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  • Iago And Othello
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    In his analysis of the popular Shakespearean play Othello, Tale of the Moor of Venice, Champion focuses most of his criticism on Othello's naive ways and the evil, which Iago portrays. According to Champion, Othello is heroic and noble, but naively egotistic. (253) This is shown when Othello easily believes Iago's foolish lies about Desdemona's infidelity with Othello's true and loyal friend Cassio. He also states that Othello's tunnel-vision idealism, based on conceptions of his own magnanimous...
  • 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...
  • Shakespeare's Iago From Othello
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    In the tragedy Othello, by William Shakespeare the character traits and styles of both Iago and Othello are reverent to the plot and themes of the play. In Act Scene three, the discussion between the two regarding Desdemona's fidelity illustrates Othello's confidence in his relationships with both his wife Desdemona and Iago. That same passage also displays the deceptive conscience of Iago, who is planning to take advantage of Othello's trust. Othello in particular is the most famous example of ...
  • Name Honest Iago By Othello
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    Jealousy is a green-eyed monster. Jealousy can corrupt a person into a monster. In the play Othello, by William Shakespeare, the character Othello was corrupted by jealousy because of somebody else planting ideas in his head. The play began with Othello in love with Desdemona, but by the end of the play the vengeful Iago tricked him into thinking she was cheating. In the beginning of the play, Othello and Desdemona were madly in love. She fell further in love after listening by the door to Othel...
  • Conflicting Values Of Othello And Iago
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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...
  • Iago Killing Cassio
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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 interest...
  • Tremendous Subtext For Iago An 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 About 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'...
  • Iago As Othello's Second In Command
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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 i...
  • Iago Causes Othello
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    When discussing the characteristics of Othello one finds he has more than one side. Othello is a tragic hero in this drama. Also, he portrays a man with much greatness. Consequently, Othello has many weaknesses. In order to truly understand the character of Othello, one must understand him as a tragic hero with both greatness and weakness. A tragic hero is the main character in a play that takes a downfall or is ruined during the play. Undoubtedly, Othello is ruined during the course of this Sha...
  • Iago And Desdemona The Play Othello
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    'Othello' 'Othello' was written by one most influential writer in all of English literature, William Shakespeare during his great tragic period. Othello is set against the backdrop of the wars between Venice and Turkey that raged in the latter part of the sixteenth century. The subject of Othello is 'Love and Death', while the theme suggests 'The Incompatibility of Military Heroism & Love'. 'Othello' consisted of three major characters including: Othello, Desdemona, and Iago, each of which play ...
  • Othello's Feelings And Emotions Towards Desdamona
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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...
  • Love With Othello's Wife Desdemona
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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 Ro...
  • Iago And Othello
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    Injustice in the Tragedy of Othello In the Tragedy of Othello, by William Shakespeare, an injustice is done to the main character, Othello the Moor. He is manipulated by the archetypal villain Iago to satiate Iago's need for control and his desire to revenge himself upon Othello. Othello the General has promoted another, Cassio, to hold the position that Iago feels he deserves. For the injustice that Iago feels has been committed against him, he brings about the destruction of Othello and his wi...
  • Cassio's Case To Othello
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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...
  • 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...
  • Cyprus Iago Tricks Othello
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    The Generals Downfall In the drama Othello by William Shakespeare Othello, the protagonist, is a Moorish general in the Venetian army. Othello marries Desdemona, the daughter of Brabrantio, without her fathers consent. Desdemona proves her love for Othello to her father and Brabantia gives his consent. Othello is sent to Cyprus to fight the Turks whose ships are destroyed on the journey to Cyprus. While in Cyprus Iago tricks Othello into believing that Cassio, Othellos lieutenant slept with Desd...
  • Iago Lies To 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...
  • Iago Swindles Money And Jewels From Roderigo
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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 smart and a...
  • Othello's Misplaced Trust In Iago
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    While reading Shakespeare's Othello there were numerous themes of honor, misplaced trust and jealousy. Throughout the play Iago's mission is revealed as trying to strip Othello of all honors, and reduce him to his bestial state. Misplaced trust were seen when Othello placed too much emphasis and trust on Iago. There was a lot of passion between Othello and Desdemona but it soon incinerate due the outburst jealousy of Othello. Iago sees Othello as a beast from the beginning of the play and is det...

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