The Characteristics Of Love And Love In Shakespeare's Othello

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Love is almost like a superhero and infatuation is like a sidekick. Love is powerful and overwhelming, it can go through anything and still stand strong. Infatuation has all the same qualities, though it is weaker. Infatuation can not go through test and trials that love can and survive. The main thing that differentiate infatuation and love is that infatuation is a short-lived passion for someone while love is a strong emotion formed for someone that lasts the test of time. The reason why the two are so commonly confused is because infatuation is a powerful feeling that can make you think you are in love. There are many reasons for why people mistaken being in love with someone when they are really only infatuated. One of them are because people rush into relationships without getting to know the person on a deep level. There is two sides to each human and when first meeting someone, you will usually get the good side first. When people who…show more content…
Othello and Desdemona claimed that fell in love at the very first sight of each other. They had mistaken that breathtaking moment that left butterflies in their stomach with love but truthfully it was infatuation. Desdemona was so blinded by this love/ infatuation that she defended and left with Othello instead of staying with her father. Even though she showed her faithfulness by having Othello side when her father was against him, Othello love easily turned into disgust when he heard a rumor of Desdemona. True love could not be hurt or broken due to a simple rumor. Othello right hand man, Iago, had told him that Desdemona and Cassio, Othello’s beat friend, was having an affair. After a while of being fed lies, Othello supposed love turned into hate and disgust. Love is strong enough to go through a few rumors and lies, it won’t change due to the fact that there would be a
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