During the play Iago seems to transform from slightly conniving to very sinister. This alone contributes to the interest factor of the play. It is later disclosed that Iago does not simply desire revenge for Othello making Cassio lieutenant, but because he believes Othello slept with his wife, Emilia. “For that I do suspect the lusty Moor hath leaped into my sea…” These assumptions lead to a buildup of jealousy and an explosion of revenge, which adds drama to the theme of betrayal by giving the original problem something more to feed off of.
In the play Othello, by William Shakespeare we are introduced to Othello who is the protagonist and faces a lot of obstacles, one of them being betrayal. Throughout the whole play we witness betrayal from many of the characters through their irrational behavior and actions. However the biggest betrayal we see is from Iago, who is the antagonist, in other words, the villain of the play. Iago plans on having his revenge and betraying Othello, Desdemona, Cassio, Rodrigo and even his wife, Emilia. Betrayal is wrong and something that can’t be forgiven, at the end betrayal breaks friendships as well as lives and trust which never works out well in the end.
Throughout the play, he commits atrocious acts towards Cassio and Roderigo. Withal, by getting Cassio drunk and stabbing him as well as using Roderigo as a purse and murdering him, Iago exemplifies his contemptible nature and his twisted character. Furthermore, Iago is also truly immoral because of his acts towards Cassio. Iago commits atrocious acts to Cassio in order to attain revenge for not being named lieutenant instead of Cassio. Iago’s first act of malice towards Cassio is inebriating him, knowing bad things happen when he is intoxicated.
The preposterous Tybalt, Benvolio, and Romeo himself are to blame for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet due to their acts of selfishness and rage. First of all, Romeo starts the spiral going down when he is being a mindless
The conflict of vengeance illustrates the chaos going around Salem and the lies she tells to fill her obsession. Abigail continues to try and sway john towards in hopes of him leaving Elizabeth behind. Jealousy causes people to think like the devil and corrupt the good things in someone’s life. Abigail Williams pretends to be angry at Elizabeth, she is telling lies about me... She is a cold, sniveling woman, and you bend to her!”
In the case of Romeo and Juliet’s death a lot can be held responsible, but Juliet holds the most blame. Her life was taken over by lust, and it caused her to speak and act in violent and reckless ways. One of her violent actions was faking her death, and because she did not communicate it caused Romeo to kill himself. The blame lies on Juliet because this was her plan and it fell apart, she did not carry out all the pieces and it backfired. This connects to the theme because of Juliet’s lust filled judgment made her think violently to fix the
Iago uses words to carry out his plan by undermining Othello’s confidence and his wife’s reputation. His poison was the lies he spread and convinced Othello of. Brabantio blames his daughter’s romance on drugs and medicines, which turned out to be Othello’s stories. Overall, each character underestimated how words would affect their emotions and judgment. Othello and Iago are both driven mad with self-doubt and jealousy all because of rumors, and soon enough that spread from them to their loved ones.
Once it is proved to Othello that Desdemona was innocent and the affair was fabricated by Iago, Othello despairingly stabs and kills himself. Shakespeare uses Othello to warn against jealousy by providing an example of the possibly fatal consequences to those who harbor such envy. Yet again cruelty comes as a result of the provocation of the character's fatal flaw, and in the case of Othello it was his
Iago planted Jealousy within Othello with a rumor that Iago made up himself. He told Othello about Cassio and Desdemona having an affair behind Othello’s back. Iago could have made this rumor about anyone but he still chose Cassio. Iago wants Cassio and Othello to suffer for the decision Othello made. He makes Othello so infuriated that he wants Cassio dead.
This idea is clearly seen throughout the play in Iago’s most cunning of actions; his attempt to murder Cassio, and his malicious lies which tear Othello and Desdemona apart. Not only does Iago’s jealousy lead to delusion, but also to deception. Iago is in search for something to sooth his envy, and this leads him to vast lies which will please