“Jealousy, an extremely powerful characteristic which is present in every human being on this world, this characteristic results in negative events which can ruin relationships and consume the mind this can simply develop into anger and conquer the victim and make them do things that are not in their power. This is not missing in Othello and is shown continuously throughout the play. This trait has actually been revealed within every character in different methods and are all victims of this of this attribute.
Jealousy is the motivating force behind the cruel actions taken by Iago. Jealousy creates power battles, his skepticism in between his and his enjoyed ones and results in him losing what he loves the most”
“Throughout the play Iago struggles to keep his power at what It was at and control specific people so he can have more power. He shows jealousy really quickly from the beginning of the play; his thoughts of jealousy quickly changed and entered thoughts of revenge. As he tries to do this he has a hard time various times with a number of the characters. His strategy is to accomplish the best power but he stops working to do so.
As Cassio had taken Iagos position as lieutenant he had actually developed hatred and jealousy for Cassio and planned” on retaliating against him as he says “One Michael Cassio, a Florentine/ A fellow nearly damn ‘d in a reasonable wife (Othello, Act 1 scene 1, 20-21)” This quote shows that Iago is jealous of Cassio since he has taken his task spot as a lieutenant which annoys Iago, this later leads Iago to do something about it and he plans vengeance versus Cassio which he will do slowly by getting Othello trust and attention and will make Othello look down upon him.
“How poor are they that have not perseverance!/ What injury did ever recover however by degrees?/ Thou know’st we work by wit and not by witchcraft,/ And wit depends on dilatory time./ Does’t not work out? Cassio hath beaten thee./ And thou, by that small hurt, hath cashiered Cassio./ Though other things grow reasonable against the sun,/ Yet fruits that bloom initially will first be ripe./ Content thyself some time. In troth,’t is morning./ Enjoyment and action make the hours appear short./ Retire thee, go where thou art billeted./ Away, I state, thou shalt know more hereafter./ Nay, get thee gone.” (Othello Act 2 scene 3, 340-352) Iago can now sense that Rodrigo does not require his help and is thinking about going back to Venice, with this we can see Iago is now having power struggles and is going to lose one of his men.
Iago responds back to this to keep his power where it is at by questioning Roderigos manhood and makes fun of him. Iago has had lots of power struggles however he tried to keep is throughout the play but he might not keep it up throughout the entire play. Trust plays a major part within this play. Jealousy in between characters causes skepticism and creates major disputes. Iagos jealousy causes mistrust in Othello, he made him believe with false truths that othellos spouse Desdemona has been cheating on him with Michael Cassio from time to time.
Iago had actually done this so Othello would remove Michael Cassio as lieutenant and location him there. Othello had actually asked Iago for evidence of if Desdemona had actually been a slut “Villan, make certain thou show my love a slut!/ Be sure of it; offer me the ocular proof;/ Or, by the worth of mans eternal soul,/ Thou hadst been much better have been born a dog/Than response my waked rage! (Othello Act 3 scene 3, 359-362) Trust is having fun with Othello and he asks Iago for evidence that Desdemona really cheated on Othello.
Iago is putting ideas in to Othellos head which is making him acquire mistrust for his other half Desdemona “Nay, but be sensible. Yet we see nothing done;/ She might be truthful yet. Tell me however this:/ Have you not in some cases seen a handkerchief/ Spotted with strawberries in your partner habd?.” (Othello act 3 scene 5, 433-435) Iago had put skepticism within him and made him think about what he is doing ideal or incorrect.
Jealousy is the significant aspect to all of the characters down fall. Jealousy caused many other consider the play which cause specific characters getting vengeance for the wrong factor and pointless factors. Othello had been encouraged fully by Iago that his love Desdemona was a slut and had cheated on Othello with Michael Cassio Othello’s previous right hand male who he had actually took of the task due to being intoxicated while on the task.
With this jealousy everywhere and mostly in Iago it had occurred and effected him in a bad method and resulted in his failure and lost his title as “honest Iago” “o thou dull moor, the scarf thou speak’st of/I found by fortune, and did give my partner;/ For frequently with a solemn earnestness,/ more than certainly belong ‘d to such a triffle,/ He begg ‘d of me to steal it.” (Othello Act 5 Scene 2, 225-228). This proving leads to his failure where he has been caught lying and what he had done had been unrelieved. His jealousy likewise caused the failure of Roderigo, he had actually trusted Iago in what he was doing however in truth all he required was his cash and gems.
Iago had actually stabbed Roderigo because he doesn’t need him anymore “O damn ‘d Iago! O inhuman pet!”(Othello act 5 scene 1, 62). Roderigo is realzing that he had actually been betrayed by the man he thought who was helping him, this was causing his down fall. All because of jealousy he needed to his down fall. “The play of Othello reveals that power jealousy can conquer individuals and take control of them. In the play at a point or another each character experiences jealousy for each other, this can be a really harmful quality. Jealousy produces power struggles, his skepticism in between his and his liked ones and lead to him losing what he likes the most. Jealousy had ruined a great deal of characters in this play and left them with nothing.”