The Green-Eyed Monster Jealousy is a vicious monster that ruins relationships and friendships. Some people cannot control their jealousy and wind up regretting their actions later on. In Othello by William Shakespeare, the protagonist, Othello, is fueled into jealousy by the fear of infidelity. This causes him to make very poor decisions. Through Othello’s impulsive actions as wells as Iago’s malevolent ideas, Shakespeare reveals the horrid effects of 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 . The reason to Iago’s resentment is mostly due to the fact that he will not be the lieutenant , which automatically threatens his reputation. Iago
In William Shakespeare’s “Othello” (1603) and Peter Shaffer’s “Amadeus” (1980), both the main protagonists and antagonists, Othello and Iago in “Othello” and Mozart and Salieri in “Amadeus”, of their respective texts are portrayed as outsiders. Othello is alienated because of his race, Iago doesn’t allow himself to tell the truth to anybody, Mozart is looked down on for his arrogance and Salieri feels as if God is punishing him. The common theme between the two texts, as well as outsiders, is jealousy, this is the main cause that influences the antagonists to manipulate the protagonists. The main areas where the characters are considered to be outsiders are with their family, nationality, religion, class division, personality and their work positions. The isolation that each of the characters experience from the rest of
“ Mistakes made by a foolish mind, cruel mistakes that bring on death.” (1406 to 1407.) In this quote, King Creon of Thebes is acknowledging that he has made tragic mistakes, because he wanted to the laws of his state, that he put in place, instead of preserving the safety of his family, which consequently lead to suffering for many. In the play Antigone, by Sophocles, the character Creon makes decisions based on what he feels is right, and refuses to pay attention to other’s advice. His stubbornness and selfishness prove fatal, and as a consequence of his moral deficiency, he kills an innocent woman, and loses his son in the aftermath. In the play Antigone, by Sophocles, Creon’s deadly stubbornness and selfishness in ignoring the pleas and
On the other hand, “The Stolen Party” portrays how social groups are selfish one another. The Whites and Rosaura, known as the protagonists in both stories, desires to change their fate, but were punished because it made their lives worse than it’s normal routine. Mr. White attempted many risky decisions that completely changed him as a character. For example, he was warned by Sergeant Major Morris to
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.
Although, Parkers choices in people to play the roles of his characters is on point the way some characters are portrayed in the production is off. In Shakespeare 's original othello, the character of othello seems to be more on the insecure side. Othello is filled with jealousy over Desdemona and goes a little insane after the handkerchief incident. In the original I believe that Othello was made out to be this insecure man with no back bone, this is seen in the scene where he is talking about loosing Desdemona. Othello goes on a rant saying “She’s gone.
This creates as awkward dynamic between the two, for the relationship he craves seems to romantic, yet Cordelia knows better than to allow this to be true. As a result of his damaged masculinity, Lear banishes her, to regain what he has lost in his masculine authority. As the play progresses and his daughters turn against him, he loses all his followers and his power, representative of his masculinity. In the end, he is left with nothing, and is beaten in battle by his daughter; the ultimate in masculinity defeated by
The play begins with him talking to another character about how unfair it was for him not to get the lieutenant job, He then wants revenge from Othello.He accuses othello for sleeping with his wife “I hate the moor, it is thought abroad that ‘twixt my sheets/he has done my office-”(I.iii.329-370). Then he goes on insisting his lust for Desdemona because he wants to get revenge from othello “Wife for wife”(II.i.286). These false claims indicate that he doesn't really care about who he hurts, he just wants revenge no matter who it is, which makes him dangerous. Even though these are false claims
To add on, Antigone feels she has no free will as “the curse arising from a mother’s marriage bed” (361) seals her fate. She purposely defies Creon’s word, but her punishment was a harsh, unmerited death as the God’s need to each Creon a lesson. Antigone is not fully responsible for her fate. She just happens to be under the ruling of a bad King that stops her from what she thinks is most important in life; burying her brother. As shown, the themes of the play develop just as the characters reveal their true intentions.