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Othello Jealousy Essay

I have to write an essay about Othello's jealousy in William Shakespeare's play Othello, and I have no clue how I'm going to start it. Please give me some ideas. Thanks!

 

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If you're looking for essay ideas, try Othello Essays. These are written by famous literary critics, so they're on a very high level, but they will give you some great ideas to get started with your essay and you can excerpt and cite some of the experts to make your own essay more in-depth. 

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Jealousy is a major theme in Othello and it is what drives Othello to commit his heinous deed of killing Desdemona. Othello claims to be a man who "loved not wisely, but too well;of one not easily jealous..."(V.ii.347).

Whilst it is true that his misplaced trust in "honest" Iago and the "ocular proof" of Desdemona's infidelity drive this play to its tragic end, initially Othello does not show any signs of jealousy and is fully aware of Desdemona's friendship with Cassio which, until Iago starts his manipulative scheming, is not a concern for Othello because he knows that Desdemona "had eyes and chose me"...

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