Dishonesy In Shakespeare's Othello, The Moor Of Venice

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According to theoretical physicist Albert Einstein, “The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything.” An act considered evil must consist of intent to harm one in any form. William Shakespeare’s world-renowned play, Othello, The Moor of Venice, illustrates a tragedy while including villainy, which further complicates the dramatic piece of literature. Each character in the play has a roll in which they act the victim of Iago’s devious plan to destroy Othello and Desdemona’s marriage whilst portraying accomplices as well. Iago’s dishonesty with others creates a diversity of scenarios in which his vengeful deeds of wicked intention emerge as evil. A dishonest man such as Iago digs a deeper hole after each…show more content…
I’ll not expostulate with her, lest her body and beauty unprovide my mind again—This night, Iago! IAGO: Do it not with poison. Strangle her in bed, even the bed she hath contaminated. Iago is a bitter man, sticking to his devious plan to soil Othello and Desdemona. The characters finally grasp the fact that Iago is a villain. Emilia first screams in horror of what she sees before her, “Villainy, villainy, villainy! / I think upon’t it, I think I smell’t, Oh, villainy!” (V.ii.203-204). The characters rebel against Iago, once they find he is evil and a liar. Iago’s actions affect everyone else more than himself. Iago achieves his ultimate goal once Othello smothers Desdemona in her sleep. However, Iago’s evil actions turn against him when Othello takes his own life. Officers take Iago away for torture in hopes he would spill his reasoning for his brutal deeds. Iago receives no good from what he had committed with horrid intentions and dishonest actions. The villainous Iago fails to escape his crimes. The only remanence of his existence is the death of innocent beings. Nowhere in Shakespeare exists a more evil man than Iago of Othello, The Moor of

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