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How does Shakespeare use representation of speech and other dramatic techniques to convey Iago's feelings towards Othello.

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´╗┐How does Shakespeare use representation of speech and other dramatic techniques to convey Iago?s feelings towards Othello in the extract and in one other episode elsewhere in the play? Shakespeare presents Iago?s feelings towards `Othello in the play, through numerous images and explicit lexical choices. In addition to the printed extract, I will look at the last part of Iago?s soliloquy at the end of Act 1. In this text, Iago recounts a story as to why he detests Othello. He recalls when Othello passed him over promotion for the position of lieutenant. He sarcastically describes Othello as pompous, ?Loving his own pride and purposes?, as he used military language to deliver the message that he has already chosen another man. ?Horribly stuffed with epithets of war?. ...read more.

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Possibly the only point throughout the play, where Roderigo is perceptive, is where he states if Iago despises the Moor so much, why does he ?follow him.? Here Shakespeare uses a shared line the words ?follow and ?Oh? overlap. The line ?Oh sir, content you:? Iago uses creates a sense of urgency; they promote a reaction from Iago to make sure Roderigo trusts his reasoning completely. Roderigo?s quote illustrates that Iago is a master manipulator, as although he truly despises Othello he stills pretends to be a loyal soldier, in order to poison Othello?s mind. This quote from Roderigo brings out a stream of sentences to assure Roderigo hat the hates the Moor and that there are many men who serve there masters all their lives and then get fired. ...read more.

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the audience cannot miss: I hate the moor, And it is thought abroad that twixt my sheets He; ?s done my office Iago?s soliloquy is in measured verse and brings out the clarity with which he works out the precise track this revenge will take. The simile of the ?asses? brings out Iago?s obvious contempt for Othello. It is imperative to note how masterfully Shakespeare develops this opening scene of Othello. It sets the stage for the entire play, revealing the time, place and background information of the plot. It also introduces the personality of the major characters, some in person and some through conversation. It also introduces the themes of appearance vs. reality, romantic love and deception. Finally, it foreshadows the action of the play, driven by the hatred and revenge of Iago, which is clearly established in Act 1 scene 1. Y.B ...read more.

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