Examples Of Deception In Othello

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e themes of jealousy and deception in the domestic play “Othello” by Shakespeare are one of the major ones, because they build up the plot of the story and appear through out the text. The jealousy and deception have touched each character of the play: Othello, Iago, Desdemona, Roderigo, Cassio, Emilia, Bianca and Brabantio, however Othello’s jealousy has been manipulated by perhaps most jealous character Iago, who’s jealousy has caused unwarranted deaths, what makes him a villain. Othello, the general of the armies of Venice, who has been living a passionate life, who acts instantaneously and is a trusting person, whom jealousy has consumed and had ‘swell into a well high incontrollable flood’ as the critic A.C. Bradley in “Shakespearean Tragedy…show more content…
Even though Iago tries to make Othello jealous, Othello does not believe Iago at first: ‘'Tis not to make me jealous to say my wife is fair, feeds well, loves company, is free of speech, sings, plays and dances well; where virtue is, these are more virtuous: nor from mine own weak merits will I draw the smallest fear or doubt of her revolt; for she had eyes, and chose me.’ (Act 3, Scene 3, page 68) The Moor is too convinced that his wife, Desdemona, is devoted to him, even though she is an open person and enjoys being in the company, he is confident that he won't be destroyed by jealousy, because as he asserts that ‘she had eyes, and chose me’, as she could have chosen anyone she wanted, therefore he believes her loyalty, yet at the end of the speech the doubt arises: ‘I'll see before I doubt; when I doubt, prove; and on the proof, there is no more but this: away at once with love or jealousy!’ (Act 3, Scene3, page 68), perhaps if his love for Desdemona was stronger, there were no fears and ambiguity and maybe he would not listen to Iago and his collapse would not take place, conversely he did and the result of it was
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