Lago In Othello

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Lago is Othello ancient captain in the Venetian defense forces. Othello promoted Cassio in a position which Lago had hoped to get. Due to this Lago plans to revenge on both Othello and Cassio. Lago is one of the most mysterious and notorious characters of all time. Coincidentally the hyper annoying and malicious sidekick to Jafar in Disney Aladdin was also named lago. However, Lago in Othello is nobody’s sidekick. Lago uses every technique that he can use so that he can get to the top. He spends most of the time plotting on how he will revenge on Othello and his wife Desdemona. He works to ensure that Othello believes that his wife has been cheating on him, despite the fact that Othello’s wife had been faithful all along. Lagos cruelty is limitless…show more content…
However, the group that arrives first which is led by Cassio informs him that the Duke has summoned him for a war council. Brabantio arrives with a troop and orders Othello to be arrested. Othello tells him that he had been summoned by the Duke and Brabantio also learns that he too had been summoned. When Brabantio and Othello arrive, the duke and the senators are reviewing intelligence reports a fleet from Turkey that is heading towards a veteran trading post. Brabantio Desdemona’s father insists that he wants to prosecute Othello for stealing, bewitching, corrupting and abusing his daughter. Lago is sent to fetch Desdemona. Othello explains that Desdemona fell in love with him because of the stories of the battles and fortunes that he had passed. Desdemona had asked Othello to retell these stories to her. By telling her all the stories, she expressed great admiration and pity for Othello. When Desdemona arrived, she confirmed that Othello was now her husband and he now owed her duty even before his father. Othello is also informed that he must deploy with a troop to Cyprus that same night. When a discussion arises of where Desdemona should reside. She says that she wishes that she would like to accompany her husband to Cyprus. Her wish is granted and she is handed over to lago and his wife Emilia so that they bring her to…show more content…
Roderigo feels like taking his own life because Desdemona had rejected him. However, Lago belives that he stills has the chance to win Desdemona as his mistress. Lago asks him to give him money and to accompany him to Cyprus, which he agrees. When lago is left alone he says of how he has been conning Roderigo by pocketing the gifts that he had been given to give to Desdemona. “Iago confirms yet again that he hates Othello and that he plans to revenge, not only because he did not receive promotion but also because there was a rumor going on that had he had an affair with his wife Emilia” (Bullough and Geoffrey 215). He then comes up with a plan on how to make Othello jealous by saying that Cassio had an affair with Desdemona, therefore making Othello and Cassio be in bad terms with each
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