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o ensure his plan of revenge will work Iago uses Roderigo, a foolish man who is in love with Desdemona. He lies to Roderigo so that he will help him pull off his plan to get his revenge on Othello

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Othello Othello was written by Shakespeare in 1604, it is one to the greatest tragedies he has ever written. In this tragedy in the Convention the hero has to die and so does many other characters. The character Iago the one of Shakespeare's most famous villains. Iago was a 28 year old man; he was a flag bearer in the Venetian army. He was also called honest Iago many times in the play because he was loyal and truthful to his friend Othello but this wasn't true he said in the play "I hate the Moor." Iago was full of hatred for Othello and plans to get his revenge on Othello because he was not promoted to Lieutenant, Michael Cassio was. The Elizabethan audience would automatically see Iago was a villain because at the time England was war with Spain and Iago was the patron saint of Spain. To ensure his plan of revenge will work Iago uses Roderigo, a foolish man who is in love with Desdemona. He lies to Roderigo so that he will help him pull off his plan to get his revenge on Othello. ...read more.


Let me see now; to get his place, and to plume up my will in double knavery." "Double knavery" means he will try to get Cassio's position (which he felt he deserved). Another advantage of getting Cassio's position of lieutenant is he can be closer to Othello so he can be his honest friend. He also wants to get his revenge because he thinks that Othello has been in bed with his wife. "Twixt my sheets He's done my office. I know not if't be true But I, for mere suspicion in that kind." This is why Iago spoke in soliloquy about his plans and feelings. Very cleverly Iago manages to get Cassio disgraced and so he loses his position he does this by trying to get Cassio drunk so he gets violent, 'honest' Iago says "If I can fasten one cup upon him" When Michael Cassio is drunk Iago tells Roderigo to go and fight with him this is how he plans to disgrace him. When they started fighting Othello had to come down to stop the fight because Cassio was going to kill Roderigo, after things had calmed down Othello stripped Cassio of the position of lieutenant. ...read more.


But she actually dropped it in her bedroom. "My husband hath hundred times wood me to steal it." By chance Cassio walks by and he speaks to him about Bianca while Othello thinks he speaks of Desdemona. Iago tells Othello he is speaking and laughing about Desdemona but he is actually talking about Bianca. Iago has so convinced Othello of Desdemona's unfaithful that he kills her. After this Othello finds out the truth and learns that Iago has lied to him about Cassio and Desdemona. Iago isn't not sorry about what he done he has ruined lots of people's life and he doesn't care. Iago wouldn't even say why he did it even under torture. Shakespeare has created an evil monster in the character of Iago. Audiences all over the world watch and are intrigued by him. A very famous critic called Samuel Taylor Coleridge has said "Iago's last soliloquy shows the motive hunting of motiveless malignity." This means he is looking for reasons to kill and hurt these people but he hasn't got any this is why he is motive hunting because he is trying to find motives for killing and tormenting. ...read more.

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