Othello, By William Shakespeare Essay

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Othello Jealousy is often seen, or felt by people daily throughout different situations and scenarios through the world. In the play Othello, jealously is seen in three people, Iago, Roderigo, and eventually Othello. In the paragraphs below there will be three situations throughout the play that show how jealously affected three different people.
In act 1 scene 1 Roderigo is upset and says “Tush! Never tell me; I take it much unkindly/ That thou, Iago who hast had my purse/ As if the strings were thine, shouldst know of this”(1.1.1-3). What Roderigo is saying is that he is upset that he has been paying Iago to help him pursue Desdemona but Roderigo has not seen any progress. Roderigo feels that Iago knew that Othello and Desdemona were getting married. As mentioned, Roderigo has been on the pursuit of Desdemona, who is the daughter of Brabanzio who happens to be a senator of Venice. Roderigo has been told to stay away from Desdemona by Brabanzio. This has caused Roderigo to pay Iago to give Roderigo so called gifts and messages to deliver to Desdemona just so he could see Desdemona. Roderigo has just learned that Desdemona is now married to Othello, who is the general of the Venetian army. In retaliation Iago, and Roderigo tell Brabanzio of the elopement, which upsets Brabanzio. This causes Brabanzio to go searching for his daughter Desdemona, and to confront Othello about his daughter being stolen by the “charms”. This shows that Roderigo has jealously of Othello being…

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