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    Othello Greed Analysis

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    Iago’s greed leads him to losing his morals and who he truly is. Iago uses Roderigo for his money and abuses their friendship for financial gain. The only thing Iago actually cares about is finding ways to manipulate people that would benefit him. If this was not his motivation, then he would not have had to deceive people and lie to them to get things to work out in his favor. This is Shakespeare’s way of showing how valuable the sin of greed is and how much it can affect a person and how they act.

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    Reversal In Othello

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    The greatest reversal in Othello began when Iago started to corrupt Othello’s thoughts. While, the greatest form of recognition is when Othello kills his

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    In William Shakespeare’s Othello, the play is a tragedy constructed by the antagonist Iago; also known as a two-sided character. Throughout Act I, Iago is more of a complex character, who is racist, manipulative, jealous and two-faced. He continuously complains he hates Othello, all because Othello didn’t appoint him as an officer. Iago plans to take Roderigo’s money, and convince Othello that Desdemona had an affair with Cassio. Iago’s two-sided character served the purpose of strengthening the plot and character development throughout the play.

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    (Act 1 scene 1, line 90) Iago has used the notion that black men carry an animal like lustful sexuality, made plausible with the use of modality. The metaphor refers to Othello as the ‘devil’, a reminder of the evil that was believed to surround those of that ‘black’ ‘barbaric’ race. Iago simply has to remind Barbarossa of Othello’s race and automatically the prejudice intertwined into Venetian culture unfairly thrust his daughter's husband into a bad light. Desdemona, too, is the victim of the culture of 16th century Venice.

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    The Jacobean play Othello, written by William Shakespeare effectively explores the power of manipulation. The audience is exposed to Iago’s revenge-fuelled tactics when encouraged to look beyond superficial appearance to underlying reality. Iago, Othello’s “ancient” manipulates him due to his outsider insecurities in the Venetian society. Iago’s dissembling and resulting jealousy ultimately leads Othello, to “farewell the tranquil mind.” Othello’s outsider status and ethnic difference is an important factor in Iago’s manipulation as it encourages Othello’s insecurities and is thus a flaw which Iago uses in his manipulation.

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    From violent duals to envious revenge Othello’s death embodies the many consequences of previous events in the play. At the beginning of the play, Othello becomes general and appoints Cassio as second in command, but Othello does not even mention Iago. Quickly, envy builds inside Iago causing him to despise Othello. Iago methodically plans his revenge for Othello and ultimately accomplishes overall destruction and vengeance. Eventually, Iago “thoroughly unsettles Othello by making him believe that Desdemona has betrayed” him (Keyishian 3).

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    Lust and Distrust A tale of passion, the Shakespearean play Othello discusses consequences of patriarchy that surface within romantic relationships. Conflicts of jealousy are sprouted from the seed of assumption, which both Desdemona falls victim to once planted in Othello’s mind. The short lived joy of marriage is overpowered by doubt and manipulation, resulting in fatality. Less dynamic in comparison, Emilia and Bianca’s partners mistreat the women regularly; signifying faults formerly present in each relationship.

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    Melony Galicia Ms. Zongker AP English lll February 20, 2017 Driven by Jealousy In Othello, Shakespeare illustrates the dangers of jealousy through the belligerent actions of the characters. Jealousy can be incited by circumstantial proof, that can ruin lives. Shakespeare uses dramatic techniques to aid him in conveying his message.

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    The play begins with him talking to another character about how unfair it was for him not to get the lieutenant job, He then wants revenge from Othello. He accuses othello for sleeping with his wife “I hate the moor, it is thought abroad that ‘twixt my sheets/he has done my office-”(I.iii.329-370). Then he goes on insisting his lust for Desdemona because he wants to get revenge from othello “Wife for wife”(II.i.286). These false claims indicate that he doesn't really care about who he hurts, he just wants revenge no matter who it is, which makes him dangerous. Even though these are false claims

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    In Shakespeare's play, Othello, the cynical story underlines the depth of jealousy and resentment through the use of many characters. The play is set in Venice and Cyprus during the sixteenth century and commences with the paranoiac character of Iago, betraying Othello thus making him victim of harsh lies and rumours. His fair Desdemona portrays her love unconditionally, although due to Othello’s credulous nature and Iago’s conniving ways, she is held accountable for false pretences. Desdemona is blamed for having an affair with Cassio, which causes hers and Othello’s tragic deaths. Through the eponymous character and many secondary characters, including the manipulative Iago, Shakespeare portrays the “green-eyed monster” of jealousy and its harmful consequences.

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    If not getting second in command enough to drive a man mad or are there more emotions that blocked Iago’s judgement? Although the main plot of this Shakespeare play is for cunning, sly, and devious Iago to seek revenge on “The

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    Iago uses jealousy against each character for his own narcissistic desires. Jealousy is presented at the beginning of the play when Iago begins talking badly about Othello to Roderigo. Iago becomes very envious once he was demoted

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    Pride, greed, and lust drove Iago to poisoning Desdemona 's father and eventually ruining the marriage between Desdemona and Othello. In his play, he approach the problems the world faces in a comedic manner. People let greed and lust persuade them to do crazy things. Othello and Iago are foil characters in Othello. Iago let his vengeful ways and deceitful motives alter his decisions while Othello appears in the opening acts as the very personification of self control”(Harbage).

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    While Shakespeare's Othello is full of deceitful acts of immorality, Iago is behind each one of them. Iago’s, deceptions make Othello believe that his wife is cheating on him with Cassio. Through many remarks Iago is able to force images of sexual relations in Othello's mind. These images and the rage that the images bring soon lead to the hatred of both Othello and Iago. Iago is motivated by his need for revenge and his hatred that he has for Othello.

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    In Othello by William Shakespeare, Iago deceives others, mainly Othello and Roderigo, due to his desire for revenge, an improved reputation, and power. Throughout the play, Iago uses his desire for revenge to deceive others, like Othello. Iago’s desire for revenge shows when he states, “For “Certes,” says he, / “I have already chose my officer.

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    He is manipulative and tells Othello to “observe her [Desdemona] well with Cassio” (Shakespeare, 3.3:197). Iago feeds Othello with countless lies and makes him miserable with something that is not factual. He is determined to get revenge and he does not realize Iago stands insincere. Furthermore, Iago is selfish when he tells Othello, “I am yours for ever” (3.3:479). He betrays Othello yet still let’s him depend on him for his own

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    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. However, it is confusing that Iago continues his revenge and tries to destroy Othello so thoroughly even after he is promoted. Meanwhile, he has nothing to gain from the whole process. What motivates Iago to do such things?

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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.

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    So Iago tells Roderigo that he would help him to win the heart of Desdemona. Iago tricks Roderigo, which is apart of his plan to get Roderigo on board to help him. And Roderigo foolishness is what allows Iago to get embarrassed of him. After hearing Roderigo's plead for help he say's that " I hate the Moor and it is thought abroad that ' twixt my sheets has done my office./ I know if't be true,/

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    William Shakespeare’s “Othello” and Massive Dispute of Jealousy, Envy, and Betrayal The emotion or feeling of deep insecurity of other people whether they are close to us or not. Jealousy is demonstrated throughout Shakespeare’s infamous play “Othello” many times. The play shows readers that one bad eggs evil ways can ruin prosperous ventures for everyone. Throughput the play there is one main character, Iago who disputes the main traits of jealousy and betrayal.

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