The Jealousy Begins/Othello Essay

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This play is filled with many emotions and feelings.
There were four main flaws that lead to the tragedy of Othello and the others in this play; racism, love, betrayal, but it was jealousy that played a major part. It can destroy many relationships and take over the mind tremendously. Jealousy can also be overwhelming; by making one obsessed with ideas. They all fall victim to jealousy; it makes them act outside of their norm.
I will talk about the he five main characters of this play and they are all encased with jealousy in their own way. They are: Iago (the antagonist), Emilia, Bianca, Roderigo and Othello (the protagonist), who all display their sense of jealousy throughout the play. They all find different ways to sustain them.
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She then gives it to Iago. She lies to Othello about it missing and keeps the truth until it’s too late. Roderigo’s jealousy comes from the obsession he has with Desdemona. He hates the fact the Othello having Desdemona’s love and Othello being black. He expresses it by saying, “What full fortune the thick lips owes/ If he can carry thus!” (1.1.33) His obsession for those two grew very deep, that he let Iago trick him into his plot of revenge and this gives him time to review the reality of things going on around him. He gets so desperate to have Desdemona that he pays Iago to eliminate the competition (Othello) to gain the affection of Desdemona. This obsession goes so far, that he tries to kill Cassio, but ends his own life. Bianca’s jealousy came from the handkerchief that was found in Cassio’s chamber. She begins to believe it is of another woman. Cassio requests her to show it to him. She then expresses her anger to him. Within minutes, she controls her jealousy and talks it out with Cassio. Othello’s jealousy is the strongest of them all for his jealousy towards Desdemona (his wife). His jealousy becomes so strong that it turns him insane and enraged. He loses his ability to reason with anyone. The first incident is when Iago puts a doubt in his head by saying Brabantio’s warning; “Look to her Moor, if thou hast eyes to see/ She has deceived

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