You would assume that this need for revenge was spawned from Jealousy from his relation ship with his wife, but the motive spawned from Othello simply not choosing Iago for a promotion that had come up. Iago’s motive seems trivial but it really isn’t to Iago. This situation triggers the whole plot to ruin the one thing Othello loves the most, Desdemona. Must have been one heck of a promotion or Iago was a very sinister person by nature indeed.
I would like to touch on the impact Iago’s actions had on Othello. As the book shows Othello was not a jealous man by nature. As I stated before I think we all have a little bit of jealousy in different situations, but it is also common sense and our natural reaction to pass it off as something that is not healthy to any situation. Jealousy is one heck of a poison in the manner that if allowed to grow stronger it eventually makes you immune to any kind of rational thought, because all you can think of is the story or scenario you have created, or in Othello’s case the situation that Iago created. Othellos’s jealousy was so bad; when he would have visions of Desmedona cheating on him he would have seizures.
Now I am not going to sit here and make Iago look like he did all th...
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...mona with one that he created in order to spark Othellos jealousy. I don’t know if I am just going to far looking for connections but it makes sense to me that Shakespeare may have know all of this when picking names for his characters.
All and all the name Iago when mentioned to me from now on will always remind me of this one of a kind villain who ruined one of the purist versions of love that I have ever read about. He single handedly played a key role in one of the most tragic endings to a love stories I have come across. Since reading this story I definitely took a minute to reflect and think about how dangerous it is to let jealousy rule your life and how it has, in this case catastrophic results. I will personally not look at jealousy the same from this day forward and will make sure I think long and hard about how I interpret situations without a doubt.
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