In Shakespeare 's Othello, Iago’s sinister acts of lying and killing deceive the people around him. Iago motives are maintaining good reputation and ruining othello. How Iago deceives others shows the theme that people’s words have an effect on others thoughts and actions Iago will do anything in his power to keep a spotless reputation and to ruin Othello entirely. He wants to keep his good reputation so he can get money and power out of it. Iago thinks to himself, “Now whether he kills cassio or cassio him or each do kill the other / every way makes me gain” ( Shakespeare 5.1.12-15).
(1.3.424.55) Meaning that Iago knows that he's able to use Roderigo unwillingly and get him to do his dirty work for him. Iago States to himself. Castle is a good man but he still wants to deceive him so that he may become lieutenant. Iago convinces Roderigo that Desdemona is in love with Cassio and that Roderigo should help him Cassio removed from his job as lieutenant and the two come up with a plan to get Cassio drunk and make him fight so that Othello will remove Cassio as lieutenant. Being that Roderigo is blinded by his love for Desdemona and the lies of Iago, Roderigo willingly helps, not realizing that Iago only wants to help himself and he'll do anything to do so, even if he has to manipulate the minds of innocent people around him.
Now, Roderigo thinks Cassio likes her too and vice versa. He feels pressured to protect against their love. In order for Roderigo to remove Othello and Cassio out of his way he listens to Iago’s evil scheme. Roderigo must get into a fight with Cassio because he is competition and, so he loses his reputation and his post as lieutenant. Roderigo has been forced by Iago to sell all of his belongings to pay Iago in false hope of getting Desdemona and to carry out evil.
Manipulation is shown in many ways such as politics, the media, misleading information and false advertising. To convey one’s thoughts to your own advantage is seen as crude and unnecessary. However, many people have their reasons in manipulating someone whether they are good or bad. In Shakespeare’s Othello, the concept of taking advantage of someone through manipulation leads to unnecessary, horrible events. Using the character of Roderigo, Iago manipulates him into doing everything he wants.
Iago is able to manipulate the other characters of the play because he is a villain who doesn't understand the morals of society. Othello and all of the immoral acts that it contains are the direct result of Iago's hatred for Othello, Emilia and women yet alone the insecurities that Iago has about his own achievements.
He mentions this again in Act 2, Scene 1: For that I do suspect the lusty Moor Hath leap 'd into my seat; the thought whereof Doth, like a poisonous mineral, gnaw my inwards And nothing can or shall content my soul Till I am even 'd with him, wife for wife In this case, “wife for wife” could be interpreted as “an eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth.” It is obvious he wants revenge or, as he sees it, justice. Making Othello question Desdemona’s faithfulness and including Cassio in his plot, seems like a fitting way to do that. What’s more, this motive would also explain his behavior towards his wife and to women in general. His negative perception of them is perfectly described during the conversation with Desdemona and Emilia: Come on, come on; you are pictures out of doors, Bells in your parlors, wild-cats in your kitchens, Saints m your injuries, devils being offended, Players in your housewifery, and housewives ' in your beds. Although he uses it as a joke to make fun women, it’s possible he also believes it himself.
In William Shakespeare’s play, Othello, he uses duality and paradoxes to reveal parts of human nature that people wish to ignore. Othello is about a man named Othello who marries above his station and wrestles with his insecurities as the antagonist, Iago, uses them and his own reputation for candor as mean to enact his revenge for Othello’s alleged affair with his wife, Emelia. Iago embodies the paradox of a truthful man who uses his honesty to manipulate people, which contradicts a core human idea that honest people are the most righteous or virtuous. Iago earns his reputation for trustworthiness by being honest in the face of consequences and when it suits his own gain. In a moment of extreme honesty to the person he intends to use to enact his revenge, Iago responds to Desdemona’s question of what he thinks of women by
Iago, consumed by revenge and jealousy, inflicts evil upon his fellow neighbors. Iago’s revenge consumes him feeding off the source, his greed. Iago’s position within Othello’s army was a ancient. His revenge transpire from his knowledge of not being promoted to a higher position of lieutenant. When Iago discovers that Othello has passed him up for the lieutenant position giving it to Cassio a young soldier , their future turns out for the worst.
Iago is going to lead Othello in a direction that will cost him his place in the hierarchy, and this will open up the position for Iago to take. Shakespeare uses this metaphor to create the image that Othello is only as smart as a donkey that will place its trust in someone who is only out to hurt him and use him. This is the base of Iago’s plan constructed by the corrupting power of jealousy, which Iago sees as a new beginning. This is ironic because a new beginning was seen as a positive, but in this play it is negative because it is foreshadowing a negative outcome. The irony is further developed by Iago’s thought that his plan “is engendered.
Through his actions towards others we learn that Demetrius is insensitive to others feelings and he is focused on his own conquest even though he might not truly love Hermia. Demetrius just wants to take her away from Lysander. When Helena is talking to him about how much she loves him, he reacts brutally saying "For I am sick when I do look on thee. (2-1-219)" which shows how cruel Lysander can be towards Helena. However, Helena loves him dearly and would do anything for him and Lysander is impolite to her and rude.