Silas lost everything as he became a better person because everything that he wished to obtain was hollow and could only be attained through deception and lies. By building he company off of greed and hate Silas set himself up for failure in that the only way that his company would have kept on prospering and growing was through more lies and more deception. The change from no morals to a caring person triggered everything around Silas that he thought was worth something to collapse.
Iago being known for the honest man he earns everyone’s trust and therefore learns their weakness for his ultimate plan of destruction. Iago’s greatest skill is disguising his manipulative schemes of destroying and betraying the ones around him with what he leads people to believe as honesty. Iago uses their weaknesses, secrets, and fears to ruin the names Michael Cassio, Othello, Desdemona, and anyone who stands in his way. Iago puts his first of many destructive plans into motion; destroying Michael Cassio’s honor and reputation. When Michael Cassio explains, “I have very poor and unhappy brains/ For drinking” (2.3.28-9).
Throughout the play Iago is described as an "honest" man, which to the audience seems ironic because really everything the man says they know to be a lie. 2) Iago tries to convince Othello that Desdemona is having an affair with Cassio. Iago forms the plan that Cassio will be target. Cassio and Desdemona are friendly to each other and Iago can see how this could appear to be more than just friendship. Iago knows that this will outrage Othello and Cassio will want to redeem himself.
Iago uses Roderigo to further along his cruel intentions. Iago is knowledgeable to the fact that with an enough sway that foolish Roderigo will listen to him. In Iago's discourse he states "do I ever make my fool my purse"(1.3.373). He is conning Roderigo out of his money without his knowledge. At this point Iago takes pleasure in reaping the rewards behind Roderigo cluelessness.
Othello had the right idea in a lot of things in his life, but if you have tragic flaws like he did, he was doomed from the beginning. Iago may have had the last laugh, and orchestrated the madness, but in all honestly Othello was truly to blame because he was weak, controlled by jealousy, was an easy target, and eventually let Iago have complete control of him. Common sense should have saved the day, but Othello seemed to be lacking this critically. All in all, Othello was truly to blame for his own demise , his own destruction. He caused his own death, and well now, he isn’t coming back.
Lying by omission is incorporated into the theme of appearance versus reality. Othello often falls prey to Iago’s twisted words. Iago plants a seed of doubt in Othello’s mind about Desdemona when the men see her talking to Cassio. Cassio leaves in a hurry and Iago tells Othello that Cassio “would steal away so guilty-like/ Seeing you coming” (3.3.39-40). He is telling Othello that Cass