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  • Desdemona's Deceptions
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    Deception In Othello One may readily perceive the theme of Shakespeare's "Othello" as deception. Deception appears many times in Othello, but in almost every incident the degree of deception is different. Deception is to "deceive another, illusion, or fraud" (Webster's New World Pocket Dictionary 69), which is seen as a wrongful act. However, deception may be used to protect someone from getting hurt therefore being used with good intentions. The very first act of deception is done by the charac...
  • Iago's Jealousy For Othello's Marriage With Desdemona
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    Othello is considered to be the most tragic of Shakespeare's plays. Shakespeare plays out a tale of a self-delusional villain that has declared revenge on Othello. Othello is the main character of the play, a general of the army with the status and respect of everyone, even though his race is African and Africans are usually looked down on. For Iago, our delusional viol lan, to carry out his plan of revenge, he must infiltrate Othello's trust more so then he already has and he does this by discr...
  • Othello And Desdemona
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    Othello: Iago Makes Othello Believe His Wife Is Having An Affair In Shakespeare's 'Othello,' Iago carefully and masterfully entraps Othello into believing that his wife, Desdemona, is having an affair with Cassio. He does this through a series of suggestions and hesitations that entice and implant images into Othello's head that lead him to his own demise. More importantly, Iago gives Othello the motive to murder his own innocent wife Desdemona, satisfying Iago's immense appetite for revenge. Th...
  • Anger Towards Othello And Desdemona
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    Desdemona The character of Desdemona, in William Shakespeare's, Othello is presented to us as a beautiful, honest, and faithful woman, who never truly reveals herself to her husband. Although Desdemona loves Othello with all of her heart, she has a hard time opening and communicating with Othello. She is not the only one at fault; Othello struggles in the same way. Although I think she never earned the corrupt treatment from Othello, she allows him to walk all over her, which in the end will mak...
  • Iago's Large Appetite For Revenge Iago
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    Othello: Iago's Large Appetite For Revenge Iago has a large appetite for revenge. In his perspective, he believes that it is he who should be in charge, not Othello the moor. This creates an anger in Iago, who entraps Othello in a web of deceit. He does this through a series of suggestions and hesitations that entice and implant images in Othello's head that lead to his demise. But what is more important is that he gives Othello the motive to murder innocent Desdemona. Iago is constantly like pu...
  • Othello Into View Of Cassio And Desdemona
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    Iago the villain William Shakespeare, in his play, "Othello the Moor of Venice", brings to life one of his most complex villains, Iago. Iago plays the ancient of Othello, who is the general of the Venetian forces. As an ancient, Iago is to be a loyal servant to Othello. However, Iago has grown bitter and contempt and uses his supposed loyalty as a wedge to cause Othello's demise. It has been said of Iago that he is the devil incarnate or that he personifies the devil (pg. 244) this accusation co...
  • Iago As The Hero Of Othello Roderigo
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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...
  • Iago's Plan Of Deception
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    In the play Othello the most interesting character is Iago, who is commonly called and known as 'Honest Iago. ' Ironically, this could not be farther from the truth. Through some carefully thought-out words and actions, Iago is able to manipulate others to do things in a way that benefits and moves him closer to his own goals. He is smart and an expert at judging the characters of others. Because of this, Iago pushes everyone to their tragic end. Iago wants vengeance on Othello so he targets his...
  • Othello And Desdemona's Relationship Since The Start
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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's...
  • Iago Drops Hints About Desdemona
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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 Lies To 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 i...
  • Idea Into Othello's Mind And Iago
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    In Act 3 Scene 3, how does Iago persuade Othello of Desdemona's supposed infidelity? Act 3 Scene 3 is, arguably, the most important scene in the entire play, for it is the point of no return. It is as if for the entire beginning of the play you were pushing a huge boulder up a steep mountain, and in this scene you reach the top, and push it down the other side, helpless to stop it. This is how I see the action in Othello. Iago spends the whole time plotting, and conspiring with the audience, and...
  • Emilia Answers Desdemona
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    The women of Shakespeare's Othello are put into stereotypical roles, but behind peoples backs play much stronger types. Desdemona, goes against her fathers orders and marries a moor. Bianca innocently takes part in Desdemona's death. Emilia has an opportunity to save Desdemona but sneakingly remains silent. These women are similar because they are treated like they are lower then the men in their days. But they do not let that hold them back. These women take part in anything that pleases them. ...
  • Iago Plans
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    In the play Othello, written by Shakespeare, the most interesting and complex character is Iago. All of the other characters in the play know him as Honest Iago, but from a reader's standpoint that is clearly not the best nickname for him. He has a unique gift to read others character and personality. Iago uses this gift to manipulate others into doing things that, in the end, will benefit him and move him closer to his goals. From the very beginning of the play Iago wants vengeance on Othello. ...
  • Relationship Between Iago And Emilia
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    In Shakespeare's "Othello", Iago carefully and masterfully entraps Othello into believing that his wife, Desdemona, is having an affair with Cassio. He does this through a series of suggestions and hesitations that entice and implant images in Othello's head that lead him to his demise. But what is more important is, he gives Othello the motive to murder his own innocent Desdemona, satisfying Iago's immense appetite for revenge. The motive for Iago's devious plan is initially made clear in the f...
  • Iagos Opposite In The Play
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    The tragedy Othello written by William Shakespeare shows several types of Contrast. In this tragedy, each main character is contrasted with another character who is the complete opposite of them. Three specific contrasts shown in Othello are Iago and Cassio, Iago and Desdemona, and Iagos internal and external appearances. All three of these contrasts are perfectly derived to be complete opposites. The first contrast is Iago and Cassio. Iago, since the beginning of the play, was very angry at Oth...
  • Iago And Othello
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    The author William Shakespeare who had written many plays and made up many lot different characters. His Plays have good and bad characters I guess the most common of all plays and stories. One of many plays Othello. This plays deal with two different kinds of villains. Those who are meant to be evil and then there is those who are meant to be. Othello has a villain named Iago whom which brings a lot of harm, tragic and even death. I will explain how and what Iago do to achieve what he most want...
  • Othello's Feelings For Desdemona
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    In Othello the character of Desdemona is meant to be an innocent, true and loyal character, which falls deeply in love with Othello, the moor (who is the general in charge of Venice) and marries him; despite that fact that her Father, Brabantio, a Venetian Senator, is deadly against this, as the moor is black. Desdemona 'appears' or is written to be a young, pretty lady and because of this many gentlemen throughout the play, including Casio, Roderigo and Iago, admire her. Before we even meet Des...
  • Shakespeare's Othello The Role Of Desdemona In
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    The Role Of Desdemona In Shakespeare's Othello The Role Of Desdemona In Shakespeare's Othello The Role of Desdemona in Shakespeare's Othello The character of Desdemona represents a woman of the 17th century who surpassed the norms of sexual morality set for Venetian women of that time. When Desdemona left the house of her father, Brabantio, to wed the Moor, Othello, it was the first step in redefining her role as a woman. Desdemona, instead of asking her father's permission, decided on her own t...
  • Iago At The Beginning Of The Play
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    "Tush, never tell me! I take it much unkindly / that thou, Iago, who hast had my purse / as if the strings were thine, shouldst know of this. /' (I. i. 1-3) From the beginning of Othello, Iago is portrayed as an antagonist, a villain who acts out of only his own interest. The acts that Iago engages in throughout Shakespeare's Othello are erroneous acts. Iago is not insane and he can comprehend the difference between right and wrong. Shakespeare is known for his ability to focus on human flaws an...

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