Similarities Between Romeo And Juliet And Othello

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“Romeo and Juliet” and “Othello” are both tragic love stories. When family and friends fighting for power clash, who will come out on top?” “Romeo and Juliet” and “Othello” are both written by William Shakespeare. They are set in the 1500’s in Italy. Though both “Romeo and Juliet” and “Othello” differ in central argument, they are alike in the way that both are a tale of a tragic love story and a struggle for power. Both “Romeo and Juliet” and “Othello” involve a feud. In “Romeo and Juliet” the montagues and capulets hate each other and clash in the streets of Verona. “ Othello” on the other hand, has many different feuds at once. They are caused by jealousy, whether its jealous of power or of love, these feuds quickly turn deadly in both stories. “Chief among Lago’s reasons for this hatred is Othellos recent promotion of Michael Cassio to the post of lieutenant.” This is a perfect example of the jealous motive that caused lago to plunge everyone into chaos. “Tybalt professes a hatred for peace as strong as his hatred for Montagues.” This demonstrates the powerful hatred the Montagues and Capulets have for eachother.…show more content…
The problem being that their love is forbidden. In the end they both end up dead because they feel they cannot bear to live without each other. “O happy dagger,/ This is thy sheath.” This shows how she thought there was no other option and that she was doing the right thing by killing herself. “I took by the throat the circumcised dog and smote him thus.” Othello is referring to himself as a circumcised dog because he killed his love and now must kill

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