Jealousy Essays

  • Othello's Jealousy

    374 Words  | 2 Pages

    What is jealousy? Jealousy is feeling or showing envy of someone or their achievements and advantages. "O, beware, my lord, of jealousy; It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock the meat it feeds on;"(3.3.15). Iago tells Othello that jealousy is a monster, Shakespeare knew this as well. Jealousy is the theme in his play Othello, it causes conflicts from marriage problems to as severe as death. Jealousy is the start of Othello and Desdemona’s marriage problems. Although, the start of the jealousy

  • Jealousy In Beowulf

    278 Words  | 2 Pages

    evil. In actuality, greed and jealousy take the shape of the most terrifying monsters. A person possessed by either of these traits can do unspeakable things. Monsters lurk behind smiles, and words of endearment. They steal confidence, and rob the person of happiness. Kind, simple gestures often have an ulterior motive. A prime example is Adolf Hitler, and Bernie Madoff. Both had trustworthy qualities, but regarded as the some of the worst people in human history. Jealousy and greed live inside of everybody

  • Iago's Jealousy

    375 Words  | 2 Pages

    begins with Iago’s soliloquy, here Iago’s envy towards Cassio is immediately conspicuous. He states that Cassio has “Never set a squadron in the field, Nor the division of a battle knows, More than a spinster”. Consequently Iago’s envy is mistaken for jealousy, which is why he comes across as the villain in the play. However, he also tries to disguise his villainous actions by “justifying” them. “Heaven is my judge, not I for love and duty” “I am not what I am.” Here Iago is trying to hunt for motives

  • Jealousy And Manipulation In Othello

    700 Words  | 3 Pages

    “Othello” written by William Shakespeare revolves around this protagonist who is depicted as strong and powerful. To everyone he is known as Othello or the Moor. Throughout the play, Shakespeare portrays numerous counts of jealousy and manipulation around many of the characters. It is mainly illustrated through Iago, the antagonist of the play, who manipulates other to their downfall. Iago who is known for always being true and honest towards others has easily earned the trust of everyone around

  • Examples Of Jealousy In Othello

    811 Words  | 4 Pages

    What is jealousy, what makes someone become jealous, and what does jealousy do to people? In William Shakespeare 's Othello they had many different problems between characters. Those problems being distrust, lies, honor, and jealousy. Jealousy was one if not the biggest part of Othello and what made all the conflicts continue and kept pushing the play further and further. Almost every character in the play had some form of jealousy that they portrayed to another character. In the play of Othello

  • Shakespeare's Jealousy In 'Othello'

    307 Words  | 2 Pages

    Shakespeare themes vs. Today's news Jealousy is a very prominent theme is our lives, everyone has felt jealousy at one point in their life. Even in the 1600’s jealousy was a prominent theme. Shakespeare was one of the first people to write about common themes such as jealousy. An example of Shakespeare writing about jealousy is in Othello. In Othello Iago is very jealous of cassio and Othello. Iago feels this way because Cassio got the job position he wanted and he's jealous that Othello has such

  • Effects Of Jealousy In Othello

    621 Words  | 3 Pages

    Shakespeare’s play, Othello, deeply explores the effects of jealousy on a person. Shakespeare also portrays the different types of jealousy and alludes to the causes of them. Othello is a tragic play written by William Shakespeare around 1603, about a man, Iago, who plots to take revenge on a Moorish soldier, Othello, for he has “done my (Iago’s) office”. The deaths of several people, including Othello’s wife Desdemona, Iago’s wife Emilia, Othello and Iago’s companion Roderigo, were all directly

  • Othello's Jealousy Character Analysis

    834 Words  | 4 Pages

    are also taken by a insecurity they have inside of them, strong people taken over by jealousy so much- that they change so horribly no one wants anything to do with them. William Shakespeare’s Othello teaches us that in jealousy as either envy or fear, the only thing that could come out is the monster deepest inside of someone that even the best people wouldn’t want anyone to see. On one hand, envy and jealousy go hand and hand, together never without the other. For example, as Iago is talking to

  • Othello Jealousy And Envy Analysis

    2072 Words  | 9 Pages

    unattainable? Jealousy. The obsession that can engulf one’s entire life over the thought of losing a prized possession is ultimately far worse than simple envy as jealousy can lead one to monstrosity and, as

  • Analysis Of Jealousy In Shakespeare's Othello

    2220 Words  | 9 Pages

    Of all the emotions humans show, jealousy is one of the most common and unsettling, and it tends to bring out the worst in us. Jealousy is seen in all cultures regardless of gender; it is only different depending on a person’s degree of jealousy. In a gentle way, jealousy makes us dislike the person who is more successful in the area that we failed. When the degree has increased, dislike will turn into unreasonable angriness and disgrace, which leads to irrational hatred. William Shakespeare’s Othello

  • Jealousy In Othello Analysis

    871 Words  | 4 Pages

    William Shakespeare wrote “Othello the Moor of Venice” in 1604. Jealousy is fundamentally how the characters’ lives in Othello from the commencement, when Roderigo is envious of Othello because he longs to be with Desdemona, and to the finale of the play, when Othello is filled with envy because he believes Cassio and Desdemona have been engaging in an affair. For the most part the characters’ jealousy is engendered by other characters. Iago is involved in much of this, telling prevarications and

  • Jealousy In Othello Research Paper

    1116 Words  | 5 Pages

    important parts of our lives, it sometimes invites jealousy which usually causes negative results. In addition to that, especially, once people have jealousy in their lives, that “jealousy leads us to focus only on the negative,” according to the Psychological Research by Robert L. Leahy Ph.D. As the same approach in the play Othello by William Shakespeare, jealousy is the most devastating weakness for Othello. In the play, to Othello, jealousy becomes stronger and stronger in Othello's feelings

  • Jealousy In William Shakespeare's Othello

    665 Words  | 3 Pages

    Jealousy does not merely destroy the bonds of love, but also alters the lives of the people involved. In The Tragedy of Othello by William Shakespeare, Othello’s entire life is ripped apart by the detrimental lies fed to him by Iago involving his wife Desdemona. William Shakespeare uses imagery, as well as personification to paint a vivid image in the reader’s mind of how jealousy can completely shatter someone’s life In The Tragedy of Othello. Othello’s life transforms the second he steps into

  • Othello And Desdemona's Jealousy Analysis

    457 Words  | 2 Pages

    is a monster once revealed by Terri Guillemets as jealousy, when she wrote, “Jealousy injures us with the dagger of self-doubt”. Guillemets’ statement reveals that jealousy sprouts from an individual’s own doubt and can only be prevented by that person, and is further confirmed through Othello and Desdemona’s relationship in William Shakespeare’s Othello. Guillemets’ statement reveals its significance to human nature by signifying that jealousy is a monster created not by others, but by each individual

  • Iago's Manipulation Of Jealousy In Othello

    1200 Words  | 5 Pages

    In Othello, Shakespeare intentionally made emotion a major flaw because it causes the characters to be easily manipulated and may cause the character to lose rational. Shakespeare did this to show strong of an emotion jealously is. Because of jealousy Iago is able to manipulate every character he talks to, whether they were minor like Brabantio, the father of Desdemona, or a major character like Othello, the Moor, the General, and supposedly Hero. If it weren’t for the jealously then the ending of

  • Iago's Use Of Jealousy In Othello

    429 Words  | 2 Pages

    In Shakespeare's play, Othello, the cynical story underlines the depth of jealousy and resentment through the use of many characters. The play is set in Venice and Cyprus during the sixteenth century and commences with the paranoiac character of Iago, betraying Othello thus making him victim of harsh lies and rumours. His fair Desdemona portrays her love unconditionally, although due to Othello’s credulous nature and Iago’s conniving ways, she is held accountable for false pretences. Desdemona is

  • The Credibility Of Iago's Jealousy In Othello

    453 Words  | 2 Pages

    Throughout the story Othello by Shakespeare, it is commonly believed that the moor’s jealousy leads to the tragic events in Othello, it is actually Iago’s jealousy that causes it. Iago plays a proficient role in the cataclysm of all the major characters within the play, definitely characterizing him as evil and cold hearted. Iago is a deceptive individual who lies and manipulates in the hopes of seeking revenge. He is portrayed as a villain and is known as a degenerate because of the naive chaos

  • The Dangers Of Jealousy In Shakespeare's Othello

    2374 Words  | 10 Pages

    attention to the dangers associated with jealousy. The play deals with the root and driving force of all evil and exemplifies how far jealousy can induce a human being as well as destroy lives by mere circumstantial evidence. According to Godfrey (1972), “Jealousy, once awakened, becomes self-perpetuating, self-intensifying, and where no evidence for it exists, the jealous person under the impulse of an extraordinary perversity will continue to manufacture it”. Jealousy manages the characters’ lives in "Othello"

  • Exploring The Theme Of Jealousy In Shakespeare's Othello

    696 Words  | 3 Pages

    literary genius William Shakespeare, is a play which revolves around jealousy and its extremes. The characters portray real-life concepts of jealousy, going to great lengths to harm others, a result of their deep envy. Through the characters of Othello and Iago, Shakespeare reveals a condition of jealousy in human nature. Jealousy is a major theme in Othello, and Shakespeare employs the theme through Iago in many ways. The jealousy Iago expresses is a depiction of human nature, although it may seem

  • The Green-Eyed Monster In Othello's Jealousy

    549 Words  | 3 Pages

    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. Othello’s erroneous choices display