• Othello Young Venetian
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    Ultimate Villain In the movie, Othello, the Moor of Venice, I found the play very tragic and sad. It is a love story filled with lies, deception and betrayal. This movie deals with a couple in love played by Othello and Desdemona. Both of them from the beginning have to fight and struggle to stay together. Iago, a young Venetian, who pretends to be Othello's friend happens to be the viper, that ultimately destroys Othello and Desdemona with his inhuman acts. Iago's first act of deception was wh...
  • Iago Othello Cassio Desdemona
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    In the historical tragedy Othello by William Shakespeare there is a great show of hate and dislike toward Othello by Iago. Why does Iago have such hate for the Moor Through analyzing Iago's character the answer to this question can be found. Iago develops hatred toward Othello for a variety of reasons. Not only is Othello dark skinned, but he also did not give the lieutenancy to Iago. Iago suspects that Othello slept with his wife, Emilia, and he also suspects Cassio of doing the same. Another r...
  • Appearance Vs Reality Othello
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    " I am not what I am." What is Iago? Iago's actual personality is quite distant from what he pretends to be. In Shakespeare's Othello, the reader is presented the classic battle between good and evil. It is these forces of evil that ultimately lead to the breakdown of Othello. Othello's breakdown results in the murder of his wife Desdemona. Desdemona is representative of the good in nature. Good can be defined as forgiving, honest, innocent and unsuspecting. The evil contained within Othello is...
  • Othello Iago Cassio Rodrigo
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    One of the most intriguing characters in the tragic play 'Othello,' by William Shakespeare, is Othello's 'friend' Iago. At first glance, Iago seems to have no motive for the destruction he is causing. However, despite Iago's unquestionable malignancy, the motivation behind his actions lie more in Iago's quest for personal gain, as opposed to just being evil for evil's sake. In order to achieve his personal gain Iago manipulates Rodrigo, Cassio and, most importantly, Othello. Iago's main interes...
  • Othello Summary Scene Iago
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    Othello: Summary Othello is a tense, closely-knit play, with an ever-increasing emotional scene. The character Iago, Othello's ancient, is the cause of all the tragedy which comes to pass as the play progresses. He is a manipulator, opposing Othello not directly, but through other characters whom he tricks. From his actions throughout the play one sees that Iago was gifted at using other people, to further his own schemes. Act One, Scene One is the most important because it foreshadows the whole...
  • Othello Manipulation Of Roderigo
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    One of the most interesting and exotic characters in the tragic play 'Othello,' by William Shakespeare, is 'Honest' Iago. At first glance, Iago seems to be the essence of 'motiveless malignity.' However, despite Iago's unquestionable malignancy, the motivation behind his actions lie more in Iago's quest for personal gain, as opposed to just being evil for evil's sake. Iago's rapacity can be validated by examining his manipulation of Roderigo, Cassio and, most importantly, Othello. Iago's main in...
  • Iago's Plan Othello Desdemona Cassio
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    The play begins with Rodrigo reprimanding Iago for not doing his job. Rodrigo is paying Iago to pursue Desdemona for him, and he has just learned that she has eloped with Othello. Iago reassures Rodrigo that the plan will eventually work because he himself is motivated to bring Othello down; Othello promoted Michael Cassio to lieutenant rather than Iago, and Iago believes that he was more deserving of the promotion. Iago starts his plan by telling Rodrigo to try and foil Othello and Desdemona's ...
  • Othello Scene Iii
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    In the play, Othello, by Shakespeare, villainous character, Iago, schemes to bring Othello s happiness to an end. Iago conspires to have Othello turn against his comrade, Cassio, and try to kill him for his misdeeds against Desdamona. Iago arises Othello s feelings and emotions towards Desdamona by feeding on Othello s great pride in Desdamona s devotion to Othello. By doing this, Othello begins to doubt his point of view on what Desdamona is like and if she would really deceive Othello after al...
  • Othello Tells Cassio
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    Othello Essay In the play Othello, the very evil and conniving character Iago deceives the main characters. He prays mostly on the main character Othello. Othello is a black general who is married to a white woman named Desdemona. In the beginning of the play Othello promotes a man named Cassio to be his right hand man in his army. Iago, thinking that he was going to get the promotion, is furious by this and swears revenge on Othello. In his revenge he uses many people. One of these people is R...
  • Othello Iago Desdemona Cassio
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    Othello Othello is a distinct and extremely debated tragic play of Shakespeare's. Beginning even with his selection of characters, his decision to make a black man a tragic hero, at this time this was bold and original, by accent tradition blackness was associated with sin and death. Any play that preceded Othello at this time, the black character's were generally villainous. The main characters of this tragic story are a Moor of Venice (Othello), his Venetian wife (Desdemona. Shakespeare also ...
  • Iago Cassio Othello Roderigo
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    Iago is a fascinating character in the play Othello. He seems to be the main character as everything seems to evolve around him, he makes mischievous plans towards Othello because he hates him. I hate the moor, He is also being paid by Roderigo, (a dim but wealthy character) to make Desdemona (Othello wife) fall in love with him so he can marry her. In this essay I will go through some thoughts of Iago and what he is like and why. Iago is intelligent so he knows that he is trusted by most peopl...
  • Othello Iago Cassio Desdemona
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    How Iago Succeeds In His Quest To Destroy Othello Iago succeeds in his quest to destroy Othello by playing mind games with him. He subtly puts a negative spin on all of the information that he feeds to Othello to increase his distrust in Cassio and Desdemona. Iago also uses other people who unwittingly aid his plans to twist the thoughts of Othello. Finally Iago uses the handkerchief that Othello gave to Desdemona to convince him that Desdemona is cheating on him. Iago combines all of these tric...
  • Othello Vs Iago Cassio Desdemona Roderigo
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    In this thesis I will explain the reasonings behind Iago. Iago is obviously the 'bad apple' in this book and I will explain several reasons for this behavior. Iago is the whole reason there is any conflict in Othello. If he never had entered the play Othello would have married Desdemona and they would have lived happily ever after. Right from the beginning of the play to the very end he causes conflicts. He is directly or indirectly responsible for the deaths of: Othello Desdemona, Emilia, Cassi...
  • Othello Play Iago Character Cassio
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    The four main characters in the play Othello represent four different character traits of manhood: Roderigo, the failure; Othello, the hero, yet the insane lover; Cassio, the noblemen; and Iago, the villain, yet the strongest character of the play. Of these four characters Roderigo reveals the weakest character traits. Iago effortlessly profits from Roderigo deficiency in a intelligence, in fact Iago himself said he would not waste time and effort on such a snipe (I iii 387) except for sport and...
  • The Generals Downfall Othellos Lie
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    The Generals Downfall In the drama Othello by William Shakespeare Othello, the protagonist, is a Moorish general in the Venetian army. Othello marries Desdemona, the daughter of Brabrantio, without her fathers consent. Desdemona proves her love for Othello to her father and Brabantia gives his consent. Othello is sent to Cyprus to fight the Turks whose ships are destroyed on the journey to Cyprus. While in Cyprus Iago tricks Othello into believing that Cassio, Othellos lieutenant slept with Desd...
  • Reputation In Othello Big Role
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    Reputation plays a big role in the play Othello written by Shakespeare. Iago uses his reputation as an honest man to deceive Othello and everyone else. Othello's reputation also plays a big role throughout the play. Cassio's changing reputation has a big part in the outcome of the play as well. Iago's reputation played a key role in the play. Everyone thought of Iago as an honest man. "O, that's an honest fellow", "You advise me well... goodnight honest Iago." Iago convinces everyone that he is...
  • Bianca Cassio Emilia Relationship
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    The first women that I will discuss is Bianca. Bianca would be known as a modern day prostitute. By analyzing her relationship with Cassio, it seems as though Bianca really wanted to have some sort of relationship with him. An example of this is in scence 3, act 4. It begins as Desdemona and Emilia exit as Bianca enters. Bianca begins to question Cassio about his whereabouts. "Bianca: 'Save you, friend Cassio! Cassio: What make you from home? How is't with you, my most fair Bianca? (I'faith, ) ...
  • Iago's Web Of Deceit
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    ' I am not what I am '. These words spoken by Iago are a clear reflection that Iago is not the person perceived by the rest of the characters in the story, or by the audience for that matter. Iago is clearly the antagonist in this story, and is also a greedy person. He is not just greedy for money, but also for the position as Othello's lieutenant that Cassio holds. What enrages him more is that he has been around longer than Cassio, and yet it is Cassio who is made lieutenant. Thus greed and j...
  • Othello Act Iv Summary
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    Scene i: At the front of his headquarters, Othello talks to Iago, and he claims that he overhead Cassio saying Desdemona's name when he was sleeping. Othello believes everything that Iago tells him. Cassio arrives, and Iago sets him up by saying he will talk to him later. His plan is for Cassio talk to him about Bianca while Othello listens and thinks Cassio is talking about Desdemona. This plan works, and Othello hears from Cassio about how "she" loves him. When Bianca arrives, the conversatio...
  • Advised Othello Iago Cassio Rodrigo
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    Throughout Othello, the devil-reincarnated Iago is seen to be scheming something. As the story unfolds, we see that Iago manipulates the people around him, by helping them in hope and confidence to achieve the success of his plans to bring down Cassio and use all efforts to make himself Lieutenant. The first person that we can see Iago uses is Rodrigo. At the start of the play, we see two characters, Iago and Rodrigo talking about something outside Brabantio's house. Rodrigo's love for Brabantio...