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Iago's Jealousy
This paper analyzes how Iago causes Othello's moral degradation in William Shakespeare's "Othello".
# 103987 | 1,663 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on May 30, 2008 in Drama and Theater (English) , English (Analysis) , Shakespeare (Othello)

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In this analysis of Shakespeare's "Othello, the author discusses how Othello, Iago and Desdemona are victimized by the envy and jealousy of Iago's trickery. The author further emphasizes how Othello's lack of moral objectivity is often the subject of Iago's cunning. The paper then shows how this loss of moral objectivity ultimately acts as the foundation for Iago's success over Othello.

From the Paper:

"In these lines, Iago's envious understanding of Othello's jealousy is a successful modus operandi for his diabolical scheme to sabotage Othello's career. When Iago successfully dissolves Othello's trust in Cassio, one can see a glimpse of his anger, which would commit murder against his wife in a jealous rage. In this manner, the racial superiority that Iago feels toward his Moorish superior helps to begin the cataclysm of jealousy that cascades through Iago and then into the marriage of Othello and Desdemona."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Barthelemy, Anthony Gerard. Critical Essays on Shakespeare's Othello. New York: G.K. Hall, 1994.
  • Bloom, Harold, Othello, New York: Chelsea House Publications, 1990.
  • Cassal, Steve. Shakespeare's Othello. The Explicator. Spring 2003 v61 i3 p131(4).
  • Kolin, Phi. Othello: Critical Essays. Chicago: Garland, 2001.
  • Shakespeare. William. "Othello." 2006. The Literature Network. www.online-literature.com. 1 May, 2007. <http://www.online-literature.com/shakespeare/othello/>

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