Jealousy is personified as a monster. Jealousy 6: When Iago tells Othello of the handkerchief, he has the evidence necessary to prove Desdemona's unfaithfulness. It is now that the jealousy sinks deep into Othello's soul and starts to vividly destroy his psyche. Jealousy 7: Bianca, Cassio's common lover, also becomes sick with jealousy. She sees the planted handkerchief in Cassio's room and believes him to also have taken a lover.
Arguably, haste’s negative consequences only begin after Romeo and Juliet have been married. Mercutio’s death, caused by his overbearing chauvinistic personality and his need to defend Romeos diminishing family honor ultimately cost him his life. Romeo feels as if he needs to avenge Mercutio’s death, reacting with, “fire-eyed fury be my conduct now… Either thou or I, or both, must go with him.” Expressing his injudicious and imprudent plan to kill Tybalt. Romeo goes ahead with his vengeful killing, failing to realize the
Iago has many rather theoretical reasons for his revenge, one of which being his failure to receive the spot of lieutenant, and the other being that he “suspect[s] the lusty Moor” of sleeping with his wife, Emilia. Iago, being a very jealous and icy man sees that the only way to be “even’d with him” is to go “wife for wife”. Iago’s revenge is a carefully plotted strategy that involves many intricate details and occurrences. This extract tells the reader a lot about Iago’s plan that has previously only been assumed. Iago is so emotionally detached that he claims his ‘love’ for Desdemona exists predominantly “to diet [his] revenge”.
Similarly, Goneril is insulted by her father when he calls her “[a] marble-hearted fiend” and a “sea-monster” however although Goneril’s later actions of agreeing to her father’s murder is inexcusable, Lear’s accusations in Act 1 Scene 4 show Lear’s own struggle with female dominance cause him to be unfair to her. Goneril confronts his disorderly conduct: “You strike my people, and your disordered rabble make servants of their betters”, Lear’s want to be in constant control means he becomes angry and hyperbolically reactive to anything his
Another example of jealousy is at the end of the play where Othello thinks that Desdemona has been unfaithful towards him with Casio. The character Iago is mischievous and evil as he causes jealousy between many of the characters such as Othello and Desdemona. Iago is also jealous. He is jealous of Othello because Othello has a higher status than him, As it was a time where Racism was quite big, Iago could feel that Othello does not feel Othello deserves his status. The racism is shown a lot in the play when Iago refers to Othello as 'the moor' an example of this is in act one scene one line 40.
At the beginning of the play Iago reveals that he hates the Moor because Othello has chosen Cassio as his second in command, preferring him above Iago. His character is established immediately through language; when conversing with Roderigo by using blunt prose "I follow him to serve my turn upon him.”. He is under Othello's command and wishes revenge on ‘the devil’ for the promotion, this seems to be the top motive for his cruelty. Iago begins to move into play the pieces of a conspiracy with a ‘peculiar end’ because he exclaims to Roderigo “I am not what I am”, this oxymoron is an appropriate feature in Iagos’ language given that he is the white devil. Despite the fact most praise him as ‘Honest Iago’ it is only the audience to whom he reveals his true self.
A jealous motive that has turned into a strong desire to destroy Othello’s life is shown from the quote; “I hate the Moor; And it is thought abroad that 'twixt my sheets 'Has done my office. I know not if't be true; Yet I, for mere suspicion in that kind, Will do as if for surety.” (1.3) This is because Iago had thought that Othello was committing adultery with his wife Emilia. I used this quote in the visual representation to show the steps of how jealousy progressed. Iago had induced his will to destroy Othello by his cunning motives. The quote was an explicit example of how jealousy drove Iago to commit his actions.
(5.1). After his own scheme to humiliate his friend has resulted in both of them being beaten by Sebastian. Sir Toby Belch is somewhat unpleasant traits offer a parallel in the sub-plot to the problemativ elements of the main plot. As a result, some critics who view Twelth Night as an ironic social satire regard Sir Toby as a vulgar parasite, a hunger-on in his household of his niece, concerned only with his debauched existence. Sir Toby attitudes towards Sir Andrew and Olivia corroborate his theory somewhat, but it is surely too extreme.
Iago speaks of the fact that there is a rumour that Othello had slept with his wife, but he does so to try to convince himself that there is a reason for revenge (Now I do loe her too... but partly led to diet my revenge). Iago's selfishness can really be seen when he says, "For I do suspect the lusty Moor... the thought... gnaws my inwards", where he says that the thought of Othello taking his wife and not giving him the promotion to lieutenant hurts him inside. Iago's racist and vengeful attitude towards Othello continues to be shown in the soliloquy. Iago uses the word Moor to reference Othello, and he refuses to call him by
But his attempted seduction of Celia revealsa darker side to his hedonism when it becomes an attempted rape. The incident makeshim, in the moral universe of the play, a worthy target of satire. Through the play, welearn that he is the one who makes the satire but the satire eventually turns back on him,when he becomes a victim of Mosca's "Fox-trap." The reason he is ensnared by Mosca isthat he cannot resist one final gloat at his dupes, oblivious to the fact that in doing so, hehands over his entire estate to Mosca. This lack of rational forethought and commitmentto his own sensual impulses is characteristic of Volpone.