Essay on Analysis Of ' Othello ' By William Shakespeare

1737 Words Apr 28th, 2016 7 Pages
Jealousy
To be jealous is a feeling or showing of envy of someone or their achievements and advantages. "Othello" was written by William Shakespeare in 1603. It is about an untrustworthy character Iago who stirs up gossip causing the tragedy to unfold with a moor, Othello, Desdemona his wife, Iago, his wife Emilia and Cassio a lieutenant, and many more characters who fall to Iago 's lies. During the time William Shakespeare was writing the tragedy, Aristotle had set some standards for plays. He states that to have a good they need to follow three unities. They include, time everything needs to take place in 24 hours, place it should stay in one location, and action that there should be no side stories. However, William Shakespeare decided o write his own play even if it did not follow Aristotle 's unites. Aristotle also said that there are a few things that resemble a good character which include things; such as, high status, likability, goodness, consistent. William Shakespeare decides to follow Aristotle 's idea of a good character when writing Othello. William Shakespeare 's, "Othello" is a tragedy derived from both romantic and nonromantic jealousy, the jealousy causes many of the characters to come to conclusions without proof as demonstrated by Iago, Othello, Roderigo as well as many other characters.
Iago is the villain in the tragedy, he was a nonromantic jealous for many reasons, such as; he was upset with Cassio for becoming lieutenant, he was mad at Othello for…

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