Shakespeare's Othello-the emotions of othello

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The Emotions of Othello

The motion of this play was based on the relationship or the friendships between Othello, Iago, and Cassio. Although the women in this book played a large role in adding to the vengeful, powerful feel in this play, it all ceased from the relationship between the three men. This play was filled with many different emotions, given by each of the characters when they interacted with each other. The emotions that mainly evolved in this play were: Power, jealousy, revenge and very questionable love between the characters. This story shows how power is such a strong desire of people, that some will stop at nothing to get it and hurting people is an option if they have to do it.

This all began with Othello, who is the main character in this book. Othello was a Moor and a General in the Venetian army.

He was a very powerful man who made large decisions, one decision which he made changed his life forever. Othello was very trustworthy and trusted. He had so much trust in the people that he was close to, that it affected his life and he believed many things that he should not have. Because of an overabundance of trust and belief in others, this caused him to become a rageful, jealous man. All of his better characteristics were pushed aside deep down in his soul and allowed the worst to get the best of him. All of this jealous rage in Othello came from the lies that the manipulative, evil Iago had told Othello of his wife Desdemona. Iago is Othello's standard-bearer and he came to hate him, which led Iago to set up Othello and make him pay by destroying his love for his wife Desdemona. Iago had become...