Jealousy And Jealousy In Othello

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Envy – the feeling that all subconsciously develops in their minds and that single-handedly fires the ambition for many strives for success. Yet, it can simultaneously become toxic by taking over the mind, seeping into one’s every thought, fuelling every motive and eventually entirely consuming one’s being. It is the desire, the utmost yearning, to possess what someone else possesses and this can easily become a rampant delusion that lurks in the interior depth of one’s mind. But what is a greater flaw, than that of wanting the sometimes unattainable? Jealousy. The obsession that can engulf one’s entire life over the thought of losing a prized possession is ultimately far worse than simple envy as jealousy can lead one to monstrosity and, as…show more content…
From the get go we see Iago and Rodriguez cry out to Brabantio that his daughter has been stolen and has married Othello. Not wanting to be noticed Iago runs back to Othello and leaves Rodriguez behind. Othello in front of the duke is accused of kidnapping Desdemona. Brabantio says that Othello’s love is as “if she in chains of magic were not bound” (1.2.4) which portrays that Brabantio is feeling jealous as he believes that Desdemona is showing more love to Othello than to her own father. Othello is than blamed of using magic to make Desdemona fall in love with him, but Othello denies and says that Desdemona fell in love that was true because of the dangers and adventures that he has experienced in his…show more content…
Merriam-Webster 's Encyclopedia of Literature gives you a glimpse of how Jealousy is first arisen in Shakespeare’s Othello when the title of military lieutenant is given to Cassio over and Iago. The story of Othello unfolds from that point forward as Iago’s jealousy begin to build and his hatred toward Othello is first seen. We learn that Iago’s jealousy causes him to plot Othello’s downfall as Iago manipulates Othello to believe the implication of his wife Desdemona, and Cassio to be in a love affair. We realize that Desdemona cannot find her handkerchief because of Iago’s schemes which as a result ends up as Othello finding it in Cassio’s possession. Finally we seek to realize that sexual jealousy causes to Othello to kill his beloved wife and himself as he finds his wife is blameless. Merriam-Webster 's Encyclopedia of Literature ultimately underlies the message of jealousy being the prominent theme of Othello and being the motive behind the actions of Othello, Iago, and

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