Similarities Between Romeo And Juliet And Othello

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William Shakespeare a man born in a town called Stratford-upon-Avon, was sent to college to learn about the arts but instead pursued his goal to be a playwright. One of his most popular plays is “Romeo and Juliet”, a play about two lovers who lie about their love and because of it suffer a devastating tragedy. “Othello” is a play about a Moor named Othello who is deeply in love, but because of lies, he suffers many tragedies. Both of these stories have similarities, but there are also some differences. The characters in“Romeo and Juliet” and “Othello” both have critical relationships that play an important role in the outcome of the plays and can be viewed as something similar and different at the same time. They both have lovers. The thing is in “Romeo and Juliet” it takes a little bit for the two to become lovers. But in “Othello” the lovers are already together when you start the play. A difference about these two couples is that one, Desdemona And Othello, are open and honest about their relationship. They are open and honest about their relationship because Othello openly tells Brabantio, Desdemona's father, that they…show more content…
There is a person I believe that causes their death and his name is Friar Lawrence. He is the person that tries to help out their situation and keeps it secret but instead gets them killed. In Othello the person who gets Othello and his wife killed is Othello’s servant Iago. Iago lies about Desdemona cheating on him with Michael Cassio. Doing this Othello believes him and seeks out revenge and tells him to kill Cassio and that he would kill Desdemona. Cassio does not get killed but Desdemona does. In the end, Othello understands that Iago was lying and he kills himself. The difference between these two characters who killed the main characters is that one Friar Laurence does it by accident but the other Iago does it on
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