He conceals his animosity of Othello to plot vengeance, a brilliant, thought out scheme to exploit his master. Iago is egotistical as he creates jealousy in other characters to make them feel as he does. He is blinded by his ego, envy and anger, his main goal is for everyone to feel as he does, he thrives for others to be equally jealous. He aims to complete his goal through betrayal and manipulation of multiple characters, particularly Othello. No Fear Shakespeare: Othello written by John Crowther states, Iago’s motivations are notoriously murky...he claims to be motivated by different things: resentment that Othello passed him over for a promotion in favor of Michael Cassio; jealousy because he heard a rumor that Othello slept with Iago’s wife, Emilia; suspicion that Cassio slept with Emilia too.
Without a good plot a story will not be enjoyable. In the play Roderigo plays a huge part in plot, as he contributes to the conflict involved in the tragedy of Othello. An example of this is when Roderigo exclaims, “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). This quotation is shows that Roderigo has been paying Iago so that he can come up with a scheme to get him Desdemona and he is mad at Iago for not knowing that Desdemona is marrying Othello and places the blame on him.
At first is seems as if Hamlet would seek revenge right away because he seems eager to find out who the killer is and when he does find out he says he knew it was Claudius all along. He is furious and after this part in the play, Hamlet’s anger is mainly focused on Claudius. On the other hand when Laertes found out Polonius is dead he went straight to Claudius assuming it was him. By doing this he shows that he is controlled by his impulses unlike Hamlet who waited until he got proof to act on his fury. Laertes also blamed Claudius for not giving his father a proper burial, which can relate to Hamlet’s anger too because Hamlet felt as if there was not enough mourning for his father death.
From the play, Othello, by William Shakespeare i had concluded that, due to Iago’s evil nature, he had set-up the fate of Othello and Desdemona and this is because he wanted revenge on Othello. Surprisingly I have found that some critics disagree with this or they contradict it with different explanations as to why they think otherwise. The critics that I will be discussing about will be William Marginn (1987), Michael L. LaBlanc (2003) and Fred West (1978) which all are at different time periods. The critics tend to have intresting observations on Iago’s motives, acknowledging insight of his character and provide a reason to explain about his actions, which had affected both Desdemona and Othello later on tragically. All of these critics had
In Your Opinion Does Shakespeare present Shylock as a Victim or a Villain? Shylock’s greed is displayed through his resentment to people against him. The wickedness of Shylock’s character is demonstrated in Act 3 Scene 1 line 43, where Shylock is thrilled with Antonio’s failures, and desires him to be even more troubled by wanting Antonio “look to his bond”. Shylock purposefully reiterates this, so that the people around him will realise how painful it will be for Antonio, to know the pain that could be coming his way, if he doesn’t make the money in time. As a villain, these repeated lines would be demonstrated with a completely evil grin, as shylock believes that his malicious plan is a working out for him.
In act 1 scene 1, Iago starts to manipulate Othello straight away. Iago is speaking to Roderigo about how he despises Othello and wants revenge. Iago refers to Othello as 'it' or 'him' never speaking his name, this is used to make Iago sound more devious, and to give more effect to the scene. Iago carries on and says that he also hates Cassio for getting 'his job' by being promoted to lieutenant ahead of him, a promotion, Iago feels, should have belonged to him. Iago vows that he will get revenge upon Othel... ... middle of paper ... ... realising until the damage had been done.
As a result of the two entities, envy can make a character to overthink. For instance, to further his plan with seeking revenge on Claudius, Hamlet states: “Oh, from this time forth, my thoughts be bloody, or be nothing worth!” (4.4.65-66). This explains his passion towards killing Claudius and forgetting the rational idea of the damaging effects that could occur after this deed is done, such as Hamlet risking his own life. Furthermore, the envy present in the play encouraged Hamlet to think irrationally and continue with his plan on avenging his father. In the little play where Hamlet makes the players change their lines he says: “Is it not monstrous that this player here, but in a fiction, in a dream of passion, could force his soul so to his own conceit…” (2.2 510-512).
Iago’s motive for controlling these people is to plot out revenge for the enjoyment of doing so, making him a schadenfreude, and also to gain higher status. The word schadenfreude refers to people that enjoy watching others misfortune, and gets pleasure out of it. There isn’t a better word to describe Iago other than this; he is the pinnacle of evil as he feeds Roderigo lies in order to get his help and money, but in the end, Iago does what he we expected him to, stab Roderigo in back. In Act I Scene III, Iago states, I have told thee often, and I retell thee again and again, I hate the Moor.
Iago loses control of the situation. His stated purpose is to suppl... ... middle of paper ... ...vice to do so. He has turned into a malcontent that at first wanted to supplant Cassio and humiliate Othello. As his plot begins to spread out of his control, Iago becomes more bold and haphazard with his actions. “There is no sense given in the play that Iago particularly wants Othello dead.
Iago's main interest is the destruction of Othello. The reason being that Othello has chosen another man, Cassio, as his second-in-command, preferring him to Iago. This resentment, accompanied by Iago's fabricated accusations of adultery and his blatant racism, cause Iago to despise Othello, and shortly thereafter, begin to conspire against him. Instead of just killing Othello, Iago proceeds to attack him emotionally. Iago begins to manipulate the people around him in order to hurt Othello and make him think that his wife, Desdimona, and Cassio are having an affair.