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In the extract Iago truly shows himself to be a man of great impression upon people around him, and mostly of course people of his choice, in this case Roderigo being his victim of persuasion.

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Introduction

In the extract Iago truly shows himself to be a man of great impression upon people around him, and mostly of course people of his choice, in this case Roderigo being his victim of persuasion. Most importantly to be regarded is that Iago's methods are structured almost completely behind the way in which he communicates, and put across his intentions, than that of the information involved. He tactfully manages to hold a complete metaphor throughout the whole of his up building and underlying manipulative conversation with Roderigo. This is, indeed intelligent play on Iagos's behalf as it puts Roderigo's mind in a situation, he can identify with, this always a helpful tact when trying to coach a person in to sharing a desired view. This metaphor of course being that of the mental garden inside each and every one of us. Putting across experienced horticultural knowledge, 'if we plant nettles or sow lettuce, set hyssop and weed up thyme, 'he instils an instant concept in the mind of Roderigo, of using a situation positively, to indirectly benefit ones self. ...read more.

Middle

Not a fine Venetian. This is also something that can be picked up from Iago's persuasive character, the structure and patterns used, which is exactly what he does with the cats and blind puppies up against a man. Taking something of high worth and putting it by something of low worth. Or what Iago goes on to practice, in his second speech of the extract. By showing Othello's inevitable disastrous situation and aliening it with what Roderigo should be doing in the mean time, to make him self appear as a champion person, a victory if wooed, 'Fill thy purse with money.' This simple structure Iago puts into practice would appear as of great success. This will be explored further. Notice though that Iago breaks the pattern slightly, of talking about what Roderigo should be doing and swiftly inserts himself into the scenario, 'I could never be stead thee that now,' securing himself into the loop, which is something he is very good at, and is incidentally teaching Roderigo to do. ...read more.

Conclusion

'if sanctimony and a frail vow betwixt an erring barbarian and a super-subtle Venetian be not too hard for my wits and all the tribe of hell, thou shalt enjoy her.' Iago is carefully painting an ideal ending for Roderigo with Desdemona. Now if this is not enough he hastily pulls up against this vision the cowards act of drowning himself. Another asset to the pattern used in Iago's speech, putting something here, of great desired aligned with a disastrous ending once considered. For-want-of-better words, pep talk issued by Iago is conceived of as a great success, as this suicidal man now only seeks support, 'wilt thou be fast to my hopes, if I depend on the issue?' leaving Iago the simple task of reassuring Roderigo of his support. Finely, from a different angle this is in direct conjunction with the Venetian attitude portrayed of this marriage, being a disgrace, only with Iago's words making it more apparent. The inevitable ending being forced due to this, 'it was a violent commencement in her, and thou shalt see an answerable sequestration.' ...read more.

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