Melony Galicia Ms. Zongker AP English lll February 20, 2017 Driven by Jealousy In Othello, Shakespeare illustrates the dangers of jealousy through the belligerent actions of the characters. Jealousy can be incited by circumstantial proof, that can ruin lives. Shakespeare uses dramatic techniques to aid him in conveying his message. Being fearful and insecure causes one to become jealous of the evils that follow jealousy. For example , when Iago acknowledges that the lieutenant promotion was passed onto cassio instead of him, he became infuriated and envious, even referring to Cassio as a bookworm .
“What, drawn, and talk of peace? I hate the/ word as I hate hell, all Montagues and thee, coward!” (I.i.ll.72-74). Tybalt does not realize that fighting over a simple disagreement is completely unnecessary yet since he is so hot-tempered believes that he is above everyone else. Even Capulet doesn’t fight as much as Tybalt. Later in the play after causing a fight with Romeo, Mercutio steps forward and Tybalt kills him.
Othello’s marriage between a Venetian lady - Desdemona, took place at the start of the play. Portrayed with so many differences between him and the heroine, in terms of race, age, and cultural background, their love represented the minority and is very controversial in the past. Techniques of foreshadowing were used, as it is almost reasonable that there will be people who objects them being together. Although their marriage sparked with fascination, desire, and passion as an elopement. Thier mutual devotion towards each other, consisting of the combination of hatred and love, merged and precipitately sparked a ferent jealous rage in Othello.
This ubiquitous pitfall of mankind is illuminated in the play Othello by Shakespeare. In the play, the author seemingly juxtaposes both Othello and his nemesis, Iago. However, upon closer inspection, Othello and Iago suffer from similar flaws. Iago, using his knowledge of his own flaws-- jealousy and vengeance--, exploits Othello’s need for reputation, ultimately ruining
He is manipulative and tells Othello to “observe her [Desdemona] well with Cassio” (Shakespeare, 3.3:197). Iago feeds Othello with countless lies and makes him miserable with something that is not factual. He is determined to get revenge and he does not realize Iago stands insincere. Furthermore, Iago is selfish when he tells Othello, “I am yours for ever” (3.3:479). He betrays Othello yet still let’s him depend on him for his own
By making no efforts to change his displeasing habits, Don John creates unnecessary jealously, deceitfulness and a finally a fleeing coward. The ideas Don John puts into action make a displeasing individual. Firstly, Don John exhibits envious acts of jealously. He does this because he is resentful of his half-brother Don Pedro. This leads him to create a plot to satisfy his jealousy against his half-brother.
The tragedy of Othello written by William Shakespeare presents the main character Othello as a respectable, honorable, and dignified man. However, because of his insecurities and good nature he is easily taken advantage of and manipulated by his alleged friends. Shakespeare is known for his exceptional ability to compose plays full of deceit, revenge, and jealousy. Jealousy is an underlying theme throughout the tragedy and has been represented by many of the main characters, such as Iago, Roderigo, and Othello. The topic of jealousy will ultimately lead to the demise of many characters throughout the tragedy.
The specialty of investigation all alone rejects the basic simple clarifications yet rather bargains in the mind boggling actualities. In spite of the fact that Iago is the regular disturbance and accordingly the conspicuous awful person, his fate is to make the disaster that this play later moves toward becoming. A protracted thought notwithstanding a receptive outlook will demonstrate the reality of the situation. Othello is the real miscreant. Despite the fact that he at first does not have any vindictive considerations and thoughts, he in the long run becomes a murderer due to emotionally untrustworthy and jealousy.
Firstly Othello is seen as the culprit because Iago believes that Othello slept with his wife, Emelia, “I hate the Moor, and it is thought abroad that ‘twixt my sheets. He has done my office.” (Shakespeare, I.iii.386-388:53) and Iago is also angry at Othello because he did not get the position as Othello’s lieutenant, “Despise me if I do not. Three great ones of the city, in personal suit to make me his lieutenant, off-capp’d to him; and, by the faith of man, I know my price, I am worth no worse a place;” (Shakespeare, I.i.8-11:23), thus Iago regards himself as the victim, because he did not get the position. Iago wants Othello’s life and everything that he has achieved, because Othello is a cultural and racial outsider. Iago studies Othello’s behavior and starts to recognize his weaknesses and use them to drive Othello to his downfall, making Iago the culprit and Othello the victim.
This develops into fondness towards them. When he is so enamoured of Houyhnhnms, he starts hating man or equating Yahoos with men, over idealizing them. He finds Yahoos as slave of emotions and sensuality and Houyhnhnms lack of emotions and free from corruptions. Naturally he attributes whole of man’s corruption to emotions and sentimentatlity. As a remedy he starts hating emotions.
Shakespeare’s play Much Ado About Nothing is a dramatic comedy following the wedding catastrophe of Hero and Claudio. Who is to blame for this scheme against Hero? Some people say it is Hero’s maid, Margaret’s, fault, for she is the one who dressed up pretending to be Hero; however, in reality it was truly Don Jon’s fault, for his intentions were to cause disputes amongst the two being wedded. Don Jon is introduced as “The Bastard” of the story. This leads the readers to already assume that Don Jon is the one who is always causing trouble and getting on people’s nerves.