Iago is a very strategic and clever person, and he despises Othello because Othello appointed Cassio as a lieutenant over Iago. He plans to ruin Othello’s life by ruining his relationship with Desdemona. He starts off by telling Desdemona’s father, Brabantio, of Othello and Desdemona’s secret marriage. Iago goes to Brabantio and says “Even now, now, very now, an old black ram is topping your white ewe. Arise, arise; Awake the snorting citizens with the bell, Or else the devil will make a grandsire of you: Arise, I say.”(I.i.91-95). In this scene, Iago uses vulgar language and imagery that enrages Brabantio and makes him so furious that he goes out looking for Othello with some of his men. Brabantio has to let them go after he learns that Desdemona willfully married Othello because she loves him. This happens in the beginning of the play and it was a failed attempt from Iago to ruin Othello’s life but this was just the start and Iago comes up with an even more devilish plan. His plan was to make Othello think that Desdemona and Cassio are having an affair behind his back. Iago also uses Roderigo’s love for Desdemona to help him in his plan, He tells Roderigo that he can still have Desdemona when she leaves Othello, and he even takes money from Roderigo for Desdemona as a present, but instead he keeps it all...
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...way. At one point he even hits her in front of a nobleman and that was very shocking to the nobleman because he believed him to be a very calm and collected gentleman but obviously he was a changed man. The nobleman even expresses his shock by saying that “My lord, this would not be believed in Venice, though I should swear I saw’t. ‘Tis very much make her amends; she weeps” (IV .i.217-219). This negative thinking and insecurity was one of the main reasons to Othello’s change in a negative way. A lot of this was Iago’s doing but it was also Othello’s fault to fall for Iago’s traps.
Othello goes through a transition from the beginning to the end. He goes from being sensible to becoming a very nonsensible person. This happens to him because Iago plans against him, He was an Outsider, He had bad judgement and sense of reality, and he was very insecure about himself.
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