Titile: Othello’s tragic flaw Jealousy is a neurotic flaw in the everyday lives of a human being. This tragic flaw can turn people from foes to enemies in a mater of seconds by either manipulation, or even just saying the right thing at the right time, that is able to break through someones emotional barricade. This unfortunate trait is always followed with anger no matter what the circumstance. For example, in the bible jealousy over comes Cain, Adam and Eve’s first born son, when him and his brother Able give offerings to Lord. “In the course of time Cain brought some of the fruits of the soil as an offering to the Lord.Order now
And Abel also brought an offering—fat portions from some of the firstborn of his flock. The Lord looked with favor on Abel and his offering, but on Cain and his offering he did not look with favor. So Cain was very angry, and his face was downcast” (Genesis 4: 3-5). To Cain the Lords unfair comparison of his brother drives him mad leading him to lose control of his emotions causing him to murder his brother out of jealousy. “Now Cain said to his brother Abel, “Let’s go out to the field.” While they were in the field, Cain attacked his brother Abel and killed him” (Genesis 4:8).
In the Lords eyes Cain’s jealousy was a flaw that drove him away from his loyalty and caused him to kill his beloved brother. No matter who you are jealousy is always a substantial flaw that can blind you from seeing the truth and can always lead to a horrific ending once the anger takes over. In the Shakespearian tragedy “Othello” jealousy overcomes many of the characters which affects Othello and causes him to kill Desdamona, it drives Iago to manipulate Othello by telling him lies about his peers, and it also blinds Othel. .also helps explain how in the end if you keep returning the favor of violence it will never go away only to cause more harm in the end. In the end we see that jealousy the tragic flaw of this shakespearean tragedy is more overwhelming and misleading then we could of ever thought.
This trait is used against the Moore which leads him to kill his beloved wife Desdemona at the end of the play. Jealousy also drives Iago in his scheme to get payback on Cassio for taking the lieutenant position which leads to him manipulating Othello to not trust his friend. Also this harmful trait blinds Othello from being able to see the truth which is covered by his blindness to believe the truth that Iago has done so well to hide. In the end we see that Othello ‘s tragic flaw of jealousy really affects the outcome of the play and how we see jealousy as the true villain of the play.