He is determined to expose Othello for the beast he is by "bringing this monstrous birth to light" (1.3.395). In the first scene of the play, Iago claims that he dislikes Othello for promoting Cassio over himself and later claims that he suspects that Othello has slept with his wife, and uses these as excuses to seek revenge on Othello to prove that he is an animal unworthy of Desdemona. In reality, however, Iago's true motives are for his own evil pleasure and in this pursuit of "joy, pleasance, revel, and applause transform[s] [himself] into [a] beast" (2.3.291). Iago makes his feelings known for Othello in the first scene of Act I, when he and Roderigo tell Brabantio that the "old black ram [was] tupping [his] white ewe" and that with his daughter "covered with a Barbary horse", his grandchildren "will neigh to [him]" (1.1.85; 1.1.108). Iago quickly angers Desdemona's father with his vivid bestial images and it is here that we realize the depth of Iago's cr... ... middle of paper ... ...convictions for upholding honor and justice.
Othello believes Iago, and quickly becomes extremely jealous. Iago then tells Othello, “O, beware, my lord, of jealousy! It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock the meat it feeds on” (3.3. 165-67). This seems pretty ironic considering the jealousy that Iago holds.
In volume two, we are able to understand the monster’s tale through his own eyes. This creates... ... middle of paper ... ...n Victor fails to keep his promise we sympathise for the monster even more. Shelley inspires sympathy for the monster because he is alienated and unwelcome. She makes the reader feel emotionally charged and involved with the monster’s feelings by the depth of his expression of rejection. Shelley also uses the theme of prejudice against the monster.
The two men have been speaking of the recent elopement of Othello, the commander of Venice\\ 's army and a Moor, with Desdemona, the daughter of a Senator in the city. Roderigo has been a suitor for Desdemona, and he is upset by the news. Iago tells Roderigo that he hates Othello, because the Moor passed him over for a promotion and named Cassio, as lieutenant in his place. The two men proceed to the house of Brabantio and awaken the Senator. They tell him that Othello has eloped with his daughter.
1, 300). This shows how Iago wants to ruin Othello’s life by making him jealous and blind his judgement. His uncontrollable hate towards Othello can be reflected through the song Rolling In the Deep, “but I’ve heard one on you and I’m gonna make your head burn” (33). These lyrics show how Iago is trying to take advantage of Othello’s weaknesses, which is severe jealousy. From early on in the play, Iago’s aggravation was obvious although Othello was oblivious due to his anger towards Desdemona.
The fact that the lovers are star-crossed, yet they still love each other is a bad decision because it leads to their doom. Second, in the third act Romeo “slew Tybalt” because of fate (R&J 3.1.178). Tybalt hates Romeo for crashing the party where Romeo met Juliet and he also hates Romeo because he is a Montague. Paris hates Romeo even when Romeo did not get a choice in what family he was born into, it was fate. Then, Tybalt challenges Romeo to a duel but Tybalt ends up killing Mercutio.
Romeo’s anger pushes him into killing Tybalt. This suggests that if Tybalt only questions Romeo or even Romeo tells Tybalt that they are now related, it could have ended differently. Second, Romeo never gets the message that tells him that Juliet is still alive. Balthazar, Romeo’s servant, tells Romeo of Juliet’s death and the two both go to Juliet’s tomb. Juliet’s arranged husband, Paris is there and suspects Romeo of vandalizing his “loves” tomb.
“As Iago, the man of resentment par excellence, who represents the levelling jealousy of all superior attainment, says of Cassio: "he hath a daily beauty in his life that makes me ugly" ( Othello, 5.2) (Bonetto I).” Since he was elected to be Othello’s lieutenant, Iago has a motive to be bitter and jealous towards Cassio. Iago never understood why Othello ch... ... middle of paper ... ... suspicion that he had slept with his wife, Emilia. Therefore Iago convinced Othello with the perfect evidence that his wife, Desdemona was cheating on him with Cassio. As the tragedy began to unfold everyone was able to see Iago true colors and see the conniving, lying, and backstabbing person that he is. Everyone’s fate was in the hands of Iago, the villain.
One of the major themes of Othello, which is jealousy, is referred to particularly by Iago. The phrase ‘green-eyed monster’ symbolises Othello’s dark thoughts, his jealousy and his feelings. The monster is constantly knowing away at Othello so that he cannot be at peace. Iago tempts Othello to jump from suspicion to anger without any actual proof. Iago is subtly instilling thoughts of Desdemona that she is unfaithful, due to Othello’s credulousness he believes every word of Iago, this will be the start of Othello’s downfall into anger and rage all due to those t... ... middle of paper ... ...nts to be remembered as someone who loved too much and was not wise about it, someone who was not easily jealous but was jealous when tricked and manipulated.
Throughout today’s society, jealousy is a common characteristic to bare. However, being too envious can demolish many lives. In “Othello” by William Shakespeare, many of the characters possess the trait of covetousness, leading to the death of valued characters. Iago, is jealous of Othello giving away his lieutenant position, and Othello is jealous at the presumption that his wife may be having an affair. In the end, their jealousy caused the deaths of their loved ones, such as Michael Cassio and Desdemona.