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Honest Iago In William Shakespeare's Othello, despicable Iago, the ultimate villain, uses his intelligence and resourcefulness to exact his vengeance. By creating chaos and causing people to doubt each other Iago rises to power. In the deaths he causes as he achieves his revenge, he provides a shocking representation of absolute evil and a metaphor a out human nature.Iago's extreme villainy, originally fueled by his jealousy of Cassio's position, bloomed into a much greater passion. Hi

Othello In Othello, we encounter Iago, one of Shakespeare’s most evil characters. Iago is an officer in Othello's army and is jealous of Cassio's promotion to Lieutenant. Through deception and appearance, we see many lies and clever schemes unfold. The astonishing thing about Iago is that he seems to make up his malicious schemes as he goes along without any planning. I agree with the critics that say Iago represents a “motiveless malignity”. Throughout the play, Iago portray

“Men should be as they seem” By Mike Hourie The four main characters in the play Othello represent four different character traits of manhood: Roderigo, the failure; Othello, the hero, yet the insane lover; Cassio, the noblemen; and Iago, the villain, yet the strongest character of the play. Of these four characters Roderigo reveals the weakest character traits. Iago effortlessly profits from Roderigo’s deficiency in a intelligence, in fact Iago himself said he would not was

Iago is the master of deception and no one cares to notice it because he is known to them as honest Iago. "Good night honest Iago" (Shakespeare 2.3.325). He uses his trust that everyone has for him against them to plant ideas in their heads. He will do anything to get what he wants and he does not care who he hurts as long as he gets what he wants. Iago uses his expert judgment of character to use and betray his fellow friend, Roderigo. He is jealous that Cassio is Lieutenant and plo

The play Othello exemplifies the themes of jealousy and chicanery. The play begins when Othello, a general in the Venetian army has angered Iago (a member of the army) by appointing Cassio (another army officer) to the lieutenant position. Iago feels that he is more deserving of the promotion than Cassio and decides that he will stop at nothing to get back at both Othello and Cassio. Iago decides that he will get revenge on Othello by using his wife, Desdemona. O beware my lord, of jealou

Although there are lots of things to suggest this is a racist play I don't think that racism actually dominates the play, even though it has a racist theme. There is a romantic union between black and white which gets destroyed because most people think the relationship is wrong. At the time the play was written, 1604, even the Queen of England was racist so there must have been a strong hatred of blacks around that time. Most racist comments in the play are said by people that ar

Othello: This is main character in the play. He is a Moorish General and head of the army of Venice. He is a warrior, honest, and loves his new wife, Desdemona very much. His one flaw is that he trusts his ensign, Iago too much and allows Iago to corrupt him. Iago cons him into believing his wife is cheating on him, and he kills her for it. When he realises she was not cheating, he commits suicide in anguish. Iago: He is Othello's ensign, and the main villian in the play. He hop

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

Jealousy in Othello In Shakespeare's Othello, Iago plots Othello's destruction when he is passed over for a promotion. Iago tells Othello that Desdemona has been unfaithful to him and provides circumstantial evidence for this. Othello becomes full of anger and jealousy and kills Desdemona. Othello later finds that Desdemona was not unfaithful and commits suicide. Jealousy appears many times in several characters of Othello. Jealousy leads to the ultimate downfall of several characters

The Hamartias of Othello In William Shakespeare s tragedy Othello, the hero, Othello, is plagued by his many hamartias. Termed by Aristotle around 330 B.C., hamartia is a tragic hero s error or transgression or his flaw or weakness of character. (p.1296) Othello s hamartias include jealousy, a blind, unrealistic love for Desdemona, trusting others too easily, and his unrealized ability to deceive himself. These flaws, along with the help of Iago, cause Othello to loose everything he has i