• Brabantio Roderigo Iago Sir
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    RODERIGO. Thou told " st me thou didst hold him in thy hate. IAGO. Despise me, if I do not. Three great ones of the city, In personal suit to make me his lieutenant, Off-camp'd to him; and, by the faith of man, I know my price, I am worth no worse a place. But he, as loving his own pride and purposes, Evades them, with a bum bast circumstance Horribly stuff'd with epithets of war, And, in conclusion, Non suits my mediators; for, 'Certes,' says he,' I have already chose my officer.' And what was...
  • Othello Manipulation To Gain Power
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    Othello: Manipulation To Gain Power Manipulation is a very powerful word. People use this tactic everyday to get what they want in life. By deceiving people or tricking them into seeing a certain point of view, people gain power. To skillfully use the power of manipulation a person must use another person's weaknesses. By using a person's emotions against them, they can be manipulated with ease. In Shakespeare's Othello, the character of Iago uses these tactics almost to perfection to achieve h...
  • 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...
  • Inhumanity Of Mankind In Othello
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    Inhumanity of Mankind The inhumanity of mankind is displayed all throughout Othello. In every act and scene it is the main underlying theme from the simplest of degrading comments from Brabantia to the complex schemes thought up by Iago to ruin Othello, have his wife dead, and get money from Roderigo. This in my mind is what the play really revolves around. Othello never rises in this play. From the very beginning they show this man's demise and the people who are doing it to him. Othello's deat...
  • Characters Do Not Seem To Notice Iago's Dishonest Othello Cassio Roderigo
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    Honesty is one of the most important factors in Othello. And although there is very little honesty actually present in the play the term is most commonly applied to Iago, who also happens to be the most dishonest character in Othello. Due partly to the other characters naivet'e, Iago is capable of manipulating, brainwashing, and molding the other characters to satisfy his need for revenge against Othello. Iago would most commonly be referred to as dishonest, however beyond that he is also downri...
  • 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 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...
  • 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...
  • Othello Iago O Beware My Lord Of Jealousy
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    Othello: Iago - 'O, beware, my lord, of Jealousy' This essay is about William Shakespeare's Othello. It focuses on Iago " swords to Othello, "O, beware, my lord, of Jealousy. It is the green-eyed monster." in act 3, scene 3 and just how important this warning was not only for Othello, but also for Roderigo and for Iago. Before considering the importance of Iago's words, it is important to define what jealousy means. According to The New Lexicon Webster's EncylopedicDictionary of the English Lan...
  • 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 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...
  • Othello Desdemona Iago
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    Othello In Othello by William Shakespeare, the villain Iago has many motives for ruining the lives of Othello, Cassio, Desdemona, and Roderigo. They include jealousy, fears of infidelity, greed, and his anger at being passed on for a promotion. These passionate motives drives Iago, turning him into one of the most evil of villains Shakespeare has created. Roderigo a solider in Othello's army and once a courtier of Othello's wife Desdemona is under Iago's spell from the beginning. Iago's manipul...
  • Movie Othello Smallest Detail
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    Movie: Othello The movie Othello is full of very believe able and well developed characters. As it is a tragedy, thought, we have to have a victim or victims, in this case Othello, and the cause of their misery, which is Iago. Iago manipulates Cassio, Roderigo, Emilia, and Othello, using a variety of methods. Iago's plots are skillfully crafted with multiple levels of intrigue. Iago also pays attention to the smallest detail, prove ing his skill as a villi an. Thus, Iago is a masterful villi an...
  • 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 Review Iago Desdemona Cassio
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    Shakespeare has produced an incredibly large library of work, including 38 plays and countless sonnets. His plays are divided into four main sections: the Histories, the Tragedies, the Comedies, and the Romances. Othello falls under Tragedy, as it ends with the death of numerous characters, including the principals. Shakespeare's work has been produced since the Renaissance in all artistic mediums from the original theater to opera, symphony, film, and ballet. It has also been consistently revis...
  • 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...
  • Iago Is The Whole Reason
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    Iago is the whole reason there is any conflict in Othello. If he never had entered the play Othello would have married Desdimonia 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 Desdimona, Emilia, Cassio, and Roderigo. Which happen to be all of the main characters. I believe Shakespeare didn't just want Iago's character to be evil. I think he wanted him mor...
  • 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...