Yet "remains the censure of this hellish villian" (Act 5, Scene 2). Finally, everything Iago pretended to be led to his demise: Honesty, Innocence, and Love. Iago is a villain, a demi-devil who loves evil and follows 'divinity of hell'. He represents the mystery of iniquity, the more baffling because he seems to everyone except Roderigo to be an honest man. He makes Desdemona and Cassio, as well as Othello, believe that he is a plain, blunt and outspoken man, incapable of deception.
The Maniacal Puppeteer Of all the characters in Shakespeare 's literature, Iago is the most innately evil antagonist created. Although Shakespeare’s other antagonists show reasoning behind their actions, Iago lacks any type of motive. In the tragedy, Othello, by William Shakespeare, Iago, the manipulative antagonist plays the role of a master puppeteer who successfully creates chaos and disorder throughout the entire play with no motives behind them. Early on, Iago is seen by the other characters as an honest and trustworthy ensign. Although as the play progresses, this multilayered character manipulates numerous good-natured minds to become as sinful as his own.
When Paradise Lost begins, the vainglorious actions of Satan have resulted in his removal from heaven and placed him on the path to exact revenge against those who have done so. Though, the reader is hardly able to experience any distaste when reading about this man who opposes the consented force of good. He is are charming, dark, fanatical and desperate in his attempts. It is from these characteristics, that the reader may be swayed into viewing him as the protagonist (or even the hero) of the tale. Even C.S.
Iago also creates a new profound hate for Othello for not recognizing that he is more worthy and has more qualification for the job, resulting in the start of his plans to destroy Othello and Cassio. This was the start to the downfall of many characters. Iago is seen as a demonic character who can create false realities for his victims. When conversing with his victims he develops a mutual bond with the victim creating a false reality that he has a friendly figure and not an enemy. Othello refers to Iago as “honest Iago” throughout the play unaware of his devilish acts.
He causes much destruction and is driven by a force that the reader cannot even understand. Iago makes himself an outsider by not realizing that his ego causes him to hate and disrespect all of humanity. Iago respects no one and yet is cunning enough to make people continue to trust and respect him. This is a truly super human quality in Iago that allows him to manipulate people to do what he wants without them knowing. He is married to Emilia, and although the reader would see marriage as a sacred bond, Iago manipulates it for his selfish ways.
The only possible reason for Iago’s hatred of Othello could be the fact that he has suspicions that Emilia is sleeping with Othello. This would create a parallelism between these two characters as the only way for him to get his revenge is to make Othello feel the way he does. Thus resulting in the death of his wife seeing that the way Othello responds to incidents is with violence. Iago, often being known as the most evil character out of all the Shakespearian plays seeing that “even when his evil deeds are out in the open, Iago never repents” (Ormann 1). The character of Iago targets Othello, Desdemona and Cassio in order to ruin their happy lives.
He is best described as disturbing, ruthless, and amoral. No other character can even come close to his evil (Iago: The 1). Iago, in the play Othello, is a very intriguing villain. Even though he is often referred to as "Honest" Iago, he lies, cheats, steals, bullies, and even kills just to get what he wants (Iago as 1). Iago starts off being evil when he finds out that Othello gave Cassio the position of lieutenant that he felt he deserved.
The destructiveness of the monster is self-created and “feeds on” Othello’s heart. Simultaneously, Othello feels guilty for being jealous of Cassio (without a concrete reason) and that shame that builds up in Othello will eventually be unleashed in the form of anger. Without having to doing much Iago, must wait as the insatiab... ... middle of paper ... ... does with the handkerchief. Good in Othello is defined as forgiving, innocent, unsuspecting and honest, while evil is defined as deceitful, manipulating, cunning and dishonest. Iago is the epitome of evil.
Satan’s action was intentional, but it is mankind that is punished for it. His actions have caused his own fall from Heaven and mankind’s fall from Paradise. Though his words are attractive at times, his actions as an unrepentant rebel opposed to God and indifferent towards the suffering of others make him a disdainful character. He completely fails to redeem himself and loses the audience’s sympathy by the end of the epic. Across these three works Satan was transformed from a seductive, but flat, character, to a suffering monster, to a complex, multidimensional antagonist.
The Evil Hero in Hamlet and Macbeth Works Cited Not Included Although it is somewhat masked by Shakespeare, both Hamlet and Macbeth are portrayed as pernicious, vile villains whose atrocities echo the machinations of other conniving characters; they lose their heroism in their blatant lack of repentance and ignorance of morality. Hamlet himself states that even though "one may smile," he can also "be a villain" (Ham. 1.5.8), and he sacrifices human dignity in his insatiable bloodlust by wishing the praying Claudius a "more horrid hent" (Ham. 3.3.88). The alleged hero of the play is wickedly twisted under the Avon Bard's representation of a vicious young prince who fancies his shameless act of murder to transcend mere revenge, moving towards the barbaric slaughter of an obviously distressed king.