Explore the Presentation of Love as Shown by Othello and Desdemona in Act 1 Scene 3. Lines 49- 295.
Othello is a play based on love and rivalry. It is a romantic tragedy, a popular writing topic for Shakespeare. In this essay I will be discussing how love is portrayed between Othello and Desdemona. To effectively show the level of love between Othello and Desdemona Shakespeare must use different techniques, including language and structure. Features like these can decipher the love between Othello and Desdemona.
As we don’t straight away meet Othello we have to listen and trust the words of Iago and Brabantio. From their conversation in Act 1 Scene 1. We therefore misjudge the characters and see Othello as the malcontent and Iago as …show more content…
“That I do love the moor to live with him” and “Let me go with him.”
Her tone of voice when she speaks of such matters is very authorative. Even though war nearly separated Othello and Desdemona they both show the significance of their love. The threat of war shows elements of a Shakespearean tragedy. Othello is seen as the tragic hero and like in all Shakespeare plays the hero faces significant choices that will change his life. The choice to take Desdemona to war with him could distract him from his duty or could make his and Desdemona’s bond stronger than ever. War creates a lot of tension and could have caused many problems if not handled like it was with Othello.
It seems that Duke supports the relationship with Othello and Desdemona, rather than condemning it. His acceptance allows them to go the war together; possible saving and strengthening their relationship. Although he is lenient towards their relationship he does enforce