Love Overrated

Topics: Othello, Iago, Marriage Pages: 2 (749 words) Published: May 21, 2013
Love Overrated
In everyday life people experience love, betrayal, and jealously in many different ways and it has its affects as well. As we try to control what happens, sometimes don’t always become successful, but as we keep ourselves and maintain our composure it sometimes turned into jealously and revenge. Jealously tends to district the one’s that is in some form of relationship from what they really need to focus and fix on. In modern day, a relationship between two people can be messed up by a person manipulating them in person or over the internet or assuming that the other is “stepping out” (cheating) during their relationship. In the play Othello, Iago was jealous of Cassio because Othello gave Cassio the lieutenant position and he felt that position was rightfully his. So Iago told Othello that Desdemona (Othello’s wife) was messing around with Cassio (act 3 scene 3) and it made Othello overwhelmed with jealously and he started having a stroke after his stroke Othello started to think about revenge upon Desdemona and Cassio. Also love, betrayal, and jealously had a negative effect on some of the characters of the play Othello and in today’s world. Love plays a big role in society today, it hurts, it plays tricks on you, and it turns you crazy. In the play Othello, no one was really suppose to know about Othello and Desdemona marriage, but when Iago and Roderigo were spying on Othello and Desdemona getting married (1.1.2). Roderigo became angered, because he asked Brantanio (Desdemona’s father) for her hand or to date his daughter and he turned him down. But after seeing the marriage with their own two eyes, Iago felt the need to manipulate Roderigo into telling Brantanio that “a black ram is tupping your white ewe”. By them telling Brantanio that his daughter was having sexual intercourse with Othello he wanted Othello thrown in jail, but when he went to confronted Othello about marrying his daughter. Roderigo was on Brantantio side while Iago was on...
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