The Pros And Cons Of Emotions In Othello

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The thing about being human there are pros and cons to it. The great thing about it is that we are able to come up with great inventions. But when comes to emotions that 's when things start to get confusing. Our emotions play a big role in the way we act towards our own kind. Us being humans we have many types of emotions, we have anger, happy, sad, excited and so much more. In poem Othello, The Moor of Venice by William Shakespeare take place in Venice. It starts off where Roderigo and lago are in an argument over Othello. Rodrigo jealous because he is in love with Desdemona who is married to Othello and Iago is jealous because Othello chose Michael Cassio as a Lieutenant who has no experience in military life and Lago has a lot of experience…show more content…
The reason for this is either because we don’t trust them or we got the news hearing the information through someone else. When hearing it through someone else 's mouth and not hearing from your loved one, it really makes you suspect your partner and start second guessing them. In Othello, that is what exactly what happened. Earlier on in the story, Iago emits that he heard rumors of Othello having an affair with his wife, Emily. For instance, in the poem, Lago says “twixt my sheets 'Has done my office. I know not if 't be true….” (1.3 390 ) .When Lago heard these rumors and how Othello wouldn’t take him as a Lieutenant. That 's when the last straw broke, it got to the point Lago wanted to make Othello suffer in pain by getting back at him by saying Desdemona is having an affair with Cassio. Othello though says he wants proof of this by telling lago “For she had eyes, and chose me. No, Iago; I’ll see before I doubt; when I doubt, prove; And on the proof, there is no more…” (2.3 189-191). When Othello says this to Lago he then realizes he got Othello on his toes to point it makes him paranoid to the fact he believes that Desdemona is having an affair with Cassio by the evidence of Othello 's handkerchief that had strawberries on it and that it was placed in Cassio’s room. Between Othello and Iago it 's based on sexual suspicion on their spouses but for Rodrigo he has sexual desire…show more content…
For Rodrigo, he only had a sexual desire for Desdemona. lago takes that as an advantage and uses that against Rodrigo. The way Iago manipulates Rodrigo is by getting him to sell his own land, give Lago more money or even start fights with drunk Cassio. What Iago says to Roderigo is “Put money in thy purse,.....” (1.3 344). Lago realizes to get to Rodrigo to do whatever he wants all he has to do is to repeat himself a couple of times and Rodrigo would finally do what Iago asks him to do. As for Cassio, the way Lago gets at him is by getting Cassio drunk and having Rodrigo go and fight Cassio which then follows a consequence for Cassio. Cassio then loses his place as a lieutenant and during the time Cassio and Roderigo are fighting Iago stabs both the men. Lago first stabs Cassio because Iago told Roderigo he should go kill Cassio but once the soldiers start coming up the stair Iago then switches from one side to another making it seem like he was on Cassio 's side the whole time by stabbing Rodrigo. He then blames Cassio 's prostitute lover Bianca. At the end of this story it leads to a very sad ending for Desdemona because in end of the story she is killed by Othello because he suspected that she was having an affair with Cassio and tells Emily on why Desdemona is dead that 's
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