He is discussing how he hates Othello, yet he must feign loyalty for his position. This is already a clue to the reader that Iago cannot be trusted. This feeling of mistrust is vital in the mood of the play because it is most ironic that Othello trusts Iago as much as to murder his own wife. This ironic plot creates a frustrating feeling for the reader which is felt throughout the play. The mood is tense when we find out that Brabantio is angry that Othello has taken his daughter.
Jealousy is a powerful emotion, one that can damage the mind and demolish relationships. As soon as the seed of jealousy is planted, it will lead to harmful consequences. Jealousy will turn into anger, making the victim fixated with the idea. Many works of literature use the theme of jealousy to warn individuals about the dangers involved with jealousy. This is evident in Shakespeare’s Othello and Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner.
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.
Iago, the man with sleek words, makes Othello believe his wife is cheating on him with Cassio. Othello does not know how to respond to this nonsense. He does not understand that he loved Desdemona with all of his heart. Why did he get this pain in return? The actions and emotions that have taken place in the play; revenge is what comes to mind.
Othello is a character who has been deeply driven by this emotion, how were you able to show the extent of his jealousy in the film? I have tried to represent the character of Othello to the audience, as a man who in possession of jealousy fury destroys what he loves best in the world; his wife Desdemona. Othello gets manipulated by Iago into believing that his wife has been unfaithful to him with Cassio.“ He becomes so deeply driven by jealousy and the idea that Desdemona has betrayed him with Cassio, that no explanation will reassure him. Such an obsession surpasses Othello's reason, his common sense, and his value for honesty particularly seen when he says, “Honest, honest Iago.” Due to this, we can foreshadow that the ending of the film will not conclude well, which is further confirmed by the burial at sea of Othello and Desdemona.” This can be seen in the scene where he sees his wife's handkerchief in the hands of Cassio's mistress Bianca. Othello is completely submerged by his jealousy, as it is, for him, the visual proof of his wife’s infidelity.
He takes advantage of these things and uses them against them. He is responsible for what happened but shouldn’t be the only person blamed. Othello, Rodrigo, and Emilia are characters that should also receive some blame. Othello’s jealousy leads him to kill his wife. Rodrigo’s jealously leads to him killing Cassio and Emilia’s unawareness leads to Iago convincing Othello that Desdemona is in fact cheating on him.
He soon pays for his jealousy rage by taking both his wife and his own life. In addition, from the play, Iago seems to let his infatuation over seek his reasoning as well. Iago is one of Othello's respectable friends. When Othello, the General, had to pick a lieutenant, he chose Cassio. Iago was furious at Othello's decision.
At the beginning of the play, Othello assigns the lieutenant role to Cassio rather than Iago, who is Othello’s close friend. Iago believed that he was more qualified as a lieutenant, which led him to develop anger towards Othello. Also, Iago was convinced that his wife, Emilia has cheated on him with Othello, and believed that the only way to get back is to corrupt his life. This rage led him to plot an evil scheme to ruin Othello’s life as he says, “[…] put the Moor at least into a jealousy so strong that judgment cannot cure” (2. 1, 300).
Although the most obvious manifestation of jealousy occurs within Othello, the characters of Iago, Biana, and Roderigo also radiate this encompassing emotion. Realizing the sheer power of this emotion, Shakespeare uses it in ways that contribute to the overall message that he was striving for. Although Iago succeeded in his plan to make Othello jealous, it was his own jealousy that caused everything to happen in the first place. “I hate the Moor, / And it is thought abroad, that 'twixt my sheets / 'Has done my office. I know not if 't be true, / But I, for mere suspicion in that kind, / Will do as if for surety” (I.iii, 287-291).
Manipulations of Othello in William Shakespeare's Play One of the main themes running through Othello is jealousy. Othello's jealousy for Desdemona and Bianca's for Cassio. The catalyst for this jealously though is Iago's manipulation of the characters and their own failure to communicate and trust one another over Iago. These massive doses of jealousy lead to death and the downfall of the hero of the play. On the surface it seems like Iago is the cause of this, so why does the audience often feel empathy towards Iago, and even enjoy his clever manipulations?