Othello's jealousy over powers him to kill his wife, in the end only one man was standing which is Michael Casio. In conclusion jealousy is an evil thing. Othello was convinced that his faithful wife (Desdemona) was cheat on him with Michael Casio. Iago was able to plant this convincing evidence to Othello. The moral of the play is to not " judge a book by its cover" and do not depend on what people say.
After they found out she was accused wrongly Claudio pleaded sorry to Leonato and told him he wants to make it up to him. Then Leonato says, “Since you could not be my son-in-law, be yet my nephew.”(5.1.300-301) In this quote they are making Claudio think he’s going to marry Hero’s cousin. What they are really doing is tricking him into marrying Hero. So as the wedding starts and after Claudio agrees to marry her Hero unmasks herself and Claudio realizes she’s not dead and goes on to marry
Iago is the epitome of evil. He uses Othello’s innocence to his advantage and although Othello has been “eaten up with passion”, Iago is also passionately jealous of Othello. However, Iago’s downfall is due to his intense jealousy and results in his trust in Emilia. Eventually, both good and evil fail and neither succeed. Perhaps Shakespeare is trying to send a message to the audience here - a message that suggests that all there is good and bad in everyone; the bad brings out the good and the good brings out the bad.
However, in analysis of her character, on multiple occasions Gertrude has demonstrated that her loyalty at first lies with her second husband out of her naiveté, though as the nefarious deed has been revealed in the play, Gertrude’s loyalty shifts to her son. She has been wrongfully seen as villainous, and because of her naiveté is taken advantage throughout the play. The first question raised of Gertrude’s actions is why she so hastily married her brother in law? Some speculate that she perhaps had an affair with Claudius before the death of the late king Hamlet. However, it can be seen that Gertrude, oblivious to the fact that Claudius murdered her late husband, decided to marry him so that she doesn’t lose her position of power in the royal family.
Iago formulates a plan to get back at Othello and also to help Rodrigo achieve his aspiration for Desdemona. Angry, Iago reveals his hatred upon Othello by waking Desdemona's father, Brabantio, and informing him about his daughter not being in her quarters and is out marrying the Moor, Othello. In Act 2, Scene 1, Iago suspects Othello having an affair with Iago's wife. Already we can see this villain spawning but does not show his hate to Othello. Furthermore, Iago manipulates Othello to believe that Desdemona is cheating while the all along she is being truthful about her innocence.
Iago’s Jealousy In Shakespeare’s tragedy Othello, good is often confronted by evil, in which almost every case is in the form of jealousy. Iago, the plays antagonist, is a very manipulative villain. Iago uses his own agony and distress brought upon him by his envy of others, to provoke the same agony within the characters in the play. Jealousy’s ability are shown to influence people to new ends and make all humanistic judgment disappear leaving that man a monster torn apart by envy. Jealousy’s true destructive wrath and the pure evil it brings out in people can be revealed through Iago’s actions throughout the tragedy Othello.
Shakespeare draws an amazing face of a man made to be a villain by ambition, desire and an imbalance of good and evil. Macbeth, unhappy and unsatisfied with his social position, caused his feelings to snowball into the ambition that led him to the murder of Duncan. “I have no spur To prick the sides of my intent, but only Vaulting ambition, which O’erleaps itself And falls on th’other” (Act 1 sc. 7 pg 41) By using an aside, Shakespeare allows Macbeth to reveal his ambitions. And uses Macbeth’s ambition to create irony, in that his ambition was what brought him to power, yet it also leads him to his tragic downfall.
The main theme is Othello's jealousy, which results in his downfall. Vital to the play is the devilish Iago, one of Shakespeare's most fascinating villains. His motives for manipulating Othello remain in mystery. However, Othello's race is vital to the success of Iago's schemes. In the rest of my essay I will look in depth of the other character to show how Iago convinced Othello of Desdemona's guilt.
and if you wrong us, shall we not revenge? The revenge motif in the play stems from the undeserved ill treatment first of Shylock by Antonio and then Antonio by Shylock. On simple levels Shakespeare shows bigotry and prejudice in all its ugliness through the use of anti-Semitic attitudes. Shakespeare dispels the premises of anti-Semitism by establishing marked similarities between Shylock and his antagonists in the play. Antonio and Shylock are both business men intent on making money who have allowed this pursuit to become their entire focus.
The first reason is that there is no concrete evidence that Cassio cheated on her. The only reason why Othello believes that Cassio cheated on her is because of Iago and the handkerchief. Iago begins the process of destroying Othello’s life by giving him the idea that Cassio is not “an honest man”. Othello then persuades Iago to continue his thoughts on why he believes that Cassio is not an honest man. He then comes to the conclusion that Cassio slept with Desdemona.