Othello was not a guillable man but he was a believer in anyone. But Desdemona had the bad end of it all because she got blamed for being disloyal to her husband. Iago was a selfish man but more importantly he was a cold hearted man that wanted everyone to feel the same way as he did. Iago had a jealous heart as well and couldn't stand the fact that love was in the air. In Othello, both themes of jealousy and hate were amoungst the main characters and developed new accuasations throughout the play.
It is something that can destroy relationships and also consume the mind. Jealousy can be seen represented in the play a number of times and ways from suspicion to competition, and in every case, it can be very destructive. The jealousy theme in Othello is very interesting because Iago, an evil and destructive character, displays jealousy from the very beginning of the play. Iago has a mind where he feels that he should take revenge on those who he feels have done him wrong. Iago is jealous of both Othello and Cassio because of the same issue.
This prompts Oberon to play a nasty trick on Titania. Hermia and Lysander, who love each other at the beginning of the play, are affected by Puck’s lack of fair use of the love juice. Helena and Demetrius’ relationship also changes dramatically due to Puck’s interference. Hermia and Helena’s friendly love is marbled with jealousy, and erupts in Act 3, Scene 2. Lysander and Demetrius are constantly ‘warring’ over their love for Hermia or Helena, and do not observe the rules of fair play.
The theme of jealousy is explored throughout a view from the bridge in many different ways. In Act one when Catherine meets Rodolfo and Marco , Eddie is instantly jealous that Rodolfo is going to steal his niece away from him. Eddie said that Rodolfo gives him the ‘heeby-jeebies’ which shows us that he was uncomfortable with his presence and Beatrice replies saying ‘you’re just jealous’ which portrays the fact that she has recognised how Eddie doesn’t want Catherine to be taken away by another man. His jealousy of Rodolfo stealing Catherine away from him later continues when Rodolfo and Catherine have been out to the pictures which Eddie wasn’t very happy about and he says to Catherine ‘I don’t see you no more’ which shows us that he misses her. Eddie is later gutted when Catherine tells him that he likes Rodolfo and ‘his smile goes’ as she loves another man who isn’t Eddie.
Who is more jealous, Iago or Othello? "But jealous souls will not be answered so; They are not ever jealous for the cause, But jealous for they're jealous. 'Tis a monster Begot upon itself, born on itself." (Emilia 3.4.13)- Jealousy is a fundamental theme in the play and particularly evolves around the two main characters: Othello and Iago. Othello is more jealous than Iago because his actions are a straightforward and candid response to his jealousy.
Brabantio's initial reaction is to infer that Othello has used some sort of magic to enchant his daughter, because, in his opinion, she would clearly not love such a foul creature as the Moor (Shakespeare act 1 sc. 2, lines 80-90). Iago's intentions in telling Brabantio of Othello and Desdemona's relationship were to cause Brabantio to get angry at Othello, because Iago was dissatisfied at not being made Othello's lieutenant. Brabantio's reaction allows the reader to understand two very important points: Brabantio is very racist, and Iago is very clever because he used Brabantio's easily-provoked racism to make him jump to conclusions right away about Othello. If Brabantio owned no biased feelings toward
Romeo has a lot of conflict, which he approaches with different, changing attitudes, which we know as contrast. For example at the beginning of the play when we first meet Romeo in Act 1 Scene 1 we learn about his very self centered, immature character as Shakespeare portrays him as. Romeo is revealed as a depressed and melancholy person. This is because of his love-sickness for Rosaline. More importantly, she does not love him back, which fuels his depressing mood.
The verbal irony in Othello can sometimes be humorous depending on the level of irony. Iago’s hatred sprung from jealousy in which Othello was married to the lady who he loves. Iago stated to Rodrego that he hates the moor ‘and it is thought abroad, that twixt my sheets’ implying that Othello has slept with his wife Emilia which is arguable. Iago tells Othello that he is a faithful servant. The ironic aspect of this statement is that Iago is definitely not a faithful servant to Othello, he is trying to destroy his life.
Iago states it himself in 1.3.387-388 “I hate the Moor; And it is thought abroad that twixt my sheets”. There is a motivation that is never actually mentioned in the play, and that is that Iago has homosexual feeling for Othello. Iago is jealous of Othello’s affection towards Desdemona and that is one of the reasons why he manipulates Othello into killing her. There is also a burning hatred towards Othello. Iago’s anger towards Othello is really anger at himself for his unholy wants.
In Othello’s case his jealousy can be directly linked to his insecurity, feelings of inferiority, faltering pride but most importantly, his skin colour. However, Othello’s path to destruction was not entirely his fault. The destructive words from ‘honest’ Iago brought out the worst in Othello. However, jealousy is shown earlier in the play through Iago, it is Iago’s professional jealousy of Cassio’s promotion which ignites the dilemma of the play. This jealousy is a direct cause of Iago’s hatred for Othello.