He is looking for a way to obtain revenge more than he is to find out the truth. The only proof Othello thinks he has is the handkerchief he believes Desdemona gave to Cassio. He is ready to kill his wife by pure jealousy. As he says in Act III, Scene 3, he could have forgive anything to Desdemona but not an affair. And assumptions are enough for him to kill her.
Laura Niemi Dr. Tait ENG 450 21 October, 2012 Othello The analysis of this play doesn’t begin with Othello, but it does start with the fact that Iago is the evil person portrayed here. He plays on Othello’s thoughts and emotions which makes Othello absolutely insane. He uses the passion that Roderigo has for Desdemona as a dagger to play on his unending nerves. He also uses Cassio’s character of love as well as drink against the lieutenant, along with Desdemona’s chastity against her. His plan of action was almost complete if he was able to murder Cassio.
In Othello, both themes of jealousy and hate were amoungst the main characters and developed new accuasations throughout the play. A change in the way one would feel turns Othello jealous and angry at his own wife. Othello believed that Desdemona was being unfaithful to Othello with Cassio. Othello then turns his back on his own wife and does a rash decision to kill her for what she has done. When Othello is certain that she has commited adultry, he kills her softly.
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”.
Othello and Desdemona’s marriage is sabotaged by Iago’s deceit, which in the end succeeds in deteriorating Othello’s mentality to the point that he murders his own wife Desdemona despite her innocence. Iago’s malignant, misogynistic persona is unveiled in his Soliloquy when he declares “I hate the Moor”. His resentment in Othello and women as well as his inner torment is seen when he envisions to “…make the net that shall enmesh them all” leading to the act of evil, Iago also claims that he had “Never found a man who knew how to love himself,” which further emphasises and suggests his narcissistic and misogynistic personality. Despite being a flawed character himself Iago highlights the flaws in other characters and exploits them for his own desires. Othello, despite his noble characteristics and valiant conduct, is shown to have weaknesses vulnerable to Iago’s hidden agenda.
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 was because of the guilt of murdering the man and the fear of being caught. As a result, he confesses the crime he committed. The heart of the old man is said to excite him to uncontrollable terror before he killed the old man. This made him kill the old man. This contributes in proving the insanity of the narrator.
Here The Misfit indicates that he is going to kill the family because they have seen him and verified his identity. At this point O’Connor is setting up the readers for the twist in the story. In addition to foreshadowing, O’Connor also uses imagery to
He is directly or indirectly responsible for the deaths of Othello, Desdemona, Emilia, Cassio, and Roderigo, which happen to be all of the main characters. All of the problems he causes are through lies, treachery, manipulation, and a deep unknown hate. Some of this hate is fuelled by jealousy and revenge. The ironic part is that he wants to be known as "honest Iago". Every act contains an evil plot set up by Iago.
Othello is manipulated by Iago multiple times during the play. Iago tells him that Cassio and Desdemona are having an affair and Othello believes him because of his reputation as “Honest Iago”. Although, Othello’s reputation causes some problems as well. Othello believed that reputation was everything, so if someone found out his wife had an affair, he would be ruined. This contributed to why he kills Desdemona.