字幕表 動画を再生する 英語字幕をプリント Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Noun Phrase 100. The noun phrase today is the green-eyed monster. Okay. Let's take a look at the note here. If someone has or gives into or succumbs to the green-eyed monster he or she is very jealous. Yeah. It's almost like the jealousy is taking over. It's like , it's almost possessing you. That's what they mean by you give into it. It's maybe a feeling that you have in your body and you let it take control or you succumb to it. It kind of overwhelms you. And you know, maybe you show an ugly side of you. You show your jealousy. So that's what we say. So it's sometimes referred to as the green-eyed monster. Okay. Let's continue here. The origin of this term is believed to come directly from Shakespeare. There are two citings or at least two citings. there may even be more in the Merchant of Venice the character Portia ... I did read this one. It was very good... refers to the green-eyed jealousy so that's one way he uses it however the more obvious one you know, that directly goes to the idea of green-eyed monster. The more obvious one is from "Othello. " Here the, here is the quote from the character Lago, " Oh beware my lord. " Remember Lord that was a title for people for nobility people from nobility so that's why I said Lord here this doesn't mean God or anything this is a reference to someone from nobility. "Oh beware my lord jealousy. " You know, be careful of jealousy. "It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock the meat it feeds on. " All right. Remember "doth" that's from Middle English. That actually means like does. So doth, doth does mock. Mock, if you make, if you mock someone you're making fun of them. You're saying things that's kind of unkind about them or you know or teasing them in this way. Mock the meat it feeds on. The meat that it actually eats. Okay. Let's continue here. This line is believed to refer to cats who often have green eyes and tease their prey. Yeah. If you've ever seen a movie or even sometimes a cartoon of a cat they caught a mouse and sometimes they'll play with it and they'll tease it and they'll move it all around. You know before they may actually kill it or eat it. That's what , that's what they say. So they, they ... the monster which doth mock the meat it feeds on. So the cat might actually kill and eat the mouse and but first it kind of plays with it and makes fun of it. Something like that. That's what we mean. All right. Let's continue because there's more clues here too. In Shakespeare's time , green was often connected with illness because sometimes the skin of people took on a yellow green color. So when you're looking sick you might look a little yellow. We'd see that , but maybe a little green at the same time. Color when ill. Green was also associated with stomach pains from eating unripe fruit. Yeah. We've often heard of this, especially like a banana for example. If you ate a banana that was too green. It might make your stomach uncomfortable. It might cause you pain. So that's another connection there. All right. So let's, let's, let's look at some of the examples here. This is the way you might hear it used. Also remember with this green-eyed monster. We have another idiom in English which we use a lot too. We sometimes could say that somebody is green with envy. It also comes directly from this origin , from Shakespeare's use of green. You know, during the Middle Ages. So first it meant like almost like an illness or something that takes over your body. You know, like you got to control it. You got to control that jealousy. So let's look at example number one. Don't let the green-eyed monster get the best of you. Yeah. If it gets the best of you ...also you know, it takes control of you and shows your worst part or your worst qualities. It is not Sally's fault that Tom is attracted to her and not you. And this is the case where maybe some girl likes a guy and she's really jealous that , that guy really doesn't like her. He likes another girl. So we might use it that way. Or number two here. Don't give in to ... so again both times you're giving in to your letting something get the best of you. You're not controlling it. You know, because we probably deep down you know there are a lot of people might have some jealous feelings but you got to try to control them. Don't give in to the green-eyed monster. If your neighbor buys a big beautiful boat so what ? So what ? It's not your business. Plus maybe he's putting himself into debt just to get it. You never know. If he can afford it , and you can't well you know, that's the way it is. Don't, don't give in to the green-eyed monster. Don't have that jealousy. Just let it be. You know go on. Or number three here. Jane is letting the green-eyed monster appear. This is another way we might use it. You can see the jealousy all over her face. Okay. So now you got it. You know that we do sometimes hear the noun phrase the green-eyed monster. You also may hear the idiom that somebody is green with envy. Although green with envy I think is used in a little bit of a lighter or less serious sense. Green-eyed monster sounds a little bit more serious like somebody has lost control and let this jealousy kind of just take over them and not in a good way, in a bad way. Okay. Anyway I hope you got it. I hope it was clear. I hope it was informative. Thank you for your time. Bye- bye.