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. Most often the characters, specially Othello perceived Iago as "honest Iago"
. I believe that we do not get a clear vision of how Iago views himself. He speaks of himself being evil and cunning, but he also says that we cannot call him a villain because he is not asking a fee for his advice. "And what's he then that says I play the villain,/ When this advice is free..."(II,iii,336-7)
I think that Iago, originally was a character of good morale trying to raise in the state. Iago, did not feel as though he belonged in the Venetian state or the group that he desired to belong. We know Iago, is an outsider becau
The play Othello by William Shakespeare we encounter Iago, one of Shakespeare's most evil characters. Iago is an ensign in Othello's army and is jealous of Cassio's promotion to Lieutenant. Through deception and appearance, we see unfolded a plethora of lies and clever schemes. The astonishing thing about Iago is that he seems to make up his malicious schemes as he goes along without any forethought. Iago seizes every opportunity to further advance his plan to his advantage. Greed plays a major role as a motive for his various schemes. Throughout the story, Iago portrays himself as a Satan figure. In many ways, Iago can compare with Satan.
Iago, like Satan, has proved himself to be a master at deception. He lies to everyone taking great care to disguise his own thoughts. For example, in Act 1, scene 2, when he is speaking to Othello about his feelings toward Cassio, he uses very strong language of a manly soldier, while at the same time, he lies throughout the whole speech faking loyalty to a fellow soldier and all the while implying that he is reluctantly holding back the full truth: "I had rather have this tongue cut from my mouth/ Than it should do offense to Michael Cass
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Iago is one of the more interesting characters in Shakespeare's' play "Othello.
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He is a noble general of the army, and is extremely proud of his position, and the way in which he is regarded in society. He isn't afraid of what others think of him, and is extremely confident in his own abilities and beliefs.
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