Iago's Transformation In Othello

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In the Shakespeare story, “Othello” the villain of the story, Iago has a not so shocking transformation. He was a small time rapscallion, who simply at the the beginning wanted revenge for the wrongdoing done to him by being passed up for the promotion to lieutenant. But then it turned into more of nefarious plan, to “turn [Desdemona’s] virtue into pitch.” (Shakespeare.2.33.338) He manipulated everyone in this storyline he interacts with, especially the following characters; Roderigo, Othello & Emilia, with each character he goes from being harmless physically to being unpredictably evil.
Roderigo, the man who unrequitedly has fallen in love in with Desdemona makes a deal with Iago in hopes of winning her heart. He doesn’t think logically, he thinks with his emotions and is an easy puppet for Iago. Iago steals any and all money and jewels that Roderigo sends for Desdemona that he claims “ would have made even a nun …show more content…

He strikes her with that knife knowing it’d probably be minutes till his demise. But he is not that lucky. After she lies with Desdemona taking her last breath, it is decided he isn’t going to die, he is to be tortured until the very end. It’s ironic that all the reasons for his wanting revenge, become even less logical with the road he pursued. He once said “Wife for Wife”(Shakespeare 2.2.13) speaking of his revenge upon Othello, only to lose his wife entirely, emotionally and physically because of his shenanigans. He also lost his entire life’s work. He was a career military man so when he decided upon this because of not getting the promotion, he signed up to lose any chance of getting higher status, higher position. He was demoted, degraded until his death. He is a sociopath, a person who lacks a conscious and doesn’t care about anyone outside of

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