Jealousy In Marcus Nordlund's Othello

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Once upon a time, there was a princess called Snow White living with her stepmother, a vain Queen. The Queen asked the magic mirror, “Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?” The magic mirror answer that Snow White was the fairest of them all. The Queen became so jealous that she wanted to kill her. Snow White knew that and escaped into the forest. The Queen created a poisoned apple that will put Snow White into the “Sleeping Death”, a curse that can only be broken by a kiss from a person who loves her. The Queen tricked Snow White to eat the poisoned apple. And the Queen became the fairest of the land. The Queen’s jealous caused Snow White in danger. Jealous can be dangerous, cause conflict and lead to one’s downfall. In William Shakespeare’s, Othello,…show more content…
In Marcus Nordlund’s “Jealousy in Othello”, he said that the causes of Othello’s jealousy are not only Iago, but also himself. “When Othello has started to grow jealous, he briefly considers three reasons why Desdemona might lose interest in him: that he is not particularly eloquent, that he is black, and that he is old.” When Iago told Othello that Desdemona was cheating on him with Cassio, Othello doubted himself. He was not as handsome and young as Cassio. Jealousy can cause internal conflict. Because of his doubt, Othello lost the trust that Desdemona love him. He could not think straight and chose to kill Desdemona before she will divorce with him. Marcus Nordlund also said, “He is a privileged and powerful human being who loves his wife deeply and who therefore has something very precious to lose.” As Iago knew that Othello loved his wife deeply, he used that as a weapon for his revenge. He made Othello so jealous that he did not want anyone except him to have Desdemona. Love can cause jealousy, and jealousy can lead to one’s downfall. When he knew Iago’s evil plan, Othello had lost the most precious thing in his life,

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