Due to Lodovico questioning Othello’s behavior, Shakespeare shows how Iago has gotten Othello stuck with only one side of the story changed Othello’s behavior that some are questioning whether Othello should rule or not. This is important since it shows how much Iago’s plan has accomplished in the right direction for Iago to achieve Othello’s position and gain power. If the other citizens got word that Othello was acting strange, then there would be more questioning if he is the right choice for the job Othello has at the moment. This would give Iago the opportunity he needs to step in and get more power because his reputation as “Honest Iago” would convince those in Venice to elect him for Othello’s job. In the end, Iago’s deception of Othello and Roderigo help Iago try to achieve revenge, an improved reputation, and power.
Ionesco put his focus on the tragedy of language. In fact he bothers the audience with the disintegration of language, which is one of his main targets of this play. All over The Bald Soprano can be analyzed as a parody where the author mocks about the universal bourgeoisie which, to reveal a dehumanized mankind which became spiritually seen empty. Therefore Ionesco used the language as an important implement to highlight this dehumanization. In concrete the language of the Smiths and Martins is indeed old fashioned and dry adding slogans and a lot of simple expressions.
The audience sees this treatment through his constant manipulations of Othello’s mind, planting seeds of jealousy. While talking to Brabantio, Iago also describes Othello and Desdemona’s relationship as animalistic. This furthers the idea that Iago views Othello as non-human, causing him to take inhumane actions upon him. He describes to Brabantio that “your daughter and the Moor are now making the beast with two backs” (Shakespeare 1277). This animalistic imagery shows that not only is Othello being dehumanized by Iago, but Desdemona is as well.
“Othello” written by William Shakespeare revolves around this protagonist who is depicted as strong and powerful. To everyone he is known as Othello or the Moor. Throughout the play, Shakespeare portrays numerous counts of jealousy and manipulation around many of the characters. It is mainly illustrated through Iago, the antagonist of the play, who manipulates other to their downfall. Iago who is known for always being true and honest towards others has easily earned the trust of everyone around him, thus giving himself an advantage on his schemes.
Question: What motivates Iago? Is it possible to provide a coherent explanation for his behavior in Othello—or not? Explain the significance of your interpretation. Iago’s Motivation and Explanations In Shakespeare’s play Othello, Iago is shaped to be the evilest character, who crafts his great conspiracy with cleverness and insanity. Feeling overlooked and dissatisfied to Othello promoting Cassio instead of him, Iago starts to plot his revenge.
The audience knows the reality of Iago; we know that he hates Cassio; in fact, he is trying to ruin his life. However, to the characters in the play, Iago appears to be a kind and honest man who loves Cassio. 2) Iago explains to Roderigo that he is loyal to Othello
1. In Crossing Border "Finding Our Voice: From Literacy to Literature” by Sergio Troncoso talked about education throughout the author Troncosco’s life. The genre that Troncosco used to explain education is personal education essay. His purpose of writing this essay is to inform the reader how much education mean and what it mean for his personal background. He is mainly mentioned education defined who he is and himself as a power of field he chooses.
Iago uses words to carry out his plan by undermining Othello’s confidence and his wife’s reputation. His poison was the lies he spread and convinced Othello of. Brabantio blames his daughter’s romance on drugs and medicines, which turned out to be Othello’s stories. Overall, each character underestimated how words would affect their emotions and judgment. Othello and Iago are both driven mad with self-doubt and jealousy all because of rumors, and soon enough that spread from them to their loved ones.
Throughout Othello, the ideas of honesty and reputation are used as leverage, mostly for Iago to gain power. The advice Iago gives to adversaries is sound in their eyes, but he plays upon the naïve and trusting nature, especially with Cassio. Iago consistently refers to himself as things he is not unbeknownst to the other characters, and here alludes that he is honest. The characters believe his every word and believe him to be an honest man because he may have been seen as just that in the past. He’s using this idea to propel his ruthless plans.
Written Task 2 – Critical Response Khartoum International Community School Tariq Hassan Word count: 1,069 Question: Discuss how language is used to convey the ideas of manipulation and scheming. Analysed text: Othello by William Shakespeare Area of course which text refers to: Part 4; Literature – A Critical Study My written response will • Look at how Desdemona intends to assist Cassio to get his position back but instead Iago manipulates the situation • Focus on Iago’s role and how his manipulation affects certain characters and their perceptions, such as his relationship with Othello • Further look at how manipulation and scheming leads to the changes of Othello’s view on the situation Discuss how language