Posted at 10.15.2018
For many specific the nature of love significantly changes as they go through different periods of life. This aspect almost represents the four conditions throughout the year, each season bringing in change just like how winter earns snow on the sensitive autumn leaves. Shakespeare uses this ever-changing mother nature of love that varies based upon different stages an individual goes through life, and means it into his play Othello. He illustrates this ever-changing characteristics of love and bases it on the partnership between Othello and Desdemona. In the very beginning of the play love between your few is portrayed as lust through Iago's perspective, and is is seen when he makes remarks about the elopement of Othello and Desdemona such as "Your girl protected with a Barbary horses" (Action I, Field I, Line 125). Although Iago might be speaking out of jealousy and hatred towards Othello, the type of love is merely portrayed as lust through the elopement of Desdemona and Othello. Later on in the play the nature of love which Shakespeare established to be predicated on lust changes compared to that of caring and compassion, and the audience becomes alert to this when Desdemona claims "That I did love the Moor to have with him" (Act I, Landscape III, Line 283). This suggest to the audience that Desdemona liked Othello based on her compassion rather than basically lust as suggested previously in the play. Eventually the nature of love leads to the downfall of both Othello and Desdemona, this shows the reader the destructive dynamics of love and how vulnerable a person becomes once in the status of love. Finally Shakespeare shows his reader that although love can be detrimental, it's the compassionate mother nature of love that gets control between individuals.
The nature of love portrayed earlier on in the play proposes to the audience that love is impartially based on lust. The audience gets this facet of love when Iago is trying to convey to Rodrigo the elopement of Othello and Desdemona is merely based on lust, and can wear off when Desdemona will not find the increasing age Moor attractive any further. Iago's strategies to manipulate Roderigo lead the audience to the final outcome that love is based on lust and his statements such as "It really is only a lust of the bloodstream and a agreement of the will", hints the audience that love is only lust. Although Iago may not be honest in his speech, because of his hatred towards Othello the audience has been decorated with the picture that the nature of love is situated merely on lust.
Later in the play this picture changes to symbolize love to be caring, thoughtful, and compassionate. This is recommended when Desdemona is launched and cases that she only loved the Moor because of his courageous personality alternatively than lust as recommended previously by Iago. She goes on to state that "I did love the Moor to reside in with him" (Take action I, Scene III, Line 283), this shows the reader her compassion towards Othello and how much she cares and wants to be with him. Othello also demonstrates is love is dependant on compassion somewhat than lust by declaring that he will not want Desdemona to come with him to Cyprus for sexual needs but instead for holds and treatment as he says "I therefore beg it not/ To please the plate of my cravings" (Work I, World III, Lines 296-297). This shows the audience that the nature of love between Desdemona and Othello is based on compassion rather than lust; hence a fresh perspective of the nature of love is portrayed to the audience.
Finally Shakespeare portrays love as being damaging and making a person vulnerable to commit functions of regret. This is visible through the downfall of Othello, who's altered from a valiant commander to a tragic hero fuelled by jealousy. Throughout the downfall of Othello, Shakespeare shows his audience the dangerous character of love by suggesting to his audience that love played out a significant role in Othello's life and made him susceptible of jealousy, which leads to his downfall and eventual loss of life. Shakespeare shows his audience the dark part of love by demonstrating how a person is vulnerable when he is in love. This is evident due to the fact of how Othello acted towards Desdemona when he suspicious that she was cheating on him, because he could not bear the burden to see her with other people besides himself. Shakespeare also advises to his audience that it was love that made Othello kill Desdemona as a result of idea that he cannot have a better half that loved other people besides himself. This dangerous character of love illustrates to the audience of how love can lead a person to serves of regret and remorse, which regarding Othello leads him to committing the death of Desdemona and finally himself. Although the destructive mother nature of love is shown in the play Othello, the ultimate picture that Shakespeare illustrates of love is of compassion, and it is apparent when Othello before eradicating himself says the deceased body of Desdemona that "I kissed thee ere I wiped out thee. No way but this/ Getting rid of myself, to die after a kiss. " (Work V, Scene II, Lines 420-421). This shows the reader that although love can be dangerous and makes specific commits functions of regret, but eventually it's the compassionate aspect of love that takes over exactly like how compassion for Desdemona needed over Othello before he was going to wipe out himself when he discovered the innocence of his partner.
Throughout the play Shakespeare shows his audience the various edges of love and the way the dynamics of love varies as the individual goes through different levels in their life. Shakespeare first establishes the nature of love between Othello and Desdemona to be based on lust. This illustration is quickly transformed and the type of love between your couple is portrayed as being of compassion rather than of lust. Eventually the compassionate dynamics of love between the couple changes into a destructive nature, which in turn causes Othello to commit acts of regret and remorse and causes the death of the couple. Finally Shakespeare shows his audience that although love can be damaging, it is the compassionate mother nature of love that take over which is evident when Othello kisses the dead body of Desdemona and after he requires his own life, both of these dying after a kiss.