The first of many people to fall under Iago’s influence is Roderigo. Roderigo’s obsession with Desdemona leads to him losing perception of reality. When he finds out about Desdemona’s marriage with Othello, he feels, “it is silliness to live when to live is torment; and then / have [he] a prescription to die when death is [his] physician” (Othello, 1.3.308-309). At this point, to make Roderigo believe that he will get Desdemona, Iago plays on Othello a...
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...ief of Cassio being a traitor. Cassio, who thinks that Iago is good at heart, does not suspect Iago of any evil, and is unaware of the fact that his every action changes the fate of many.
Iago is a two faced person, adjusting to what situation presents itself, in order to exact his revenge. He has many personalities, in which he shows to be an honest man, but he is actually hiding a scheming monster underneath. What Iago does is attack when everyone is in shock, or they are willing to do anything. However, Iago is not the only player at work, as Othello’s jealousy, Roderigo’s obsession, and Cassio’s reputation, leave them all vulnerable for attack. However Iago does not state lies, he leaves hints, which many characters pick up on, leading them to their own downfalls. Yet Iago, as all villains do, left some stones unturned, which led to his own downfall as well.
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