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.
“As Iago, the man of resentment par excellence, who represents the levelling jealousy of all superior attainment, says of Cassio: "he hath a daily beauty in his life that makes me ugly" ( Othello, 5.2) (Bonetto I).” Since he was elected to be Othello’s lieutenant, Iago has a motive to be bitter and jealous towards Cassio. Iago never understood why Othello ch... ... middle of paper ... ... suspicion that he had slept with his wife, Emilia. Therefore Iago convinced Othello with the perfect evidence that his wife, Desdemona was cheating on him with Cassio. As the tragedy began to unfold everyone was able to see Iago true colors and see the conniving, lying, and backstabbing person that he is. Everyone’s fate was in the hands of Iago, the villain.
The answer falls first in his failure at receiving a promotion to lieutenant. Beyond this, we can find a deeper thought into Iago's mind of a possible suspicion that Emilia, his wife, was having an affair with Othello. Lastly, we all can see that Iago, though serious, enjoys the anger he exhibits. Iago is a troubled man with one mission, to destroy everyone, and he uses his immense hate from the wrongs against him to establish this. Before anything, we must address that Iago was disappointed that he was passed over for the position of lieutenant.
Iago’s jealousy for Othello begins with Emilia, and the rumor that they were romantically involved. Iago exclaimed in his soliloquy"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”(1.3.12). In this soliloquy Iago explains what budded his jealousy of Othello. Iago’s mere suspicion was enough to engross such powerful feelings of envy. Iago also displayed how easily envy can take a hold of person, and drive them to do to extreme things.
Iago makes Othello believe that his wife, Desdemona, is cheating on him. Iago is Othello's ensign, and the main villain of the play. He hoped to be promoted to the position of lieutament, but Othello chose Cassio over him. To get revenge, he brings forth a plot to convince Othello that Cassio and Desdemona, are having an affair. Iago is truly evil, and cares only about himself.
The first theme I would like to analyze is jealousy. Ken Jacobsen writes, “in the first scene of Othello Iago complains about the shabby treatment he believes he has received from his general. … Iago loses the lieutenant to a man he considers his inferior in both qualifications and experience” (497). Iago is a jealous man who seems to be a sore loser because, he didn't get the lieutenancy. He, Iago, throughout the whole play just wanted to get back at Othello for not choosing him as Othello’s second-in-command.
Heathcliff’s hatred drives him to take revenge by fueling Hindley’s drinking and gambling addiction, in addition to corrupting his son, Hareton. Next, when Catherine’s decides to marry Edgar, Heathcliff’s depression and disappointment over his lost love drive him to lose control of his moral character and transform into a vengeful man. Heathcliff admits to Catherine, “I have not broken your heart –you have broken it –and in breaking it, you have broken mine…” (163). Heathcliff’s jealousy of Edgar and his temporary frustration with Catherine ignite his quest for revenge. Heathcliff proceeds to destroy the remainder of the Earnshaw family by enticing into marriage Isabella with false love and torturing sickly Linton to insanity.
Especially when have a daughter that falls in love with a man you dislike. If you think that is tough, think about the pain Brabantio had to go through. “I am one, sir, that comes to tell you your daughter/ and the moor are now making the beast with two backs.” Iago stired up some drama between Brabantio and Othello. His crude euphemistic metaphor remarks Iago’s crassness and his desire to harm those above him in society. The two hating and jealous men storm the home of the senator, Brabantio, and father of Desdemona in a vain effort to have him recover the missing girl.
The Character of Iago in William Shakespeare's Othello This essay is about Iago and his relationship with other characters throughout the play. I think Iago has three qualities, which leads to death and destruction. Iago's jealousy of Cassio's promotion mentally affects him and is set out for revenge and slaughter. His jealousy builds up and his personality and emotions change, giving the play a savage ending. Another quality is his racism towards Othello, mainly at the beginning of the play.
He despises Othello, because he passed him up for a promotion to be lieutenant. Iago’s villainous character is only made more clear when he is willing to make grotesque, racist comments about the leader he has always adored. “I hate the Moor: And it is thought abroad, that 'twixt my sheets, He has done my office” (I.iii.429-31). Iago expresses such deep hatred toward Othello, because he heard a rumor that he and his wife Emilia have a relationship. He does not know whether the rumor is true or not, but this is the perfect, socially accepted justification to ruin Othello’s life.