If I were now to die
'Twere now to be most happy; for I fear
My soul hath her content so absolute
That not another comfort like unto
Succeeds in unknown fate. (act 2.1 188-191)
Such statement gives mixed messages suggesting happiness yet weariness about the future. Susan Snyder has cited the same irony in Othello's statement " Othello celebrate his peak of joy, yet so markedly his invocations of death and fear make us apprehensive" ("Beyond the Comedy" Critical interpretations 24). Emilia's love for her husband, Iago, leaves her nothing but regret and deep despair. Emilia, out of love for her husband, Iago, betrays Desdemona and steals her precious handkerchief. Emili... In William Shakespeare's tragic drama Othello, love comes in many colors. Consider Othello's love of Iago; the ancient's so-called love for Emilia; Desdemona's spotless love for the general; Bianca's love for Michael Cassio; Brabantio's love for his daughter. This essay will explore the various types of love as portrayed in this tragedy.
Initially the play presents a very distorted type of love. Act 1 Scene 1 shows Roderigo, generous in his gifts to the ancient, questioning Iago's love for the former, whose concern has been the wooing of Desdemona. Roderigo construes Iago's love for him as based on the ancient's hatred for the Moor. Thus the wealthy suitor says accusingly, "Thou told'st me thou didst hold him in thy hate." And Iago responds, "Despise me, if I do not." Partly out of hatred for the general and partly out of proving his faithfulness to Roderigo's cause, Iago asserts in detail the reasons for his hatred of Othello, who has given the lieutenancy to Michael Cassio, a Florentine. Secondly, Iago suggests that Roderigo and he awake and... The love of the protagonist and his wife in William Shakespeare's trgedy Othello can not stand up against the repeated assaults of the sinister IagoThe simple and noble love of Othello and Desdemona is known to us all, but it must be noted that Desdemona, like Cordelia, loves both her father and her husband in reason. [. . .] That her...