Mindset and grit are equaled to success. Growth mindset is the belief that people can get smarter by working harder and practicing. Fixed mindset is the thought that talent and skills develop success without putting any effort. Grit is determination to stick to one thing until you have mastered it. There are certain decisions that an individual makes that will impact grit. Throughout reading the play Othello by Shakespeare there are connection between Othello , Desdemona , Iago and Brabantio with grit , growth mindset and fixed mindset.
Love, death, and betrayal are reoccurring themes in William Shakespeare’s plays. In The Tragedy of Othello: The Moor of Venice those three themes are present. The most apparent topic throughout the play is jealousy. From the beginning of the story, this emotion is represented in Iago, as well as in Roderigo. Roderigo is resentful towards Othello because he marries the love of his life, Desdemona. Because of the hatred that Iago has towards the Moor, he puts thoughts in his mind and so the “green-eyed monster” takes over Othello. Jealousy is an influential feeling that overpowers Iago to get back at Othello, which causes Roderigo to help out, and have Othello experience the same feeling.
Often it is the dark side of human nature that brings a story to life, and there is no sounder proof of this than William Shakespeare’s masterpiece Othello. The tragedy of the Moor of Venice is inflicted by the cruelty of Iago, perhaps one of the most intriguing antagonists in literary history. Iago’s cruelty is a defining element of the play, in that it pushes the plot forward as the trigger for all of the major actions throughout the story, serves as the cause of the cruelty of others around him, and reveals the character of each person in the play through their responses to his cruelty.
Jealousy causes people to think like the devil and corrupt the good things in someone’s life.
Jealousy is evident in Shakespeare’s Othello through several sources, but most commonly seen as possessiveness over the female characters (with a focus on Desdemona) in the play. Brabanzio is the first to maintain ownership over Desdemona, but is clearly worried of her betraying him, which can be seen in the opening scenes. This sets up the argument on how gender and class produce jealousy, and less so to Othello’s race or manipulation. That is to say that a major factor in Othello’s jealousy is Desdemona’s
In the beginning of the tragedy Othello tells Brabantio to “Keep up your bright swords signior, for the dew will rust them” (1.2.72-73). This statement gives the reader insight to Othello’s level-head and smart decisions, before he allowed jealousy to cloud his vision. Othello becomes convinced that Desdemona has cheated on him with Cassio; therefore, he is angered and beings to seek revenge for a crime that was never committed. Iago tells Othello “O, beware, my lord, of jealousy! It is the green-eyed monster, which doth mock the meat it feeds on” (3.3.187-189). This statement is directed towards Othello, and is significant for many reasons. This statement directly relates to how Iago is targeting Othello’s major weakness, which is jealousy. However, this quote also adds dramatic irony to the play because Iago’s major motive throughout the tragedy is his own jealousy of Cassio. This statement also foreshadows how jealousy will ultimately be the cause of the demise of many characters throughout the
Shakespeare’s play, Othello, deeply explores the effects of jealousy on a person. Shakespeare also portrays the different types of jealousy and alludes to the causes of them. Othello is a tragic play written by William Shakespeare around 1603, about a man, Iago, who plots to take revenge on a Moorish soldier, Othello, for he has “done my (Iago’s) office”. The deaths of several people, including Othello’s wife Desdemona, Iago’s wife Emilia, Othello and Iago’s companion Roderigo, were all directly linked to Iago’s actions. Othello illustrates that jealousy often leads to revenge, jealousy can prevent a successful relationship, and jealousy leading to one’s downfall.
For instance, Roderigo could not distinguish that Iago was using him for his own gain. Roderigo is so jealous of Othello and Desdemona’s marriage that he would do anything to destroy their marriage and win Desdemona for himself. Iago sees an open window and convinces Roderigo to accompany him so that they could both take revenge on Othello and Iago would help Roderigo win Desdemona. In reality, Iago is only with Roderigo for financial stability and does not care to help Roderigo. Roderigo cannot see through Iago’s lies because he is too busy being jealous of Othello and Desdemona’s love. Another instance of how jealousy could blind one from distinguishing the truth would be how Othello cannot see past Iago’s deceiving lies. After just being manipulated to doubt his own wife, Desdemona, Othello speaks to himself, “this fellow’s of exceeding honesty and knows all quantities, with a learned spirit, of all humans, if I do prove her haggard.” Othello is constantly insecure of himself, though he never would imagine Desdemona cheating on him, Iago managed to “plant a seed” into Othello’s mind. Manipulating him that Desdemona is having an affair and he should keep a close eye on her. Now that Iago has managed to make Othello jealous, Othello would never see where and and when Iago is deceiving
Jealousy been around for a long time and it does no good to people, the environment and the innocent by standards. They will have people that will walk into your life and try to run something good for you. Iago was Othello friend, he trick Othello into getting jealous and killing his wife. Agent Smith talked about Morpheus to Neo trying to not make the bad decision. Movies no in the 21st century is not so different than the 1500s. Othello let Iago get into his head about Desdemona cheating on him and Othello listen to what he said but, didn’t ask his wife it was true. In the Matrix, Neo got a call from Trinity telling him they had some people looking for him. When Agent Smith got to Neo and tried to make him talk to hear their side of how they operate and Neo still didn’t want to go with Agent Smith and they tried to kill Neo and everyone else who was with the Matrix. Othello and Matrix shows us that jealousy can make a person do something
Jealousy is one other major tool in Iago’s plot to ruin Othello’s marriage. Bianca confronts Cassio saying, “This is some minx’s token, and I must take out the work? There! Give it your hobby-horse,” acting jealous thinking Cassio was in love with another woman (IV.i.144-146). Being provided with evidence of unfaithfulness, jealousy interferes and brings harm to both Bianca and Othello’s relationships. Bianca’s jealousy and assumptions are similar to Othello’s which further highlights the impacts of jealousy in the
The following passage is significant to the play ‘Othello’ in retrospect to the plot progression, as it reiterates themes and introduces important facets to the plot development. Through Iago’s cunning manipulation and Shakespeare’s crafting of language, this passage is constructed as a pivotal point of the play, marking the transition of Othello’s personality and revealing his deepest insecurities that eventually lead to his downfall and tragic ending.
Roderigo, Othello, Iago, and Macbeth each fell victim to jealousy and each of them also ended up dead. This proves that the jealousy in both of these plays lead to the downfall of the characters. Jealousy has the ability to cloud your judgement and cause you to think
The crisis of identity is a very significant turning point in the development in this play. It effectively creates sympathy in the audience through the change in character’s speech style and the act of an “other” in the play conforming to what society demands of him.
Othello was not a naturally jealous man. Jealousy was simply not in Othello’s nature until Othello started exhibiting blind trust in Iago. Othello’s initial sentiment when Iago started to point out that there was a possibility that Desdemona may have been having an affair with Cassio was that “she had eyes and chose [him]”(Shakespeare III.iii.220). Initially Othello did not act jealous as it simply was not part of his nature. It can be said that “Othello is one not easily jealous, but being wrought, perplexed in the extreme” (Shakespeare V.ii.405-406). Throughout the play Othello’s blind trust in Iago led him to a perplexed state in which he was vulnerable to flaws that he did not usually struggle with. In a perplexed state Othello “becomes jealous and eventually a murderer” (Kliger 222). Without Othello’s blind trust in Iago Othello would never have become perplexed and would not have led to flaws that resulted in the murder of Desdemona. Othello recognized his growing problem as he said “There is no more but this: Away at once with love or jealousy” and yet Othello was still unable to shake his jealousy as Iago kept feeding him lies (Shakespeare III.iii.222-223). Othello became so jealous that he began to think he would be “happy if the general camp, pioneers and all, had tasted her sweet body, so [he] had nothing known” (Shakespeare III.iii.397-400). Othello’s jealousy was
What is jealousy, what makes someone become jealous, and what does jealousy do to people? In William Shakespeare 's Othello they had many different problems between characters. Those problems being distrust, lies, honor, and jealousy. Jealousy was one if not the biggest part of Othello and what made all the conflicts continue and kept pushing the play further and further. Almost every character in the play had some form of jealousy that they portrayed to another character. In the play of Othello jealousy caused anger and distrust, which in the end led to much bloodshed.