• Iago Characters In The Play
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    Iago, More than Just a Villain Iago, the evil villain of Shakespeare's Othello, is more than just a villain. In many ways he is the most intelligent and appealing character in the play. Iago shows superiority over the rest of the characters in the play. He has the ability to manipulate the characters in the play, therefore controlling the play with every sequence of events. His intelligence shines through his ability to deceive, his ability to, and his ability to twist the truth. Iago is appeal...
  • Iago's Motivation Moral Pyroman
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    Iago's Motivation Iago is a 'moral pyromaniac.' Harold C. Goddard writes that Iagoconsciously and unconsciously seeks to destroy the lives of others, especially others with high moral standards (Goddard 76). However, Iago is more than just 'moral pyromaniac,' he is a moral pyromaniac whose fire is fueled by pure hatred. He is a hungry power monger whose appetite for destruction can only be satisfied after he has chewed up and spat out the lives of others. Iago lusts for power, but his sense of p...
  • Why Isn't Shakespeare's Othello Called Iago
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    Should William Shakespeare's Othello be called Iago It is possibly his greatest tragedy, yet it has many problems, curiosities, and questions. That is one specific question that should definately be thought about. I believe Othello is a good name for the play. It makes the reader think. What is Othello going to do How is he going to do it And what they don't realize is that it's Iago who brings about all these acts of evil. Iago is the deceptive one who is hiding behind the scenes. Some people ...
  • 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...
  • Iago And Honesty In Othello
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    Iago and Honesty in Othello Alee za Gerstein April 21, 1999 Iago uses the word honest in act three of Othello in three primary ways. The first way he uses it is to mean honourable, about Cassio. He uses this meaning of the word to force Othello to doubt Cassio s honesty, and question his hounorablility. The second way is to mean faithful, both about Desdemona and Cassio. Iago uses it in the context that the two may be truthful, again to make Othello doubt. The third way is Iago s most effective...
  • Othello Iago Lines Line
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    Iago cannot bear Othello's being a superior figure. Iago comments on Othello's going to war as 'Another of his fathom they have none/ To lead their business.' (lines 153-154) Iago insults Othello's skin color profusely behind his back. As the first part of his plan, Iago seeks to arouse Brabantio to the fact that the Moor has 'robbed' (line 88) him of his daughter. Iago refers to Othello as an 'old black ram/ t upping your white ewe.' This tasteless reference pictures Othello's ugly black skin w...
  • 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 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...
  • 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 Kill Casio
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    Jealousy is what made most of Iagos plans a success. Iago was the bad guy and Othello was the good guy, and everybody else that was affected didn't do anything to deserve it. Iago was the mastermind that planed everybody's painful death. Iago lies to Casio to try to make Othello kind of disbelieving in Desdemona and think that she is with Casio. Othello gave his wife Desdemona a handkerchief that his dead mother gave to him. Then Iago planned to get that handkerchief and he did succeed, he got ...
  • Iago's Plague Iii Line
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    Evil is like a cancerous plague, that does harm upon those who come across it. In the tragic play 'Othello'; by William Shakespeare, Iago is a character that is malignant. His evil is exposed through his choice of words, his ability to manipulate people, and his opportunistic ways. First of all, Iago's evil is shown through his choice of words which demonstrate his vulgarity and his sinister intentions. Iago's language is extremely base and forward; he does show any remorse or sympathy in any si...
  • 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 And Iago In Shakespeare's Othello
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    How is Iago the PERSONIFICATION of evil Be sure to define evil and cite specific examples, references, and incidents that support your definition of evil. Iago is Satan incarnate. Although Othello honestly believes that Iago is one of the most truthful and faithful servants he has ever had, Iago is truly innately evil because Iago constantly plots against Othello and repeatedly conspires against everybody in the play. Because of Iago s evil characteristics, he does not deserve the trust that Oth...
  • Othello Scenes In The Play
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    The character of Iago is of extreme and pivotal importance to the play as a whole. His character is brilliantly defined, giving him a quality that other characters in the story do not possess. Iago's ability to project a conflicting quality or emotion to the other characters enables him to exploit them. It is this quality that Shakespeare bestows on his villain which enables him to dictate the plot so brilliantly. It is due to the interdependence of the play's characters that Othello allows indi...
  • 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...
  • Iago In Othello Cassio Rodrigo Desdemona
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    One of the most intriguing characters in the tragic play "Othello," by William Shakespeare, is Othello's "friend" Iago. Iago is the central villain in the play and deliberately tries to cause trouble for Othello. The play opens with Iago beginning to conspire with Rodrigo, a simple-minded man in love with Desdemona, with only Iago's hatred for Othello given as a reason for destruction. However, the audience is not informed for the reasons for his hatred. On a surface level, his hatred could be j...
  • 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...