Comparison Of ' Wuthering Heights ' And ' Othello '

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Compare and contrast how love is explored in ‘Wuthering Heights’ and ‘Othello’

The theme of love is found throughout the complete history of literature and is still being explored in a vast majority of works today. It is a theme that brings strong emotions to both the characters and the audience. “Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs”, an extract from Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ is one of the examples of this love throughout literature. This quote shows the negative side of love, “made with the fume of sighs” makes you think that love is produced from bad things. This is because the word “sighs” is a reaction to something unfortunate happening. Both ‘Othello’ and ‘Wuthering Heights’ show a negative side of love of the much explored theme of love. Characters driven by desire, lying just to try and catch a glimpse of love, and overall heartache – all these things are shown in the two texts. They truly show just how “love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs”.
Cathy, Heathcliff, Desdemona and Othello all go against the society expectations of the times set. “That I did love the Moor to live with him, my downright violence and storm of fortunes, may trumpet to the world. My heart’s subdued”, this shows how much Desdemona loves Othello. It shows how much Desdemona loves Othello. It shows the passionate love that she has for him, “violence and storm of fortunes” portrays the passion in her heart. The word “storm” suggests that her love for Othello is in the moment
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