1, 300). This shows how Iago wants to ruin Othello’s life by making him jealous and blind his judgement. His uncontrollable hate towards Othello can be reflected through the song Rolling In the Deep, “but I’ve heard one on you and I’m gonna make your head burn” (33). These lyrics show how Iago is trying to take advantage of Othello’s weaknesses, which is severe jealousy. From early on in the play, Iago’s aggravation was obvious although Othello was oblivious due to his anger towards Desdemona.
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.
Just as Othello's flaws lied within his inability to see past his jealous feelings, so did most of the rest of characters, no matter what social ranking they were classified in. Even from the well-developed characters, such as Othello, to the lesser figures, such as Roderigo, envy and lust were feelings all of Shakespeare's characters were accountable of holding at one time or other in the play. Within each of the characters in Othello was a level of jealousy, which Iago c... ... middle of paper ... ...o seek revenge, in the most gruesome way possible. All through Iago's manipulation to distort reality, is an intricate way to cause the vengeful Othello to take total control of the trustworthy, reliable, and faithful officer as well as husband named Othello Othello is a tragedy of numerous dimensions. The most dominant issues in Shakespeare's Othello are evil and jealousy.
Mustafa: Iago vs Othello “I hate the Moor: And it is thought abroad, that 'twixt my sheets! He has done my office: I know not if't be true; But I, for mere suspicion in that kind, Will do as if for surety.” Iago is crushed when he is told about a rumour how Othello is having an affair with his wife Emilia. Iago already was angry with Othello because he gave his promotion away to someone less qualified than him. This will give him a greater reason to ruin his life. It is so because of the motivation and drive he has received from this situation which will lead to better ideas.
Roderigo's love for Desdemona was transformed into hate towards any man that he thought was loved by her. Iago's love for his job and his wife, Emilia changed into a destructive hatred of Cassio and Othello. As a result of their hatred Cassio, Emilia, and at the end themselves were killed. The connection between love and hate in William Shakespeare's "Othello" is the ugly feeling of jealousy that caused such transformations. Jealousy can be described as a fear of losing something or someone that is valuable (Godfrey 2).
There are many literary works that contain villains who play an essential role in the development of the work as a whole. However, I believe that the ultimate villain of this kind is Iago in Shakespeare’s play, Othello. Through manipulation and scheming, he beguiles the other characters of the novel. In the analysis of Iago’s character, we find that the true motive for his villainous acts is simply jealousy. Throughout the course of the novel, we are confronted with some of the motives for Iago’s jealousy.
"I hate the Moor, and it is abroad that 'twixt my sheets 'has done my office" Othello. Act I. iii. 429-431. Being placed aside for the lieutenant position made him even more mad. He then decided on a plan and took full action upon it "to abuse Othello's ear that he (Cassio) is too familiar with his (Othello's) wife" Othello.
Line 17 This hate is a stated result from not getting the position Iago desired as told in lines 10-18. All of this comes together and leaves Iago steaming with hatred towards Othello's judgment. The second stated reason for Iago's hatred would be the suspicion of an affair between Othello and Iago's wife, Emilia. During the play, Iago says, "And it is thought abroad, that 'twixt my sheets, He has done my office" (1.3.387-388). He is basically saying that there is a rumor, which Othello is doing his business with his wife.
“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
In the beginning on the play Iago talks about his hatred towards Othello and gives the audience an inside view on all of his true motives. “I hate the Moor, / And it is thought abroad that ’twixt my sheets / He’s done my office. I know not if ’t be true, / But I, for mere suspicion in that kind, / Will do as if for surety.” (Othello 1.3.366-370) Iago has heard some rumors that Othello has slept with his wife and that gives him enough hatred to try and destroy Othello. He also wants Cassio’s position so he decides to take down both Cassio and Othello with one lie. “After some time, to abuse Othello’s ear / That he is too familiar with his wife.