There is a feeling of empathy for Othello when his extreme, yet falsely founded jealousy causes him to lose his mind, and his beloved wife. The mood is sad and frustrating when poor innocent Desdemona is being punished for a crime she didn’t commit. And at the end there is a slight feeling of satisfaction that Iago’s plan was revealed, yet the mood is overwhelmingly depressing because Othello and Desdemona both suffered severely and died. Iago introduces suspicion in the very first scene. He is discussing how he hates Othello, yet he must feign loyalty for his position.
This means that the person who becomes jealous feels that their standing with the other person is threatened in some way. The causes of these feelings of vulnerability can stem from a variety of sources depending on the sex, experiences, and general disposition of the person. Owens points out that one common misconception on the cause or reason for jealousy from the recipient's point of view is that "If you're jealous, it must mean you love me." Owens also notes that jealousy is more often a "reflection of other things like the person's need to control …fear of being alone, or poor self esteem" (qtd. in Jet 2002).
“Othello believes Desdemona is unfaithful with only the insinuations by Iago, this proves that Othello is prone to jealousy.” Once Iago plants Desdemona’s handkerchief in Cassio’s room, Othello is given the proof he needs to fully believe that Desdemona has made him a cuckold. “I tremble at it, nature would not invest herself in such shadowing passion without some instruction, it is not words that shakes me thus” (4.1.46-48). Othello experiences jealousy so strong, that he experiences a seizure. This seizure is proof Othello is now overwhelmed with jealousy and he no longer can be certain that Desdemona is innocent. Othello is manipulated int... ... middle of paper ... ... situation.
(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.
Have you ever been jealous of someone due to some reason? One can understand how jealousy can affect him or her to do horrible things. Jealousy causes people to perform stupid actions that they would not have done if they were not jealous of something or someone. The protagonist and the antagonist are mostly driven by love and filled with the feeling of jealousy. Due to the feeling of jealousy felt by the antagonist, Iago about not getting the job he wanted, he makes a plan to somehow destroy Othello’s love for Desdemona.
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.
Both men and women suffer from jealousy on an equal footing . The exact origin and jealousy can be found in a motley of different emotions that are not always irrational to be honest. It is a combination of fear and insecurity of losing priceless possession or person . Many psychologists jealousy refer directly to the lack of self-confidence in the relationship . After a while jealousy , promotes himself and begins to captivate the normal routine of the people , and turns his life into an absolute disaster .
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).
She views herself as a loyal and faithful wife who has every good and pure desire for herself and Othello. Jealousy however is a deceptive device that gives Othello the illusion that Desdemona is unfaithful and dishonest. When Othello is enraged about the loss of the handkerchief the audience knows that he is consumed with jealousy which is causing him to lose his temper. On the other hand Desdemona is unaware that Othello is jealous saying, "Men 's natures wrangle with inferior things, / Though great ones are their object" (3.4.165-166). When she says this she believes that something has gone wrong at work and Othello is just taking it out on her ( the inferior thing).
If a human is desperate, it causes them to have bad judgment, and they act out of their normal ways of behavior. Most of the time, they are put in a case of desperation because of another human. Humans wrong each other a lot, sometimes deliberately. Other times, it is unintentional, but either way, it happens. Anxiety clouds judgment, making people act in ways that are frowned upon in society.