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The Theme Of Anger In Othello Reflected In Rolling In The Deep

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In the play “Othello”, the characters goes through events that led them to develop an emotion, for example jealousy, betrayal, and shock that changes into anger. Throughout the play “Othello”, written by William Shakespeare, the characters, Iago, Othello, and Emilia each explore the theme anger, which the song “Rolling In the Deep”, sang by Adele demonstrates.

In the play Othello, Iago’s jealousy towards Othello transforms into anger, which is evidently seen in the song, Rolling In the Deep. Iago, who is lower in rank than Othello, despises him due to several reasons. At the beginning of the play, Othello assigns the lieutenant role to Cassio rather than Iago, who is Othello’s close ...view middle of the document...

He feels betrayed by Desdemona since they were madly in love, but this quickly changes into anger. His fury develops into actions where at the end of the play he murders his wife. After he murders his wife he is still oblivious of what he has done and says, “she’s like a liar gone to burning hell! ‘Twas I that killed her” (5. 2, 128). This shows how the anger Othello felt in the end changed him as a character and he became the villain. The hell reference reflects Rolling In the Deep, sang by Adele, “make a home down there are mine sure won’t be shared” (37). This suggests how Othello, who was deeply in love with Desdemona, now believes that since she has lied, she deserves to be in hell for her sins. The lyrics also signify the emotional damage he experienced with the thought of Desdemona’s unlawful act.

Emilia is in shock as anger is built up when Emilia discovers Iago’s scheme, and can be reflected upon the song, Rolling In the Deep. Emilia and Iago never had an ideal relationship from the beginning of Othello. As the play progresses, their relationship slowly corrupts too. When Emilia discovers all the lies Iago has told she has had enough as she says, “you told a lie, an odious damnèd lie! Upon my soul, a lie! A wicked lie!” (5.2, 177) When...

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