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Re-read 1.3.333-398 In what ways do this dialogue and soilquy develop your understanding of Iago and his role in the play.

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Re-read 1.3.333-398 In what ways do this dialogue and soilquy develop your understanding of Iago and his role in the play. Shakespeare's Iago is a very sophisticated and unpredictable character. He is part vice and is a very deceitful and evil character. We see him as a character who tempts mankind into performing devilish conducts. This is why he is almost certainly known as inherently evil. There is a suggestion that Shakespeare's Iago is a cold-blooded creature because of motiveless plots, but we are however offered a number of reasons for his plots and plans. Like many Shakespearean villains, he is quick to improvise and he carries out his evil procedures using materials he has at hand. Iago is known to sharing certain characteristics with Richard III, though he was more violent, Don John in the comedy Much Ado Nothing and Claudius in Hamlet. Shakespare sought to create mere than simply an embodiment of evil, designed merely as a counterbalance to moral values attributed to Desdemona. In Act 1.3.333, as the reader and audience, Shakespear has made very clear of how Iago and Roderigo differ in personal quailities. ...read more.

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"Iago in the siloquies is a man setting out on a project which strongly attracts his desire, but at the same time conscious of a resistance to the desire, and unconsciously trying to argue the resistance away by assigning reason for the project." He is the counterpart of Hamlet, who tries to find reasons for his delay in pursing a design which excites his aversion Throughout, Iago's motivies revolve around the twin poles of greed and envy. Now that Roderigo has exited, the audience have a first glimpse of the real Iago and his inner thoughts; we have not yet seen the real Iago When Roderigo exists Iago changes once again from being a different man to whom he is with Othello and when he is with Roderigo alone. He becomes a spiteful little man who mocks, who we believe to be his friend, Roderigo. "Thus do I ever make my fool my purse; For I mine own gained knowledge should profane. If I would time expend with such a snipe, but for my sport and profit." These lines simply mean that he would not normally waste his time with such a fool as Roderigo, other than for his own gain and profit. ...read more.

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[except that which] pertains to feats of broils and battle". In the final couplet, which contains the reference to "hell and night" and to "monstrous birth", we sense Iago rubbing his hands in glee; we see all too clearly the unnaturalness and the diabolical elements of his plans to destroy the union of Othello and Desdemona. By referring to hell, night and monstrous he is saying that this will be the start of something truly evil. In Iago's soliloquy, it is obvious that he cares little about anyone or anything except destroying Othello. Iago also reveals the reason that he ahs anything to do with Rodrigo and his future plan to destroy both Cassio and Othello. Iago's soliloquy is very revealing, and effectively shows that he isn't honest at all, but a manipulative and vengeful person. Much has happened in this scene. The pace has accelerated due to the military developments and Iago's scheming. The themes that are involved in this play are as of yet not established, this being so early in the play and one of the first of many soliloquies. But what we have seen so far from Iago is merely just the beginning of the lies and deceit implicit in the remainder of the play. ...read more.

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