Who Is Jealous In Othello

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Jealousy- a state of feeling jealous or envious towards someone or something, occurs all around you and you barely notice. Jealousy is typically brought up when a person perceives a threat to a relationship between two or more people. This “threat” may be real feelings or perceived feelings. In William Shakespeare's play Othello, Othello finds out that his true love Desdemona is cheating on him with his partner Cassio. Othello is angry at this fact and he thinks that all of the clues he has gotten from Iago are true. Othello’s handkerchief that he had given Desdemona had gone missing and Cassio was seen with it. So of course Othello’s accusation was that Desdemona had given it to him because they were in love. Iago warns Othello about this and says, “O, beware, my lord, of jealousy! It is the green eyed monster, which doth mock the meat it feeds on” (Shakespeare 62). Jealousy can be monstrous because it can ruin someone’s relationship between others and can…show more content…
Roderigo is jealous in the play because he is in love with Desdemona but Desdemona really doesn’t notice him and she is truly in love with Othello. Roderigo is good friends with Iago, so Iago, as his evil self, tries to ruin Othello’s relationship with Desdemona so Roderigo can get what he wants. Adding to that, Iago has always been jealous that Cassio, Othello’s partner or the generals partner, got the job and not Iago. So what Iago does is to try to ruin Cassio’s reputation by getting into Othello’s head and “poisoning his thoughts” by saying that Desdemona, his true love, and Cassio, his partner, were having an affair behind his back. Iago also says,“I am not what I am” (Shakespeare 3). This quote is saying that everyone thinks that he is such a trustworthy man but he is really planning for revenge on Cassio and Othello for not getting his job by messing around with what people think during the whole
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