Revenge And Hatred In Othello

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William Shakespeare is a well renowned author who is known for showing all human aspects. In the tale of Othello, Shakespeare displays the two most destructive human emotions: vengeance and hatred. In the tale, the two characters, Iago and Othello provide the basis for unfolding tales of lies, deception, intrigue, hate and envy. Iago’s character uses manipulation of multiple people to enact his vengeance against Othello who he believes committed adultery with Iago’s wife Emilia. To plot his revenge, Iago spins his own web of lies from planting the idea in Othello’s head that his wife is sleeping with his lieutenant, Cassio. To Iago’s realization that another one of Othello’s men, Roderigo the Venetian, is in love with Othello’s new wife, Desdemona.…show more content…
Iago will continue his lies and deceptions as long as Desdemona and Othello’s marriage is intact. The use of dramatic irony reveal includes Iago’s claims that, “Or failing so, yet that I put the Moor/ At least into a jealousy so strong/ That judgment cannot cure” (II.1. 300-302). Iago believes that placing Othello into a pit of jealousy and paranoia will make him feel better. Iago believes he has to destroy Othello, because he believes that Othello committed adultery with his wife, Emilia. This ironically is a lie. Othello finally does fall victim to Iago’s lies and Othello’s future actions are dictated by lies- ultimately proving Iago’s plan to work. Iago states, “And practising upon his peace and quiet/ Even to madness” (II.1. 310-311). But Iago’s plan works and he makes Othello love, thank, and reward him, even though it is all due to lies. Othello’s future actions are dictated by these lies and tragically lead to Othello and Desdemona’s demise. William Shakespeare demonstrates the human aspects of vengeance and hatred through his use of dramatic irony and conflict in the tale of Othello. Throughout the play it is obvious that Iago is deceiving Othello into thinking that his wife is unfaithful. Through Iago’s soliloquy, it brilliantly demonstrates how Othello was tricked into believing a tale that was not true, while using Cassio and Roderigo his personal puppets to carry out his vendetta. Through lies, deception, intrigue, hate and envy, we see the demise of Othello and

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