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Can anyone hekp me understand why shakespeare portrays jealousy in several characters?

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are you doing any play in particular?

or are you just having to write about shakespeare in general as a play-write?
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are you doing any play in particular?

or are you just having to write about shakespeare in general as a play-write?
hey, im doing Othello but want to make links for wider reading, thanks
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hey, im doing Othello but want to make links for wider reading, thanks
yeah i’m doing othello too
i’m not sure if there is a particular reason why shakespeare may use it as a theme in multiple plays. i can’t even think of any others. but i think it’s just an interesting read isn’t it
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yeah i’m doing othello too
i’m not sure if there is a particular reason why shakespeare may use it as a theme in multiple plays. i can’t even think of any others. but i think it’s just an interesting read isn’t it
Yeah it is, are you in year 13?
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Yeah it is, are you in year 13?
kind of. i’m just resitting some exams but i wasn’t in school full time
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Yeah it is, are you in year 13?
I'm doing Othello right now. Message me and we can share points if you want.
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kind of. i’m just resitting some exams but i wasn’t in school full time
ah ok Good luck!
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I'm doing Othello right now. Message me and we can share points if you want.
I'm in year 12 so just learning the play atm
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I'm doing Othello too. Ermm I'm going off the top of my head right now but jealously is referred/alluded to as the "green-eyed monster". The significance of jealousy in Othello has a lot to with gender, it is a 'monster' which is prevalent in males. By example, Othello become a murderer as he was jealous his wife Desdemona cuckolded him with Cassio. Iago is jealous Cassio was given the position he wanted. Iago is jealous that Othello "betwixts [Iago's] sheets" (Iago believes in the rumour that Othello slept with Emilia). Roderigo is jealous of Othello over Desdemona. You may even argue that Brabantio is jealous of Othello.

Significantly, Othello, Iago and Brabantio all suffer the consequences of their jealousy (death). And while Iago doesn't die he certainly does suffer. As a result, it's safe to say that jealousy is not only a significant flaw in propelling Othello into his tragic demise, but it is a flaw which impacts all men negatively. Notice how Desdemona is far from jealous.
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I'm doing Othello too. Ermm I'm going off the top of my head right now but jealously is referred/alluded to as the "green-eyed monster". The significance of jealousy in Othello has a lot to with gender, it is a 'monster' which is prevalent in males. By example, Othello become a murderer as he was jealous his wife Desdemona cuckolded him with Cassio. Iago is jealous Cassio was given the position he wanted. Iago is jealous that Othello "betwixts [Iago's] sheets" (Iago believes in the rumour that Othello slept with Emilia). Roderigo is jealous of Othello over Desdemona. You may even argue that Brabantio is jealous of Othello.

Significantly, Othello, Iago and Brabantio all suffer the consequences of their jealousy (death). And while Iago doesn't die he certainly does suffer. As a result, it's safe to say that jealousy is not only a significant flaw in propelling Othello into his tragic demise, but it is a flaw which impacts all men negatively. Notice how Desdemona is far from jealous.
Hi, thanks for the reply it was very useful however I was looking for a way to incorporate jealousy from other Shakespeare texts into my Othello answer

Thanks for your response though
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Hi, thanks for the reply it was very useful however I was looking for a way to incorporate jealousy from other Shakespeare texts into my Othello answer

Thanks for your response though
Sorry, I can't speak on other shakespeare plays as I haven't studied them.
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Sorry, I can't speak on other shakespeare plays as I haven't studied them.
No worries!
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