How Does Iago Use Jealousy In Othello

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“Trifles light as air are to the jealous confirmations strong as proof of holy writ. This may do something.” (3.3.338-340). Jealousy is a powerful emotion that can control a person’s life and change their motives. In William Shakespeare’s Othello, the play’s antagonist, Iago, is consumed with jealousy towards the protagonist, Othello, and vows to get revenge on Othello by making him become consumed with jealousy like he is. Jealousy is a powerful emotion that ultimately consumes Iago who devises a plan that turns Othello from a great man to a man destroyed by jealousy.
Iago is a character filled with jealousy towards Othello. Othello gave a job promotion to someone else over Iago, and there is a rumor that Othello is having an affair with Iago’s wife, Emilia. These two reasons motivate Iago to devise a plan to destroy Othello’s life through jealousy. The first thing Iago did to …show more content…

Brabantio is Desdemona’s father who did not know about their plan to elope. In hopes of ruining it, Iago wakes Brabantio in the late hours of the night thinking Brabantio would be filled with rage and ruin it. “Call up her father, rouse him, make after him, poison his delight, proclaim him in the streets. Incense her kinsmen, and, though he in a fertile climate dwell, plague him with flies: though that his joy be joy, yet throw such changes of vexation on’t, as it may lose some colour.” (1.1.69-75). The quote shows how manipulative and driven Iago is

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