Othello is a highly respected general and is also married to the pure Desdemona. The marriage between Othello and Desdemona is destroyed due to Iago’s actions and lies. His actions consist of getting Michael Cassio discharged as lieutenant and convincing the Moor that his wife is cheating on him. The motives Iago has for despising Othello are he passed him over for a promotion to be his lieutenant, instead he chose Michael Cassio, and then he has suspicion that Othello slept with his wife, Emilia. Iago is miserable with his life, so he is going to make everyone else around him feel his misery.
Othello, in an outrage, believes everything Iago tells him and accuses his wife of being adulterous saying “she’s like a liar gone to burning hell” (V, ii, 132) and “she is false as water” (v, ii, 137). Being that Othello is insecure about his age and race – he is both old and black – he constantly questions Desdemona’s loyalty to him. Therefore, he is easily convinced that Desdemona was unfaithful when Iago torments him. Othello says, “ 'Tis destiny unshunnable, like death” (III, iii, 277). Othello believes his race and age made him destined to be cheated on.
Roderigo's love for Desdemona was transformed into hate towards any man that he thought was loved by her. Iago's love for his job and his wife, Emilia changed into a destructive hatred of Cassio and Othello. As a result of their hatred Cassio, Emilia, and at the end themselves were killed. The connection between love and hate in William Shakespeare's "Othello" is the ugly feeling of jealousy that caused such transformations. Jealousy can be described as a fear of losing something or someone that is valuable (Godfrey 2).
he describes his “name” and reputation “that was as fresh as Dian’s visage” (III, III, 283-385) turn to “black” just as his “own face”. Othello felt his name and good reputation is “begrimed” because his wife cheated on him. He compared his great quality is now as black as his face . Othello ends up killing his wife as he believed her indelty has damaged his reputation. Othello can not stand any factors that influence his character, so he will destroy anything in his way to maintain a good
The fact that the lovers are star-crossed, yet they still love each other is a bad decision because it leads to their doom. Second, in the third act Romeo “slew Tybalt” because of fate (R&J 3.1.178). Tybalt hates Romeo for crashing the party where Romeo met Juliet and he also hates Romeo because he is a Montague. Paris hates Romeo even when Romeo did not get a choice in what family he was born into, it was fate. Then, Tybalt challenges Romeo to a duel but Tybalt ends up killing Mercutio.
From there to Frank Harris's contemptuous term 'a credulous fool' is but a step. As a consequence, such a man, placed against the background of a highly civilized society, can know little of "all the humbug, pretence, selfishness, lust and vileness which-especially in a rich and refined society are rampant everywhere." Having entered innocently into a "hasty, ill-mated, and un- looked-for marriage," he seems almost foredoomed to lose his faith in his wife."... ... middle of paper ... ...hero reduced to a cold blooded murderer because of his jealousy, trust of a villain and, ironically, distrust of his own wife. Works Cited Cassal, Steve.
The Hate of Iago in Othello by William Shakespeare So crafted is Iago, to which he may take from so many a part of their lives and twist them into a knot, until he is the only person left untangled. He is present from the beginning of the play to the end. The question we ask is why does he hate everyone so much? What can make a man hate someone so much as to slaughter his comrades and trick them into such madness? The answer falls first in his failure at receiving a promotion to lieutenant.
Multiple factors contributed to this tragedy. One of these is the huge amount of jealousy throughout the play, which motivate the characters to complete their actions. Jealousy is a factor in Desdemoda’s end from the very beginning. The Shakespeare Navigator stated, “After Desdemona makes it clear that she loves and honors her husband, Brabantio remains vindictive, and bitterly warns Othello that Desdemona may turn out to be a slut: ‘Look to her, Moor, if thou hast eyes to see: / She has deceived her father, and may thee" (1.3.292-293).’ No father has ever expressed a more hateful jealousy of his son-in-law.” Brabantio is obviously hurt by Desdemoda’s abandonment of him, and is jealous of Othello’s newly acquired possession of his pride and joy. The warning that he gives in jealousy plants the seed of doubt in Othello’s mind, a seed that Iago later would begin to cultivate and bring to fruition.
His two pillars of motivation for his plotted chaos is being passed over for the lieutenancy position, and more importantly, his wife's alleged cheating on him. At the beginning of the play Iago is displayed as having some redeeming qualities to keep the audience wondering whether or not they should sympathize with him. There are lines early on that allude to his devilish nature when Iago compares himself to Satan, “When the devils will the blackest sins put on, they do suggest at first with the heavenly shows, as I do now.” (3.2.371-373). He is saying that he could be comparable to the Devil in the way that they are both sneaky in their mischievous deeds, first presenting themselves as upstanding allies. Iago is finally presented as a true villain beyond reproach or his mere jealousy on being cheated on or being passed over for the lieutenancy position, as seen when he monologues to the audience whenever revealing his plots as if immensely proud of himself.
Who would want to kill a mockingbird that sings and keeps people at peace? Only mean and cruel people for example Bob Ewell, a drunk and abusive father. This symbol of mockingbird appears in the story many times. According to Merriam-Webster’s Middle School Dictionary a mockingbird is a songbird of the southern U.S. that is noted for the sweetness of its song and for imitations of the notes of other birds (482). The symbol of killing a blameless bird is repeated through out the story when Harper Lee describes Boo Radley, Tom Robinson, and Calpurnia.