How Does Iago Present The Conflict Between Othello And Reality

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The opening scene of Othello presents Iago’s character as duplicitous, manipulative and nature. With his shady nature he strategically uses people as pawns to plot evil plans against Othello. His scheme against “the Moor” is highlighted in “I follow him to serve my turn upon him/we cannot all be masters nor all masters/cannot be truly followed”. His analogy outlines his duplicitous nature as a mask for his evil plans. He foreshadows that his deception will be his main force for his plot of Othello’s downfall. Furthermore, the paradox “I am not what I am” explores the grand conflict between appearance against reality. This conflict forms the great tragedy of the play. To Othello, Iago is “honest” and loyal, yet reality greatly contrasts Othello’s

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