When he does not get the position he wants and also heard that Othello has been sleeping with his wife Emilia, Iago’s manipulation increases. Iago plans his scheme based on, “[Othello] has done my office, I know not if’t be true/ But I, for mere suspicion in that kind/ Will do as if for surety” (I. III. 431-433). This use of manipulation is all based on an assumption that Othello has slept with Iago’s wife, and this assumption leads to even more horrible events. Iago also manipulates Othello with jealousy.
Iago’s jealously is what caused the whole tragedy in Othello. Iago suspected of Othello to have slept with his wife. Iago had sexual jealousy which cause him to suspect Othello to be one who had intercourse with Emilia. In “Jealousy” David Suchet, the actor who played Iago in Royal Shakespeare Company, suggest that “Iago’s hidden motivation to do evil originates from his envious reactions to other principal figures in the play.” As Othello promotes Cassio over him, Iago would become envious and jealous of Cassio. We also know Iago is jealous of Cassio because in Iago’s soliloquy he said “If Cassio do remain/ He hath a daily beauty in his life/ This makes me ugly.” (5.1.18-20) What Iago is saying is, if Cassio remains alive he would be jealous because Cassio is beautiful and he is not.
While Shakespeare's Othello is full of deceitful acts of immorality, Iago is behind each one of them. Iago’s, deceptions make Othello believe that his wife is cheating on him with Cassio. Through many remarks Iago is able to force images of sexual relations in Othello's mind. These images and the rage that the images bring soon lead to the hatred of both Othello and Iago. Iago is motivated by his need for revenge and his hatred that he has for Othello.
In Shakespeare’s classical play, Othello, Iago manipulates the characters of power to obtain what he wants which is revenge. Iago uses several different methods to trick these characters to fall into his trap, these methods include using the characters weakness against them, and making himself appear different to gain the trust of the other characters. With these different methods he can exploit these characters and their flaws so the fall easily into his plan to obtain Cassio’s position as second in command, and ruin Othello for not giving him the position. Iago is a jealous man, and with this flaw he used his motivation to take down Othello and those who stand with him. To skillfully manipulate someone is to use their weaknesses and to use their emotions against them.
As the play unfolds, many key details in Iago’s plans are revealed which` prompts the audience and informs them about the small intricacies of his scheme. During his soliloquy in Act 3 Scene 3, Iago foreshadows the future events that will act as the turning point of the play; “I will in Cassio’s lodging lose this napkin/And let him find it/Trifles light as air/Are to the jealous confirmations strong/As proofs of holy writ. This may do something./The Moor already changes with my poison./Dangerous conceits are in their natures poisons” (3.3.318-326). Iago will have his wife, Emilia steal Desdemona's handkerchief given to her by Othello. Once the handkerchief is in his possession, he will plant it in Cassio’s room, thus sparking Othello’s jealousy and suspicion of Desdemona and Cassio’s affair.
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