Why would my devoted daughter love a moor like you?
My Wonderful Othello!
The image depicted above is an external, man vs. man conflict. As shown Othello is fighting with Desdemona because he believes that she has cheated on him. Act 4 Scene 1 states, "Desdemona: Why, sweet Othello- Othello: (striking her) You devil! Desdemona: I haven't done anything to deserve this! Othello: Oh, you devil, you devil! You can cry all day and all night and I still won't believe you're sad. Get out of my sight! " Othello striking Desdemona illustrates that he is angry at her due to the ideas he has of her.This also propels the plot by adding more manipulation and misunderstanding into the drama. Additionally as seen in the image, the bed behind them and Othello's shirt are shades of green. This symbolizes the jealousy that is driving the man vs. man conflict between Othello and Desdemona.
As portrayed in the image above, a internal man vs. self conflict is occurring. Othello is wondering if Desdemona is truly cheating on him. His heart is telling him that she is faithful however, his jealous mind full of Iago's lies is telling him otherwise. For example, Act 3 Scene 3 states, Othello: I swear, I think my wife's faithful, and I think she's not...I need proof! Her reputation was was as pure as snow, but now it's as dirty and black as my own face...Oh, how I wish I knew the truth!" As seen above, Othello is sitting alone think of the situation and a silhouette of Iago is off in the corner thinking of his successful manipulation. this silhouette represents the lies that Iago fed Othello. The green chairs and Othello's off green shirt embody the jealousy that is filling Othello's body that is causing him to have this internal conflict.
As seen in the image depicted above two external conflicts are portrayed.Both man vs. man and man vs. society conflicts are present. The man vs. man conflict is Othello fighting with Brabantio for Desdemona's hand in marriage. Act 1 Scene 3 states, " Brabantio: She's been tricked and stolen from me, enchanted by black magic spells. She must've been tricked or drugged... Othello: ...it's true that I've taken this man's daughter from him...". Othello and Brabantio exchanging accusations and snares reveals a man vs. man conflict between the two of them for Desdemona. The man vs. society conflict is Othello being told he is not good enough for Desdemona because he is a moor and she is a Venetian girl. For example Act 1 Scene 3 states. "Brabantio: She's a good girl, quiet and obedient. She blushes at the slightest thing. And you want me to believe that despite her young age and proper upbringing she fell in love with a man she'd be afraid to look at? The very thought of it is ridiculous. You'd have to be stupid to think that someone so perfect could make such an unnatural mistake as that." Brabantio saying that his daughter couldn't possibly love Othello because she was properly raised and she would be afraid of him, implies that socially it was not acceptable for a young Venetian girl to be in love with a moor. Therefore, Othello is in a conflict with society due to his race and this time period. Additionally, Othello and Desdemona's speech bubbles being shades of pink are representations of their love for one another, this love brings about the two conflicts depicted in the scene.