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  • Theme Of Love In Othello
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    'She loved me for the dangers I had pass'd, and I loved her that she did pity them' (Othello, I. 166-167). William Shakespeare's tragedy 'Othello,' is pervaded by a dominant theme, one of love. Othello, the Moor of Venice falls madly in love with a woman named Desdemona. They marry and are very happy together. Othello and Desdemona face many trials during the course of their nine-month marriage. The most notable one occurs when Barbanzio, Desdemona's father accuses Othello of getting his daughte...
  • Love With Orsino
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    Twelfth Night When Shakespeare wrote the story, Twelfth Night, what did his title mean This play is often referred to as a "festival" comedy, which means a comedy that is specially designed to take place on a festival or holiday. In this case of the "twelfth night", the feast of epiphany, or the last day of the Christmastide events, was his way of letting you figure out when this took place. The phrase "what you will", is another way of saying, "as you wish", or to give the play's title any name...
  • Lady Olivias Love
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    Shakespeares lovers in A Midsummer Nights Dream and Twelfth Night are lunatics. In A Midsummer Nights Dream, the moon is the guiding force of madness in the play which influences the chaotic nature and lunacy of the characters. The moon seems to preside over the entire play and is a symbol of change. Oberon and Titania, king and queen of the fairies, are one example of lunatic lovers that parallel the theme of changeability. Oberon and Titania are quarreling over the possession of an Indian boy ...
  • Sir Toby Calls Sir Andrew
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    The theme of deception runs very strong in Act One. Almost all the characters seem to either be deceiving someone, or being deceived themselves. Orsino is the first deceiver we meet. He is also being deceived, by himself. He is fooling himself by believing that he only has to tell a woman he loves her, and she will fall in love with him. He is in love with the idea of love itself. He is so infatuated with love, he makes parallels about love. He says it is that same as music and flowers. He then ...
  • Love With Cesario
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    William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night depicts the trials and faults of several characters' loves. There are many downfalls and unrequited loves, and the story basically ends up in a confusing love triangle. He especially shows the many quirks of Orsino in his quest for winning the true love of Olivia. In this play, the reader can easily understand the many mistakes that Orsino makes in love. For a majority of the play, Orsino is very oblivious to the fact that Cesario is actually a woman. Viola, d...

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