Jealousy is a powerful emotion that can blind oneself from identifying the truth. Shakespeare heavily emphasizes this theme throughout the drama Othello, especially through the actions of characters. In the play the heinous antagonist, Iago, uses each character’s jealousy to deceive that person and manipulate the truth. His false promises and deceitfulness bring to the demise of many of the main characters in the play, including the protagonist, Othello. Othello could not have been deceived if it were not for his powerful jealousy. Therefore, Shakespeare is telling us that jealousy is an ugly trait that can hide the truth, which in turn causes many problems between characters in the play.
Jealousy, whatever it may be driven by, can produce many different actions in a person depending on their desires. Othello craftly examines a few examples of these with highly contrasting characters driven by vastly different things. The different manifestations of jealousy in said characters can be analysed through the characters of Roderigo, Othello, and Iago, while also proving how jealousy can sometimes be a front for more cynister feelings.
Throughout Othello the Moor of Venice we experience a rather uplifting story that seems to somehow come crashing down on not only the characters in the story but the reader also. Author William Shakespeare does a tremendous job at connecting us with the characters in the play. Othello, the protagonist in the play, falls slowly into the pit of destruction where jealousy takes control. He along with many other characters in the play are manipulated by Iago and slowly taken down from a peaceful, love filled, and triumphant place in their lives to one that is dark and revengeful. Many are led to their deaths because of the terrible deeds done by Iago, some of which include Othello himself who commits suicide only after murdering his new wife over nothing but the mindset of jealousy and hate. Shakespeare explores a vast amount of literary content here some of which delve into Jealousy. Jealousy alongside intense deceitful manipulation can introduce a person to another sinister side of themselves they never knew to existed. Iago 's ultimate goal in the play is not yet clearly laid out; there is much to
The context in which the word “jealousy” is used suggests that jealousy is quite a grotesque thing, a threat to a peaceful, rational, honest mind, and all-consuming, as if it eats you up from inside.
“O, beware, my lord, of jealousy;
It is the green-ey'd monster, which doth mock
The meat it feeds on.”
When many people decided to sit down and read a book or a play it is because the title or summary entices them. As the story comes to an end it is decided whether or not the person related to or understood the point of the literature. Great authors and playwrights know this and set in place concepts.
As described by William Shakespeare , is a jealous green -eyed monster and one that annoys most people, especially those who are in a relationship ! Everyone stood on both sides of the fence jealousy once at least in his life . There are times people are wondering , is the field of women's jealousy ? Well, not really ! 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 .
But jealousy, and especially sexual jealousy, brings with it a sense of shame and humiliation. For this reason it is generally hidden; if we perceive it we ourselves are ashamed and turn our eyes away; and when it is not hidden it commonly stirs contempt as well as pity. Nor is this all. Such jealousy as Othello’s converts human nature into chaos, and liberates the beast in man; and it does this in relation to one of the most intense and also the most ideal of human feelings. (169)
“Jealousy, that dragon which slays love under the pretence of keeping it alive”- Havelock Ellis. Jealousy cripples in many ways and it ruins people's lives. Literal definition of jealousy means, feeling or showing envy of someone or their achievements and advantages (Dictionary.com). Not to mention that jealousy goes deeper than that; it does not solely mean being envies of someone’s accomplishments. It encompasses feelings that derive from the fear of abandonment and leads to rage, humiliation, or both simultaneously. This emotion usually develops when a person feels a threat to a meaningful relationship from a third-party. The threat could be legitimate or assumed according to Psychology Today. Jealousy is fueled by insecurities, it limits people from having separate hobbies, and it causes distance between partners.
In the chapter “The Green Eyed Monster of Happiness,” the author introduces the human emotion jealousy. Jealousy, a vicious emotion that can make a person think irrational, and can governs a person’s actions they wouldn’t normally do. Fear, insecurity, anger, is a few emotions that are produce from jealousy. There are multiple types of jealousy but the one that the author emphasizes is the relationship type of jealousy, one that originates from love.
At the root of most jealousy, lies a fear of losing something that we have. Jealousy can manifest itself in various relationships. Envy, its close cousin, is the desire for that which we do not have. Jealousy can be found in the context of lovers, and it can be found in the context of siblings or friends. The most obvious and prevalent forms of jealousy are those that manifest themselves in intimate and sexual relationships. It can arise if one person feels that the other is receiving too much attention from someone else. Jealousy can also manifest if one feels that their significant other is giving too much attention or the wrong kind of attention to someone else. Either way, the underlying emotion behind jealousy is a fear of losing. This could be a fear of losing their partner all together, or