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 believes that he has been unjustly overlooked for the position, as he is clearly more qualified than Cassio. He also believes Cassio has slept with his wife, he “fear[s] Cassio with [his] nightcap(II.i.329)." Though he hates Cassio, much of his hate is directed towards Othello. It may be as Othello has given Cassio the promotion, but Iago does not give that reason, instead he says, “I hate the Moor,/And it is thought abroad that ‘twixt my sheets/’Has done my office. (I.iii.429-431) Iago believes that both Othello and Cassio have been with his wife.
The Green-Eyed Monster There are evil, manipulative people in this world. Iago, in Othello by William Shakespeare, is a great example. He uses people 's weaknesses, honor, and ignorance to control them fueled by the very “Green-eyed monster” (III.iii.166). Jealousy dwells in every human no matter how good-hearted one is, but it is an option whether to recognize it or not. Unlike Iago, Othello was not aware of the jealousy that was inside him; therefore, he was not able to control it.
Iago’s deception is clear to the audience from the very beginning. While he states he’s upset that there’s a rumor Othello has been sleeping with his wife, Emilia, “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. (1.3.12) ” it seems as if Iago’s primary beef comes from the fact Othello chose Cassio to be his lieutenant, and not him. The first step of Iago’s plan is to have Cassio removed from his position... ... middle of paper ... ...erent character, more Iago like than Iago himself. He has no regret for what he has just done, and no respect to his innocent wife Desdemona, whose obedience and naivety led to her untimely downfall as well.
Shakespearian plays, often noted for their great complexity, are fascinating in the way characters are portrayed. The play Othello, written by William Shakespeare can be interpreted by its characters and their actions. In this play, the character of Iago is the antagonist seeing that he often performs evil feats and is continually manipulative. This character is portrayed as sly and has no motive to back up his menacing actions, resulting in the ultimate demise of all the main characters. The character of Iago in the play is often manipulative and sly in order to seek his revenge against Othello, but does so in a grotesque and unethical manner leading Othello on his own parallel path.
Iago is the Most Sinister Character in Shakespeare's Works Of all the characters presented in Shakespeare's literature the most sinister one is without a doubt Iago. He is a ruthless sociopath. No other character can even come close to his evil. Most of the antagonists present in Shakespeare's plays have valid reasons for the troubles they cause. Iago doesn't for the most part; he just has a burning hatred for the world, especially Othello.
The Evil of Richard III Shakespeare Richard III was a traitor, a murderer, a tyrant, and a hypocrite. The leading characteristics of his mind are scorn, sarcasm, and an overwhelming contempt. It appears that the contempt for his victims rather than active hatred or cruelty was the motive for murdering them. Upon meeting him he sounds the keynote to his whole character. " I, that am curtailed of this proportion, cheated of feature by dissembling nature, Deform'd, unfinish'd sent before my time Into this word scarce half made up"( 1.1.20-23) The first scene of the play begins with a soliloquy, which emphasizes Richard's physical isolation as he appears alone as he speaks to is audience.
Through "Othello," Iago uses the other characters to avenge the wrong doings which Othello has inflicted upon him, and will go to any means to do so. The play starts out with Iago not attaining the position he wanted from Othello, but rather the position was given to Cassio, who in Iago's mind is unqualified for the job. This is where Iago starts to spin his web of destruction. Iago hates Othello with a passion, and in his heart he truly believes that Othello has slept with his wife Emilia. "I hate the Moor, and it is abroad that 'twixt my sheets 'has done my office" Othello.
Iago's scheming and vindictive tendencies later leads to the deaths of Roderigo, Desdemona, and Othello. All the acts in "Othello" contain an evil plan that was devised by Iago. That in terms is ironic because in the play he is often known as "a man of honesty and trust" (1.3.284). The audience as a spectator
“For 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.” “In “Othello” by William Shakespeare, Iago represents the evil that is evident in everyday life and the difficulty to tell what is really true. Iago is motivated because of his hatred for the Moor, Othello. So, he builds trust with several characters to take him down, and the reader watches his plan executed almost flawlessly. Iago’s desire for revenge was hardly justified. He did aspire to be the lieutenant and was expecting it.