1, 300). This shows how Iago wants to ruin Othello’s life by making him jealous and blind his judgement. His uncontrollable hate towards Othello can be reflected through the song Rolling In the Deep, “but I’ve heard one on you and I’m gonna make your head burn” (33). These lyrics show how Iago is trying to take advantage of Othello’s weaknesses, which is severe jealousy. From early on in the play, Iago’s aggravation was obvious although Othello was oblivious due to his anger towards Desdemona.
Othello becomes outraged when Iago shares with him that his wife might be cheating on him. Othello feels jealous of the thought that Desdemona is having an affair. He states that the curse of marriage causes people to “call upon these delicate creatures ours, and not their appetites”(3.3.271-272). Othello is furious and would “rather be a toad/ and live upon the vapors of a dungeon/ than keep a corner of the thing I love/ For other uses”(3.3.272-275). Othello is so envious that he would rather be a toad than share his wife with another man.
Othello was tricked and convinced into doing unnecessary actions. In the play Othello, there was a lot of tension caused by jealousy and gullibility. Iago, Othello and Cassio had mixed emotions about the surroundings in the play, which caused both hate and tension between the men and woman. Iago, the main antagonist ion the play, caused extreme hate and anger between Othello and his wife Desdemona. With Iago’s ways of words, he is a man who hates Othello with a passion.
In Shakespeare’s Othello and Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner, Othello and Amir are overcome with the feeling of jealousy towards the people they love. This causes them to commit crimes against the ones they are jealous of. When jealousy corrupts the mind, it results in the individual loosing their true nature. It almost always leads the individual to hurt the ones that they love the most. Almost always jealousy turns into guilt, which explains why jealousy is a dangerous emotion; it consumes the mind and always leads to devastating consequences.
Iago is envious of Othello’s position of power, and the rumors that Emilia had an affair with Othello. Ultimately, Iago plans to destroy Othello by inciting him with envy, and to get Othello to turn on his wife.Iago’s paramount display of envy for Othello is in his soliloquy and also his conversations with Othello. Othello soon becomes overwhelmed with envy, and it is this envy that drives the play, and Iago’s plans. Iago begins the play with a deep envy for Othello, and only deepens as the play continues. Iago’s jealousy for Othello begins with Emilia, and the rumor that they were romantically involved.
It is so because of the motivation and drive he has received from this situation which will lead to better ideas. Iago clearly states that he is not completely sure if the rumour is even correct but he looks away towards that doubt and decides to destroy his life as well as the status he has built for himself anyways! Why would his status be destroyed some say? Well, his status will be destroyed because they say that “an affair is the biggest sin of all”. This jealousy lead to great destruction in the play which is: the death of both Iago and Othello.
This shows that jealousy can cause harm to one’s relationship with someone. As Othello feels more insecure with his relationship, he goes through a sudden change in character due to his wife’s unfaithfulness. When people become jealous in relationships they often become very posses... ... middle of paper ... ...nd misunderstandings grow to point where he was not able to handle the stress anymore and deemed it right to kill Desdemona, only to find out that she and Cassio are innocent and have always remained faithful towards Othello. The emotion of jealousy can change and destroy one to their roots where their good and truth disappears from their soul and only the anger, jealousy, and hatred remain. In conclusion, everyone once has experienced the emotion of jealousy whether it be in a relationship towards someone or an object that someone else has and one wishes to have.
He, Iago, throughout the whole play just wanted to get back at Othello for not choosing him as Othello’s second-in-command. The theme of jealousy fits well into this play, Iago uses jealousy and hate to fuel his revenge. He uses Othello’s feelings of intense love for Desdemona, and twists them into doubt and suspicion. Jealousy runs throughout the play. Iago is jealous of Cassio and Othello.
An example is when Iago seeks revenge against Othello and Cassio because of his anger and jealousy. Person vs. society appears when Desdemona's father Brabantio, disapproves her marriage to Othello because he is several years older than Desdemona, from a different class, and a different race. An internal conflict of person vs. himself is found when Othello is in a dilemma about whether or not should he believe that Desdemona is being unfaithful to him. Othello loves and trusts Desdemona until his jealousy is aroused by the cruel manipulations of Iago. Iago's intention was to persuade Othello to believe that Desdemona is having an affair with Cassio.
Iago is a man who uses jealousy against those around him; however, this jealously seems to be what fuels his own loathing in the first place. Iago’s jealously is first shown at the beginning of the play when he is speaking with Roderigo about the Moor. He says: Despise me If I do not. Three great ones of the city In personal suit to make me his lieutenant Off-capped to him, and by the faith of man I know my price, I am worth no worse a place. (I.i.1165) In other words, Iago believes he deserves the position of lieutenant, but Othello has different plans.