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Many of the characters in Othello were jealous of other peoples possessions There are only two types of jealousy in the play sexual and professional Roderigo Othello and Bianca were sexually jealous Iago was both professionally and sexually jealous Jealousy was a major idea of Othello since it lurked within so many of the characters and greatly affected the plot Roderigo was sexually jealous of Othello because he wanted Desdemona His jealousy was revealed the earliest in the play The play was opened by Roderigos lines of Tush never tell me I take it much unkindly That thou Iago who hast had my purse As if the strings were thine shouldst know of this 111-3 In the movie this part was presented in a much more interpretable way than the script in which Roderigo was peeking through a crack on the window to see Desdemona and Othellos betrothal and he upbraided Iago for not telling him that Desdemona is in love with Othello because he hired Iago to inform him of things about Desdemona Later in the scene Roderigo and Iago decided to go tell Desdemonas father about her engagement with Othello After yelled out under Brabantios balcony Brabantio responded to Roderigo The worser welcome I have charged thee not to haunt about my doors 11106-107 and My daughter is not for thee 11109 Brabantios response proved that Roderigo use to be a suitor of Desdemona and Brabantio had already rejected his proposal Roderigo was used by Iago for many times in the play After Othello made his engagement with Desdemona known to the Duke Roderigo lost his hope on owning Desdemona Iago reassured him and encouraged him to sell all of his land in exchange of money to follow Desdemona to Cyprus because Iago wanted to draw more money from him Roderigo was easily persuaded and said I am changed 13421 which meant that he no longer feels hopeless He then
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