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Jealousy in Othello

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Journal #3 Role Played By Jealousy in Othello In the play Othello, By William Shakespeare, The plot revolves around the emotion of jealousy. Jealousy is the emotion that captivates many characters in the play and causes the plot to develop. Some characters who are captivated by jealousy are Othello, Iago, And Roderigo. Iago's jealousy towards Othello is the cause for his revenge against him. He displays this jealousy from the very beginning of the play and spawns plots for revenge because of this. ...read more.


As he becomes fixed on the idea of revenge, Iago speaks in a soliloquy he will not be satisfied "Till I am evend with him, wife for wife, /Or failing so, yet that I put the Moor / At least into a jealousy so strong / That judgment cannot cure" (I.ii.291-294). The most prominent jealousy in the play is of Othello's jealousy towards Desdemona. Othello goes into a rage after Iago plants the suspicion in Othello's mind that Desdemona had been unfaithful to him by having an affair with Cassio. ...read more.


Roderigo's jealousy is due to his love for Desdemona. His love for her spawns his jealousy towards Othello and Iago uses this jealousy to manipulate and use him. To gain desdemona's love he is willing to give large amounts of money to Iago to woo her on behalf of him. We later find out that Iago has done no such thing and is using the money for himself. All in all, The emotion of jealousy in the play Othello is very prominent throughout the play and expressed through various characters. It allows the plot to develop by various events occurring solely based on the emotion of jealousy. Some characters who express jealous are Iago, Roderigo and Othello. ...read more.

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