Dominant Theme Of Jealousy In Shakespeare's Othello

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Jealousy is the most dominant theme of Othello. “Honest” Iago, the protagonist, is utterly absorbed with his jealousy of Michael Cassio because Cassio was chosen as lieutenant instead of Iago. He yearns for everyone to be as miserable as himself by implementing seeds of doubt resulting jealousy of other characters. His mind is clouded by animosity; Iago acquires for others to be justly jealous shown through Iago’s manipulation of characters, especially Othello. Shakespeare begins the story with an evidence of trust in Iago from Roderigo as he reveals his dear love for Desdemona. Iago promises to cause a separation between Desdemona and Othello and receives a payment from Roderigo each time he acts in favor of his promise. Roderigo is the

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