The 7 Deadly Sins Of Envy In Shakespeare's Othello

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Jason Gago 1/24/13 The 7 Deadly Sins Essay Envy Envy is something that others lend me when their success begins to rise above me. Envy is as a resentful emotion that "occurs when a person lacks another's (perceived) superior quality, achievement or possession and wishes that the other lacked it." Envy can be directly related to the Ten Commandments, specifically "Neither shall you desire... anything that belongs to your neighbor". Envy is known as one of…show more content…
So he plots his revenge on Othello by manipulating Roderigo's love for Desdemona (Othello's wife) and attempts to destroy Othello's life and everything he has worked for. In The Crucible envy is represented by a girl named Abigail Williams, who is envious of Elizabeth Proctor also known as the wife of John Proctor (the love of her life). She envies the love that John has for Elizabeth and attempts to destroy her and their marriage. She accuses Elizabeth Proctor of witchcraft in attempt of getting rid of her. Then tries to win over John, but he is faithful now and then turns her plan against her in attempt to save his wife. Lastly, in The Great Gatsby envy is represented more as the story goes on, when the love of Daisy Buchanan begins to fade from her husband Tom and toward childhood sweetheart Jay Gatsby. As it continues Tom begins to envy the power of Jay Gatsby, the mystery behind his name and his past, and the love and attention he is receiving from his wife. So once Myrtle Wilson (Tom's Mistress) is killed by Daisy in a car accident Tom uses this as an opportune time to

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