Theme Of Jealousy In Othello

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Have you ever met someone who you thought that you could trust and then they betray you? It appears in Othello on multiple occasions, that the ones close to you will act like they got you back but is really out to get you. It all begins with people being jealous of one another. The jealousy in Othello led to revenge, betrayal, and death. Jealousy broke up friendships between some of the characters throughout the book. There’s even characters who would go out of their way just to lie to someone, because he’s jealous. In my opinion jealousy is where everything gets started and ends. The theme of jealousy appears in Othello when Othello choose Cassio over Iago for Lieutenant, Othello is jealous of Cassio and Desdemona, and Iago is jealous of Othello’s success. In the beginning of Othello, the reader found out that Iago secretly hates Othello because he chose Cassio over him for the lieutenant position. Iago was furious when he found that Cassio was chosen. Iago even went out of his way to get Othello’s new lieutenant fired. We found this out in Act 2, Scene 3, Iago says, “If I can fasten but one cup upon him, with that which he hath drunk tonight already.” (Othello 43). Iago plans to get Cassio drunk, which he knew that he’ll end up fighting. Iago successfully got Cassio in trouble with Othello. Eventually Othello fires Cassio. and made Iago the new lieutenant. That didn’t stop Iago from lying and manipulating people. Iago is so good at what he’s doing that when he got

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