Othello, a play by William Shakespeare, is a tragedy that follows Othello, a Moorish general in the Venetian army as he falls prey to his own insecurity and jealousy after being manipulated by Iago which leads him to kill his wife Desdemona who Othello falsely believes is having an affair with Othello’s lieutenant Michael Cassio. Iago then convinces Othello that Desdemona was not faithful and must have been sleeping with Cassio. Othello becomes overwhelmed with anger which results in Othello suffocating Desdemona out of rage. After realizing what he has done Othello decides to kill himself before anybody else can take revenge on him.
The theme of love in Othello is most prominent during Othello and Desdemona’s relationship. Othello falls in love with Desdemona and she loves him back, but Othello becomes insecure. Othello does not believe that Desdemona truly loves him because of his dark skin which was a source of racism by many characters including Othello himself. Othello starts to become paranoid and kills Desdemona out of rage when he believes that she has been cheating on him. After killing her Othello realizes what he has done and takes his own life before anybody else can take revenge on him for murdering his wife.
The idea of Othello’s insecurity and love is most likely due to Othello being a Moorish man. Othello was Catholic which would make his marriage to Desdemona illegal. Othello is also referred as black many times throughout the course of Othello. Most people in Shakespeare’s time believed that anyone who was not white was uneducated and unimportant, so Othello must have felt like he couldn’t live up to Desdemona’s standards because of how often she compared him to other men and women who were better than him.
Othello, a play by William Shakespeare, is centered around the love between Othello and Desdemona. The story shows Othello as a good man turned bad after being manipulated by Iago, who convinces Othello that his wife is cheating on him with Cassio. Othello commits his final crime by killing Desdemona and the play ends with Othello’s own death. Othello is a tragedy, so Othello is naturally going to have some sort of love story in it, but Othello has more than one form of love within its plot. The first major theme shown in Othello is the idea of deceitful love.
Othello is tricked by Iago into believing Desdemona has been unfaithful to him due to Othello’s own insecurities, like his race and his age. Othello has doubts about Desdemona’s love for him due to her refusal to show public displays of affection towards Othello, which Othello interprets as Desdemona’s lack of love for Othello. Othello also has doubts because he believes that his race makes him unworthy of a white woman, such as Desdemona, and Othello is worried about how old Othello is in comparison to Desdemona.
The suspicion of other men showing Othello’s insecurities about Othello’s race and Othello’s age. Othello makes a final mistake by allowing his suspicions, which are all based on lies, to overwhelm Othello and make Othello believe that Desdemona is cheating on him with Cassio. Othello kills Desdemona after he believes she has betrayed Othello with Cassio once more. Othello doesn’t only use themes of deceitful love; Othello also uses the theme of unconditional love throughout the play.
Although Othello seems like an angry person who gets easily jealous, Othello truly loves Desdemona unconditionally. Even when Iago feeds Othellos’ insecurities Othello doesn’t doubt Desdemona’s love for Othello. Othello only starts to doubt this when Othello is tricked by Iago into believing that Othello has been betrayed once more by Desdemona. Othello even tries to convince himself that he still loves Desdemona unconditionally after he kills her, which shows the amount of convincing Othello needs in order to believe Othellos’ own lies.
Othello is a play written by William Shakespeare in the early 17th century. It tells the story of Othello, a Moorish general in the Venetian army, who has been married to Desdemona for only four months when he suspects her of having an affair with his lieutenant Michael Cassio. Othello murders his wife, Desdemona, and has her killed by his lieutenant Iago so Othello would not discover the affair. Othello is ultimately undone when it is revealed to him that his wife was faithful after all, and he kills himself.
The theme of love in Othello is important for several reasons. Othello marries Desdemona and swears to always love, honor, and cherish her. Othello’s love for his wife is so great that he believes she must be unfaithful because of how much he loved her. Othello does not know why it upsets him so much if Desdemona loves another man other than himself but this feeling leads Othello to kill his wife while believing she’d been unfaithful then conceal the crime while convincing others that she had lost her life by accident.
Othello displays a tragic flaw when he cannot control his emotions and acts upon them instead of thinking about what might happen and Othello eventually kills himself because of how ashamed he was for killing Desdemona in such away. Othello’s love for Desdemona was so great that he believed she would be unfaithful to him and Othello kills many people through his actions because of how much he loved Desdemona.
Othello’s overwhelming love for Desdemona makes Othello act upon his emotions instead of thinking about what might happen if Othello ever found out the truth behind the lies he had been told which results in Othello killing himself after finding out that Desdemona is truly innocent, leaving her at faultless and blameless. Othello does not realize that it is a sin to kill a person after believing there had been an affair with Othe’s lieutenant Michael Cassio because Othello loved Desdemona so much.
Othello does not realize the consequences of his actions and Othello’s ignorance leads Othello to kill his wife while framing her murder as an accident which Othello believed would save the Black community’s reputation. Othello kills himself because he is ashamed of what Othello had done to Desdemona. After all, Othello loved her so much that it led him to act upon his emotions instead of thinking about what might happen if Othello ever found out the truth behind the lie he was told.
Love in Othello is a complex subject due to how much love influences a person’s decisions and makes them act upon their emotions instead of thinking about what might happen if Othello ever found out the truth behind the lie he was told. Othello’s love for Desdemona is so great that Othello believes she had been unfaithful to Othello because Othello loved her too much. Othello does not realize that it is a sin to kill a person after believing there had been an affair with Othe’s lieutenant Michael Cassio because Othello loved Desdemona so much.