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Othello - How Iago manipulates Othello according to Act III, Scene iii

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Introduction

Othello - How Iago manipulates Othello according to Act III, Scene iii The play Othello is a romantic tragedy. An although it is named after the hero 'Othello' the most complex and featured character is Iago, who is the villain. The audience sees two sides to Iago the self-confessed Villain, and the ironic side, which the audience sees where the other characters, refers to Iago as "Honest Iago"! Throughout the play Iago manipulates Othello into thinking that Desdemona, who is his wife, if having an affair with this lieutenant Michael Cassio. Iago is triggered into doing this through jealousy, as Othello appointed Cassio as his lieutenant. In the play the theme of racism if present, as Othello's ethnic background is black-African. In act II, scene ii, Iago declares "I'll pour this pestilence into his ear" this is referring to Othello, and Iago is plotting to say his lies to Othello, and in this we see Iago being plagued by jealousy. The Scene where the audience sees Iago's skills at manipulation is act III, scene iii, In act III, scene iii Othello and Iago enters the stage, and Iago says "hah? ...read more.

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Iago also mentions women in Venice act different, Iago is playing on Othello's lack of knowledge in Venice, as Othello is from Africa. On page 80, Iago said to Othello "she did deceive her father..." in this, Iago is saying she could deceive anyone else, and this includes Othello, so he makes Othello think he cannot trust Desdemona. In Othello's next quote you see evidence off Iago's manipulation starting to affect Othello, Othello says " O a, bound to thee forever. Iago says "I see y'are moved" Iago is asking Othello if he believes him, and wants him to say that he does believe him. On page 81 Othello calls Iago "this honest creature" this shows some of the plays irony, and also shows that Othello is being honest, even though Othello thinks Iago does not want to cause Othello any harm, whereas Iago has full intent to cause Othello harm. After Iago and Othello talked to their wives on page 83-84, Othello and Iago commence talking, where Othello says "farewell. Othello's occupation's gone" In this Othello feels he has lost his masculinity, as he believes Desdemona is having an affair now, and he can no longer go on being the general. ...read more.

Conclusion

Iago replies to this and says "my friend is dead" Iago tells Othello that he will accept Othello's request, in this line Iago also says "But let her live" Iago is referring to Desdemona. Othello replies "damn her lewd minx" Othello is insulting Desdemona and wants her dead. Othello's last line in act III, scene iii is "Now art thou my lieutenant" Othello made Iago his lieutenant, which Iago was jealous of in the first place, because Othello made Cassio his lieutenant instead of him. Iago's last quote is "I am your own forever" he is being ironic, and pretending to like Othello, and his proclaims himself in the power of Othello, but Othello is really under Iago's Power. In Othello, by William Shakespeare. There is a big presence of irony, this is the technique that Iago uses to manipulate Othello, into thinking his wife is having an affair. Iago is consumed with jealousy, caused by Othello say this is why he wants to harm Othello emotionally. In the end Iago's lies catch up with him and Othello kills Desdemona, and Othello kills himself, so Iago also Harms people physically, through the chain caused by his lies Luca Liberti 1 ...read more.

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