Analysis Of Shakespeare's Othello Manipulation

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Othello Manipulation Essay Manipulation is a potent tool and can easily be misused to benefit the manipulator, depending on the purpose the manipulator aims. While harming the ones who are subject to its effects, the manipulators gain power or authority by deceiving people or tricking them into seeing a certain point of view. Both in Shakespeare 's Othello and an article called “Are You Being Manipulated by a Social Puppeteer?” by Joe Navarro, manipulation is directly mentioned or shown through characters. In “Are You Being Manipulated by a Social Puppeteer?”, Joe Navarro (2013) describes the three major personality types - the Narcissistic (self-centered), the Predator/Parasite, and the Emotionally Unstable- that take advantage of others…show more content…
He uses his/her individual aspirations and passions to motivate them to the devious plans he wants. For example, “Call up her father. Rouse him. Make after him...Do, with like timorous accent and dire yell” (1.1 69- 79). Iago uses Roderigo to inform Brabantio about the relationship his precious daughter Desdemona has with a moor Othello. Iago’s initial intention is the downfall of Othello and get the position, as a lieutenant, he wants. Throughout the play, Iago continuously manipulates Othello by showing him false proofs and telling him rumors about Desdemona and Cassio. “I know not that, but such a handkerchief - I am sure it was your wife’s - did I today/ See Cassio wipe his beard with.” (3.3 445-447) Iago falsely accuses Cassio by telling Othello that Cassio was using Desdemona’s handkerchief, the one that Othello gave to her as a first gift. In the article, Navorro (2013) says, “...the narcissist often chooses a profession, guild, organization, occupation, or a job where he or she can manipulate others or the system like a puppeteer.” Iago pretends to be under Othello, meaning he shows honesty and royalty to Othello, and when he finally gains Othello’s trust, he starts to manipulate Othello’s thoughts and beliefs. Iago plots with consummate sophistication, cautiously manipulating Othello, without any tangible, true evidence, into believing…show more content…
People use this tactic everyday to get what they want in life. The manipulators make the people think what the manipulators want the people to think by portraying false evidence or information the way that people want to see. I believe that us teenagers are great victims of manipulation because we are easily persuaded and we use social media than any other age. Social media or people who posts things on social media are like Iago or the

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