"Anthony and Cleopatra" and "Othello"
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The paper examines both "Othello" and "Anthony and Cleopatra" and shows how there are relationships of love and death that are consistently connected to one another. The paper discusses the characters' passion for honor at all costs that leads to war and thus creates a strong connection between love and death.
From the Paper:"In both Othello and Antony and Cleopatra there are relationships of love that are questioned in their correctness by society (Bevington 1118). Moor and innocent, servant and queen, the plays provide the foundation for love that is destined for tragedy. Yet, in the eyes of the characters of these plays love and death are consistently connected to one another. Love is he desired state of the heart in both loving another and being loved in return. Both leading couples struggle through much social rejection to accomplish this desire. However, with love comes the understanding that in order to prove love death is inevitable, making love and death linked by nature."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Bevington, D. The Compete Works of Shakespeare. New York: Harper-Collins, 1992.
- Deats, S. Antony and Cleopatra: New Critical Essays. New York: Routledge, 2004.
- Farrell, K. Play, death and heroism in Shakespeare. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1989.
- Papp, Joseph. Shakespeare Alive! New York: Bantam, 1988. Shakespeare, William. Othello. In Bevington, D. The Compete Works of Shakespeare. New York: Harper-Collins, 1992.
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