Examples Of Jealousy In Othello

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Othello is one of the main characters of this tragedy by Shakespeare. At the start of the play, Othello is thought of as an outsider. He is black and is from Africa, and is inevitably singled out in an all-white community. But his ability to fight and be a leader makes him an ascent to the government. At the start of the play Othello is well known and well-liked and respected by his soldiers and the citizens of Venice. The jealousy of Othello from Iargo is very intense. iargo uses his abilities to manipulate people to get up on Othello. He is jealous of othello being married to Desdemona.
Jealousy is a strong emotion. Jealousy can kill relationships, and confuse the mind. The sex sex, race or age. When the feeling of jealousy is present it can lead to deadly outcomes. Jealousy almost always turns into anger. In the play, a lot of the characters have jealousy, causing them to do acts out of their normal self. . Iargo , Emilia, Roderigo and Othello all display jealousy throughout the play, even though all of them finds peace in a different way.
Iargo shows jealousy from the start of the play. His jealousy quickly creates thoughts of revenge, and he soon comes up with a plan to get revenge on people that did him wrong.. From the start of the play, Iargo showed his jealousy for Cassio and Othello. He is jealous of Cassio for getting hired as lieutenant. Iargo feels he is the rightful owner of the position, and he is jealous of Othello not only for the hiring the of Cassio, but also from his thought that Othello had been with Emilia. Iargo expresses "It is thought abroad that 'twixt my sheets / He has done my office" (I.iii.369-370). This insecurity and jealousy he feels leads him to perform acts of revenge. Iargo ...

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...equently denies his jealousy, but it is obivious that he is losing his mind with the thought that Desdemona is cheating. Hetalks to Iargo saying "No Iargo;/I'll see before I doubt; when I doubt, prove;/And on the proof, there is no more but this,--/Away at once with love or jealousy!" (3.3.189-192) The fact that he believes that his wife is cheating with only implication put out by Iargo shows the fact that he is vulnerable to jealousy. Right after, with Iargo's help he believes to see undeniable proof that Desdemona is cheating with the loss of the handkerchief. Othelllo's jealousy quickly turns to anger as he struggles to survive. He accuses her and though she denies it, he does not believe her. Othello thinks he has no other way to get out of his doubt than to murder Desdemona. After Desdemona's death, the truth isbrought out, and Othello chooses to kill himself.
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