Othello is one of the great tragedy themed plays written by William Shakespeare. Iago is Othello’s ambitious friends. Othello promotes Cassio to the position his personal lieutenant and Iago is extremely jealous. Iago begins an evil and malicious campaign against the hero. Iago starts to plot against Desdemona and Othello. Othello becomes jealous and doubts every move Desdemona makes. He trusts Iago and plans to poison Desdemona. Othello eventually kills Desdemona. Emilia tells Othello the truth about Iago. Othello wounds Iago and kills himself.
Othello was set in the Elizabethan era (1558-1603). In the Elizabethan period racism was a major issue. A typical black man was stereotyped as power hungry, uncivilized savage and a worthless outside. Whites were seen superior to the black race. Inter-racial marriages between black and white were seen unacceptable in the society. Minimal acceptance was given to Othello because of his leadership as governor general. The relationship between Othello and Desdemona WAS said to be “an old black ram which is tupping a white ewe” this shows how racism was a major issue back in that period of time.
The scene that I have chosen is in act 3, scene 3. This scene represents a clear development in Othello’s character were in previous scenes was seen as calm, non-aggressive but his jealousy, doubt and suspicion of his wife Desdemona being unfaithful to him with Cassio turns him to an aggressive irrational character who is seeking revenge. Othello’s trust in Desdemona is seduced away by Iago’s manipulating behavior. The audience can see an obvious change from Othello’s calm character to one whose jealousy is so strong he pledges to kill his wife.  
The overall themes in the play are those of jealousy, race, appearance vs. reality, order vs. chaos, pride and reputation, honesty, good vs. evil and so on.
The theme of jealousy is one of the most apparent and significant theme in act three scene 3three. Jealousy has the power to destroy....