Jealousy In Othello

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Iago’s mendaciousness scorched Othello’s sanity beyond repair. Iago’s villainous behavior and Othello’s radical demeanor both stand for part of every man in contrasting ways. Each if those qualities is regrettably embedded within each of us. The qualities he thrives on throughout Othello, by William Shakespeare, are the ones we’re most ashamed of. In his soliloquy in Act 2 Scene 2 Line 380 he’s especially brutal towards Desdemona in his plans showing no shame what so ever. Othello exhibits a part of humans that is able to be tempted and deceived. While a good man at the start, Shakespeare uses this as a template to bring out the green-eyed monster of jealousy in Othello, as an attempt to highlight that quality in each of us. The dream speech in Act 3 Scene 3 Line 466 is where we see Iago makes this happen. As Iago ends Act 1 with his soliloquy, we become sure that dishonesty is one of his most revered qualities. People may be good or bad or right or wrong, but we’re all just individuals made up of different parts. Some parts unique, but some are evidence of our inherent idiosyncrasy, proof that we’re all citizens of the world.
Being maniacally brilliant, Iago lies to and manipulates the characters in Othello with hardly a second thought. He’s remarkably cunning at how he gets where he wants to go. By being so good at being bad, we as readers find him enticing. Iago’s dream speech represents the epitome of Iago’s acrimonious villainy. At a point when Othello is willing to believe almost anything in reference to his wife’s alleged infidelity, Iago begins to lay it on thick. While having been careful to be proper in speech towards Othello thus far, this is the speech where he throws that credibility away. While concealing his vindictive intentions, Iago shifts his language into a crude manner with lines like, “then laid his leg o’er my thigh and sighed and kissed.”
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