I know not if’t be true, but I, for mere suspicion in that kind, will do as if for surety.” Iago hears rumors of Othello possibly sleeping with his wife. As a result, Iago grows feelings of jealousy. Already being resentful of Othello for passing the promotion to Othello, this encounter increases Iago’s thoughts to ruin Othello. Iago’s jealousy of Othello possible sleeping with his wife is the spark of the motivation to ruin Othello. Attempting to destroy someone’s life because of jealousy is cruel.
Eventually, Iago “thoroughly unsettles Othello by making him believe that Desdemona has betrayed” him (Keyishian 3). The affect of Iago’s plot is so extreme that the consequences of it eventually cause Othello to take his own life. Surprisingly, Othello quickly submits “himself to Iago’s tutelage, turns his love into hate, and destroys Desdemona, then himself” (Eastman 1). All of this tragedy stems from Iago’s need for vengeance. The author uses Othello’s death to show all of the events that have led to this dramatic disaster.
Jealousy is so powerful it not only destroys others’ lives, but can lead to one’s own self destruction. Iago uses jealousy against each character for his own narcissistic desires. Jealousy is presented at the beginning of the play when Iago begins talking badly about Othello to Roderigo. Iago becomes very envious once he was demoted
Hamlet is madness is started by love but is infused with jealousy. Hamlet comes up with a plan to see if King Claudius really did kill his father, so he gets actors to re-enact how King Claudius killed his father. Hamlet turns out to be very jealous of the actors because they are showing fake emotions, when he is really is feeling depressed and very emotional. O, reform it altogether!/ And let those that play your clowns speak no more than is set down for them,/
Ophelia’s madness was easily seen with her actions and appearance. Her madness stemmed from Hamlet’s killing of her father, and Hamlet’s madness came from the death of his father. When Ophelia found out about Polonius’s death, she sang, “He is dead and gone, lady, He is dead and gone, At his head a grass-green turf, At his heels a stone. Oh, ho!” (Hamlet 4.5.25-26). Ophelia’s insane tune convinced the King and Queen that she was mad.
Othello is presented as a respectful and honorable prince loved by all, but unexpectedly he grows an enemy, Iago. Iago vows to get vengeance on Othello because Othello made Cassio his lieutenant instead of Iago. Iago then takes control of fate in the play as he diabolically invents a plan to manipulate Othello into believing that Desdeomona was having an affair with Cassio. Furthermore, Othello’s tragic flaw was that he was gullible, therefore eventhough Othello was infatuated with Desdemona he chose to believe in Iago’s lies about Desdemona’s “affair”. For example, throughout the entire play, Othello committed irrational actions voluntarily because he was overtaken by jealousy that Iago developed with lies.
Polonius did everything to keep them apart, which eventually drove them both insane. The murder of Polonius not only sparked anger in the King, it sparked anger in Laertes, Polonius’s son. This specific scene of violence contributes to the overall meaning of this play by showcasing one of Hamlet’s diverse emotions. The lack of trust and constant paranoia controls Hamlet’s ability to think and act sanely. After Hamlet kills Polonius, his mother is quick to ask why he would commit such a sin.
Shakespeare 's Othello centers around the power of jealousy and how it can end up causing the death of a couple and some of those around them. Othello seems to grow incredibly jealous of his wife, Desdemona, and his lieutenant, Cassio’s fake affair that Iago, the villain, has convinced Othello of. As an act of jealousy, Othello decides to kill Desdemona to prevent her from hurting more men and then after realizing everything was part of Iago’s plan he kills himself due to the guilt he feels after having killed his wife. Shakespeare’s use of figurative language and symbolism in act 5 scene 2 reveals how even though Othello truly loves Desdemona, his jealousy for what he believes she has done has completely clouded his judgment and taken over
Othello is then poisoned by jealousy by his ensign, Iago, and plans to kill the love of his life, Desdemona, because of outlandish claims. After he is confronted with the truth, it is too late, he takes his own life out of grief of killing his own wife. Although this play was made centuries
Moreover, this shows the amount of anger from her parents because they forced her to marry Paris despite her secret love for Romeo. Tybalt and Mercutio represent the dark forces of each family that threaten the peace and the love of Romeo and Juliet. Shakespeare suggests that these malign forces are disruptive and divisive and only lead to death. This is particularly evident during his fatal encounter with his mirror image, Mercutio. Mercutio cynically suggests that Tybalt (“Good King of Cats”) is a coward and urges him to draw his sword, “Tybalt, you rat-catcher, will you walk” III,I,46.