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 in the beginning of the play when Iago begins talking badly about Othello to Roderigo. Iago becomes very envious once he was demoted from his position. He resents Othello and Cassio so much he seeks reasons to support his indignation and lust for vengeance.
In Act 1, Scene 1, Iago presents a couple of different reasons for hating Othello. First, he is upset because Othello overlooks him for lieutenant and instead designates Michael Cassio to the position. In addition, Iago speculates that his wife, Emilia, is cheating on him with “the Moor.”. In Act 1, Scene 3, Iago expresses his anger by saying, “I hate the Moor:/And it is thought abroad, that ‘twixt my sheets /He has done my office: I know if’t be true;/ But I, for mere suspicion in that kind,/ Will do as if for surety” (1.3.389-393). By saying “he has done my office” Iago presumes that Othello has been sleeping in his bed and fulfilling his duties; he distrusts Othello, Emilia, and all
Moment with Page Number ONE Quotation to Support Moment Literary Device Significance/Connection to Universal Theme (2-3 sentences) 1) Iago refuses to lay the blame on Cassio for the fight between Montano and Cassio. Page 35. “IAGO: Touch me not so near; / I had rather have this tongue cut from my mouth / Than it should do offence to Michael Cassio” (Shakespeare 2.3). Dramatic Irony The dramatic irony in what Iago says lies in how he appears versus the reality of his nature. The audience knows the reality of Iago; we know that he hates Cassio; in fact, he is trying to ruin his life.
The character of Hamlet is exceptionally perplexing and loaded with inconsistencies. He appears to be delicate, yet he acts cold-bloodedly towards the general population who think about him the most. He is likewise watchful to build up a methodology which will permit him a feeling of reprisal against Claudius for the murder of his father without being suspected, yet then he slaughters Polonius in a wild attack of madness. Still, Hamlet has an extremely philosophical personality. He is continually preparing his own encounters and battling with the sentiments that these encounters incite.
In the play Othello by William Shakespeare, we encounter a man named Lago who feels that he has been wronged in several ways and seeks his revenge on two men, Cassio and Othello. Lago proves to be a very jealous man, though he has the mental capacity to set aside his emotions and act according to reason and careful planning. Lago is a man who loves to see his success in the manipulative work that he does, with no care for the life of another lost due to his (Lago’s) actions. This very jealous man Lago, has the mental capacity to restrain himself from rash action and plan revenge carefully enough that others are entirely unaware of Lago’s manipulation of them. In Act 2 Scene 1, Lago expresses great jealousy for Cassio, along with hatred for both Cassio and Othello while under the impression that they both have seduced his wife.
Aaron however, has a dark attitude every time he speaks. Even though Cassius does plot against Caesar, he does it for political reasons only, while Aaron obviously hates the world and tells Luscious that he enjoyed doing all the evil things he has done and would do it ten thousand more times. They don’t exactly show the same attitude because these characters are not part of the same play. Titus Andronicus is a revenge tragedy and Julius Caesar is a political play, therefore Cassius is a politician who does anything in his power to protect Rome and its citizens. This is also why Aaron does evil things to Rome; he had a dark tone every time he spoke because he needs to get revenge.
Macbeth is a doer, his deeds and his reaction to them define where he is as a character, because of his lukewarm morals and ability to be influenced by others, he - through the course of the play - becomes desensitized and detached to reality. Macbeth’s morals are characteristically unimpressive. At the beginning of the tragedy, he knows right from wrong and understands that his actions should be thought through logically. However, Macbeth does not follow this logical thinking and relies on emotions for his true decision making. For instance, Macbeth knows that killing the king is morally wrong, and talks many times of why he should not do it.
They have a lot of common jealousy movie like the matrix where Morpheus had Neo and Agent Smith wanted Neo. Agent Smith wanted Neo every opportunity he had he would tell Neo Morpheus was bad. While in Shakespeare Othello play they had a lot of jealousy moments mainly about Othello and Desdemona. There will be people who will go out of their way to break up someone or make someone leave. Othello and Matrix teaches us that jealousy is toxic makes a person want to destroy something precious.
Throughout the play Iago tries to ruin Othello to steal Othello’s job and gain more power. Since Iago’s lies have gotten the attention of Othello, there has been changes in Othello’s behavior that makes Lodovico question, “Is this the noble Moor whom our full senate/ Call all in all sufficient? Is this the nature/ Whom passion could not shake? Whose solid virtue/ The shot of accident nor dart of chance/ Could neither graze nor pierce?” (4.1.259-263). Due to Lodovico questioning Othello’s behavior, Shakespeare shows how Iago has gotten Othello stuck with only one side of the story changed Othello’s behavior that some are questioning whether Othello should rule or not.
I.iv.55-58). This inadvertent dehumanization of others is just the first step in his wicked journey on which he finds himself murdering those he once looked up to for their title. The closer Macbeth gets to his goal, the more corrupted he becomes, and, even in power, he finds himself tormented by the thought of losing it. This intense ambition, coupled with Macbeth’s relatively normal disposition at the beginning of the play, works to characterize power as inherently corruptible and, ultimately, to be kept under close surveillance. Similarly, King Lear finds himself perverted by the power he once held- so much so that he cannot even recognize himself without it, exclaiming, “does any here know me?