Also, Iago putting Othello into “a deep jealousy that judgement cannot cure” is foreshadowing for the end of the play, when Iago drives Othello to become so jealous that he acts against his own character and morals to kill his wife, the person he loves most. Iago also mentions involving Cassio in his plan. He says, “I’ll have our Michael Cassio on the hip,/ Abuse him to the Moor in the right garb,/... Make the Moor thank me, love me, and reward me/ For making him egregiously an ass” (333-337). This foreshadows the part of Iago’s plan where he tricks Cassio into looking guilty, and makes Othello suspicious of Cassio by having a coy demeanor. He is also ultimately referred to by Othello as “honest Iago” throughout the play, when all he does is make Othello believe things that are not true.
By putting ideas of Desdemona cheating on Othello with Cassio inside of Othello’s head, Othello started imagining situations and having hallucinations. The speaker used pathos, an appeal to emotion, more predominantly than he did an appeal to reason. Whether the speaker’s convincing techniques only be ones of sexual desires or ones of love, the lovers will lose at death both her “Beauty” and his “ecchoing song”, which is a male impulse embodying the mistress in preservable form (Halli 61). The speaker will never be able to get her back after death, and that scares him; Othello also felt the same fear when he thought he was losing Desdemona to Cassius. Othello’s naiveness and numerous doubts are comparable to the mistress because both are torn between what they believe and whom they love.
Roderigo cannot see through Iago’s lies because he is too busy being jealous of Othello and Desdemona’s love. Another instance of how jealousy could blind one from distinguishing the truth would be how Othello cannot see past Iago’s deceiving lies. After just being manipulated to doubt his own wife, Desdemona, Othello speaks to himself, “this fellow’s of exceeding honesty and knows all quantities, with a learned spirit, of all humans, if I do prove her haggard.” Othello is constantly insecure of himself, though he never would imagine Desdemona cheating on him, Iago managed to “plant a seed” into Othello’s mind. Manipulating him that Desdemona is having an affair and he should keep a close eye on her. Now that Iago has managed to make Othello jealous, Othello would never see where and and when Iago is deceiving
Iago was really trying to convince othello that Cassio is not and honest and that he is sleeping with Desdemona.this characterizes Iago as a deceitful person who tricks people into believing what is not true. In Iago’s second attempt to convince Othello, he tries to convince him by appealing to his logos by saying “she did deceive her father, marrying you; and when she seemed to shake and fear your looks, she loved them most” (III,iii,233-235). This is another way by which Iago is trying to tell Othello about his wife. He is trying to put doubt into the moors mind. This reveals Iago’s deceitful nature when he is placing these doubts into Othello’s head by asking she deceived her father, why not deceive you too?
Question: What motivates Iago? Is it possible to provide a coherent explanation for his behavior in Othello—or not? Explain the significance of your interpretation. Iago’s Motivation and Explanations In Shakespeare’s play Othello, Iago is shaped to be the evilest character, who crafts his great conspiracy with cleverness and insanity. Feeling overlooked and dissatisfied to Othello promoting Cassio instead of him, Iago starts to plot his revenge.
As stated before, the tone that Iago expresses repeatedly throughout Shakespeare’s Othello is malicious revenge. However, aside from his hatred, there is a slight emotion of obsession that he expresses in his soliloquy. For instance, Iago is persistent on ruining Othello’s life every hour of every day, so that he would feel the pain that Iago feels. He wants to “put the Moor / At least into a jealousy so strong / That judgement cannot cure.” (2.1.298-300) In the Oxford English Dictionary, the term ‘jealousy’ can be expressed in a variety of meanings. One of the meanings is that ‘jealousy’ is a ‘state of mind that arises from suspicion, or the knowledge of rivalry.’ This definition pertains to Iago because he strongly believes that Othello is sleeping with his wife, hence why he wants to treat Othello as an enemy.
At the party Benedick and Beatrice seem to find their way to each other, and Benedick doesn’t know that Beatrice knows that it is him, and she starts to talk about him, “ Beat. Why, he is the prince’s jester: a very dull fool; only his gift is in devising impossible slanders: none but libertines delight in him; and the commendation is not in his wit, but in his villany; for he both pleases men and angers them, and then they laugh at him and beat him. I am sure he is in the fleet. I would he had boarded me” (II, I, Pg.16). Beatrice is insulting him because she wants him to reveal himself.
This leads him to create a plot to satisfy his jealousy against his half-brother. The entire deception which causes the ruin of Hero's character, a woman which Don John has no reason to dislike or want to harm, acts contrived by him because he is envious of his brother's legitimacy, high nobility, and power. Don John states “Come, come, let us thither. This may prove food to my displeasure. That young start-up hath all the glory of my overthrow.
. He is married to Emilia. Lago says he 's an honest person and speak plain truths but he lies and tricks people. He has no respect for others and believes they are less than him and has no time for feeling. He is married to Emilia which and did love her at one point which show he did have feelings once.
Hamlet brings to go on and talk about how much her and how beautiful she was. He then tells her he doesn’t love her, but it can be assumed that he said so because Hamlet knew they were being watched by Pulonious, asking Ophelia where her father was. Hamlet has shown many instances where he would fake an act just to confuse others. Another instance is when he quotes “never doubt I love” (II.ii.127). He tells her despite all the false things happening around them, his love for her was a genuine.