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Jealousy By William Shakespeare 's Othello

- Jealousy In Othello Jealousy brings out the worst in people and that is particularly true with leaders, given their far-reaching authority and influence. When jealousy arises, leaders lose focus, respect, and their leadership abilities suffer as do their organization skills. These negative aspects of jealousy are present in Shakespeare’s tragic hero Othello, and was the cause of his ultimate downfall. In William Shakespeare’s Othello, jealousy is a central theme and tragic flaw possessed by the main characters Iago, Othello, and Roderigo....   [tags: Othello, Iago, William Shakespeare, Jealousy]

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William Shakespeare 's Othello - Jealousy

- ​​​​​Jealous Much. ​​​​​ Tyree Smith ​​​​​ Mr. Welch ​​​​ Crete-Monee High School ​Jealous is feeling or showing envy of someone or their achievements or advantages. Think back to a time when you felt jealous of someone or something. One of the biggest themes that took place in Othello was jealousy. Several times in the book jealousy occurred. Iago is upset because Othello chose Michael Cassio as his lieutenant. Brabantio is jealous because the Moor stole his daughters love....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Love, William Shakespeare]

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The Key Of Tragedy : Jealousy And Manipulation

- The Key to Tragedy: Jealousy and Manipulation William Shakespeare, also known as the English national poet, remains considered as “the greatest dramatist of all time.” He has written many plays that provide readers an outlook towards human conflict and emotion. Othello, one of Shakespeare’s famous plays, has various movie versions. Tim Blake Nelson’s 2001 updated modern version of Othello, “O”, integrates the important symbolism of the handkerchief as well as themes of jealousy and manipulation; yet, it devalues the important features of women discrimination and early modern English language....   [tags: Othello, Jealousy, Iago, Envy]

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Shakespeare's Othello: Is Jealousy the Cause?

- The hero in William Shakespeare’s tragedy Othello is guided to murder by his passions. Which passions. Jealousy. Sexual jealousy. In this paper let us look into these questions. In the volume Shakespeare and Tragedy John Bayley denies that jealousy is a major causative factor in the play: The play eludes with ease any attempt to pin it down to a solution: why it happened, what caused it, what weakness in Othello was involved. Even jealousy as such is not the reason. Jealousy is a long-term affair, with its own rules and customs, its own subterranean animosities and grudges....   [tags: Othello essays]

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Jealousy in Othello

- Shakespeare’s Othello is a play consistently based on jealously and the way it can destroy lives. One is quick to think this jealously is based on Othello’s lack of belief in Desdemona’s faithfulness to him or his suspensions over Desdemona’s affair with Cassio, Othello’s honorable lieutenant. Upon closer inspection of the jealously that exists throughout the play it becomes clear that his jealously is not the sole start and reason for all of the destruction that occurs. Iago, a good friend of Othello, is not who he appears to be....   [tags: Shakespeare, Othello]

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William Shakespeare 's Othello : Jealousy, Betrayal, And Revenge

- William Shakespeare’s Othello is a play of jealousy, betrayal, and revenge. Iago, the antagonist of the play, is considered to be one of Shakespeare’s most evil characters. This title is given to him basically by everyone who reads this play. Iago actions were consistently the actions of a man with little remorse or compassion towards the parties involved. Throughout the play, Iago lacks a clear, justified motive for his actions. Without a solid motive, the only thing to trigger an act of evil is embedded within the character himself....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Michael Cassio, William Shakespeare]

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Jealousy and Race in Othello

- Othello is one of Shakespeare’s tragedies; originally written as a play and performed to an Elizabethan audience. Othello and many of Shakespeare’s other plays have been performed to various audiences since, and have been adapted into Opera, Ballet, Film and television productions. Othello has survived the centuries to this day and age; and continues to captivate and remain relevant to a modern audience; Othello certainly is a timeless classic work of art. “The object of tragic imitation is men in action.” As stated by Aristotle in his work, Poetics....   [tags: Othello Essays]

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Shakespeare's Othello: Jealousy Sexual in Nature

- Othello: Jealousy Sexual in Nature        William Shakespeare’s tragedy Othello manifests a lot of activity motivated by a variety of passions, some good and others not so. Let’s analyze what many critics consider to be the dominant passion on the part of the protagonist’s most significant actions.   A. C. Bradley, in his book of literary criticism, Shakespearean Tragedy, describes the dominant motivating passion in Othello:   In the second place, there is no subject more exciting than sexual jealousy rising to the pitch of passion; and there can hardly be any spectacle at once so engrossing and so painful as that of a great nature suffering the torment of this passion, and driven...   [tags: Othello essays]

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Shakespeare 's Othello : The Downfall Of The Moor Othello

- William Shakespeare’s Othello follows the downfall of the Moor Othello and those associated with him. Othello’s ensign, Iago, causes the demise of Othello as payback for not being chosen as Othello’s lieutenant. Shakespeare makes Iago a puppeteer in a sense so that he may control those around him without getting caught, up until his own demise. Through the manipulation of the people around him, and Othello’s emotions and insecurities, Iago manages to completely destroy the lives of Othello, Desdemona, Roderigo, Emilia, and everyone affected by the innocent deaths....   [tags: Othello, Jealousy, Iago, Envy]

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Analysis Of Shakespeare 's ' Othello '

- Jealously Equals Death A major piece of Othello that William Shakespeare is writing about is the underlying jealously that each character possess. That jealously drives characters to make choices that lead to the death Desdemona, Othello, Iago, Emilia and Roderigo. Shakespeare’s uses the story of Othello to tell a tail of how one person’s jealously can cause the spread of jealously through an entire group no matter their social status. Othello and the other character are very important members of their society and to see the death of those five members caused by single person’s jealously is frightening....   [tags: Othello, Jealousy, Iago, Envy]

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Shakespeare's Othello and Uncontrolled Jealousy

- Othello and Uncontrolled Jealousy     Dominating the protagonist in William Shakespeare’s tragedy Othello is the passion of sexual jealousy. Dominating the antagonist is another type of jealousy toward Cassio, and hatred toward the general. Let us look closely at the concept of jealousy as it is revealed in this drama. Lily B. Campbell in Shakespeare’s Tragic Heroes definitively categorizes Othello as a “study in jealousy”: Othello has suffered less in its modern interpretation than any other of Shakespeare’s tragedies, it would seem....   [tags: Othello essays]

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Othello, By William Shakespeare

- In Shakespeare 's play Othello, hostile jealousy warps reality for Othello which leads to the demise of his marriage as well as himself. Many critics have analyzed the topic of jealousy, most of them coming to the conclusion that Othello showed signs of underlying insecurities and possessiveness which lead to jealousy however; Nordland pointed out that jealousy was not caused by pre-existing insecurities and scars from past traumatic experiences but it created doubts and issues of self esteem in Othello after he is gripped by delusional jealousy, courtesy of Iago....   [tags: Othello, Jealousy, Iago, Marriage]

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Othello, By William Shakespeare

- Have you ever been jealous of someone due to some reason. One can understand how jealousy can affect him or her to do horrible things. Jealousy causes people to perform stupid actions that they would not have done if they were not jealous of something or someone. The protagonist and the antagonist are mostly driven by love and filled with the feeling of jealousy. 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....   [tags: Othello, Jealousy, Iago, Envy]

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Othello, By William Shakespeare

- She is not known as the green-eyed monster for her love and tenderness. She is not known as the green-eyed monster for her selflessness. She is not known as the green-eyed monster for her purity and sensitivity. Jealousy is known as the green-eyed monster purely for the reason that she is a monster. Not only does this demon have the ability to control one’s sense of reality, but also tear apart happiness with her long, sharp nails. Jealousy will use its revolting, fiery breath in order to burn the good in someone’s heart into a worthless pile of ashes....   [tags: Othello, Jealousy, Envy]

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Othello's Jealousy in William Shakespeare's Othello

- Othello's Jealousy in William Shakespeare's Othello In Shakespeare's Othello we are introduced into a web of a world entangled with lies, jealousy, and ultimately tragedy. We observe as Iago single handedly destroys the matrimony shared between Othello and the beautiful Desdemona. He does so with a flurry of deceit and trickery, playing upon one of the strongest human emotions, that of jealousy. Iago offers a story of betrayal to his master Othello, which ensnares his soul in a jealous rage of infidelity and honesty....   [tags: Papers]

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Analysis of Jealousy in William Shakespeare's Othello

- Analysis of Jealousy in William Shakespeare's Othello Jealousy is described as someone who is feeling or showing envy of someone because of their achievements and advantages. Jealousy plays a major role in Shakespeare’s play Othello. There are many instances throughout the play that show jealousy between the characters. Throughout the play, jealousy is used for destructive purposes only. I believe that Iago longed to get revenge on Othello for previous issues. This only results in a long line of accusations and disputes between the characters in Othello....   [tags: Analysis, Shakespeare, Othello]

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William Shakespeare 's Othello - The Green Eyed Monster

- The Green-Eyed Monster There are evil, manipulative people in this world. Iago, in Othello by William Shakespeare, is a great example. He uses people 's weaknesses, honor, and ignorance to control them fueled by the very “Green-eyed monster” (III.iii.166). Jealousy dwells in every human no matter how good-hearted one is, but it is an option whether to recognize it or not. Unlike Iago, Othello was not aware of the jealousy that was inside him; therefore, he was not able to control it. Iago exploits this opportunity to reveal Othello’s inner jealousy and guide him into tragedy by manipulating the other characters....   [tags: Othello, Jealousy, Envy, Iago]

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Shakespeare 's Othello - Iago And Jealously

- Iago and jealously In “Othello” by William shakespeare jealousy seems to be a theme within the the play. Indeed the phrase “green eyed monster” comes from this very play. The definition of jealousy is something like “feeling or showing envy of someone or their achievements and advantages.” or “feeling or showing suspicion of someone 's unfaithfulness in a relationship. This one feeling is picked up by a couple characters including Othello and Iago. The character were going to look at is Iago....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Jealousy, Envy]

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Othello By William Shakespeare : Blame For The Downfall Of Othello

- Iago has been to blame for the downfall of Othello because he is the one that created the jealousy within Othello. Iago started this because he was jealous of Othello because he was not made lieutenant, and Cassio was. Iago has been selfish and takes it upon himself to get revenge against Othello. Iago has been excellent at saying the what is needed to get to people, he misleads them to get a reaction he wants out of them. He is clever with his words to avoid confrontation that can easily happen....   [tags: Othello, Jealousy, Iago, Michael Cassio]

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Analysis Of Shakespeare 's ' Othello '

- Analysis of Othello Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Othello was written in 1603. The play is a mixture of violence and passion, with moments of reflection on the characters inside thoughts and feelings. Shakespearian language is very common and widely used in this play. Othello features both a mixture of poetry and prose. This work revolves around several characters: the noble Othello, a Moore who is also the general of the Venetian Army; Desdemona, Othello’s beloved wife; Cassio, his lieutenant; and lastly Iago, Othello’s trusted ensign who turns out to not be so trustworthy; and Iago’s wife Emilia....   [tags: Othello, Jealousy, Iago, Michael Cassio]

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Is Othello A Tragic Hero?

- Tahlea Robinson World literature I 2 April 2015 Was Othello a tragic hero. In order to be considered a tragic hero, one must ultimately be a genuine person, but makes some error in judgment that causes his downfall. A simple mistake or character flaw can bring them to an abrupt end, followed by a loss of everything they have. In William Shakespeare’s Othello, Othello carries certain characteristics that make him seem very ingenuous. Although he is a prestigious character, he allows his surroundings to spin him into self-destruction....   [tags: Othello, Jealousy, William Shakespeare, Desdemona]

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William Shakespeare 's Othello - Not Just A Story Of Jealousy

- The tragedy "Othello" - not just a story of jealousy, is the drama of collision two worlds. One of them - a world of an absolute cynic, Iago manipulator, a second world - the world of all the other characters of the tragedy. The ability to understand the true nature of the people around Iago makes him quickly navigate the situation. Given by nature, the psychological technique Iago can predict the further course and use it for his purposes. A brilliant example of this, Iago develops a plan, he used best qualities of Othello and Desdemona to destroy them....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Michael Cassio, Desdemona]

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Racism and Jealousy in Othello

- Racism and Jealousy in Othello The theme of racism is strongly depicted in William Shakespeare's Othello. It depicts the attitude of European society towards those that were different in colour, race and language. In Europe, people of white complexion were the majority and all other races were considered to be less important and inferior.      There are several characters in this play that portray this mentality. These characters include Brabantio, Roderigo and Emilia. But by far, the face of racism in this play is that of Iago, who makes his intentions crystal clear in his soliloquy where he states I hate the Moor, (I, iii, 379)....   [tags: Shakespeare Othello Iago Essays]

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William Shakespeare 's The Tragedy Of Othello

- The presence of certain literary elements creates a more dramatic and realistic image for the readers throughout the piece. William Shakespeare included literary elements in The Tragedy of Othello to bring the story line to life. Throughout the tragedy, Shakespeare used the elements of theme, dramatic irony, and symbolism along with many others. These three literary elements are significant because they help readers fully understand the complexity of the plot. The theme of jealousy, the dramatic irony, and the symbolism throughout the tragedy create the thrilling atmosphere readers experience....   [tags: Othello, Jealousy, Iago, William Shakespeare]

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Othello, By William Shakespeare

- It is often said that jealousy is the tragedy of life. In the play Othello, by William Shakespeare, the main character who causes problems for Othello is “honest” Iago. Iago, on the other hand, is not really honest; however, he is rather filled with jealousy. Not only is Iago fills with jealousy but so is Othello. Othello’s actions and insecurities lead to jealousy and ultimately death. However, Othello is jealous because he has a considerable position in the army, he does not demonstrate that so much....   [tags: Othello, Jealousy, Iago, Michael Cassio]

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Othello, By William Shakespeare

- Is it only natural for us to be jealous. Jealousy is a form of hatred built upon insecurity; it is the root of all evil. Many things that lead to jealousy, for example are our jobs, relationships, and material goods, simply because we don’t want to lose them. Humans don’t have much control over jealousy; it is an instinctive emotion that everyone will feel at some point or another. Its intensity is often shielding emotions that have been buried of possessiveness, insecurity or embarrassment. The extent of madness that jealousy will bring a person in to is alarming....   [tags: Othello, Jealousy, William Shakespeare, Emotion]

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Othello, By William Shakespeare

- Shakespeare 's play “Othello” Is a tragic comedy written in 1603; The play deals with many universal problems that were prominent in that time period. The reason Shakespeare has remained so popular in today 's culture is the fact that each of his plays includes natural occurring problems and challenges humans have faced throughout history. In Othello the universal and timeless problem that appears in the play is jealousy. Since humans first felt love jealousy has been right there causing havoc and stirring up trouble....   [tags: Othello, Jealousy, Iago, Michael Cassio]

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Othello, By William Shakespeare

- The story Othello can relate to some problems in today’s society. In Othello the story is led by jealousy and anger. This leads to murder by Othello killing his wife and himself. Today it will also lead to murder of a wife and the kids depending on the person. In both cases the person often plays a role in their own demise. In the story Othello, Othello and Cassio are the reason for their own destruction. Othello is the military general for the Venice army. One thing that stands out about Othello that he is black....   [tags: Othello, Jealousy, Iago, Michael Cassio]

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Examining the Jealousy of Iago and Othello

- Literary Analysis Jealousy can do horrible things to people, and It could even cause their death as Marleen states, “Love sees sharply, hatred sees even more sharp, but Jealousy sees the sharpest for it is love and hate at the same time” In Othello by William Shakespeare, Othello caused Desdamona’s death because she never thought of running away when Othello was getting jealous and wanted to kill her. Desdemona's love made her ignore Othello's jealousy. The theme of jealousy is demonstrated in the play by Iago and Othello....   [tags: shakespeare, literary analysis]

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William Shakespeare 's Romeo And Juliet And Othello

- William Shakespeare has two most renowned tragedies: Romeo and Juliet and Othello. Whenever one calls out Romeo and Juliet, it is never surprising that people instantaneously think of a heartrending story that begins with hate and feud, but ends up with the legacy of prolong harmony and un-doubting love. However, in stark contrast, for Othello, it begins with the line “I love the gentle Desdemona”--- the romance and trust, but leaves readers with the most sinister and the nasty aspect of the human race: jealousy....   [tags: Othello, Jealousy, William Shakespeare, Iago]

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A Brief Note On Othello 's Tragic Flaw

- Titile: Othello’s tragic flaw Jealousy is a neurotic flaw in the everyday lives of a human being. This tragic flaw can turn people from foes to enemies in a mater of seconds by either manipulation, or even just saying the right thing at the right time, that is able to break through someones emotional barricade. This unfortunate trait is always followed with anger no matter what the circumstance. For example, in the bible jealousy over comes Cain, Adam and Eve’s first born son, when him and his brother Able give offerings to Lord....   [tags: Othello, Jealousy, Envy, William Shakespeare]

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The Role of Jealousy in Shakespeare's Othello

- The Role of Jealousy in Shakespeare's Othello In the play, Othello, written by William Shakespeare, there is the classic good against evil conflict. Evil, in this case, was represented by jealousy in every bad situation. The antagonist, Iago, was jealous of Othello's power as a general, and of Othello's relationship with the fair Desdemona. Othello is a powerful general, a Moor, who married Desdemona, the daughter of Barbantio, who was a senator. Jealousy begins the book when every body comes to realize that Othello and Desdemona have eloped....   [tags: Othello Shakespeare William Essays]

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Jealousy, the Monster in Shakespeare's Othello

- The Monster in Othello      This essay is about William Shakespeare's Othello.  It focuses on Iago's words to Othello, "O, beware, my lord, of Jealousy.  It is the green-eyed monster." in act 3, scene 3 and just how important this warning was not only for Othello, but also for Roderigo and for Iago.         Before considering the importance of Iago's words, it is important to define what jealousy means.  According to The New Lexicon Webster's Encylopedic Dictionary of the English Language, "jealousy is a state of fear, suspicion, revenge  or envy caused by a real or imagined threat or challenge to one's possessive instincts.  It may be provoked by rivalry, in sexual...   [tags: Othello essays]

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The Jealousy of Iago in Shakespeare's Othello

- The Jealously of Iago in Othello      Iago's crimes define pathological jealousy and a sheer desire for revenge. His acts are pre-meditated and have reasons. In various soliloquies, he reveals grudges that, while mostly false or overblown, present themselves as clear to Iago. Iago masters duplicity, even remarking himself "I am not what I am." (line 67) Many of his dark motives are probably concealed from the audience. In his few soliloquies, he presents definitive motives for his vengeful desires....   [tags: Othello essays]

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Jealousy in Shakespeare's Othello

- Jealousy in Othello Shakespeare is well for his ability to compose plays full of deceit, revenge, and jealousy. Othello, one of Shakespeare’s most recognized tragedies, was consistently evolving around the central theme of jealousy. As these lies are unraveled the central theme of his play became distinct, and clearly visible. Furthermore the theme of jealousy goes hand in hand with love, as often is the case in real life. Love consumes all those who take part in it, and in Othello's case his flaws lie in his loving Desdemona so blindly....   [tags: Othello essays]

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Jealousy in William Shakespeare's Othello

- Shakespeare has an exceptional ability to compose plays full of deceit, trickery, murderous revenge, and jealousy. In Othello, one of his most recognized tragedies was consistently evolving around the central theme of jealousy. Jealousy in Othello is what the play was founded on. One of Shakespeare's most credible characteristics in his writing is his ability to compose a play in which has a story that originates, and strides on lies. As theses lies were unraveled the central theme of his play became distinct, and clearly visible....   [tags: Othello Shakespeare]

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Jealousy in Shakespeare's Othello

- Jealousy in Othello The tragedy of Othello is the story of jealousy. It is Othello's public insecurity that makes him jealous of Cassio and allows him to believe that Cassio has slept with Desdemona. Also, it is Iago's jealousy of Othello that drives him to destroy both Othello and Desdemona. What is fascinating about Shakespeare's Othello is the way in which jealousy between the major characters is sexualized. Perhaps what makes Othello so disturbing is how quickly this sexualized jealousy turns into hate....   [tags: GCSE Coursework Shakespeare Othello]

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Jealousy in Shakespeare's Othello

- Jealousy in Othello The theme of Othello is jealousy. Othello, a Moor who is an honored Venetian general, secretly marries Desdemona. On the night of their marriage in Venice Othello is ordered to Cyprus. Desdemona sails after him for Cyprus and they meet there again. Desdemona’s father is very angry about their marriage, though. As they arrive at Cyprus the whole story begins. Iago, Othello’s ancient, is very disappointed at not being promoted. He hates his rival Cassio, Othello’s lieutenant, and Othello....   [tags: GCSE Coursework Shakespeare Othello]

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Jealousy in Shakespeare's Othello

- Jealousy in Shakespeare's Othello        Othello features jealousy as the dominant motive for action and therefore just as reflected in real life we bare witness to jealousy influencing the characters of Iago, Brabantio, Roderigo, and Othello. In this essay I shall be attempting to examine this theme in depth drawing comparison between jealousy and the consequential action.  The dominance of jealousy as the chief causative force of action in the drama is very obvious to most critics. In William Shakespeare: The Tragedies, Paul A....   [tags: Othello essays Shakespeare]

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Jealousy in William Shakespeare's Othello

- Jealousy in William Shakespeare's Othello In the play Othello, jealousy and envy are prominent themes from the beginning to the end. As the play slowly unfolds it is evident that jealousy is the cause of most of the dramatic actions which take place in the duration of the play. It is described as the "green - eyed monster." "Green" representing the colour of envy, and "monster" shows how destructive and how vicious it can be. This quotation is said by a character named Iago....   [tags: William Shakespeare Othello]

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Jealousy Wrecks Havoc in Othello

- “Love sees sharply, hatred sees even more sharp, but jealousy sees the sharpest for it is love and hate at the same time”(anonymous). Love and hate interlinked together builds jealousy. Jealous people are that way because they envy or wish they could have what someone else has to fulfill the attention or satisfaction need. There is a void in their lives that they believe can be filled if only the status or the treasures that another has belonged to them. The characters in Othello fall under the same category....   [tags: Character Development, Love, Hate, Shakespeare]

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The Theme of Jealousy in Othello by William Shakespeare

- The Theme of Jealousy in Othello by William Shakespeare Othello is a unique tragedy in that it focuses on the destruction of love through sexual jealousy. Jealousy is not inherited in a person, but developed from the fatal factors of their character. Othello is plagued with his ego and pride which contributes to his demise. Othello is, however, a truly romantic character because he is very passionate and full of deep feelings. It keeps a person wondering what could have possibly brought the sweet Desdemona to be his wife....   [tags: Papers Othello Shakespeare Essays]

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Othello : A Tragedy Of A Good And Nobleman ' And. Othello 's Final Speech

- Professor Bradley described Othello as ‘a tragedy of a good and nobleman’ and although Othello’s final speech does contextualize this tragedy to some extent it does not take into account the role his hamartia and the impact other characters played in the tragedy. Othello, one of Shakespheres most well known plays, is an account of a noble man who lived honorably up to the moment when everything he understood about life changed catastrophically. Othello’s summation of the tragedy was accurate in the aspect he was a fool a fool who thre away a precious pearl with his own hand and he was tricken and manipulated and worked himself into a frenzy but his inclusion that he was a good but not wise...   [tags: Othello, Love, Iago, Jealousy]

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- Jealousy in Othello "O, Beware, my lord, of jealousy. It is the green-eyed monster (3.3.195-96)..." If a monster with green eyes were coming at an individual, what would one do. The answer of course, depends on the circumstances of that particular person. Would one permit the green-eyed monster to conquer his or her own mind, and control his or her every move. In this case the green-eyed monster would indeed be jealousy. Now lets use Iago for example. He was prejudice towards the African American, Othello, to whom he held a lower military position; a less qualified man, Cassio, was promoted as Othello's lieutenant, and he wasn't high in social classes....   [tags: Othello essays]

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Othello, By William Shakespeare

- 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....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Envy, Jealousy]

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Jealousy in Shakespeare´s Othello

- ... Iago’s reasons as to why he would offer to break up Othello and Desdemona’s marriage include that he is outraged that Othello promoted Casillo instead of him and that he has suspicions that Othello slept with his wife, Emilia (1203). This is the driving factor to Iago’s deceitful actions in the play. In Act II of Othello the characters all travel to Cyprus, this is when the plot thickens and Iago begins to destroy relationships between the characters (1204). In the first scene Iago reassures Roderigo that Desdemona will grow tired of Othello, however Iago also tells Roderigo that Desdemona will choose Casillo over him....   [tags: truth, promise, character, trait]

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Analysis Of William Shakespeare 's Othello

- There are many reasons why we study William Shakespeare’s plays today. There is the insight into human nature that he knows well, allusions to old mythology and legends, and others. However, one reason stands out above the rest: his power of language. Also, this power of language is clearly shown in his play, Othello, through Iago, the antagonist of the play. Iago, who is an ensign of Othello, is furious that he was not given the promotion of lieutenancy. As a result, he uses his craftiness and his “power of language” to take revenge on Othello....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Jealousy, Michael Cassio]

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The Jealousy Begins/Othello

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William Shakespeare 's Othello And Affection

- Human nature is a complex concept that no one is able to fully grasp. In the play Othello, Shakespeare’s view of human nature is primarily based on being jealous of what others have. Roderigo, being jealous of Othello of how he was able to obtain Desdemona’s love and Iago, not being able to obtain a promotion like Cassio. While in Christopher Moore’s A Dirty Job, shows that you care for those that are dear to you. Charlie, having to deal with the loss of his beloved wife, he cherishes his daughter Sophie and protects her by any means....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Jealousy, Michael Cassio]

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Othello, By William Shakespeare

- Since the dawn of time, people have always manipulated others for their self-absorbed needs. Some did it to gain wealth, fame, or power and some for the sake of doing it. In William Shakespeare’s play, “Othello”, a character named Iago manipulates the people surrounding him for his twisted purposes of gaining higher status and for entertainment. He tries to convince Othello that his wife is cheating behind his back; he brands Cassio as the cheater, fools Roderigo into believing him, which leads to his death and finally, kills his own wife, Emilia....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Jealousy, William Shakespeare]

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Othello, Examining the Theme of Jealousy

- Within almost every piece of literature contains some substantial amount of human conflict. Without human conflict stories can easily lack of a readers interest. One of the most amazing types of human conflict in literature is jealousy, mainly because jealousy is a well effected method of twisting human emotions, and is known to spice up almost any situation in a story. In Othello we see cases of jealousy in every scene that defiantly keeps readers interested in the story, but is it the most important part of the story....   [tags: European Literature]

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Shakespeares Use of Jealousy in Othello

- Shakespeares Use of Jealousy in Othello The characteristics of Shakespearean tragedy usually work on a five-part structure, being the five acts. Part one can be seen as the exposition, introducing the main characters and commences the action. Part two is the development of the play, introducing complications. Part three is the climax, bringing everything to a head. In this part understanding is compulsive as there is a change in direction, the pivotal act. In part four the climax in part three is developed leading to the final part, where the revelation and resolution are justified....   [tags: Papers]

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Iago Is An Artist Of Evil

- Of all of Shakespeare 's villainous characters, Iago is one of the most unforgettable ones. The deception he constantly shows throughout the play, confirms the complexities of Iago’s character that he is not simply a man seeking vengeance. Shakespeare scholar Harold Bloom argues that Iago is an artist of evil. In the same way that some people enjoy writing songs or filming movies, Iago enjoys ruining people 's lives(Bloom). Iago conducts his evil acts with a sense of artistry in the sense he appreciates the cleverness of every particular step he takes in his scheme for vengeance....   [tags: Othello, Jealousy, Iago, Love]

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Othello 's Insecurity Of Manhood

- Othello’s Insecurity of Manhood “Insecurity kills all that is beautiful” in Shakespeare’s O​thello​the tragedy clearly testifies to this theme as it tells the story of marriage of beauty and passion that turns to ashes all due to insecurity. More specifically, the story of Othello, a successful Black Mauritanian general of the Venetian army, tells of an interracial marriage to a White upper middle class Venetian wife, Desdemona, who is determined to make their love eternal. However, due to Othello’s decision to appoint Michael Cassio over his trusted ensign Iago, Iago tells Othello that Desdemona is having an affair with the newly appointed white lieutenant, Cassio....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Michael Cassio, Jealousy]

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Jealousy in William Shakespeare’s Othello

- In William Shakespeare’s Othello the experience of jealousy as expressed by Othello, Iago and Roderigo play a large role in depicting the fate of the three characters throughout the play. Subsequently jealousy serves as the backbone for the downward spiral of Iago, Roderigo, and Othello. Jealousy is the driving force behind Othello’s accusations towards Desdemona. Roderigo’s jealousy escalates after Othello’s marriage to Desdemona is secure. Iago’s ill will towards Michael Cassio’s promotion puts Iago in a jealous rage and Iago will do whatever it takes to destroy Michael Cassio not caring who is taken down along the way....   [tags: Rage, Destructive]

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Jealousy in William Shakespeare´s Othello

- Jealousy is an emotion showing envy to someone's achievements, advantages or possessions. Jealousy can also be for someone's suspicions of unfaithfulness. In the William Shakespeare play "Othello",the major theme of jealousy is portrayed through the characters Roderigo, Iago and Othello. These characters show how jealousy has a destructive influence. Roderigo shows a destructive influence of jealousy in the play "Othello". His jealousy is for anyone who captures Desdemona's heart. Roderigo desperately wants to marry Desdemona, but her father Barbantio disapproved....   [tags: character, influence, destructive]

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Othello, By William Shakespeare

- Language and imagination are among the most dangerous weapons Iago has at his disposal in Othello. Jealous and angered by Othello’s - his commanding officer - passing over him for a promotion, Iago develops a fierce, antagonistic perspective the aforementioned character; this sentiment quickly corrupts his volition, and he subsequently concocts a plot bent on destroying Othello. He renders this revenge scheme credible by concealing his true feelings behind a facade of loyalty and trustworthiness, and fabricating a fictitious story concerning the infidelity of Desdemona, Othello’s wife....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Michael Cassio, Jealousy]

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Othello, By William Shakespeare

- This soliloquy shows how Iago tries to deceive Othello by asking Cassio about Bianca who is a prostitute crazing about Cassio. Because Othello is too jealous of Cassio, so he will definitely misunderstand that Cassio is talking about Bianca, but Desdemona. Before this, Iago already put a “worm” in Othello’ ears that Desdemona is cheating on him. Although Othello wants to believe Desdemona’s purity and innocence, but Iago keeps faking things between Desdemona and Cassio. Furthermore, Othello never tries to ask Desdemona and Cassio the truth; he only listens to Iago’s words which becomes his fateful weakness....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Michael Cassio, Jealousy]

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How Satisfaction Is Used Throughout Othello

- Provides examples of how satisfaction is used throughout Othello. Includes relevant evidence about the details of the satisfaction and how certain characters portray this. Othello is not concerned with his own satisfaction, however, he is concerned with who he should satisfy. Othello continues to try and reassure others of his relationship with Desdemona. “‘His love for Desdemona was not "To please the palate of my appetite /Nor to comply with heat - the young affects /In me defunct - and proper satisfaction;/But to be free and bounteous to her mind." The line "In me defunct - and proper satisfaction" is assumed to be corrupt in both texts....   [tags: Othello, William Shakespeare, Iago, Jealousy]

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Destructive Jealousy in Iago and Othello

- “Jealousy has the power to destroy” Discuss the ways in which Shakespeare uses both characters Othello and Iago to convey this message. Following the recent study of Shakespeare’s play “Othello”, we found a lot of information about the play and the theme jealousy. Shakespeare wrote tragedies, comedies and histories, all were in five acts of poetry. My definition of jealousy is where someone has something or is able to do something that another person can do. They are jealous because the other people are able to and have the things they want but can’t get....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Jealousy in Shakespeare's Othello

- Jealousy in Othello                 Shakespeare is known for his exceptional ability to compose plays full of deceit, trickery, revenge, and jealousy. The play Othello, evolves around the theme of jealousy.   One of Shakespeare's most credible characteristics in his writing is his ability to compose a play in which has a story that originates, and strides on lies. As theses lies were unraveled the central theme of his play became distinct, and clearly visible. The central theme was based on the acts that characters had taken based on their jealous feelings....   [tags: GCSE English Literature Coursework]

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Jealousy in Shakespeare's Othello

- Jealousy in Othello Shakespeare’s play, Othello is mostly concentrated upon one particular evil. The action concerns sexual jealousy. And although human sinfulness is such that, jealousy ceaselessly touches on other forms of depravity, the center of the interest always returns in Othello to the destruction of the love through jealousy, so for that reason in this essay I'm going to talk about the jealousy in which almost everybody in this play is going through. In the play Othello we can fine like a battle that is realized through a taut narrative of jealousy and murder....   [tags: GCSE English Literature Coursework]

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Jealousy, Love and Betrayal in Othello by William Shakespeare

- Examine the role of jealousy, love, and/or betrayal in Othello. You may want to pick one character (Iago or Othello perhaps?) and focus on one issue.(O) 15 The role of jealousy, love and betrayal play a major role in The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice. The entire play is based on the human interactions of the characters as related to Othello and Desdemona. The characters’ personalities, their social status, and their relationships to each other control the story line and their fate in the play....   [tags: lago, desdemona, tempest]

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Jealousy in William Shakespeare's Othello

- Jealousy in William Shakespeare's Othello What is the most disastrous human emotion. William Shakespeare's Othello makes it clear that the answer to this question is jealousy. After all, it is jealousy that drives Iago to concoct the plan, which ruins the lives of several innocent people including Othello, Desdemona, Emilia, and Roderigo. This play poses a distinct character foil between Shakespeare's vilest villain, Iago, and the honest, but easily mislead Othello. This tragedy is mostly based upon Iago's suggestion of an affair between Othello's wife, Desdemona, and the lieutenant Cassio....   [tags: Papers]

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Othello - Iagos Causes And Effects Of Jealousy

- Othello is a play about jealousy’s causes and effects. Each character in the play had different reasons to be jealous and each of them chose to deal with it a certain way. All three characters Iago, Othello, and Roderigo had such cases and in the end dealt with different conflicts and outcomes. It’s important to understand that their actions in dealing with their jealousies were a reflection of their characters, and persona. In the first scene, Iago was seen in the middle of a conversation with Roderigo....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Jealousy of Othello and the Motives of Iago in William Shakespeare's Othello

- The Jealousy of Othello and the Motives of Iago in William Shakespeare's Othello The Orthodox interpretation of Shakespeare's Othello is built on two assumptions; that Othello is not a jealous man and that Iago has no motives. Although there are many examples of these opinions within the play, I believe there is much more evidence which contradict these two statements, which allow me to conclude that Othello is in fact a jealous man and that Iago does have motives. As the play progresses the audience witness the development and increasing complexity of the characters....   [tags: Papers]

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Iago, By William Shakespeare

- In the play Othello, the character Iago is a liar, who will trick anyone to get his way, regardless of what happens to them or how they would feel. Iago does his best to find flaws in others and makes deals, agreements and promises with people that he doesn’t plan to keep. Iago is a pure evil, manipulative villain because of the actions he expressed throughout the play, as well as the way he deceived other characters, and the compassion he showed for revenge. Iago is a character in the play Othello, that brings trouble to people he doesn 't care much for....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Jealousy, Love]

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Shakespeare's Portrayal of Themes of Deception and Jealousy in Othello

- Shakespeare's Portrayal of Themes of Deception and Jealousy in Othello The main characters in relation to jealousy in the play are Othello and Desdemona. Desdemona is the object of Othello's jealousy, which is planted in his mind by Iago's deception. This enhances Othello's position in the minds of the audience as the tragic hero, and deeply links these two themes. The very status of being the tragic hero in the minds of the audience enhances our sense of his deception by Iago....   [tags: Papers]

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Extreme Jealousy in Shakespeare's Othello, the Moor of Venice

- Extreme Jealousy in Othello, the Moor of Venice      Aristotle's Poetics laid out the definition of tragedy: unlike comedy, the purpose of tragedy is not merely to instruct and delight an audience. Rather, its aim is to allow a cathartic release as a result of the heightened emotional state caused by the events of the tragedy. This idea assumes that the average person can experience these intense emotions vicariously. In Psyche and Symbol in Shakespeare , Alex Aronson contends that the characters in Shakespearean tragedy have the power to affect us because they tap what Carl Jung called the collective unconscious , the "omnipresent, unchanging, and everywhere identical condition or substr...   [tags: GCSE English Literature Coursework]

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Essay on Jealousy in Much Ado About Nothing, Othello, and Winter's Tale

- Jealousy in Much Ado About Nothing, Othello, and Winter's Tale   The common thread of jealousy ties together the main plots in Much Ado About Nothing, Othello, and The Winter's Tale. In each of these plays, the main conflict is centered around some form of jealousy. While jealousy is the mutual, most prominent cause for turmoil in these plays, its effects on the characters, and ultimately the plots, is different in each case. This difference has much to do with the way in which the concept of jealousy is woven into each play, and what it is intended to accomplish....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays shakespeare]

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Jealousy in Villains of Different Works

- Jealousy, it is what gets the best and, of course, the worst of people. Iago in Shakespeare's play "Othello" is one of the worst villains out there. Other villains, such as Scar in Disney's "The Lion King", Jafar in Disney's "Aladdin", and Mother Gothel from Disney's "Tangled" have closely related motives and jealous personalities. All four betray and kill for reasons they believe are going to further the lives they intend to lead after their master plans. The stem of the jealousy roots from never having enough power and feeling inferior....   [tags: Othello, Scar, Gothel]

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Love, Honor And Jealousy, By William Shakespeare

- Love, honor and jealousy are basic human emotions that at birth we all unlawfully subscribe to. These fundamental emotions are the basis for William Shakespeare 's well-known tragedy Othello. Shakespeare uses the basic flaws in human emotion to discuss the issues of his time, some of which still affect us today. It is important to be well acquainted with the particular time period that the play in written in as well as the time period in which it takes place. For the simple fact that it helps the reader better understand and fully grasp the characters actions as well as their underplayed gestures....   [tags: Othello, Love, Emotion, Iago]

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Destruction by Manipulation in Shakespeare’s Othello

- ... / ‘Tis to his virtue a just equinox. / The one as long as the other. ‘Tis pity of him” (2.3.103-6). Iago portrays to be concerned about Michael Cassio’s “drinking problem” and Othello’s judgment of all the responsibility put on Cassio to Montano. Iago is trying to convince anyone who will listen that Michael Cassio is not suitable as Othello’s lieutenant. Now Iago is trying to become the trustworthy guy; which is going to make his masterpiece of destruction much easier. Iago sets his sights on Roderigo, his friend who is deceived into doing Iago’s bidding....   [tags: jealousy, honest, weakness, fears, secrets]

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The Flaws that Lead to the Downfall of Othello and Macbeth in the Plays by William Shakespeare

- Compare the Ways that Shakespeare Presents and Develops the Flaws that lead to the Downfall of Othello and Macbeth In the two plays both Macbeth and Othello have weaknesses that bring them astray this deteriorates their personality. Macbeth’s weakness is portrayed through his ambition, whereas Othello’s weakness is portrayed through his jealousy. Macbeth from the very start is described as a “good guy”… and he is also represented as a brave, noble, good swordsman and a great leader, but this unravels when he begins to choose treachery and crime as an approach to gain power....   [tags: Ambition, Jealousy, Tragedy]

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From Valiancy to Vengeance in Shakespeare´s Othello

- Hatred, in Shakespeare’s Othello, destroyed the lives of so many innocent people, creating an atmosphere of fear and mayhem. Jealousy turned into a deep hatred, and liberated the "beast in man" (Bloom's major dramatists).This mayhem caused a substantial amount of destruction and led to the demise of many. Hatred in Othello starts with Brabantio, who claims Othello is a noble, respectable man. However, Brabantio hates dark skin and foreign roots, two attributes Othello possesses. Brabantio’s hatred for Othello grows when he marries his daughter, Desdemona, behind his back....   [tags: hatred, fear, jealousy, mayhem, destruction]

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Othello’s Dramatic Flaw in Shakespeare's Othello

- The play “Othello” by William Shakespeare was written in 1604 during the Elizabeth era. Othello is one of the most extraordinary characters in all of Shakespeare’s dramas. He enjoyed unheralded success in the combat zone, which gave him the reputation as one of Venice’s most competent generals. Even though he has great success in the battlefield, he has a dramatic flaw that causes a downfall in his life. The dramatic flaw that causes his downfall is jealousy. This was brought on by a simple persuasion of Iago, the evil character in the play....   [tags: othello]

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Tragic Deaths in Shakespeare´s Othello

- In the play Othello by William Shakespeare, there are three tragic heroes’ deaths that were plagued by betrayal and jealously. The three major characters are killed by their own blindness of truth. The characters are killed by the ones they love and trust, the characters cannot fathom that the people they love will be the one that ends their lives. Othello is a noble Moor and a highly respected general of the state of Venice. His successful profession brings him high status in Venice, but his foreign origins and color separate him from those with whom he lives and works....   [tags: Truth, Betrayal, Jealousy]

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Relationship Between Othello And Othello

- Throughout the plays William Shakespeare has written, friend relationships are expressed in different ways. In Shakespeare’s play Othello, there are a few different forms of friendship. One friendship that sticks out as the ultimate conflict of the play is the friendship between Othello and Iago. It becomes clear throughout the play that Othello and Iago view their relationship differently. Othello sees Iago as an honest and trustworthy friend. Iago, however, hates Othello and isn’t actually the man Othello thinks he is....   [tags: Othello, William Shakespeare, Iago]

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The Tragedy of Othello

- William Shakespeare masterfully crafted Othello, the Moor of Venice as an Aristotelian tragedy play. The main protagonist of the play, Othello, is the perfect example of a tragic hero. Shakespeare was influenced by Aristotle’s concept of a tragic hero and used Aristotle’s principles to create Othello. William Shakespeare attempted to create an Aristotelian tragedy play with a tragic hero and succeeded in Othello, the Moor of Venice by weaving in pity and fear into each line and action. The power of pity and fear creates the upmost tragic situation and follows in accordance of Aristotle’s definition of tragedy....   [tags: Othello Essays]

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The Character Desdemona and the Role of Women Depicted in Shakespeare's Othello

- The society in which Othello takes place is a patriarchal one, where men had complete control over women. They were seen as possessions rather than being just as equally human and capable of duties performed by men. All women of the Elizabethan were to obey all men, fathers, brothers, husbands, etc. Which leads me to the most reliable and trustworthy character of Desdemona, whom goes through many trials just to satisfy her love. Shakespeare brings the thought of Desdemona into the play by Barbantio, her father, “It is too true an evil....   [tags: othello]

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