Jealousy in Othello: Examples & Quotes


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All of these characters from Othello experience jealousy EXCEPT:

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1. In Othello, Bianca's jealousy is incited by the discovery of which item in Cassio's quarters?

2. In Othello, the title character's jealousy is a result of his self-doubt about what?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Practically all of the major characters in Othello, saving only perhaps one, are acted upon by either professional or personal jealousy or a combination of the two. In this quiz and worksheet, you will be asked which characters are driven by this weakness and what it does to them.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This worksheet/quiz combo addresses the following:

  • Which of the characters is the exception
  • Where Othello's jealousy has its roots
  • The source of Bianca's jealousy
  • Why Iago is jealous of Othello

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - confirm your understanding of the underlying cause of Iago's hatred of Othello
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about the character trait in Othello that makes it easy for Iago to inspire jealousy in him
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about the tool Iago uses to convince Othello of his wife's supposed infidelity

Additional Learning

To learn more, read or view the lesson titled Jealousy in Othello: Examples & Quotes. In addition to be a great help in answering the questions in the quiz, this lesson also includes information that can help you:

  • Understand how Shakespeare uses jealousy to drive the plot in Othello and illustrate a major weakness in human nature
  • Examine how Iago uses jealousy to manipulate Cassio, Roderigo and Othello into serving his own ends
  • Discuss the importance of Bianca, and the purpose her jealousy serves in the play
  • Evaluate the overwhelming effect that Othello's jealousy has on him