“Jealousy is a form of hatred built upon insecurity” (Unknown)This quote describes the fictional character of Evil Queen who had an appearance in the movie Snow White and the Seven Dwarf, directed by David Hand. In this movie, the Evil Queen transforms from a serene, and despicable ruler to an old hag. Her focus is not on ruling the government and is solely based on being the ‘Fairest on the land’. Her insecurity and jealousy towards Snow White are what drives her to a murderous stage. Even though the Evil Queen is the antagonist of her story, there is a direct comparison to the character of William Shakespeare’s protagonist Othello. Othello is an intriguing story, which demonstrates how a person insecurities (even if they hold a high status) can cause his downfall. The audience can clearly see a similar characteristic in both Othello and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, both characters allowed their insecurity to take them down the path of evil which leads to their demise. Hence, one shouldn’t allow insecurity to change them to people they don’t want to be. William Shakespeare establishes Othello as a noble and brave hero in the beginning of play “The Moor, howbeit that I endure him not, Is of a constant, loving, noble nature” (Shakespeare, 2.1 210) as evident by this quote, even Othello sworn enemy, Iago, describes Othello as a reliable, and good nature man. In the movie of Othello, the background music is swelling, as the two lovers, Othello and Desdemona, have overcome obstacles and have gotten married. This soon changes as Othello is forced to face his insecurity, which is driven because of his race and colour of skin. Othello insecurity leads him to be manipulated by Iago into believing that Desdemona is cheating on him. Driven by jealousy he takes a cruel path and murders his wife. “Yet she must die, else she’ll betray more men.”( Shakespeare, 5.2.5) In this quote, the audience can see how jealousy has driven Othello to insanity as he is preparing to murder Desdemona. It is believed that Othello’s insecurity is what destroys his sanity and with it himself. This can be seen in the movie with the use of fast-paced, scary music to emphasizes how Othello jealousy have driven him in the path of evil. One of the most iconic villains created by Disney is the Evil Queen. After the Queen’s death, The king marries a woman called Grimhilde, so Snow White can have a motherly figure as she grows up. After the king’s death, Grimhilde reveals her true self as the Evil Queen. The Evil Queen is solely seen asking the same question from the slave in the mirror “…Who is the fairest one of all?”( Hand, Snow white and the Seven Dwarfs, 1937) She is enraged when she hears that Snow White is more fair than her. Driven by jealousy she orders her huntsman to murder Snow White and to return with her heart. However, the slave in the mirror tells the Evil Queen that the heart that huntsman return with is not the heart of Snow White “And there, my faithful huntsman, you will kill her!” ( Hand, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, 1937). The quote above shows how her jealousy has pushed her off the edge into the path of evil. Infuriated, she uses dark magic to transform herself into a hideous hag and creates a poisonous apple which has a death curse. After her crime is revealed she is chased by the dwarfs to the top of the mountain where she falls to her death. The film is demonstrating the evil in The Evil Queens character by the use of fast-paced, scary music, for example, when the Evil Queen is being chased by the Dwarfs, thunder and lightning can be heard, this emphasizes the drastic event that is about to happen. In the Serena Valentino novel Fairest of All: A Tale of the Wicked Queen the author tells the audience about the Queen’s insecurities about her beauty and how she suffered emotional abuse from her father. In this tale, the Queen is obsessed with her beauty because it is the only good thing left in her life. So when the mirror tells her that Snow is more beautiful than her, she becomes jealous and she poisons her. In this novel, the audience can see a direct similarities to Shakespeare character Othello because both characters have to face their securities and failed to do the right thing. Although The Evil Queen and Othello are being portrayed as very different characters, it’s clear to see the force of evil that is endured by their insecurities. These two distinct characters had to face their own insecurity, Othello for his colour of skin, and Queen Grimhilde for her beauty. It was the jealousy that was endured by their insecurity that led them down the path of evil which destroyed them. One should know that we all have insecurities and that no one is perfect but what differentiates us is how we deal with our insecurities. What we can take away from both of these stories is that we should learn how to overcome the obstacle of insecurity and not go down the evil path.