cassio gave it to Bianca, his prostitute friend, for her to take out the design. . Othello that Cassio confessed going to bed with Desdemona, what advice. In your opinion, was Cassio's relationship with Bianca romantic or not? the handkerchief affected all three romantic relationships in Othello.
However, Othello has no reason to believe Iago would lie to him. Believing what Iago has told him, Othello begins to question his relationship with Desdemona. The reader learns Desdemona fell in love with the Moor, Othello. At this point the reader understands the young relationship forming between Othello and Desdemona.
Because of this fact, Othello still lacks trust in his wife. Iago tells Othello that his wife may not be faithful. At this point, Shakespeare illustrates what I believe to be the greatest tragedy in the play: The reader can see an internal struggle form in Othello when he goes to kill Desdemona.
The reader can visualize the struggle between pure and misguided love inside Othello. In kissing Desdemona, Othello shows his affection towards Desdemona and how he has grown to care for her.
However, Othello trusts the erroneous advice from Iago and brings himself to kill his true love. In Cinthio's tale, for example, the ensign suffers an unrequited lust for the Moor's wife, Desdemona, which then drives his vengeance. Desdemona dies in an entirely different manner in Cinthio's tale; the Moor commissions his ensign to bludgeon her to death with a sand-filled stocking.
In gruesome detail, Cinthio follows each blow, and, when she is dead, the Moor and his ensign place her lifeless body upon her bed, smash her skulland then cause the cracked ceiling above the bed to collapse upon her, giving the impression the falling rafters caused her death. The two murderers escape detection. The Moor misses his wife greatly, however, and comes to loathe the sight of his ensign. He demotes him, and refuses to have him in his company. The ensign then seeks revenge by disclosing to "the squadron leader" the tale's Cassio counterpartthe Moor's involvement in Desdemona's death.
The two men denounce the Moor to the Venetian Seignory. The Moor is arrested, transported from Cyprus to Veniceand torturedbut refuses to admit his guilt. He is condemned to exile ; Desdemona's relatives eventually execute him. The ensign escapes any prosecution in Desdemona's death, but engages in other crimes and dies after being tortured. At the beginning of the play, Iago claims to have been unfairly passed over for promotion to the rank of Othello's lieutenant in favour of Michael Cassio.
Overcome with jealousy, Othello kills Desdemona. Iago has vowed revenge on Othello for the oversight.
Love in Othello - words | Study Guides and Book Summaries
Having been a soldier all his life, he has a military mind and is not prepared for life as a husband and gentleman. Obtaining Main Character Concern Othello wants Desdemona, and by winning her he hopes to gain the acceptance of Venetian society at large.
Terrified of losing her to a younger man, he seeks solid proof of her betrayal from Iago. Morality Main Character Issue At the beginning of the story, Othello is depicted as a selfless, moral man. He refuses to run and hide when he learns that Brabantio knows of his marriage to Desdemona and has armed men after him.
When Brabantio accuses him of using witchcraft to seduce his daughter, Othello has his wife sent for. Once he decides to end his torment by killing her, nothing Desdemona says can make him look beyond himself for the truth. Main Character Thematic Conflict Morality vs. Othello is driven to torment Desdemona. Temptation Main Character Problem Othello is tempted by the beauty, position, and compassion that Desdemona can give him in marriage. Conscience If Othello had used his conscience he could have prevented the tragedy.
Disbelief Main Character Response Othello thinks that using disbelief will solve his problems regarding Desdemona. He refuses to believe anything she says in her defense. He overlooks her devotion and innocence: But his standard of perfection for those around him, and his trusting nature leads him astray.
Cassio, the true friend
A Moorish general in the service of Venice. He becomes furiously jealous of his innocent wife and his loyal lieutenant. His character decays, and he connives with Iago to have his lieutenant murdered.
Finally he decides to execute his wife with his own hands. After killing her, he learns of her innocence, and he judges and executes himself. He became a professional soldier rising to the rank of general.
Jealousy in Othello by Denelle Burgess on Prezi
He has fought many battles, skillfully leading his men and earning a reputation as a great, honorable, and level-headed warrior. He often recounted his adventures to entertain his host. At forty, Othello has never been in love and he impulsively, perhaps for the first time in his life, seizes an opportunity without mapping out an advanced strategy first.
Iago, fueled by envy and jealousy comes to the conclusion that he can thwart Othello by using his own reputation as an honest man against his general. Commitment Influence Character Counterpoint Iago is committed to destroying Othello no matter who he has to use to achieve his goal. Influence Character Thematic Conflict Responsibility vs.
Commitment Because he believes he was best suited to receive the lieutenancy, Iago makes a commitment to revenge himself against Othello and Cassio. Iago forges recklessly ahead, devising his attack on Othello as he goes along. Feeling Influence Character Problem Iago is driven by his feelings, which causes problems for others, and eventually for himself. Iago tells Roderigo that he hates Othello because he has made Cassio his lieutenant instead of him.
Iago is motivated by a love of excitement and by his perception of himself as an artist. He derives great pleasure from the successful execution of his complex and dangerous intrigues.
This satisfaction of his personal drive is short-lived, however, as Iago will be executed for his crimes.