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Bradley, A.C. Shakespearean Tragedy. London: MacMillan and Co., 1919. Shakespeare Online. 20 Aug. 2009. (date when you accessed the information) < http://www.shakespeare-online.com/plays/othello/othellobradley2.html >.
Bradley does not consider Othello’s jealously as a characteristic trait. He does not consider Othello to be jealous by temperament. Bradley recounts the way Othello, under the influence of Iago’s words loses his confidence, becomes confused and even feels the horror, but not jealously. Contrarily, he considers him as a man of strong passion. It is this passion that is manipulated by Iago, which leads to his demise. Bradley considers Othello as one of the most romantic character in Shakespearean tragedies, and attributes his passionate behavior as the reason for his downfall. The author explains further by stating that, Othello was open to deception and under the influence of passion, he acted with little reflection. His jealously is a gradual progress of his passion and anger and is a representation of loss of love and faith. Nevertheless, Bradley’s accounts clearly indicate that Othello’s jealously was easily manifested in his actions which ultimately led to the tragic killing of his dear wife Desdemona.
Jancsó, Daniella. “Othello’s Apprenticeship in the Theatre of Passion.” Wissenschaftliches Seminar Online, 1, 2003, pp. 10-14.