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Othello Learns of Jealousy

Summary: In Shakespeare's play, Othello, performed in Jacobean times but representative of Elizabethan values, the protagonist, Othello endorses his jealousy and anger that of which he would most want to deny himself.
Othello understands more, as the play goes on, of his jealousy, his ignorance, and his outsider ness as he is overpowered by the prevailing social and ideological tides. Othello is brilliantly tricked by Iago, as he sets a scene of doubt in Othello's mind that Desdemona is unfaithful. In doing so, he hurts the core of Othello's belief in himself and his nobility. Othello's knowledge that he was wrong and killed his innocent life Desdemona brings about his death in true tragic hero status.

The Machiavellian ways of Iago, manipulate Othello into believing that Desdemona is infidel but it is not until the very end until we find out that Othello acknowledges that his jealousy had consumed him. In Act III, sc.iii, Othello soon learns that to be once in doubt is to be never resolved. "Thou hast set me on the rack. / I swear...

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