Othello Character Manipulation Essay

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Manipulation is the act of manipulating someone in a clever or unscrupulous way. Mia, Iago and Amy are three individuals who manipulate many people in their lives and will do anything they can in order to reach their end goal. Throughout all three works, each character individually has reasons for manipulating which are are very clearly and straight forward. Each character shows a great amount of evidence of manipulation, they show their true colours and what they want to be portrayed as. Despite the reason and evidence, everything has an outcome and so does each character’s manipulation. No one is the same; people have different tolerance levels and people get mad at thing that sometimes someone may not. The reasons for Mia, Iago…show more content…
He bought her a condo in the Lop, which she could have paid for herself. Myself, I pau eight hundred and fifty dollars every month in rent and most months, that about breaks the bank.” (Kubica 208). This is Mia talking about her relationship with her father to Owen/Colin, her kidnapper, and It is clearly stated that Grace is the favourite daughter of James. In the course work, Othello, Iago despises and manipulates just about everyone, even those who help him with his devious plans. Iago hates Othello and this becomes very clear when he says, “I hate the Moor, /And it is thought abroad that ‘twixt my sheets/He’d done my office.” (1.3.379-380). Iago suspects that Othello, also known as the Moor, was sleeping or has slept with his wife Emilia, although he has no proof of this, he still highly believes it to be true. This is Iago’s one out of two reasons for manipulating, the other is when he finds out some unexpected news. “’I have already chose my officer. /And what was he?/ Forsooth, a great arithmetician, /One Michael Cassio, a Florentine.” (1.1.17-20). Othello chooses Cassio to be his lieutenant and not Iago which is the main reason as to why Iago
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