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The Universal Themes of Shakespeare William Shakespeares works gained immortality due to the fact that the central themes in most of his plays encompass fundamental human emotions Lust jealousy ambition greed betrayal and revenge are universal themes that were evident in Shakespeares time that are evident in our time and that will be evident in the future It is thought by many that The great significance of Shakespeare is that despite the many differences between his age and ours some trivial and some of far-reaching importance he provides in his plays the life patterns which are continuous in the history of mankind Hardin Craig In the tragic play Othello the universal themes of jealousy deceit and anger are quite evident Jealousyalways converts human nature into chaos and liberates the beast in man Scott 465 Jealousy is perhaps one of the most prevalent themes in all of literature Jealousy in literature and in the real world causes mental blindness in a myriad of different situations In the play Othello this is also the case the envy of one causes passion and emotions to take over the mind Jealousy is perhaps the key cause of Iagos revenge against his superior officer Othello Iago is infuriated by the fact that Othello had chosen another in place of him for a promotion He uses this odium as fuel to launch a deceitful operation to cause Othellos tragic downfall Othellos blind jealousy which is caused by Iago in turn causes him to murder his devoted wife and also to end his own life This play and in fact this world are full of victims of the green-eyd monster which doth mock the meat it feeds on victims of jealousy Shakespeare III iii The manipulativ e Iago uses Othellos weakness his human emotions against him to cause his tragic demise Along with jealousy another element that leads to the downfall of Othello is the dishonesty and deceit of his trusted
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