Michael Cassio Essays

  • Michael Cassio Character Analysis

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    Michael Cassio Lieutenant Michael Cassio is generally a light-hearted and good-natured young man with considerable popularity and attractiveness. The protagonist of the play, Othello, calls him by his Christian name and thus has a very good relationship with him, while Othello´s wife has taken a liking to him in a non-romantical way. He appears to be generous and sympathetic and shows great respect and admiration for Othello. Towards Desdemona, he shows chivalrous and gentlemanly behavior and he

  • Analysis Of Iago In Shakespeare's Othello

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    course of the novel as Iago. As the chain of command in Othello’s Venetian army began to erode after a fight between Montano and Cassio, Iago pounced on the opportunity to wield power with his boss. After Cassio had been removed from power as Othello’s assistant, Iago served as a voice on Othello’s shoulder, filling Othello’s thoughts with worry as to the intentions of Cassio. Othello, in a fragile and unstable position with a depleted sense of trust said to Iago, “Villain, be sure thou prove my love

  • Irony Of Iago's Manipulation In Othello

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    about being passed over for the promotion of lieutenant. The man who received the promotion of lieutenant was Michael Cassio. Cassio was a good-looking young man, who Iago despised for attaining the promotion. On the night in question, my client Othello was exploited in Iago’s plan to kill Desdemona. Iago composed a plan to manipulate Othello into believing that his wife and Michael Cassio were having

  • Examples Of Manipulation In Othello

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    In the book Othello, Iago is a very manipulating man, throughout the book he manages to manipulate three main people, Roderigo, Cassio, and Othello. He uses all their weaknesses to bring them down. Iago wants revenge on Othello, because Othello overlooks Iago and his abilities, so Iago manipulates these three characters to get back at Othello in the long run. He comes up with a very good plan to get each other to turn against one another. So in the end he ends up getting what he wanted, revenge.

  • Iago's Monologue In Othello

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    his plan for the first time in Cyprus and gets Cassio drunk. This example gives insight to the rhetoric Iago uses in order to manipulate his ‘victims.’ Similarly, through this monologue, he has deeper intentions: intentions to ruin Cassio. In the beginning of his monologue to Othello, Montano, The Drunk Cassio, and other officers, Iago begins with a paradoxical statement “I should have this tongue cut from my mouth than it should offence Michael Cassio (126).” Through further inspection Iago’s soliloquies

  • Jealousy Quotes In Othello

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    offered to another character named Michael Cassio. Iago sincerely believes that he should hold the position of lieutenant and that the

  • Character Analysis In Othello

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    In Shakespeare’s Othello, Iago is a spurious, manipulative character that fabricates a scheming plan to use Michael Cassio as a scapegoat in ruining Othello’s life. Once again, Iago addresses the crowd with a soliloquy to formulate his plan. Iago seemingly takes on the role of a ringleader, pawning the rest of the characters throughout his act. Earlier in the play, Cassio and Desdemona share a friendly gesture of holding hands, after Desdemona’s debate with Iago. Iago expresses in great detail the

  • What Are Iago's Motives In Othello

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    learns that Iago sees himself as better than everyone else and he treats others as fools. In the first scene of Act ii, Iago offends Desdemona leading to Cassio excusing his impolite behaviour. “With a little web as this I will ensnare as / great a fly as Cassio” (II, i, 183-184). This is said through an aside from Iago after he witnesses Cassio and Desdemona getting close to one another and talking. He watches them whisper and sees it as a great help to him succeeding in his plan. Iago seeks out

  • The Power Of Language Devices In Shakespeare's Othello

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    Matthys Uys 24962376 ENGE311: Assignment 8 (Improved version) 23 May 2016 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Power of Language Devices in “Othello” Through using powerful words in “Othello”, the human behaviour of the characters is either positively or negatively influenced. In the following essay “the power of words” in “Othello” will be discussed. Firstly, an introduction paragraph will be given about

  • Iago's Transformation In Othello

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    In the Shakespeare story, “Othello” the villain of the story, Iago has a not so shocking transformation. He was a small time rapscallion, who simply at the the beginning wanted revenge for the wrongdoing done to him by being passed up for the promotion to lieutenant. But then it turned into more of nefarious plan, to “turn [Desdemona’s] virtue into pitch.” (Shakespeare.2.33.338) He manipulated everyone in this storyline he interacts with, especially the following characters; Roderigo, Othello & Emilia

  • Comic Relief In Othello Essay

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    nature. Furthermore, this provides the reader with some comedy to make things balance out. As the play goes on, Emilia is encountered with Bianca who is known for committing adultery with others. Iago wants more information as to what happened with Cassio. Yet Emilia announces, “Oh fie upon thee, strumpet” (pg. 113, line 121). By this, Bianca counters with saying that she is as moral as Emilia. Little do they know, Emilia does her fair share of apparently going around too. This scene amplifies a serious

  • Iago's Insecurities In Othello

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    instability which may hold the potential of plaguing one's self-image can often lead to a tragic resolution. In the play Othello by “William Shakespeare”, Iago’s ability to form prudent decisions are overpowered by his vigorous hatred towards Othello and Cassio. Blinded by dreams of his glory, he fails to consider the consequences of his actions. As a result, Iago’s atrocious decisions are strongly influenced by the insecurities that further serve as a compelling source of

  • Iago Motivation In Othello

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    and morals to kill his wife, the person he loves most. Iago also mentions involving Cassio in his plan. He says, “I’ll have our Michael Cassio on the hip,/ Abuse him to the Moor in the right garb,/... Make the Moor thank me, love me, and reward me/ For making him egregiously an ass” (333-337). This foreshadows the part of Iago’s plan where he tricks Cassio into looking guilty, and makes Othello suspicious of Cassio by having a coy demeanor. He is also ultimately referred to by Othello as “honest Iago”

  • The Seesaw Of Yin And Yang In Othello

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    head, against Cassio. He says: ‘’I must tell thee this: Desdemona is directly in love with him. [Cassio]’’(II.i.213-214). At first, Roderigo believes it is false and says: ‘’ She’s full of most blessed condition.’’ (II.i.242-243). He defends Desdemona because he knows she would never do that to her husband and she is a loyal wife. 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

  • Iago Is To Blame In Othello's Persuasion

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    your persuasion technique, you are primarily responsible for what happened. Iago suggested to Othello that Desdemona was cheating on him which made him paranoid which caused his downfall, he convinced Cassio to get drunk which made him lose his position of lieutenant, he convinced Roderigo to kill Cassio by using Roderigo’s love of Desdemona against him, and Iago riles up Brabantio by using his prejudice to his advantage by telling him that Desdemona married Othello which leaves him with a broken heart

  • Jealousy And Manipulation In Othello

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    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. Among some of the crucial characters who were targeted by Iago’s manipulative plans are Othello, Cassio, and Rodrigo. Due to everyone trusting in him he is able to know their feebleness and specifically their personalities. Each of these male characters have different personalities and knowing them can be useful to Iago in his hope of completely fooling

  • Iago Character Analysis

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    Iago’s hatred towards Othello is evident from the very beginning of the play. In Act 1, Scene 1, Iago presents a couple of different reasons for hating Othello. First, he is upset because Othello overlooks him for lieutenant and instead designates Michael Cassio to the position. In addition, Iago speculates that his wife, Emilia, is cheating on him with “the Moor.”. In Act 1, Scene 3, Iago expresses his anger by saying, “I hate the Moor:/And it is thought abroad, that ‘twixt my sheets /He has done my

  • Iago's Emotions In Othello

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    crumble into darkness and he no longer sees or hear the truth Desdemona tells him in their chambers 442 “I never did offend you in my life; never loved Cassio… I never gave him toke” but no matter how much Desdemona explains to Othello it was to late he had made up his mind and put to death. In the end, when Iago’s lies came to light by Emilia and Cassio Othello opened his eyes to reflect upon his terrible sin and at that moment the elegant and valiant protagonist came to his sense, but it was too late

  • Deception And Betrayal In Othello Essay

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    During the play Iago seems to transform from slightly conniving to very sinister. This alone contributes to the interest factor of the play. It is later disclosed that Iago does not simply desire revenge for Othello making Cassio lieutenant, but because he believes Othello slept with his wife, Emilia. “For that I do suspect the lusty Moor hath leaped into my sea…” These assumptions lead to a buildup of jealousy and an explosion of revenge, which adds drama to the theme of

  • Desdemona's Lies In Othello

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    practically saying that “I think that your wife is cheating on you with Michael Cassio”. Othello doesn’t believe him at first, but Iago is a very good liar and eventually convinces him that Desdemona is cheating on him. Othello didn’t want to believe it at first but Iago continued to tell Othello being repetitive with his lies. Othello gave into these lies then eventually wanted to kill Desdemona because she was cheating on him with Cassio.