This week we worked on our independent reading projects. I had a slight difficulty with the project because I knew what I was trying to say but I didn’t know how I was going to say it. I spent most of the week researching for different sources that I was going to use that would help me to explain the different ways that jealousy is shown and that even though there is different ways that jealousy manifests.
In looking at the definition of jealousy I realized that it really only is described as a feeling that is felt when there are two parties that are causing a lack of affection to be felt by a third party, but when you look at when people are experiencing jealousy it is expressed and felt different ways. So jealousy really isn’t just a cut and dry feeling.
During my research I discovered that prior to Shakespeare writing Othello, yellow was often used to symbolize jealousy. Now green is used to symbolize jealousy due to a line in Othello, but it got me thinking that what if yellow and green were used to symbolize jealousy. If there wasn’t just one color to symbolize jealousy then maybe there would be more than just one definition of jealousy. Happy, sad, and fear all have different ways that they can be used in life. A person can be happy crying or they can be fearful of the future but also a hopeful fearful. Feelings don’t just have one certain manifestation so they shouldn’t have a cut and dry definition, but that is what I have found jealousy has become.