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    but yet he is only driven by his own selfish gain. Iago is motivated by many things but three of which stand out amongst the others. He wants money which is given to him by Roderigo, he wants to be a lieutenant in which he will try to take from Michael Cassio, and most of all he wants revenge on Othello only because Iago has heard Othello and Iago’s wife slept together. Thus, creating a tragedy that increases its drama over the course of the play. The first motive Iago has is his desire for money

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    Othello Power Analysis

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    seen by others. Power debases Iago as how he got the power is not righteous. Within the tragedy, Shakespeare uses the idea of appearance versus reality with Iago, to show how authority can pervert a person. The tragedy starts with Othello naming Michael Cassio the lieutenant of his troops. Suddenly Iago displays jealousy, stating “I am not what I am” (II.i.66), foreshadowing his duplicity. Early on, Iago displays his desire for power by showing anger after Othello does not name him lieutenant. Iago’s

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    The Clever and Devious Iago of Othello

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    In Othello, Iago serves as a clever manipulator. He uses his skills on the stupid and naïve Roderigo to get revenge on Othello. Iago’s main reason for his hatred of Othello is because he is passed over for the lieutenant position given to Michael Cassio. Iago also seems to delight in the manipulation and destruction he is causes. One major way Iago uses his manipulation on Roderigo is by jealousy. At the start of the play, we hear a conversation between Roderigo and Iago. Roderigo is angry because

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    affair with his good friend and lieutenant Michael Cassio. Othello succumbs to the idea, and decides that Desdemona must die. In the end Desdemona gets murdered by Othello, and Othello kills himself. Othello’s great friend and lieutenant Michael Cassio, is one of the characters that Iago uses many times throughout the play. Cassio

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    Iago Is A Villain

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    Iago is the villain in The Tragedy of Othello The Moor of Venice Introduced as Othello’s ensign Iago set a course to strike Othello down anyway he can. Iago is very manipulative bend those around him to his will with just words. For this reason Iago is considered the villain of “Othello” the shakespearean play, but the motives behind his action seem to at least partially justify his case. 5Iago is a manipulative person and can talk his way around any man or woman in the play. However when those

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    physically. Michael Cassio is faced with numerous challenges that develop after an envious man, Iago, becomes upset over Cassio’s new role as a lieutenant. As a result of Iago being devious and vengeful, he develops a plan to destroy the marriage of his enemy, Othello and ruin Cassio’s life and reputation in the process. Cassio is naive to the fact that he is being targeted by Iago and tries to regain his position back after he suffers the loss of it. By seeking the help of the general’s wife, Cassio naively

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    Iago's Manipulations

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    general, Othello, and how he is manipulated by his ambitious friend, Iago. Iago becomes angry at Othello when he promotes Michael Cassio rather than Iago to the lieutenancy. Iago then schemes a plot to take down Othello. Iago uses Desdemona, Othello’s new wife, to take down the great general. He leads Othello to considering that his wife is cheating on him with Michael Cassio. This causes Othello to become suspicious and eventually drives Othello into killing Desdemona. In the end, Othello learns

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    craft a devious character who reveals one of the biggest themes of jealousy and deception throughout the play. For instance, in the beginning of the play Iago is Othello’s ensign. Although, Othello passes him over for a promotion in favor of Michael Cassio. At this point, Shakespeare begins to put the idea of murderous revenge and deception into Iago’s mind. Shakespeare crafts the character of Iago to be excellent at manipulation through his speech. Frequently, Iago takes advantage of his manipulative

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    tragedy of Othello a man by the name of Iago is overlooked by the general,Othello, with the position of military lieutenant, which was given to his acquaintance, Cassio. Iago instantly becomes jealous and as a result of that, he then proceeds to deceive the main characters of the play, mainly Othello, as well as Desdemona, Roderigo, and Cassio. Through the deception also comes the irony of honesty, as Iago deceives the characters by being dishonest more than anything, while the others think he is being

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    Iago's Tragedy In Othello

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    Desdemona’s love. Iago tricks Othello into believing Othello’s wife has cheated on Othello using a handkerchief. Iago has his wife Emelia steal the handkerchief and he leaves it for Michael Cassio to find. When Othello sees Cassio has the handkerchief he assumes Cassio is sleeping with Desdemona because Iago has told him that Cassio admitted to sleeping with Desdemona. Othello believes Iago and the reader could interpret Othello as gullible, but

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