Comparing Othello, Demons, And William Shakespeare's 'Demons'
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Once Albert Schweitzer has said, “The tragedy of life is what dies inside a man while he lives.” This conveys that life is a precious gift, but during lifetimes, this gift has been wasted or abused, which turn into a tragedy. Othello is one of William Shakespeare’s tragedies, originally written as a play and have been adapted to films, TV productions, and a remix. This story revolves two characters: Othello, the general in Venetian army and Iago, the main antagonist. Moreover, he 's the bearer of Othello, but wants to ruin his life. “Demons” is a song by American rock band Imagine Dragons, written by Imagine Dragons and released on Jan 28, 2013. The two portrays their overwhelming fate (Othello) and fighting their imperfect selves (“Demons”) equivalently to what the quote said about the tragic lives of men. Both Shakespeare’s Othello and “Demons” by Imagine dragons illustrate themes of jealousy, reality, and irony. Throughout the song and the book, jealousy is apparent. When Roderigo is envious of Othello because he wishes to be with Desdemona, and when Othello is skeptical towards Desdemona’s behaviors, and jealous of Cassio because he thinks she has an affair with Cassio. Their jealousy is motivated by Iago, who is involved in much of this. Iago declares that “One Michael Cassio, a Florentine…That never set a squadron in the field, Nor the division of a battle knows…”(1.1.21-24) Iago claims he’s angry at Othello because he passed the position of lieutenant to Michael