The Emotions Of Jealousy In Shakespeare's Othello

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“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. Many different concepts, to catch different audiences attention and to deepen the understanding of the literature. In order to understand Shakespeare’s play Othello, it is necessary to examine the emotions of jealousy, manipulation, being consumed by something, and gender. Shakespeare said it best in regards to the emotion of jealousy, it mocks the person it feeds on. Which means to me, you never win from being jealous. I have had the emotion of jealousy plenty of times just like every other person on this planet. You can be jealous of the nerdy girl because she knows everything, the loud person because …show more content…

This emotion however is double-sided, the concept of manipulation. The reason I say double-sided is because people can be manipulative and manipulated. This concept is different from the emotion of jealously in the way that if you are doing the manipulation or being manipulated you may not even know it. Othello's villain may be literature's most impressive master of the concept. Iago plans with intelligent and careful manipulation of Othello into believing that Desdemona has been unfaithful. His understanding of human emotions is impressive, like is ability to orchestrate a complicated web of pre-planned scenarios. He seemed to know exactly what to do and when to do it, on top of knowing how the people around him would act and perceive his action. This concept can go as far as to say that everyone in the play was manipulated or manipulative, in the way that everything went to

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  • Analyzes how great authors and playwrights set in place concepts to catch audiences attention and deepen the understanding of the literature.
  • Analyzes how shakespeare demonstrates the effects of jealousy and how in depth the emotion is with action and thinking.
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