English Othello Jealousy

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EXAMPLE OF JEALOUSY (IAGO SOLILOQUY) No question; hence no thesis stated (simply a deconstruction on theme jealousy in extract & play) A central idea that is explored within these extracts is the jealousy and the nature of it which is exhibited through the antagonist, Iago. Iago experiences jealousy as he demonstrates aspects when speaking of the Moor supposedly sleeping with his wife. “It is thought abroad; that twixt my sheets and he has done my office/I know not if if’t be true...but will do as if for surety.” This represents Iago’s jealousy as he justifies his reason for revenge on the Moor by stating a superficial motive in which is the Moor having sexual encounters with his wife. The play explores jealousy through other characters in the play like the protagonist Othello. Shakespeare exposes Othello’s hamartia which is his self-control of jealousy. Othello’s character is completely transformed as jealousy changes him into a monster whom tragically kills his faithful wife. His assertion of himself “not being so easily jealous” when Iago begins to manipulate Othello’s state of mind is negligible as the responder views his transformation of character due to jealousy. Through Iago’s cunning manipulation, Othello is convinced of Desdemona’s infidelity as he exclaims “blood…Iago..blood” which shows his utmost intention of killing her. Hence it is evident to see how jealousy has consumed Othello and how it is described as the “green eyed monster”. Shakespeare also conveys the theme of jealousy in other areas of the play through other characters like the antagonist, Iago. Iago’s jealousy stems from several things which include Othello promoting Cassio instead of Iago as lieutenant, Iago’s suspicion of Othello sleeping with his wife and Cassio’s “beauty”. He uses these events as superficial motives to fuel his revenge to bring everyone down which represents his

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