Compare Relationships Between Romeo and Juliet and Between Desdemona and Othello

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In Two of Shakespeare’s most noted plays Romeo and Juliet and Othello Shakespeare explores the essence of tragedy. How regardless of what measures they take my the nature of the play both relationships are doomed before they flourish, The extent in witch obsession clouds the minds of the luckless heroes and by what extent the women seem to be more in control of the men than the other way round.
In the plays ‘Romeo and Juliet’ and ‘Othello’ by William Shakespeare, Shakespeare uses the concept of a tragic hero to create two characters who by the nature of a tragedy are doomed to fail in their relationships and endeavors. They conform to the basic archetype of tragic hero by; being male, women being seen a lesser beings in Shakespearian England. Being of the nobility or having noble titles, Although this is debatable in ‘Othello’ as Othello gained his seniority in the army by working up through the ranks to eventually receive the title General His ‘moor’ blood Stopping him fully being a proper human being, Noble or otherwise, in Shakespearian society. Lastly they both have a fatal flaw that leads to their eventual downfall causing them to suffer beyond what they deserve. Romeos flaw is simply his youth, giving him naïve outlook on life and a clichéd view on love. In Act One scene 1 he explains Rosaline’s cold heart is the cause of his morose behavior he does not look beyond this to determine the real reason for his unhappiness which is that he has not yet found the true love he so desires, Shakespeare Never has Romeo mention Rosaline by name but only the love he supposedly feels for her. His state of confusion over his unrequited love from Rosaline more than likely stems from the facts that it probably doesn't match up with his Rom...

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...nd Othello by presenting a more multifaceted character with flaws that wilts obvious have many complex layers for their reasoning. Othello revealed to be more than just a successful “moor” through his intense obsession and insecurity, revealing a more vicious side however Romeo on the other hand is shown to be younger than his years would state with a youthful naivety and a longing for the fairy-tale romance. It is however the women who steal the show Juliet’s subtle control over Romeo to take hold over her destiny and Emilia’s defiance of her controlling husband and beautiful insight into the workings of the male mind shows the power of women in a partially society. I belive both Works to be timeless and relevent in todays world and as society changes
The messages will stay the same and each audience left questioning there own flaws as They say Romeos and othellos
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