The theme of Cruelty and Jealousy in Shakespeare’s play Othello

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They tell him to be aware of Othello and to keep him away from his daughter. “Sir you’re robbed .for shame put on your gown! Your heart is burst. You have lost half your soul. Even now, now, very now, an old black ram is tapping your white ewe.” (Othello. act 1. I. 94-98.) Iago turns against Cassio and Desdemona yet to cover it up by saying, “Oh beware, my lord/ of jealousy! It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock the meat it feeds on. Othello wisdom and judgment are then replaced by anger and hate out of the jealousy that has been inflicted by Iago. These emotions lead him to Desdemona’s death and Othello’s suicide.

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Jealous and Cruelty as themes in Shakespeare play OthelloJealousy is supposedly an emotion and typically the negative thoughts and feelings of insecurity fear and anxiety over an anticipated loss of something that a person values. Jealousy consists of a combination of emotions such as anger sadness and disgust. They cannot feel the joy except in the magnification of his own sorrow Cruelty on the other hand refers to the pleasure of inflicting suffering may involve violence. The two themes of cruelty and jealous are key themes that the writer of Othello has clearly revealed in the use of his characters in the play. The two emotions are revealed concurrently and they appear together. The good name and good reputation is the most important virtue in the play. These virtues keep them in high standing positions. The family that one comes from and the way in which one uses that status permeate every facet of life. Iago uses this as a weakness and uses each situation in his favor driven by his jealous and cruel emotions. He does everything to destroy the reputation of others by creating illusions and lies and sharing them with those that would listen only to his own advantage. Iago is t

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