Acts Of Immorality In Shakespeare's Othello

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Throughout history, numerous acts of immorality have occurred. The Holodomor is an act of malevolence that affected many people in a pessimistic manner. Holodomor is the Ukrainian word for “killing by hunger.” Josef Stalin, communist leader of the Soviet Union, initiated this act of wickedness. Josef Stalin forced an extermination of the Ukrainian race by starving the citizens in the years 1932 to 1933. The Holodomor killed approximately 5.5 million people. Stalin had a goal of eliminating the Ukrainian race and their independence. Evil also exists in multiple works of literature. In William Shakespeare’s Othello, the Moor of Venice, acts of iniquity take place, which result in a horrific downfall. Iago, Othello’s ensign, is the villain throughout…show more content…
Iago plots to destroy the lives of others by interfering with relationships. “Tis here, but yet confused. / Knavery’s plain face is never seen till used” (II.i.305-306). Iago is plotting his atrocious plan to destroy the marriage between Othello and Desdemona. Iago infers that his plan is rancorous, and the evilness will shine through, once the wicked acts are completed. Iago has a desire to destroy the lives of Othello and Desdemona because he thinks that Othello slept with his wife. This makes Iago villainous because he is planning destruction. Iago’s goal is to devastate Othello’s life to seek revenge. Iago possess pernicious traits because he destroys his life and marriage, as well as the marriage between Othello and Desdemona. In addition, Iago causes destruction to his friends and wife. Iago manipulations results in the death of many people, including his wife and Roderigo. “The woman falls! Sure he hath killed his wife. / Ay, ay. Oh, lay me by my mistress’ side. / He’s gone, but his wife’s killed” (V.ii.250-253). Once Iago’s plan reveals, and his lies are being poured out to him, he kills his wife. He now realizes that he has caused a mass destruction. Iago is loathsome because his actions led to the deaths of several innocent people. This foul act destroys Iago, and the world of impeccable
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