• Iago Is Evil Othello Truth One
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    I am not what I am Iago is quite possibly one of the best examples of evil in literature. He is not merely manipulative as other 'bad guys'. Iago also brings the interesting aspect of truth into it all. He quite literally tells the best lies using mostly the truth. What can we call him? Whether it bethe devil, Satan, Beelzebub, Lucifer or Moloch, these words same idea: pure evil. Not the terrible creature from beyond, or anything quite so mundane as that, but the fundamental belief of malignancy...
  • 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...
  • Othello 4 Conflicting Values
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    Othello isn t a play about racism as much as it is a play about jealosy, conflicting values, and the power of suggestion. Some racism is displayed within the play, but that is simply a reflection of how most minorities were treated in the time period when the population in Europe was predominantly of white skin color. This racism was also only brought out by rage and anger in some of the characters of Othello, and was not displayed by hate. Jealosy and the power of suggestion also played a contr...
  • Destruction Of Othello Iago Appears Cassio
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    Othello: Act 5 Analysis Iago's intelligence causes the self destruction of Othello. He appears to be the most intelligent person in the play, Othello, by the way he acts and handles some situations. Iago is set to plan revenge on Othello for not making him lieutenant. He gains the trust of Othello by telling lies to him, and these lies cause the destruction of Othello. Othello should have investigated on some of the outrageous things Iago has told him. Iago is simply just trying to gain Othello...
  • 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...
  • Othello Iago Cassio Desdemona
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    People are not always the way you see them to be. Within the play Othello by William Shakespeare, a character named Iago displays a very good example of this. Iago who is Othello's ensign is considerate to people although at the same time manipulates their minds into thinking different things other than what had really occurred. Therefore, the victims of Iago's mischievous acts had been lured in to gullibility at every corner. In Act I, Iago had used his 'magic' on Roderigo who was very upset up...
  • 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...
  • Hero Of Othello Iago Desdemona Cassio
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    Iago as the Hero of Othello Roderigo, a soldier in Othello's army, is in love with Desdemona and is deceived by Iago into thinking that Desdemona holds some affection for him. Iago, who is Othello's ancient or his counselor, desires to hold Othello's position and so tries to devise a plan to become general. As proved by the outcome of the play, Othello was too naive and kindhearted to properly lead an army. Iago felt that he should have been promoted to be Othello's lieutenant but Cassio was pro...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Othello Iago Desdemona Shakespeare
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    (II, i, 176-178, p. 71) IAGO (To himself) He takes her by the hand. Yes, very good, whisper to her! With This little web, I'll catch a fly as big as Cassio. Yes, Smile at her, go ahead! I'll catch you in your own flirtation. Character Intent: Iago is definitely speaking these lines for one clear reason. Iago wants to manipulate Cassio and get him close to Desdemona therefore Othello could see this occur and become angered. Iago knows that Cassio is a very flirtatious person and therefore, Iago'...
  • Othello Iago Cassio Play Success
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    Unequivocally, Iago plays an important and major function in the tragedy of Othello. By the end of the play, Iago has been directly responsible for the deaths of Roderigo, Emilia and the protagonist and his love. Iago's importance to the play is revealed by his contribution to the plot and his significance relative to other characters. Iago's function, which invariably adds to the importance he has on the play, is to lead to the downfall of Othello therefore revealing the themes of hate, jealous...
  • Iago's Motivations Wanting To Destroy
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    Every good play has a great villain. Othello by William Shakespeare is no exception. In writing Othello, Shakespeare took characters he had gotten from an Italian short story, and developed them further. I would not say Shakespeare created Iago, but he definitely made Iago the evil man that everyone knows him to be. Iago may be one of the greatest villains of all time. He was honest, loyal, and brave in all of the other characters' eyes. However, in reality he was a cruel, deceitful, immoral ma...
  • 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 2 Iago Play Jealousy
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    There are many literary works that contain villains who play an essential role in the development of the work as a whole. However, I believe that the ultimate villain of this kind is Iago in Shakespeare's play, Othello. Through manipulation and scheming, he beguiles the other characters of the novel. In the analysis of Iago's character, we find that the true motive for his villainous acts is simply jealousy. Throughout the course of the novel, we are confronted with some of the motives for Iago...
  • The Role Of Reputation In Othello
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    Reputation is a part of life. Nobody can dispute this fact whether they like it or not. To some, their reputation is a blessing because of positive attitudes towards them. To others, it can be a sickness that they can not cure. In William Shakespeares Othello, the characters Othello and Desdemona, Iago, and Cassio show just how important ones reputation can be. Reputation impedes good judgment - both in the decisions the characters make, and in the decisions made about them. Iago is the two-fac...
  • Othello Iago Cassio Desdemona Good
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    Othello: Good and Evil, A Classic Battle Othello, as he appears in the Shakespeare play of the same name, is a Moorish general in the service of the city of Venice. He is well known by the people of Venice as an honorable soldier and a worthy leader. In this play we are presented with a classic struggle between good and evil. Othello's ancient, Iago, a cunning, untrustworthy, coveting servant, and Iago's henchman Roderigo, the scorned suitor of Othello's wife, Desdemona, represent evil. Good is ...
  • Iago Othello Cassio Desdemona
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    The most interesting person in this play "Othello" is certainly Iago. A cruel vindictive villain filled with hatred and jealousy over people surrounding him. Iago is a character different from all the others in the play. He seems to be everyone's friend and is seen to everyone has on honest guy. Iago even says he is honest although he is not at all. "I am an honest man... ." (2, 3, 258). Iago is a character that is utterly cynical and is not ruled by his intellect but is driven by jealousy. Iag...
  • The Character Of Iago In Othello
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    Iago is perhaps one of the most intriguing and heinous villains in Shakespeare. Iago is on stage from the very beginning of the play Othello and he dominates and dictates the action from then onwards. Immediately, we observe how the plot of the play largely relies on the villain himself. In Act One Scene One, Iago shapes all of the events that are to come by duping the foolish Roderigo into calling upon Brabantio, a Venetian Senator, to inform him of his daughter Desdemona's misdoings: "Call up ...