Othello is not aware of this fact since he is enraged by the thought of Desdemona cheating on him. After Desdemona’s death Emilia is furious as she discovers Iago’s mischievous lies to corrupt Othello’s life. These characters all undergo rage but due to different events that occurred to them.
This is evident in Shakespeare’s Othello and Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner. Othello and Amir are corrupted by jealousy, causing them to ruin the lives of the people they love. Othello and Amir are corrupted by the powerful emotion of jealousy. Othello’s jealousy against Desdemona stems from the manipulation put forth by Iago. Iago decides to play on Othello’s jealous nature, and constantly tells him that Desdemona is being unfaithful with Cassio.
“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.
Shakespeare shows through Othello, Iago, Roderigo, and Brabantio that jealousy is the most corrupt and destructive emotion. Othello is horribly jealous of what he thinks is going on between his wife and Cassio. This poisonous feeling turns Othello into a mad man and he strikes his wife. Jealousy causes people to act incredibly different. People that are almost always reserved and sincere can become crazy because of jealousy.
Othello is desperate for people to know that he has swiftly dealt with his allegedly cheating wife to defend his honor and reputation. Rather than maintaining his reasonable disposition he possesses for a large duration of the play he gets blinded by jealousy, turning to lunacy. An example of this is when he begins to spew gibberish in the presence of Iago, upset with his wife's alleged infidelity, saying, “Pish! Noses, ears, and lips--is’t possible? Confess--handkerchief--O, devil!” (4.1.50-52).
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
Othello is a character who has been deeply driven by this emotion, how were you able to show the extent of his jealousy in the film? I have tried to represent the character of Othello to the audience, as a man who in possession of jealousy fury destroys what he loves best in the world; his wife Desdemona. Othello gets manipulated by Iago into believing that his wife has been unfaithful to him with Cassio.“ He becomes so deeply driven by jealousy and the idea that Desdemona has betrayed him with Cassio, that no explanation will reassure him. Such an obsession surpasses Othello's reason, his common sense, and his value for honesty particularly seen when he says, “Honest, honest Iago.” Due to this, we can foreshadow that the ending of the film will not conclude well, which is further confirmed by the burial at sea of Othello and Desdemona.” This can be seen in the scene where he sees his wife's handkerchief in the hands of Cassio's mistress Bianca. Othello is completely submerged by his jealousy, as it is, for him, the visual proof of his wife’s infidelity.
He wanted to be with Desdemona badly and because Othello married her without consent he is jealous of him. This begins Roderigo's resentment to Othello, and his thoughts on ruining him. Also, since Othello has married Desdemona without Barbantio's approval. Roderigo helps Iago with his plan to make Desdemona's father aware of the situation, due to the fact that they both want to sabotage Othello. Iago says to Roderigo, "Call up her father,/ Rouse him.
Iago is envious of Othello’s position of power, and the rumors that Emilia had an affair with Othello. Ultimately, Iago plans to destroy Othello by inciting him with envy, and to get Othello to turn on his wife.Iago’s paramount display of envy for Othello is in his soliloquy and also his conversations with Othello. Othello soon becomes overwhelmed with envy, and it is this envy that drives the play, and Iago’s plans. Iago begins the play with a deep envy for Othello, and only deepens as the play continues. Iago’s jealousy for Othello begins with Emilia, and the rumor that they were romantically involved.
Iago is mad at Othello since Othello chose Casio as his second-in-command. He therefore schemes with Rodrigues (who was rejected by Desdemona for marriage) to bring Othello down. Iago creates this whole dramatic irony by setting it to look like Casio had an affair with Desdemona. Iago lies to Othello about Desdemona being unfaithful. Othello, in an outrage, believes everything Iago tells him and accuses his wife of being adulterous saying “she’s like a liar gone to burning hell” (V, ii, 132) and “she is false as water” (v, ii, 137).