Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Shakespeares Othello - Othello and Desdemona :: GCSE Coursework Shakespeare Othello
Othello and Desdemona   In the play, The Tragedy of Othello, Shakespe ar really tests our conception as to what drive in is, and where it can or cant exist. Judging from the relationship between Desdemona and Othello, the play seems to presuppose that marriage based on an innocent romantic experience or profane venerate is bound to fail. Shakespeare is pessimistic about the existence and option of a true type of love. There is a common suck up of betrayal and deceit among his female characters, especially. Othello and Desdemona, as portrayed in the play, are the two greatest innocents there ever were. The two appear to love one another romantically at origin, but this romantic love becomes more of a profane love, or more likely was real a profane love all along. This comes to pass because there is no foundation for a relationship here. There is no trust, no communication, and no understanding. Othello has spent most of his life in mesh, which makes him good at virt ually things-- namely, battle. Othello says Rude am I in my speech,/ and olive-sized blessd with the soft phrasal idiom of peace/ for since these arms of mine had seven years pith,/ Till now whatever nine moons wasted, they stick usd/ Their dearest action in the tented field/ And little of this great world can I speak/ More than pertains to feats of broils and battle (1113). Desdemona is little more that a girl, inexperienced in the ways of the world. She is taken in by Othellos war stories. Desdemona takes one look at the ball of burning love that is Othello, his virility and manliness, and she is swept off her feet. But is this a true love? She speaks so fondly of him, yet hardly knows him. As she defends her newly born love for Othello, Desdemona says (among other things), My downright violence, and storm of fortunes,/ whitethorn trumpet to the world. My hearts subdud/ Even to the very quality of my lord./ I saw Othellos phiz in his mind,/ And to his honors and his valiant parts/ Did I my soul and fortune consecrate. (1118). I can say from experience that in the Magic Time, the first part of the relationship, some things are said that maybe affected by Loves blindness. Put these two together, and you have the equivalent of a couple of kids acting doctor. The two big clumsy babies fumbling towards ecstasy might have actually made it if they were free from outside forces.