Love can cause people to sacrifice everything for the one they care most deeply for, sometimes the sacrifice even results in death. In Shakespeare’s Othello, Desdemona and Othello secretly get married, causing an uproar from her father, who threatens her death for her lying. However, their love prevails and they move to Othello’s new position, only to have a seed of doubt planted in Othello. A man tells Othello that Desdemona has been cheating on him with his second in command which is a lie, yet Othello falls for it. The lie slowly tears Othello apart and causes him to ruin his marriage.
Finding herself in the unfamiliar kingdom of Ilyria, where a young woman might be at hazard, she dresses in her brother 's uniform, cuts her hair, pastes on a false mustache, and poses as a young man named Cesario. She wins a position at the court of young Duke Orsino (Liam Brennan), who is desperately in love with the Lady Olivia (Mark Rylance). The Duke sends his new page to stand before Olivia 's gate and press his case. But there are complications: Viola falls in love with Orsino, and Olivia falls in love
In countless fairy tales and myths, passion is praised as a beautiful and moving emotion. A prince’s passionate kiss awakes his sleeping soul mate; a mother’s passionate love for her daughter makes her journey across the seven seas to find her; a father’s passion and care for his son causes him to sacrifice himself for his son’s life. However, a picture that the stories often don’t paint, is the truth behind passion, how dangerous passion is and the actions it can force one to take. In the tragedy Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, two households, the Montagues and the Capulets, are engaged in a life long feud. The next successors in line to each house, Romeo to the house of Montagues and Juliet to the house of Capulets, fall in love with one another at first sight.
He instantly falls in love with her when they made eye contact. He is struck through the eyes to the heart, as if he is struck by Cupid’s bow. Just as Palamon did, Arcite falls in love with Emily, and “at the sight her beauty touched him” (56). These cousins may have fallen in love, but they are faced with two vital problems. The first being that Emily does not reciprocate these feelings for Arcite and Palamon, and the second is the fact that the cousins are put in prison for life without ransom.
Friar Laurence’s rash action in marrying Juliet, his hasty plan to avert Juliet from an unwanted marriage with Paris, and his failure to get his message delivered to Romeo in time all contribute to the death of Romeo and Juliet. When Romeo goes to see Friar Laurence after his new found love, they immediately begin to talk about marriage. Friar Laurence sees the opportunity to unite the two disputing families by marrying them. When Friar Laurence and Romeo are discussing a possible marriage, he tells Romeo “ wisely and slow; they stumble that run fast” (Shakespeare.2.3.95-96). Friar Laurence agrees to marry them knowing the danger in making such an immense commitment in just 24 hours.
However against this background of civil conflict, something wonderful happens, two young people fall in love. But there is only one problem one of them is a Montague, a dreamy young man named Romeo, and the other a Capulet, beautiful thirteen-year old Juliet. Moreover the play begins with a street conflict between. Where the Prince tries to bring back order by threatening punishment of death to the next person who starts a fight. However Romeo, originally is in love with Rosaline, he is convinced by his friends to attend the Capulet ball where he falls in love with Juliet, and he quickly forgot Rosaline.
An example of love and jealousy laced with dramatic irony is noticeable in Desdemona and Othello’s relationship. In the first act it is quite evident that they were happy and in love with each other, unknown to them is that Iago is plotting to destroy their marriage, along with Othello’s life. Once Iago plants the seed of doubt in Othello’s head about Desdemona’s fidelity, at first he wasn’t sure, but his opinion quickly flipped like a coin when Iago presents him with the handkerchief he gave Desdemona that was in Cassio’s room. “O that the slave had forty thousand lives! One is too poor, too weak for my revenge.
„ Desdemona 's father accuses Othello of stealing his daughter by witchcrafts, but the Duke and senate are very sympathetic toward Othello and they approve his marriage when Desdemona confirms that she loves him. Othello says that he won her not by witchcrafts but with the stories of his adventures in travel and war. Desdemona defends her choice and tells her father that she is married now. My noble father, I do perceive here a divided duty. To you I am bound for life and education.
Meanwhile, Juliet’s father had made plans for her to marry Count Paris, upon her refusal, he threatened to turn her out. Juliet was faced with a horrible dilemma, to abandon her one true love or to face her father’s wrath and live out the rest of her days as a street urchin. In her plight, she turned to the friar that married Romeo and her, who devised a plan to allow them to stay together. He gave Juliet a potion that made her seem dead temporarily, she drank it and was laid in a tomb. Romeo found out about her supposed death before the friar could tell him of his scheme and rushed to her side.
This is shown when Juliet and Romeo ask the Friar to marry the couple. The Friar has complete knowledge that the two households have a strong hate against each other yet, he marries the couple in good intention in hopes to heal the hate bond between the households. This plan does not work out because, Romeo (Montague) kills Tybalt (Capulet) which provokes a marriage between Paris and Juliet and the banishment of Romeo. Juliet asks the Friar what she could do in order to cancel the marriage. The Friar comes up with a plan to fake her death to avoid the marriage and send a letter to Romeo to notify she was not dead.