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  • Iago Fools Othello
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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 w...
  • Idea Into Othello's Mind And Iago
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    The play of Othello is like you are pushing a huge boulder up a steep mountain, and then it finally reaches the top, and it goes down the other side, and nothing can stop it. This is how I see the action in Othello. Iago spends the whole time plotting, and conspiring with the audience, and then he finally pushes Othello over the edge. Iago manages this in several ways, through imagery, sewing the seed in Othello's mind, and reverse psychology. However all of these ways boil down to one thing, Ia...
  • Iago By Shakespeare
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    In Othello, the character of Iago is alienated from society by his personal values. He is used by Shakespeare to demonstrate societies assumptions and moral values on a whole. Iago is the main antagonist to Othello in this story, and he succeeds in his plan to ruin Othello by forcing him to believe that Desdemona is cheating on him. Because Iago succeeds, because he was able to carry off the plan, we are able to see exactly the assumptions on society that Shakespeare laid out to demonstrate. The...
  • True Face Of Iago
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    The character of Iago is crucial for the play, and its essence has often been presented as 'the evil taking a human form. ' What is important to any attempt to understand this play is the mechanism that makes the action moving forward. If this is 'the force of evil', represented in the character of Iago, this gives him the most relevant role, the power to forward the entire course of the play in certain direction. A number of fortunate circumstances helps his plot, and even in the most dangerous...
  • Plot And Othello's Relationship With Desdemona
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    Throughout all of literary history there have been two basic types of characters the protagonist, or hero, and the antagonist, or villain. Perhaps the greatest villain of all time is most greatly expressed in Shakespeare's tragedy Othello. The villain, Iago, would hold a place in any dictionary, next to the word villain better than any antagonist in the history of all written or spoken word, rivaled only by Satan himself. He expresses evil, deceit, and wickedness in the purest of forms. These ar...
  • Iago's Deception Of Othello's Character
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    The art of deception The art of deception many times changes the current conditions or plays a significant role in the end result of literary works. In Othello and The Tragical History of Dr. Faustus shows how deception changes the identity of individuals and the outcome of certain events. There is a juxtaposition between the characters of Iago and Faustus, who muse their human autonomy to manipulate the sequence of events in each work. By deceiving themselves or the characters around them there...
  • Iago's Reason For Driving Othello
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    Shakespeare might very well have made the decision to name his play "Iago" and not "Othello", but I suppose he had a knack for catchy titles. Since it is Othello's tragedy, even if it is Iago's play, "Iago" would be an inappropriate title, especially since it is not Iago's life that is ruined, and although he takes part in most-if not all-of the action in the play, it still revolves around Othello. That notion aside, one might take the time to raise more important or deeper points of discussion ...
  • Play Othello Iago
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    Being courteous is an act of being respectful and by using good manners towards people. Treating people with courtesy can show many different feelings towards the person being acted upon. In the play Othello by William Shakespeare there are many characters in the play that use and don't use acts of courtesy. The focus of this issue is the question of, do the men in the play show courtesy towards the women in the play? Othello is the main character, and Iago is a solider in his army. Iago was pas...
  • Iagos Deeds
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    Good, evil, or misunderstood. A character paper on Othello, by Shakespeare It seems fascinating that an interesting and clever character in a story, would be the villain, such is the case in Othello, by Shakespeare. As a moor, Othello has faced many challenges and prejudices throughout his life. When he becomes a soldier of high stature and honor, and weds, he receives the jealousy and envy of Iago, the villain. The story revolves around the mischievous acts of Iago, his evil plans of making him...
  • Result Of Iago's Role In The Play
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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'...
  • Iagos Own Selfish Desire
    840 words
    But I will wear my heart upon my sleeve for daws to peck at; I am not what I am. (Weizner, p. 43) This sentence from Othello is necessary to reveal to the general audience the truth about Iago, one of the most interesting characters within the play. In this paper, we will analyze his character keeping that phrase in mind and elaborating on why it is necessary and how it functions within the conceptual framework of the play. Iago is a male officer that is under the rule of Othello. Iago represent...
  • Iago
    617 words
    It has been said that Iago, despite his scheming behavior and complete manipulation of others, is seen by the audience as the most interesting and vibrant character in Othello. One reason for this is because the audience is never quite sure what to expect next. Because Iago is a great manipulator, he successfully keeps the audience in suspense. He is also very deceiving and cannot be trusted, unbeknownst to the other characters of the play. One manner in which Iago keeps the audience in suspense...
  • Iago's Recognition Of Othello's Trusting Nature
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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...
  • Constant Biblical Allusions
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    Iago's Role in Biblical Allusion in Shakespeare's Othello In the play Othello by William Shakespeare, the playwright connects with his Elizabethan audience by use of various devices, but effectively uses constant biblical allusions, both hidden and overt, to add a framework for the exploration of good versus evil, the descent of Man, and modes of deceit. By examining a few of the Holy Bible's vignettes via three main character archetypes of the hero, the innocent, and Satan, Shakespeare spans th...
  • Iago The Devil Incarnate
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    Iago. The name alone can conjure up many different images to various people. So much has been written over the centuries as to what motivated him to do all he did. The one thing that most scholars do agree on is that Othello is one of Shakespeare's oddest works. He departs from his usual formula of various subplots and numerous villains. It is also one of the only plays he wrote where a "supporting role" dominates so much of the stage. In this century, it wasn't until the National Theatre's prod...

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