How Does Robert Browning and Shakespeare Present Jealousy in the Laboratory and Othello

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English essay: How does Browning and Shakespeare present jealousy in the poem 'the laboratory' and 'Othello'

Jealousy is described as someone who is showing envy usually of someone because of their achievements or advantages, jealousy plays a major role in both Othello and the laboratory. throughout the both of them jealousy is used for destructive purposes only. as an audience we are led to feel that both jealousies are motivated not by hatred but by the passion for one another, crazy as that may seem.
Shakespeare uses jealousy as a central theme throughout the play, without this aggressive and destructive emotion, there would be no solid plot. Shakespeare often refers to jealousy as a devouring emotion "Beware, my lord of jealousy! it is the green eyed monster which doth mock, the meat it feeds on" this fits extremely well with Iago's description of Othello being "beaten up with passion". This suggests exactly how strong Othello's monumental jealousy really is, once Othello becomes aware that his wife is unfaithful, Iago continues to feed his jealousy which causes Othello to indeed behave like a monster. however, its dramatic irony that Iago says this to Othello. the audience knows that Iago is perhaps the one "eaten up" with jealousy and Othello is none the wiser he holds; the form of personal and professional jealousy.
The jealousy that is portrayed in 'Othello' is very similar to the one portrayed in Browning's poem The Laboratory, it explores the theme of relationship but through jealousy, the speaker of the poem is full of anger and wants revenge, for her rejection, the poem echoes the saying "hell hath no fury like a women scorned" and reminds her of pain she suffered when she was requited, the jealousy shown throughout the poem shows us how she is releasing her own heartache in her own way.
As the poem goes through each stanza we see a growth…...

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