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In the play Othello the most powerful emotion is anger This emotion helps to establish the plot as it plays a vital role Three characters that it affects in the play are Othello Iago and Roderigo All the characters vent their anger through violence and confrontations Othello vents most of his anger by smothering Desdemona to death when she is on her deathbed His anger slowly built up during the play due to Iago falsely convincing him that Cassio and Desdemona are having an affair It all starts when Othello sees Cassio and Desdemona together and Iago starts hinting at the possibility of an affair without actually coming out and saying it O beware my lord of jealousy It is the green-eyes monster which doth mock The meat it feeds on That cuckold lives in bliss Who certain of his fate loves not his wronger 33163-166 In this quote Iago is telling Othello not be jealous of Desdemona however in reality he does want him to be jealous The idea of jealousy probably wouldnt have entered his mind if it were not for Iago saying that Iago also brings up the idea of Desdemona cheating on him here He mentions cuckold which means a man cheated sexually by his wife Later on Iago continues to torment Othello about Desdemona and Cassio Lie with her Lie on her We say lie on her when they belie her Lie with her Zounds thats fulsome It is not words that shakes me thus Pish Noses ears and lips Ist possible - Confess Handkerchief O devil 4135-3641-43 This shows that Othello is becoming completely overwhelmed by his passion and is getting very angry with Cassio and Desdemona In the end Othello becomes totally outraged and murders Desdemona by smothering her with a pillow He also goes on to kill himself Thus his anger is vented through violenceIagos anger leads to jealousy which leads
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