• Iago's Web Of Deceit
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    Iago's Web of Deceit Perhaps the most interesting and exotic character in the tragic play 'Othello,' is 'Honest' Iago. Through some carefully thought-out words and actions, Iago is able to manipulate others to do things in a way that benefits him and moves him closer toward his goals. He is the main driving force in this play, pushing Othello and everyone else towards their tragic end. Iago is not your ordinary villain. The role he plays is rather unique and complex, far from what one might exp...
  • Othello Iago The Con
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    Perhaps the most interesting and exotic character in the tragic play 'Othello,' by William Shakespeare, is 'Honest' Iago. Through some carefully thought-out words and actions, Iago is able to manipulate others to do things in a way that benefits him and moves him closer toward his goals. He is the main driving force in this play, pushing Othello and everyone else towards their tragic end. Iago is not your ordinary villain. The role he plays is rather unique and complex, far from what one might e...
  • Iago Act I Scene
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    Who is Iago? Iago poisons people's thoughts, creating ideas in their heads without implicating himself. His first victim is Roderigo. Roderigo remarks, 'That thou, Iago, who hast had my purse as if the strings were thine.' [Act I, Scene I, Line 2] Throughout the play, Iago leads Roderigo, professing that '... I do hate [the Moor] as I do Hell pains.' [Act I, Scene I, Line 152] He tells Roderigo to 'Put money in thy purse' [Act I, Scene III, Line 328] so that he can win Desdemona with gifts. Iago...
  • Fate And Free Will Used In Romeo And Juliet
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    The impacts of fate and free will surround us everyday. A major symbol for fate is the stars. Similar to fate, the stars go untouched and cannot be altered. Shakespeare uses fate and free will in Romeo and Juliet to show fate is a predetermined force and free will is by choice. Fate is shown through Romeo and Juliet's doomed love, the characters reaction to fate, and the ending can be seen to be a reply of fate. The idea that the story of Romeo and Juliet was based around doomed love is given fr...
  • Honest Iago By Shakespeare
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    The most interesting and round character in the tragic play Othello, by William Shakespeare, is "honest" Iago. Through carefully thought-out words and actions, Iago manipulates others to do things in which he benefits. Iago is the main driving force in "Othello," pushing several characters toward their tragic end. Iago is not a traditional villain for he plays a unique and complex role. Unlike most villains in tragic plays, evidence of Iago's deception is not clearly visible. Iago is smar...