Iago Deception In Othello

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Like a puppet master, Iago uses deception in the play Othello, by William Shakespeare, as a duplicitous being with perfidious views on the demise of others for personal revenge against Othello. Consequently, he is able to manipulate the characters in an adroit manner with ease as if fraudulency becomes second nature. Yet, Iago has not become this iconic villain without just (used loosely) cause. Before Iago’s notorious connotation, this dauntless soldier-people considering the precedent for just acts, and pious intentions- is discounted for a promotion by word of Othello, leading the inexorable “green-eyed monster” to peek its grotesque head out from underneath its lair. Agitated and undoubtedly cunning, Iago seeks his revenge against Othello with a ferocity unmatched, using every arsenal disposable to him; deception being his greatest. One of the starter scenes with the most value is the point at which Iago deceives Cassio by pretending to be his friend, laying the groundwork of his masterful plan by inserting wisplike suggestions into Cassio’s mind to drink. Now, Cassio is a malleable, naive man, so it is relatively easy for Iago to…show more content…
Iago fains an innocent person but deceives Othello in many parts. Perhaps some of the most notable when Iago accidentally blurts out ‘incriminating information to Othello, which entail Desdemona's previous spouts with her father. “But I am much to blame. I humbly do beseech you of your pardon For too much loving you.”(147). Also occurring when Iago beguilingly warns Othello of jealousys’ renowned bite. “Oh, beware, my lord, of jealousy! It is a green-eyed monster which doth mock the meat it feeds on”(143). This is the scene where the iconic “green-eyed monster” phrase is coined, and where the major driving force of Othello is present so blatantly. Beware of jealousy; or Iago’s manipulation of
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