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The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice

How is the theme of Othello is jealousy and revenge?


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2010-10-27 13:36:53
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Othello is jealous because he thinks Desdemona has betrayed him and she has gone after Cassio so, he takes revenge by asking Iago to kill Cassio and he suffocates Desdemona to her death. Use quotes from Othello to prove this point e.g. when Othello starts talking about death.


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There are a lot of themes in Othello, such as revenge, duality, jealousy, etc.

Jealousy. Another theme is honesty and dishonesty.

No. It is a tragedy all right, but that is not a theme. Nor is revenge an issue. At one point Iago suggests that he is seeking revenge for something someone once told him that he thought Othello had done, but that is a pretty lame motive, and Iago keeps changing his story as to why he hates the Moor. No, the themes of this play include love, jealousy, credibility, manipulation, race relations, and justice.

In the play Othello, many of the characters fall victim to jealousy, causing them to do things they wouldn't normally do. Iago, Emilia, Bianca, Roderigo and Othello all display jealousy throughout the play, though each finds resolution in a different way. Iago displays jealousy from the very beginning of the play. His jealousy quickly spawns thoughts of revenge, and he soon develops a plan to achieve revenge on those he feels have wronged him. From the start of the play, Iago expresses his jealousy of both Cassio and Othello. He is jealous of Cassio for securing the job of lieutenant Iago feels he deserved, and jealous of Othello not only from the promotion of Cassio, but also from his belief that Othello has slept with Emilia. Iago expresses "It is thought abroad that 'twixt my sheets / He has done my office" This insecurity and jealousy he feels leads him to commit acts of revenge. 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"

jealousy is a huge theme in the crucible! an the reason is abigale is in love with Proctor and originally they had a thing, but he ends up picking and being loyal to his wife, Elizabeth, which infuriates Abigale. so she takes revenge on him by turning on him and is wife.

His mistrust in his power to command devotion and jealousy.

There are no examples of jealousy in Romeo and Juliet. You need to read Othello instead.

Revenge can be a theme, yes.

I don't know if there is a god of jealousy, but there is a god of revenge: Nemesis.

Othello is obsessed with Desdamona, making it easy for Iago to use him and make him believe anything. Iago is obsessed with his revenge for not being promoted. He wants to get revenge on Cassio and Othello for making him look like a fool.

Because Othello is unsure of Desdemona's actions. He is afraid of losing Desdemona to Cassio.

Jealousy is a toxic energy that fuels much of the negative behavior. Jealousy seeks revenge Must crimes of love are linked to jealousy.

Othello is a stage play in the form of a tragedy in which a good man falls to ruin after an evil man inflames him with jealousy.

Iago is obviously the villain, but if Othello had not been susceptible to Iago's lies because of jealousy, they would have had no effect.

Jealousy is the reason for all the misery in the story. The characters Roderigo and Iago, who are jealous of Othello and Cassio, start the whole chain of events that eventually leads to the death of almost every character. In short, without jealousy, the series of tragedies that occured would not have happened.

To revenge himself on Othello for promoting Cassio over him, Iago convinces Othello that Desdemona is having an affair with Cassio. Othello murders the innocent Desdemona in a jealous rage.

Iago manipulates all the characters in Othello out of jealousy.

He will persuade Othello that his wife is unfaithful, thus wrecking their happy marriage, making Othello miserable, and inducing him to become a murderer.

Othello was a play about a jealous husband that did not trust his wife so he killed her.

Do you mean to ask if there's literally a green-eyed monster in Othello? If that's what you're asking, then no. The "green-eyed monster" refers to the popular saying which says a persons eyes "turn green" when filled with the feeling of jealousy. One of the main themes in Othello is jealousy, along with deceit and betrayal. There is no physical green-eyed monster in Othello. I don't know what you where expecting but the answer is simply an emotion, jealousy used in the term as " i see the green eyed monster" green being a negative colour to other people

REVENGE Literary Theme: Revenge never fulfills its purpose.

It's about love, faithfulness, jealousy, manipulation, race relations and reputation.

They are married. It would be hard to have a story about marital jealousy if they weren't.

The theme is: choice, consequence but mostly despair and jealousy. Despair and jealousy because the princess loved him so much, that she wouldn't want him to get killed. She had do overcome her jealousy towards the lady, and let her have him.

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