Specifically, Shakespeare utilizes ominous sounding words to unveil Iago’s evil intentions. Towards the end of his speech, Iago imagines his future glory after he ruins Othello. Iago states that he plans to benefit from making Othello “egregiously an ass” (337). These harsh words that Iago chooses to disclose only to the readers show his malicious intentions towards a better outcome for himself, all while making Othello appear a fool. This clearly shows his deep desire for revenge, as well as how he plans on attaining it.
He verbalizes that his motivation for getting revenge on Othello is because Othello gives Cassio, rather than Iago, the position Iago thinks he deserved, but it goes much deeper than that. Iago is driven by jealousy to seek revenge because Othello has more power, a better marriage, and Othello has more achievements and gets more recognition for them. After Iago becomes Othello’s lieutenant, he chooses not to end his revenge at this point, even though he could have, because of his envy of Othello. Iago is very envious of the power Othello has. Othello is a foreigner in Venice, and the amount of power and respect he has acquired as a foreigner is much more than what Iago has acquired and this angers Iago very much because he thinks Othello is
The word deceive is very significant in the play Othello by William Shakespeare. According to the Oxford English Dictionary deceive means, “to ensnare; to take unawares by craft or guile; to overcome, overreach, or get the better of by trickery; to beguile or betray into mischief or sin; to mislead”. The first way the word deceive is used in the play is by characters believing and exploiting the worst in Desdemona. She deceived her father when she married Othello but the other characters use that fact to try and convince Othello she is not as she appears to be. Iago is actually the true character that deceives everyone in the play.
Marcus Brutus’ Manipulation Manipulation:to treat or operate with or as if with the hands or by mechanical means especially in a skillful manner. In William Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, this quote is entirely true. We are also introduced into the idea of manipulation very early in the play, which impacts the plot. The play is about Marcus Brutus, the tragic hero, being manipulated into being in a conspiracy to assassinate Gaius Julius Caesar, a politician for Rome.
Melony Galicia Ms. Zongker AP English lll February 20, 2017 Driven by Jealousy In Othello, Shakespeare illustrates the dangers of jealousy through the belligerent actions of the characters. Jealousy can be incited by circumstantial proof, that can ruin lives. Shakespeare uses dramatic techniques to aid him in conveying his message.
In the play, the author seemingly juxtaposes both Othello and his nemesis, Iago. However, upon closer inspection, Othello and Iago suffer from similar flaws. Iago, using his knowledge of his own flaws-- jealousy and vengeance--, exploits Othello’s need for reputation, ultimately ruining
Lastly, Iago’s biggest take down is Othello. He acknowledges that Othello's weakness is Desdemona and uses it to his advantage. Jealousy is what drives Othello to do crazy things towards Cassio and Desdemona. Although Othello is a great leader, he lets Iago alter his perception through words and suffers. Iago convinces Othello of Desdemona’s infidelity when he“visually” explains how he has caught Cassio and Desdemona together.
The Jacobean play Othello, written by William Shakespeare effectively explores the power of manipulation. The audience is exposed to Iago’s revenge-fuelled tactics when encouraged to look beyond superficial appearance to underlying reality. Iago, Othello’s “ancient” manipulates him due to his outsider insecurities in the Venetian society. Iago’s dissembling and resulting jealousy ultimately leads Othello, to “farewell the tranquil mind.” Othello’s outsider status and ethnic difference is an important factor in Iago’s manipulation as it encourages Othello’s insecurities and is thus a flaw which Iago uses in his manipulation.
In Shakespeare’s Othello, Iago is a spurious, manipulative character that fabricates a scheming plan to use Michael Cassio as a scapegoat in ruining Othello’s life. Once again, Iago addresses the crowd with a soliloquy to formulate his plan. Iago seemingly takes on the role of a ringleader, pawning the rest of the characters throughout his act. Earlier in the play, Cassio and Desdemona share a friendly gesture of holding hands, after Desdemona’s debate with Iago.
Iago’s contribution to an unstable mood shapes the theme of the play because he demonstrates that Othello is being “swallowed” by his rancorous acts as Othello speaks in prose and Iago allowed himself to evolve deeper into jealousy. Iago continues to exact revenge on Othello and other people are being affected negatively as they fall with Othello. As Iago and Roderigo are fighting, Iago steps aside and says: “ Now, whether he kill Cassio,/or Cassio him, or each do kill the other,/ Every way makes my gain. Live Roderigo,/ he calls me to a restitution large/ of gold and jewels that I bobbed from him/… If Cassio do remain,/ he hath a daily beauty in his life/ that makes me ugly.