At the beginning of the play, Othello assigns the lieutenant role to Cassio rather than Iago, who is Othello’s close friend. Iago believed that he was more qualified as a lieutenant, which led him to develop anger towards Othello. Also, Iago was convinced that his wife, Emilia has cheated on him with Othello, and believed that the only way to get back is to corrupt his life. This rage led him to plot an evil scheme to ruin Othello’s life as he says, “[…] put the Moor at least into a jealousy so strong that judgment cannot cure” (2. 1, 300).
Plus he is able to manipulate people’s good qualities such as trust and love and use them for his own immoral benefit. It may be that Iago himself does not possess any of these good qualities so he cannot understand goodness or it might be that he is merely jealous of the beautiful relationships and noble people surrounding him and he has had enough. Whatever the reason, Iago purposely puts himself outside of humanity because he is egotistical in nature and feels that he deserves to disrespect everyone. Shakespeare, William. Othello.
Iago also creates a new profound hate for Othello for not recognizing that he is more worthy and has more qualification for the job, resulting in the start of his plans to destroy Othello and Cassio. This was the start to the downfall of many characters. Iago is seen as a demonic character who can create false realities for his victims. When conversing with his victims he develops a mutual bond with the victim creating a false reality that he has a friendly figure and not an enemy. Othello refers to Iago as “honest Iago” throughout the play unaware of his devilish acts.
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.
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. As the play progresses, the protagonist, Othello begins to appear more like Iago, as his jealousy destroys his wife and consumes his life. Therefore, jealousy is personified as a “green eyed monster” through the combination of Othello’s credulous nature and Iago’s malicious villainy. It is the reason for the change in Iago’s and Othello’s behavior, impacts the insecurity
In one respect I’ll thy assistant be; For this alliance may so happy prove to turn your households rancor to pure love” (2.3.95). This quotation shows that the two households the two household’s hatred don’t allow Romeo and Juliet to like each other, so Friar Lawrence has to keep the secret but he also thinks it is a good idea but in the end Friar Lawrence plan for their escape causes Juliet’s death. Hate is the most responsible for the events that take place during the play. The fact that the Montagues and the Capulets had hatred caused many peoples death and ended up bad. If the two families did not have the hatred, this did not happen and everyone would have lived happily and peacefully.
Othello In Othello by William Shakespeare, the villain Iago has many motives for ruining the lives of Othello, Cassio, Desdemona, and Roderigo. They include jealousy, fears of infidelity, greed, and his anger at being passed on for a promotion. These passionate motives drives Iago, turning him into one of the most evil of villains Shakespeare has created. Roderigo a solider in Othello’s army and once a courtier of Othello’s wife Desdemona is under Iago’s spell from the beginning. Iago’s manipulates him into aggravating Cassio, Iago’s rival and into giving him all his money to sway Desdemona.
Iago hates Othello it seems because of his unapointed position. This line asks us, the audience, a good question: does Iago hate Othello enough to go trough all the trouble creating enemies of the entire cast? There could have been much simpler ways to get at Othello without dragging everyone else into the picture. Also after Rodrigo lost his luetiency it would have been simple for Iago to fill the newly vacant position. I believe, as the line says, Iago hates Othello only for amusement.
The first sign of jealousy was when Desdemona would talk to Othello about Cassio getting his position back. Othello thought it was a bit strange, and Iago made it worse by exaggerating the situation to Oth... ... middle of paper ... ... in others.” (Hacht). When Iago manipulates everyone, it all stems from his own jealousy, and uses their jealousies to his own advantage against Othello. Plus, the love Othello had for Desdemona disappears because of Iago. It turns into pure hatred because of the jealousy instilled inside of him.
This shows that jealousy can cause harm to one’s relationship with someone. As Othello feels more insecure with his relationship, he goes through a sudden change in character due to his wife’s unfaithfulness. When people become jealous in relationships they often become very posses... ... middle of paper ... ...nd misunderstandings grow to point where he was not able to handle the stress anymore and deemed it right to kill Desdemona, only to find out that she and Cassio are innocent and have always remained faithful towards Othello. The emotion of jealousy can change and destroy one to their roots where their good and truth disappears from their soul and only the anger, jealousy, and hatred remain. In conclusion, everyone once has experienced the emotion of jealousy whether it be in a relationship towards someone or an object that someone else has and one wishes to have.