Othello Jealousy Theme

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"But jealous souls will not be answered so; they are not ever jealous for the cause, But jealous for they 're jealous. It is a monster begot upon it 's self, born on its self."(3.4.171-174)

William Shakespeare 's Othello is driven by the recurring theme of jealousy within the main characters. Each character mentioned becomes consumed by jealousy and disregards their better judgement. The word jealousy by definition means to dislike someone because he or she is better off than you in some way. Although, jealous thought in its self is not an issue, the actions derived from jealousy can be terrible. Jealousy is a theme in the play that takes control over three of the main characters. Likewise, the characters listed are consumed to the point that they have lost themselves and are completely at the mercy of jealousy itself. The jealous nature of Iago was unfruitful and had no good result. The helpless lover Roderigo was bound by a helpless love that resulted in missteps from cause of jealousy. Lastly, the great Othello was taken control over by a jealous rage that completely submerged and that he had no control over. The theme of jealousy within the play was evident throughout, and those
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They were stuck in a trance of jealous rage and were helpless to determine their own fate. Despite the three characters differences they all suffered from the same disease of jealousy. The antagonist Iago who was initially known as honest met a life of torture and killed his wife due to jealousy. The helpless lover Roderigo was killed because his jealousy took control of him entirely. Lastly, the protagonist Othello not only died but killed the only person in the world he loved because of the fatal flaw of jealousy. In all circumstances jealousy claimed an early death. The evil trait took over the thoughts and actions of all these characters and consequently resulted in dreadful

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