Jealousy And Jealousy In Othello

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Cinthia Arias

“Jealousy is bred in doubts. When those doubts change into certainties, then the passion either ceases or turns absolute madness.”(Francois de La Rochefoucauld).Othello was a general in charge of Venice, Italy. He was a soldier who came from Africa, with a reputation of being a military hero. Othello chose a young and less experienced soldier to be second in command, Michael Cassio. Jealous, Iago believed that he was more qualified for the second in command position and so he planned to get revenge on Othello. Iago was two-faced, he planned to ruin Othello while pretending to be his friend. Roderigo is someone who also hates Othello because he was in love with Othello’s wife, Desdemona. He then Unites with Iago to harm Othello so he can get Desdemona’s love. Jealousy is a bitter emotion or feeling towards someone who takes what is yours.In Othello, William Shakespeare created the most evil person in all of literature, Iago. Iago wanted revenge on Othello because he gave the second in command position to Cassio, which Iago believed was not qualified for the position. Out of revenge, Iago successfully planted the seeds of jealousy into Othello’s mind when in the garden he insinuated that Cassio and Desdemona were
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Othello wanted evidence of Desdemona cheating on him. Iago’s evidence was Cassio’s so-called wild dream about Desdemona. Iago told Othello that one night Cassio slept over Iago’s house and Cassio had a wild dream about his wife. Iago said that while Cassio was sleeping he cried out “Sweet Desdemona.”. Cassio next got out of his sleep and kissed Iago’s hand. Cassio then threw his legs on top of Iago’s lap and kissed him because he thought Iago was Desdemona. Iago lied to Othello. Othello believed it. This made Othello become insanely jealous. Iago was successful at planting the third seed of

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