Essay on William Shakespeare 's Othello, The Moor Of Venice

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Jealousy is a perilous emotion with the potential to destroy the beholder, and everything in his or her surroundings. In Othello, the Moor of Venice, by William Shakespeare, jealousy is seen time and time again. This demon is presented from the beginning of the play, when Roderigo envies Othello because of how much he loves Desdemona, to the end when Othello throws everything he has ever known away by ignorantly blaming Desdemona for having an affair. One could argue that Othello is the most tragically jealous character in the book; however, evidence in the storyline suggests that Iago is the more envious character because he seeks to kill everyone that has something that he does not. In addition, it is implied on multiple occasions that Iago loves Desdemona even though he is too egotistical to show it. Iago is so unconditionally jealous of everyone around him that he has unconsciously killed himself on the inside. Shakespeare portrays Iago as the most jealous character in the play. Iago creates the story inside his head that everyone else has something that he does not, and becomes envious of nearly everyone that plays a major role in his life. Shakespeare made it obvious that Iago is jealous of Othello, because his entire plan, no matter how honest the honest Iago may seem, is to make Othello suffer. An example of how Iago is jealous is how he believes that Othello is sleeping with his wife simply because he overhears a rumor, and only suspecting such a minute…

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