Othello Journal Act IV In Act IV of Othello, by WIlliam Shakespeare, Iago continues his torture of Othello. Iago torments Othello until Othello practically faints. He keeps pushing and pushing Othello saying that Cassio has layed with Desdemona. It is noticed by the reader that Othello has gone from his once articulate to an Iago-like crude speech. "Lie with her! lie on her! We say lie on her, when they belie her. Lie with her! that's fulsome.

-Handkerchief-confessions-handkerchief! -To confess, and be hanged for his labour; -first, to be hanged, and then to confess. - -I tremble at it. Nature would not invest herself in such shadowing passion without some instruction. It is not words that shake me thus. Pish! Noses, ears, and lips. -Is't possible-Confess-handkerchief! -O devil! -" He begins to talk in a broken up speech.

He is very troubled by the whole ideal about his wife and Cassio. Iago later tricks Cassio into talking about his relationship with Bianca while Othello watches. Othello interprets that Cassio is talking about Desdemona when infact he isn't. Later Othello strikes Desdemona in front of Lodovico for no apparent reason. This clearly shows that Iago has changed Othello's character very greatly. Othello used to be a great and noble man.

Now he is just enraged and bitter over the alleged affair. Iago says to Lodovico, "He is much changed." Othello still loves his wife but he has been poisoned by the medicine of Iago, "O thou weed, Who art so lovely fair and smell " st so sweet That the sense aches at thee, would thou hadst ne " er been born." Iago has ruined many lives over his treachery. Cassio is attacked by Rodrigo and left for dead in the street. Desdemona is doomed to be murdered when In fact she stil strongly love Othello," So would not I my love doth so approve him, That even his stubbornness, his cheques, his frowns- Prithee, unpin me, -have grace and favour in them." Othello has been ruined by Iago's evil medicine.

Overall, Iago seems to control the lives of everyone in Cyprus with his evil dec iet.